Slice of Life 18: Science Fair H-E-Double Hockey Sticks

It’s already 9:13 p.m, and my 2nd grader and I still need to finish putting together his display board for the science fair tomorrow. Unfortunately, I was sidetracked earlier tonight trying to finish up a few video tutorials for class tomorrow. It’s surprisingly difficult to record a screencast with a four-year-old in the background.

Though I know the science fair is a valuable experience for the boys, I’m exhausted by it all. If they told me tomorrow that they never wanted to do another science fair project again, I might be okay with that. On the other hand, if my 2nd grader’s jelly bean taste test or my 4th grader’s circuit board experiment lead to a Nobel Prize in Physics, well, I guess I could say that it all began on a late night in March amidst construction paper scraps and rubber cement.

So a short post tonight because, like I said, I’ve got future physicists waiting.

slice of lifeThis post is part of the “Slice of Life” series, organized by the teachers at Two Writing Teachers, whose goal is to give teachers a place to write and reflect. This March, more than 250 teachers have committed to daily writing. If you’d like to read more “slices” (from other teachers and even some students), visit

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  1. Science Fairs are always such work for the parents. I always hope this leads to some valuable bonding time between parent and child, and that the child actually learns something from it! Best of luck to you!


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