Sunday, September 16, 2007

A "Fair" Amount of Photos

Each year, our entire third grade designs, creates and enters a project for the Junior Competition at the Tunbridge Fair in Vermont.  The theme this year was "Cows" and we constructed the world's very first (at least I think it is...) Cowousel! 

Sorry about the quality (or lack there of) of the photographs...  They placed our Cowousel directly in front of a window and it was a (thankfully) bright, sunny day.  This baby can spin (manually) and has a music box attached that had been painted to resemble a Holstein!  We won a blue (first prize) ribbon and found out the next day that we were also awarded "Best of Show," which was very unexpected!  The students were thrilled beyond belief!

Isn't he CUTE??  Well, in an E.T. sort of way...

There's been so much happening with me lately, and I am afraid I have neglected my journal reading/writing.  Please accept my apologies.  I have more to share, but I've been rather unproductive today due to the fact that the girls are both away for the weekend and while I miss them and will be so very happy to see them come evening, it feels GOOD to just "be," doing very little other than enjoying the peace and quiet, alone with my thoughts, my music and my writings.  Anyhow, I got off track...  While my day has BEEN unproductive, I really must get some things done then maybe I'll even get out of the house and go for a leisurely afternoon drive.

Enjoy your Sunday!

thank you to Dianna for the Sazzy tag

 

12 comments:

canyonsun04 said...

VERY cool!!! and never seen anything look like that animal before!!!!
Congrats on the best of show, well deserved!
Hugs
Ang

dklars said...

Congrats on the cowousel - what an original idea!  ~~Kath~~

nhd106 said...

You KNOW how I feel!!
::::::::smiling as I gaze up at you ::::::::::::::::::

Love,
Nance

redsneakz said...

I'm glad that it was a moosical cowousel.  Any other sort would have been udderly ridiculous.  Teat's a wonderful thing that the kids did.

I'll stop now.

pippa1116 said...

i love the cowasel!!!!! it is darling!
take care
tina
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queeniemart said...

Congrats on the blue ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!! You and the kids did awesome work. I am glad you are taking some ME time...you surely deserve it my friend.
Love,lisa jo

rdautumnsage said...

Congratulations to the class on taking First and Best of Show places! Hope your enjoying your quiet solitude! We all need those moments to refresh our minds and hearts once in awhile. (Hugs) Indigo

radar446 said...

I'm sure you were very Moooooved by the first place award.  I know, that was utterly cheesy.

Greg

tendernoggle said...

OMG!!! THTA IS AWESOME AND I KNOW THE KIDS WERE THRILLED TO GET FIRST PLACE AND ALSO BEST OF WHOW!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

bgilmore725 said...

That Cowousel was simply moovalous! Congrats!! What a great idea for an art project someday. Our third grade selects a different country for each classroom. The teachers tell me which country they chose, and I have to develop art projects that link to their country. For instance, one class selected Italy, another China, and another Mexico... there are five 3rd grade classes, five different countries. It's going to be a challenge for me to come up with some of the projects, while in other cases, the previous teacher has left me many ideas and finished samples to use. I think your cowousel is adorable, even had music... you guys rock! Do you have art in your school, or do your teachers take care of it in the classroom? Havea  good week michelle! bea

chat2missie said...

I love the Cowousell.  It's adorable.
Missie

siennastarr said...

What an awesome and creative idea... A Cowousel!  Congrats on winning not only one, but two awards!! :)

You sound like you are feeling a bit up, Chelle...   at least that is my hope.. and my prayer!

Thanks for stopping by my journal and leaving such a lovely comment..

Hugs and love
jackie