I felt like we had put so much work and learning into our board over the past 2 weeks that we just had to win. But we didn't. An independent judge came in to judge the contest and I felt like he didn't even give our board the attention it needed to fully even appreciate the concept. He stood in front of it for a couple of minutes, and honestly I don't think he even read the poem. The poem my class had worked on for weeks, one that had made me so proud I nearly burst as I was compiling it into the poem format. You can read about what we did for our bulletin board and see here: http://kidblog.org/Div22014-2015/misslingatsr/school-community-matters/
If we are being honest, I'm still holding onto a bit of resentment. I feel upset that our principal hasn't really acknowledged how hard my class worked. He hasn't gushed over the poem like I thought he would. I thought he would say, "Wow, what a tribute to our school. You must keep this up all year", but he didn't. I also resent that in the morning the principal was having a conversation with me and he implied that "you already have a lot coming to you". So? That doesn't mean we didn't deserve to win. (We won a gingerbread house building contest in December and are waiting on our $3000 cheque). Those two tainted the contest for me I wanted my kids to be appreciated for their efforts and the comment he made, made me wonder if we even had a chance of winning from the start.
I'm a sore loser. Thank goodness my class did not pick up on that.