Each of Mrs. Annie Griffin's three reading classes presented a program, themed "Hero Fair" on May 3 at Cedaredge Elementary School.
"All of the fifth graders have been studying about heroes," Griffin said. "In class they have learned the difference between being a celebrity and being a hero.
Celebrities are known for being in the right place at the right time, not for helping others. Heroes on the other hand are known for making a difference in the lives of others and showing fierce determination and perseverance.
The Hero Fair was an opportunity for the students to each tell the story of their chosen hero. They had started the project by reading a biography, taking notes, and completing a creative timeline and poster. They then took the information they learned and each dressed in costume and used appropriate items to tell the story of their chosen hero in the first person. The heroes represented varied from presidents, scientists, explorers, to former slaves and everything in between.
"These students not only got to take a walk through history," Griffin said. "They began to recognize that they too can make a difference and be an everyday hero in the lives of others." blog comments powered by Disqus