R8 chose to participate in the 4-H Public Presentation event this past week. She did a demonstration on how to make a cool paper airplane (from her brother's Klutz Paper Airplane book). She did a fabulous job. R8 loves to do oral reports and when she knows her topic, she is fantastic!
On Wednesday night, she performed excellently and took home the gold sticker! She gets to proceed to the county level which will take place on March 14th.
She went step by step and this girl is not afraid of a little silence. She kept her poise and threw in extemporaneous information that she had not practiced. Yes...she definitely came alive in front of an audience. It was a pleasure to watch. She fielded questions and the judge told her Martha Stewart needs to be afraid!
She made a Nakamura Lock plane
R8 told everyone she is a paper folder- so true! She has lots of books on paper folding and loves to paper craft. A lot. In fact, so much so that I actually have a county recycling bin in our school room to take up the leftover mess. Don't worry it's clean and new and doesn't really spend any time outside. I just transfer the paper to an outside bin for recycling day- usually. Otherwise, I just run out and rescue the bin as soon as the truck comes. What parents won't do...
Afterward, we took everyone out to Friendly's to celebrate. It was a fun family night out. I told Dan that it looks like we are a 4-H family. I was a scout. Dan dabbled in Rangers. The kids love participating in the fair so much and are both officers this year. I'm still getting to know what 4-H is all about, but one of my favorite things is that it's unifying for our family. Boys and girls are together so that is a real plus when it comes to keeping things manageable with four kids.
So, who knows? Maybe she's state fair bound! I'll keep you posted.