Monday, January 18, 2010

Congratulations to The Girl!

I was scarce on the blogs last week because we had some late nights due to school functions for The Girl...and some celebratory dinners!

After months of research, it was time for the school science fair.  The Girl loves science, so this was a fun, though time-consuming project.  She built an electroscope and tested a bunch of objects to see which generated the most static electricity.  She presented the project to her class in December and was thrilled that she received a 98 out of 100!

She had to present her project to the judges on Thursday, and later that evening, the three of us were happy to learn that she won the 1st place medal in the 4th grade physics/electricity group!  Great job, my sweetheart!  I'm so proud!

Then, she auditioned for the school play, Disney's Cinderella Kids.  She's certainly not shy like her mother because she chose a song ("Headphones On" by Miranda Cosgrove), practiced practiced practiced, and sang in front of about 50 people, then read from the play.  And she made it!!  She was a little disappointed that all the "big" parts were given to the older kids (she wanted to be one of the mean stepsisters), but she's happy to be a mouse and villager.  I don't know what the rehearsal schedule is yet, but I'm sure we'll be very busy until the end of April.

After having to learn the ropes at 3 schools by the time she was in third grade, I'm so happy to see her doing so well.  We had to pull her out of private school after 2nd grade because of huge tuition hikes, got her into one of the better public schools in the area for 3rd grade but she wasn't happy at all, and managed to find a less expensive but really good private school where she transferred during second half of the last school year.  She said she finally feels at home.  And I'm so thankful.

29 comments:

Serena said...

Yipee! She's a smart little scientist. She's going to be something when she gets older.

Congrats again to her! Her "auntie" is very proud of her.

bermudaonion said...

The Girl sounds like a super sharp cookie! Congratulations to The Girl!!

carolsnotebook said...

Congrats to the girl, both for the science fair and the play. That's so great!

naida said...

congrats! thats awesome!
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Mary Anne Gruen said...

I'm so glad she's settling in at this new school! She's doing incredibly well getting both science prizes and appearing in a school play! I know it's disappointing for her that she didn't get one of the roles she wanted. Still, being part of the show will be lots of fun for her. As they say on Broadway, tell her to "Break a Leg!"

Sandra said...

You must be so proud. Glad sh'e settling into a good situation. It'll make life easier for the whole family.

gautami tripathy said...

You have a scientist in the making! I wish her the very best! Physics beats everything anyday. Although I majored in Chemistry, I have always loved Physics.

Blodeuedd said...

Congrats to her :D Well done!

Nise' said...

Way to go!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Fantastic! And just singing in front of 50 people is an accomplishment, no matter what! Congratulations to The Girl!!!

Ti said...

Congrats to The Girl!! I love science projects and I'm so glad she feels at home where she is now.

Janel said...

Congrats! Glad to see she is doing so well. One of my kids is having some issues this year and being happy makes all of the difference.

Have fun with the play!

Kaye said...

I'm glad she now feels at home. Sounds like she is really excelling. You go, Girl!

Care said...

wow! I LOVE this! congrats on the 1st place in science and for being chosen for the play. VERY COOL.

Diane said...

Congrats to your girl for a job well done. So glad she is happy too.

Dar said...

Congrats to The Girl! Awesome job on everything!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Doesn't it just make your heart soar when you see your kids succeed? You want everything for them. Way to go Girl!

Stephanie said...

WOO HOO! Congratulations to her! And kudos to you for persevering until you found a school that was the right fit for her.

Melody said...

Congratulations to The Girl! You must be so proud of her, Anna! :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Awesome!

Love from your favorite Martians.

Natalie W said...

Wow, thats awesome! Congrats to her.

Dawn said...

That's just awesome! Big Congrats to her!!! ((Hugs))

Heather J. said...

Congrats! Way to go Girl!

Toni said...

congrats to The Girl. You must be so proud. Look at all her blogland fans!! Keep up the awesome work.

Clover said...

HUGE congratulations to The Girl! Wow. 1st in the science fair AND a part in the play. Well done to her (and you!)!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations to The Girl! I'll think of her every time the socks cling together after the wash (when I forget to use Bounce)

and ... "break a leg!"

Anna said...

Thank you, everyone! All of your kind comments brought a smile to her face.

Bonnie said...

Congrats to The Girl! What an impressive science project for 4th grade! She's a smart one! My son is in 5th grade and they don't do their science fair until this year.

Anna said...

~Bonnie: Thanks! The Girl's school makes the children participate in the science fair from grades 4-8. Good thing she really loves science class.