4-H happenings through end of year...

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4-H happenings through end of year...
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Sat, 03-07-2009 - 12:32pm

Aly finished her project book, though it was a rough ride-having only 2 months to complete the ENTIRE book. This project book, while still 4th-6th grade, required the participants to do EVERY activity, while her first book she had to do only 2 activities (and she placed first at Achievement Day) and the second book she had to do only 4 activities (and she placed first again). So, a 4th grader doing the Photography would've also had to do EVERY activity in the book as well--that doesn't make any sense.

Her record book doesn't have her certificates from last year in it because she never got them. They were most likely given to her elementary school, which passed them on to the junior high that Aly is not attending.

They are doing a raffle for students at our school only right now ($40 Wal-mart gift card) and each student has to sell a minimum of 5 tickets and they will do another raffle (not just students) soon after.

Achievement Day is at the end of April and their field trip will be to an alligator hatchery (my class went on this field trip 2 years ago, so I've been, though Aly hasn't).

She doesn't plan to join 4-H next year, though. I think the project book did her in.





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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 10:08am

Sorry to hear that she felt the project book was too much like work. The same is happening in Girl Scouts with the Journey books it seems. These kids to go school all day (in most cases) and then are asked to do more "work" in their after school programs. No wonder kids gravitate more to music and sports stuff as they get older. These scouting/4-H type of programs are seeming more like work and less like a variety of cool experiences. (I hope it's not like that as we progress up the ranks of cub/boy scouts).

Jen

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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 10:10am
Glad she finished her project, but what a bummer she doesn't want to continue in 4-H now!
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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 5:19pm

It is a shame. But Aly's in so much, I'm not surprised she's burned out.

She plays the clarinet, she is in Library Club, Jr. Beta Club, and Science Club.





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Wed, 03-11-2009 - 5:21pm

I know...and the older kids are more involved, so she wouldn't fit in much anymore anyway. Most do some kind of livestock--not all, but most.

I'm still shocked that she had to do all the activities in this book--any 4th-6th grader who did this book would've had the same. I wish she had chosen hiking now..lol. That was one she chose last year, but ended up turning in the book because we didn't do it. She would've only had to do 2 or 3 hiking trips.





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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 11:07am
may I ask about these project books? The clubs we're in are pretty low key; this is the first I've heard of Project Books..
Thanks!