Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Second best, or rather, Second to none

Silver should be Carmen's new favourite colour:

(Pose #1 in front of her science fair backboard, and:)

(Pose #2)

Carmen was awarded second place in the Health Sciences category of her school science fair tonight, and she is moving on to Regionals next week. I had the fun experience of judging science fair today (I didn't judge the Health Sciences category) which was interesting. I learned a lot of stuff I'd never known about batteries, airsoft rifles, and the potential benefits of doing homework with the TV on. Ha!
Carmen's experiment tested if students brushed their teeth longer with toothpaste or without. (Without.)

Silver #2: Carmen's basketball team took second in Divisionals!

Um, not silver related, but moving on: Carmen and Chloe had Choralfest on the weekend. The adjudicators were beside themselves impressed with the Westside Children's Choir. In this photo the adjudicator called Carmen up to demonstrate 'molar-izing' her sound. This girl has some good genetics for a wide palate from her dad - is it funny to anyone that Ken has contributed to an element of vocal talent? 

Westside Children's Choir is a non-audition choir that rehearses for 1.5 hours per week (senior choir) (and 1 hour per week for junior choir).

I know I've blogged about choir before, but it is the best value for musical education, and such a quality experience. I'm so grateful my girls are a part of it, and also grateful to my friend who introduced us to it.


Jaclyn said...

Nice job Carmen!

So weird to think this blog has pictures of my science fair projects, too.

Lucy said...

Silver is my favorite of all those medal colors:) What a fantastic choir for being non-audition and for practicing for such a short amount of time per week!

Marie said...

Yay, Carmen! (Are you saying that if I don't put toothpaste on their toothbrushes, my boys will brush more than 5 seconds?)

Barb said...

I lost first to Asia Lillywhite. That was no surprise though because she spent 110% more time on hers and she id all of her testing at the U of C.

Love Carmen

Kelly said...

Now I'm feeling bad that I didn't take pictures of Avery or Em with their science boards. Carmen's board looks awesome, and that is interesting about the tooth brushing times. Amazing choirs -- what a great opportunity!

Marie said...

Hey Barb - Yup! I'm officially calling Gwendolyn a red-head. She'll never be as red as Kelly's girls, but in my family of blondies, she's an original!

Barb said...

And Carmen was awarded 2nd in Regionals as well!