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By:The Fifth Grade class of Laurie Johansen,teacher, and Rachel Greiffendorf,student teacher


These are some things Louisa May Alcott and I have in common: We both like to write, and are very creative and curious. And we both believe that if you dream it, you can achieve it!!! So go for it, no matter what anyone else thinks! By Leighton Seer


Louisa May Alcott was very creative, and curious about the world. She wrote great novels, a few being: Little Women, Little Men, Jo’s Boys. She lived her dream though others thought she couldn’t


Marie Curie and I were both hard workers and we both enjoy science. We both worked hard to help others. I feel a strong connection to her because she was laughed at because of her beliefs, and I was too. By : Helen Gutowski


Marie Curie was born in Warsaw Poland on November 7, 1867. She was the first woman to go to the college the Sorbonne. She graduated first in her class. After she married she was the first person to win the Nobel Prize in 2 different subjects. Her only surviving child, Irene, continued her work when Marie Curie died in 1934 of leukemia. Irene also won a Nobel prize.


We both like to read books. We both like cats . We both have a good sense of humor. By:Kevin


He was born two weeks after Halley’s Comet flew by. His real name was Samuel Clements. He had a very good sense of humor. He died on the same day as Halley’s Comet appeared once again.


Hi. I’m Paula. I was Osceola Mays in the Living Museum.Osceola Mays is not too different from me. We both live in Texas, we both are alive,(OBVIOUSLY) and we both are open, honest, creative, and curious. Can you tell the difference?

The Things You Have to Know: 

The Things You Have to Know Osceola Mays was born in the suburb of Waskom, TX. Her father was a share-cropper. In her childhood, her mother died. Osceola learned poems and eventually made up her own. Although she stopped writing,her poems still live on.


We are both born in the summer We like to take toys apart We love cars and engines By: Brett Wilburn


When he was about ten, he could adjust a real pocket watch He built the first car and named it the quadricycle His most powerful car was the 999, which was named after a high speed train The best family car he built was model t He paid the highest minimum wage


Edith &I actually have a few things in common like we’re both kind of shy, and we share intelligence, and bravery. As you can see we are both very important people.

Facts about Edith.: 

Facts about Edith. Not many people have heard of the great heroine , Edith Cavell, I guess because she didn’t play one of the biggest roles in history, but she was one of the elements.I’ll explain …she actually started out as a house keeper, but after taking care of her father she wanted to be a nurse. When the war started between Germany and the rest of the world, she started illegally nursing British soldiers and transferring them to Holland, to safety…finally caught and put to death. She was shy but, she made a great friend. Edith was also very fond of dogs, she had particularly befriended a dog she called Jack. A stray but her best friend as well. Do you know Edith better now?


The things that Michelangelo and I have in common are that we both love art. We’re also determined to finish something that we started.


Michelangelo was born March 6,1475 in Caprese,Italy. He tried his chances at chisel and the hammer when he was 6 years old.At the age of 13 he became an apprentice to a famous artist. When he was older he was asked by Pope Julius to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He died on February 18,1564. He died while he was sleeping. He was the greatest artist who lived.


Robert & I ….. Have a good sense of humor Love electricity, reading, and science Are creative Are highly educated By: Taylor Sikora


Robert was born on 10-5-1882. At a very young age he taught himself about electricity, physics, and chemistry. He was one of the first people to think a bout space flight. He dreamed about it in the fifth grade.


Ben and I have several things in common. First we both like to learn. Next, we are both good swimmers. Then we both think of weird inventions By Conor Bell


Benjamin Franklin created the first library, fire department, police station, lightning rods, Franklin stove, and library chair. He also published the New England Current, and Pennsylvania Gazette. He was also Deputy Postmaster, Postmaster General, and the governor of Pennsylvania.


Leonardo Da Vinci and I have things in common. We like art, science, and math. Also we like to build things. It’s almost like were related but we’re not.


My name is Leonardo Da Vinci. I was born in a small Italian town of Vinci in April 14 1452. I kept the name of my town as my own last name.When I was little I drew pictures of many things. I was born when people all over Europe liked art. This time was called the Renaissance. I became famous for many other things than art. I was a sculptor,musician,architect, scientist, and a mathematician.I built bridges, beautiful churches, and even whole cities. I wrote my notes backwards so no one could read them also I wrote my notes backwards because I was left handed so it was easier to write. My most famous painting was the Mona Lisa and were ever you stand to look at her she looks back at you.I used nature and science to make my paintings look real. I lived to be 72 years old and I died in the arms of the king of France in 1524.


