Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blast Off

I love 4-H. There is something about the experience of completing a project by yourself, the sense of accomplishment, the thrill of seeing your hard work fairly judged and rewarded. It was so exciting to finally have a little one old enough to join. We joined a group, found out it was really late in the year to join that group, decided to 4-H on our own, then realized it was different than it was over 10 years ago.

A lot different.

We had trouble getting the project books, not realizing that each project consists of not only making an exhibit, but also completing several activities (6-10) and filling out a book. We started three weeks ago. 

On three project. 

Ty will turn in his projects on Tuesday. The rocket is sitting in pieces, wood has not even been bought for the woodworking project, the garden is growing vegetables. Wish us luck!

I love these pictures from the aerospace project. Ty had to build a rocket from two straws and a few adhesive labels. Then he got to teach someone how to make them. He and Becca had a TON of fun with these for the first few days.


He & Me + 3 said...

What a cool project. I love the straw rocket pictures. My son would love those. How fun. Good luck with the wood Rocket.

Marley's Mama said...

Brings back memories of putting together projects at the last minute! Looks like they're having a blast though!

jules said...

I never got to be in 4H but I sure think it is fun for kids of all ages. I helped out with my nieces group when she was young.