WGN Chicago's very own traffic reporter, Brhett Vickery, paid a special visit to Hometown School this past Friday during Hometown's Special Person's Day. Hometown's 4th graders researched famous Illinoisans, past and present, as part of their Social Studies Midwest region unit. Fourth grade student, Scarlet, chose to research Ms. Vickery!
The students spent time researching facts about their famous Illinoisan, and Ms. Vickery was kind enough to answer several questions when contacted about the project AND offered to come in for a special visit after her last traffic report of the day!
That is when the fun began! The students had turned their informational biography reports into autobiographies, prepared their posters, gathered their props, and BECAME their famous Illinoisan! The classrooms were turned into "Living Wax Museums" and the students came alive with the touch of a button to present information about their early life and their accomplishments. Parents were able to rotate through presentations and then enjoy a Q and A session with Ms. Vickery. A wonderful time was had by all!