Science Fair Projects

I am sorry the postings have been so limited lately.  The priorities in my life (beside the God, Family, Career, etc order) have been Children in the home, plus their science fair and 100 days of school projects first.  Maintaining the Job and Directory listings, answering e-mails and phone calls, and then if I have time I can blog.

On the brighter (less busy) side, two of the three children I have been working with on science fair projects won in their categories in their local schools today and will be competing in the regional science fair in March.  I suspect that the third will place in the top three for her category and will also compete in the regional, but we won’t know for two more weeks.

For one of the children it was a major accomplishment.  He is in the 3rd grade and last year at this time was failing in school.  This year he is on the “A” Honor Roll, and now a winner in the science fair.  You can see the self confidence beaming from him, as well as the sense of accomplishment.  He said to me today that this was the first award he has ever received.  Needless to say, I was pretty proud of him as well.  I was especially glad that he beat the project that was clearly done by the parent that included a three page report and words I didn’t understand.  I feel bad for those kids, because what do they learn when parents do it for them, and what sense of accomplishment can they feel, even if they win, if they didn’t do it.

That’s it for now, I have some things that I am working on and will try to get them posted soon.

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