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    Default Tuesday Roll Call, 8/8 - 4-H edition

    Anyone here have kids in 4-H? It's that time of year where county fairs have been or are now being held. My kids were in 4-H all 10 years (including a couple of years of what they call Explorer 4-H or Mini-4H here when they were very young). I was always amazed by the projects the 4-H kids would present. I think it's a great experience for them.

    However, since it was the first year in TWELVE years we didn't HAVE to go to the fair for an event, dh and I did not go. Maybe we'll return next year.

    So, those of you with 4-Hers, what projects did they do? How did they fare in judging? (See what I did just there....).

    What else is new? or on-going and making progress?

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    My older sister and brother did 4H but I never did... I have thought about it for these guys... but just thought about it

    We started our second year HS'ing yesterday... we moved to mostly online this year and now I am wondering why I waited to do that (probably because THEY weren't ready )

    Hope everyone has a great day

    Homeschooling my 2 eleven year old boys (third year)

    Life coaching my 1 twenty-one year old man-child

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    Sadly we didn't even visit the fair this year. My twins are too young to really participate in the shows. We did enter as cloverbuds/minis last year, but travel and house guests kept us too busy this summer. My older two aged out about 4 years ago and I truly miss the crazy, exhausting fair week. After seeing all of my friends fair pictures on Facebook, I did start searching for a club nearby that offers cloverbuds so we can get involved again - 14 years of 4H wasn't enough!

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    I did 4-H all the way up through high school. I would love for DD to be in a club but 4H isn't a big thing in NYC. I was actually talking with another homeschool mom that had recently looked into starting a club, so maybe in the near future... I'll let you know how it goes if it ever gets past casual idea status...

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    Tuesday Roll Call, 8/8 - 4-H edition
    4H sounds cool, I havent gotten my boys involved with it though.

    We are almost ready for school (gonna start next week), and today I thought Id use up a craft project thats been sitting on shelf for years. We are making a triacontahedron, which involves folding up a whole bunch of curiously shaped pieces to make a sphere-like shape.

    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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