This year for the science fair, Jaden made a project about Fossils. At school he placed and was asked to take his project to the State Science Fair. Yesterday was the day! He was really excited, especially the part about him missing a whole day of school for it. We drove out to MSU early yesterday morning not knowing what to expect. I will be better prepared if we ever have to go back. We were suppose to meet his school's coordinator between 9 and 10 am to get his information packet and also to set up his table. I didn't want to be too early but I really didn't want to cut it too close either so we got there about 9:20. It took all of 10 minutes to set up his little table and board. Looking at the schedule, we realized we had the next hour to do nothing since we had until 10:30 to set up and then have a general assembly. We walked around and looked at other projects for a bit and then went outside and enjoyed the nice weather.
Paul & Jaden walking around the older kids projects. Jaden grades were set up all around the coliseum (in the hall). I have to say, it was not my favorite place since I am extremely chlostrophobic.
^ Jaden & Paul outside.
v Me & Jaden outside.
Jaden standing by his project.
I didn't realize I would be staring at what you see here for 3 hours. While the judges walked around talking to each child, parents could not stay with them. Can you believe that? Jaden had to sit at his table for 3 hours! We were able to check on him from time to time but he was bored I know. I can't even sit still for 3 hours. It was hard enough for us, and Paul and I at least had each other to talk to. If he goes next year, we will know to bring his psp for sure. At our lunch break, I was able to get him a sketch pad, colored pencils, and once of those crayola pad with special markers so he did have something to do. I told Paul he should be good though since he didn't know anyone sitting by him. I would have been more worried if it wasn't like that. Paul told me at one point though, when he was checking on him, (Jaden didn't see Paul) he had a look on his face like he really wanted to just make a poot noise or something. He was fighting it with difficulty. Can you imagine hundreds of 8-11 yr. olds sitting still for 3 hours? Ok I think I've got my point across.
Jaden didn't place but we are so very proud of him. He is such a smart kid! He came home with his report card today with all A's and 1 B. He was so distraught about the B, I had to console him. I hate that he worries about it but I hope he continues to do well in school.
Here is what I got in the mail yesterday (thanks to Ann from Texstyle Textures).
^ (close up of my bag)
I officially have something to put in my Press photos! Thanks again Ann!