Today Thomas was, Thomas... Thomas Edison, that is :)
The 5th grade puts on a "Wax Museum" each year. The students pick a hero and learn all they can so they can become that person for a day giving everyone facts about their life.
Did you know that Thomas Edison invented the LIGHTBULB? Well, now you do:)
As a kid, I didn't have much school,
Because my teacher called me addle.
My mom said, it was because I was to cool
And since she was my teacher, she didn't give me the paddle.
I was smart, I used the telegraph
To tell everyone about the news.
So when I got there, they cleared the path
So they could get a newspaper without their shoes.
My mom's headstrong, that is true,
She had seven children, out of the blue
I was told, never to give up
So when I was down, I would get back up
I never said anything bad about anyone
And when I got famous, I gave credit to everyone
I always went to work, no matter what
Even if I was in a big rut
I was first married in 1871
I loved her so she was my true only one
But then she died, I was so sad
So later, I married Mina, she wasn't so bad
I invented the shiny glass bulb
it could burn daily because I was bold
When I was 84 I did die
I was just glad I didn't lie
By Thomas Heaps
Yes, my son is amazing! He is very handsome, very smart and quite the actor!