The Wright Brothers Are COOL!

Just in case you don't know, THESE are the Wright Brothers. They are also the subject of a biography assignment Alex had been given two weeks ago.

It was actually a lot of fun getting ready for today's presentation (a special biography breakfast at school).


Last night he finished writing up the paper he was to read. I thought it was pretty cute that his final sentence was 'The Wright brothers are COOL!'


The kids were each supposed to come up with another pro
ject that related to their person. Alex decided to build a replica model of the Wright brothers Flyer with Lego's! I have to admit to being very anxious proud of this idea! There was a kit, but at $70 I wasn't buying it!
I will post a picture of the finished model later today. I was soooo sooo impressed! Especially seeing the only picture he had seen was from the book.

The last thing the kids were asked to do was dress up as their character. So we scoured the biography book he'd been given and decided on one picture that he wanted to copy. I ended up making the suspenders and the mustache as no store carried either. Here is Alex before he left this morning :

And here is Mr. Orville Wright, our Inspiration:
How'd we do?

4 comments:

Karen Rani said...

That is AWESOME!!!!

Chris said...

Karen- Thank ya :-) I was pretty proud of him :-) He even got a certificate for doing such a great job!

Jen said...

Well if you would ever come and visit me I could take you guys to the Wright Brothers museum in Dayton..it's only a couple of hours from here! ;)

Good Job, Alex!!

Chris said...

I would give anything to come and visit you! We'll have to see if maybe we can work something out this summer!