I gotta say...when the handout came to me from school saying my 5 year old would be participating in the science fair...I was like What!?!
How the heck?
Here's the deal. I have TWO design degrees. I can rock. a presentation. BUT, I am a firm believer in the child doing their own work. The dilemma...I can ROCK. a presentation.
Miss Peach chose to do "What Dissolves in Water" as her project. My job was to sit. on. my. hands. and let her do it.
There was a hypothesis.
There was measuring.
There was list making.
There was picture taking.
There was a conclusion.
Then...it was time to make the board. You have to know how badly I wanted to scan everything she had written, import it into Photoshop, rock the presentation, and then take it to Kinko's to have it printed on foam core board. (Can I say to you right now, if I had my way, I'd mount everything on foam core board...money, bills, Birthday cards...I love me some foam core board.)
I bought the foam core board ('cause I love it) scanned everything Miss Peach had done, printed it back out on pimped out paper along with the pictures, then glue sticked it onto the foam core.
What? It's a compromise...right?
After school today, a row of Moms were watching the kiddos play, and b*tching about how late they'd been up...working on their kids science fair project.
Not me...I was super duper proud of how much I stayed out of it;)