In 6th grade the kids have a huge state report and project that they have to do. It started back in November when the kids pick what country they want to do and they start the research. Timmy picked, of course, China.
Every few weeks a new part of the report was due and different worksheets were completed as part of the assignment. It's quite a large project.
It ends with the kids doing a display board and setting them all up in the gym during the Festival of Nations night.
They get extra credit for many things.....
like if they have food from that country ~ Tim had a bowl of Chinese candy for people to try
....or if they wore clothes from that country ~ Tim borrowed some shirts from a friend who has 2 children from China
.....also having artifacts from the country ~ Tim had plenty of those
I'm thinking he did pretty well on his project.
I asked his teacher if he would get extra credit for having a sister from the country.
It turns out there was a local newspaper writer there to see the kids' projects and she showed quite an interest in Timmy's. Not just his work, but his story. She noticed the pictures were not just from the computer and that they had his family in them. Then she saw Jay and Olivia. She ended up asking them a bunch of questions and taking his picture for the city paper.
He was pretty excited about that and can't wait for it to be in the paper next week.