The things that Amelia Earhart and I have in common are that we both like planes, flying, taking trips, doing fun and exciting things. Some other things we had in common are that we liked getting lots of awards. That’s about all we had in common.

Amelia Earhart: 

Amelia Earhart Amelia, an airplane flyer, was a very famous person. She was famous for flying at different heights,speeds,and flying from different places to another. She was the first woman to make a transatlantic flight. She broke lots of records by flying from Hawaii to the north American mainland. She got to do lots of great things while she wasn’t flying, like getting lots of awards ,until she crashed in the Atlantic ocean.


We both… Have a sense of humor Like using electricity Are creative Are highly educated Like science and math


He was born in Milan, Ohio on Feb. 11, 1847 Born youngest of seven children. Thomas got home schooled at the age of seven, because he was ahead of his grade. Loved using telegraphs. Created the first light bulb and phonograph.


Walt Disney and I are similar because I love drawing and so did he. It’s not just that though, he was funny but had his grumpy times just like me. His favorite junk food was Sugar Daddies, the candy with a caramel lolly-pop.

Interesting Facts About Walt Disney : 

Interesting Facts About Walt Disney Walt Disney learned how to say all of his family member’s names when he was 3 years old. He started drawing when he was 6 years old but no one in his family could afford to put him in drawing school yet. Something I think you should know about Walt Disney is that he started his own business when he was only 22 years old.


Lara and me don’t have much in common like we b0th of us like to play piano we both like to climb trees and we like to be in adventures!

Laura Ingalls Wilder: 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Ingalls Wilder was born February 7, 1867. She lived in the state of Wisconsin. She was an author she wrote a whole series of books she was very popular in the 1950’s. She had a girl named Rose. In the year 1959 she died of a heart attack.


Einstein and I have many things in common, such as we both wanted to grow up to be a teacher.Also we both know what E=mc2 means.


Albert Einstein's first job was at a patent office.Later he become a teacher and got married and had a son.When he was little he was a slow learner .Some people think he was the brightest person to ever live.


We both care for others. mostly people who have a sickness. We both were cute when we were younger. She didn’t give up. I’m not giving up to go to 6th grade. We both got a bunch of love. By Tiffany Kelly


Helen Keller was deaf and blind. Her teacher helped her throughout years Her teacher’s name is Anne Sullivan. Helen wrote books. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind when she was 44.


I think Rachel Carson and I are very much alike because we both enjoy the same things, like bird watching, looking after animals, gazing into the ocean, writing, reading. We both enjoy science and biology. We were very much the same in many ways. By: Vincenza Pappano 


Rachel Carson was born May 27, 1907. She was the first woman scientist. She loved the ocean and nature. She was responsible for starting the nature movement and the clean up of the oceans. In 1957 Rachel Carson discovered that a chemical DDT used to kill bugs was deadly and was killing animals. She died of cancer in 1964. A service was held for her at the Washington Cathedral. Senators and congressmen were there to honor her as well as many people who just knew here through her books.


Abe and I are alike because I am happy because everyone has freedom now and I am pretty sure he is, too.We are also alike because we both were wearing large hats in our pictures. By:Stephanie Celentano

Mr.Abraham Lincoln Facts: 

Mr.Abraham Lincoln Facts He was born in 1809 in a log cabin deep in the wilderness of Kentucky. He had a sister named Sally who was named after her mother. He died in the year 1865 in the White House.


Which Susan is which? Hint: I’m the one on the Right! Susan B. Anthony and I are alike in many ways.We both fight for equality and will do any thing for our cause. She got arrested for her beliefs and I sometimes get grounded for mine. (In my family,the slammer and my punishments are alike.) By: Emily

Susan’s facts : 

Susan’s facts The whole reason she struggled with equality was because her own father told her she couldn't do all the work that guys do When she was arrested she didn’t pay her fine and never did The 19th amendment wasn't created until AFTER her death She and her friend Elizabeth Caddy Station created the Women’s Suffrage Association in 1861


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