Blogger says I used up all my space for posting pictures! Uhhhgg! Now what am I going to do? I guess I will just have to post long rants and describe the things we do instead of post pictures of them.
So last week was the History Fair. I got to be one of the judges for the 6th graders. Amazing and stunningly wonderful projects. The hours it took would probably knock you off your seat when you realize these kids could have been playing outside instead! Anyway it is too cold so I guess the time was used wisely. My 7th grader, Susan put off her project until the last weekend before it was due. That was Thanksgiving and Birthday weekend for her so it was even harder to do homework and projects when there was so much fun to be had playing! So Monday night, the very last night of working on the project we stayed up till 11:30pm and finished it. Sadly she decided to not do a very important part of the display part of the project because she said it would just take too long...probably would have taken 45 more min. or less. AND because of that she was eliminated in the first round. DESPITE the content of the project being completely competitively ready to take on the world of History Fair! I am sorry I let her slide in her moment of weakness and not finish that one part... OH WELL we always have next year to conquer the realms of History Fair!
(So here is where the picture would be)
Susan standing next to her project, smiling, she is wearing a yellow shirt and it matches her project. The board is golden and shiny and the accent colors are yellow. She has a gold panning pan in front and some golden glitter that looks like real gold flakes. The title is Gold Rush Impacts California or something like that. Her thesis statement is very clear, she has great pictures and maps of CA in the old days and miners working for Gold, she clearly states her conclusion and it looks sharp!
And other news... all the kids had the flu. The last one is still trying to get up and get to school today. I am glad you don't get to see a picture of this event. Today we are graduating to STS (stupid throat syndrome) That is also going around at our school. Sore throat with a funny croupy cough and a headache. The Christmas concert is tomorrow and the little Kindergartener is going to sadly miss singing all those great songs she has been practicing for months. So sad.