I finally did it! I made a six stranded Challah. My braids are not neat and tidy by any means but I think they turned out pretty good for a first attempt. This braid makes a much taller loaf than the standard 3 strand which I think looks nicer. It means I need to make a double batch of dough though which means we have lots more leftover. Ms. G. noticed the difference immediately and praised my attempts.