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.