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Published: Wednesday, 12/3/2008

A STITCH IN TIME AT SMITH ROAD SCHOOL

Slug: NBRN wax04p           Date: 11/25/2008             The Blade/Amy E. Voigt       Location:  Temperance, MI  CAPTION:   Kyla Daudelin, a 4th-grade student in Sarah Anderson's class, works on sewing a flag while playing Betsy Ross during a wax museum presentation the class is doing as part of their studies on biographies and  autobiographies at Smith Road Elementary on November 25, 2008. Slug: NBRN wax04p Date: 11/25/2008 The Blade/Amy E. Voigt Location: Temperance, MI CAPTION: Kyla Daudelin, a 4th-grade student in Sarah Anderson's class, works on sewing a flag while playing Betsy Ross during a wax museum presentation the class is doing as part of their studies on biographies and autobiographies at Smith Road Elementary on November 25, 2008.
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The hands of Kyla Daudelin stitch the Stars and Stripes for a purpose both historical and academic: The fourth-grader at Smith Road Elementary in Temperance was portraying Betsy Ross at the school's 'wax museum' activity.


Slug: NBRN wax04p           Date: 11/25/2008             The Blade/Amy E. Voigt       Location:  Temperance, MI  CAPTION:   Kyla Daudelin, right, a 4th-grade student in Sarah Anderson's class, plays Betsy Ross while 5th grade teacher Beth Johnston, left, listens, during a wax museum presentation the class is doing as part of their studies on biographies and  autobiographies at Smith Road Elementary on November 25, 2008. Slug: NBRN wax04p Date: 11/25/2008 The Blade/Amy E. Voigt Location: Temperance, MI CAPTION: Kyla Daudelin, right, a 4th-grade student in Sarah Anderson's class, plays Betsy Ross while 5th grade teacher Beth Johnston, left, listens, during a wax museum presentation the class is doing as part of their studies on biographies and autobiographies at Smith Road Elementary on November 25, 2008.
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Kyla explains to fifth-grade teacher Beth Johnston the life and times of the woman who is credited with making the first United States flag. The students chose historical figures, researched them, and re-enacted a moment in time while dressed to resemble the famous person.




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