Monday, January 31, 2011

Science Project Week

Two kids had Science Projects due this week. Which means that I had two science Projects due this week. We all know when a teacher sends home a "Project" that what they really mean is, "Here's a test of your abilities as a Parent. You will be graded and then made to feel guilty based on that grade".

If my "Project gets an 'A', I can feel guilty about doing the Project FOR my child, thereby depriving him or her of valuble learning opportunities. If they get a 'B' I'm obviously not that smart AND I've deprived them of an opportunity to be mediocre. A 'C' means not only am I not the brightest bulb in the box, but I didn't find out about the project until the night before. A 'D' means I did not even know there WAS a Project due, and when I did discover the crumpled assignment stuffed into my child's laundry as I was frantically washing clothes for the following day, I had no idea what the teacher was talking about. An 'F' means I sent a cup of dirt and hid in my room with Pepsi and Chocolate until the child advanced to the next grade level.

I have done Bug Collections at midnight, Science Projects, Sewing Projects, Cooking Projects, Book Reports, News Reports. My diorama skills are legendary. I have diorama-ed every ecosystem on Earth, every food chain, every time period, most of outer space and filled enough posterboard to wallpaper a large house. AND I know most of you have been there.

I can't wait to see how we did:)


lymalu73 said...
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lymalu73 said...

No kidding, school projects are something else. This year so far we have built two forts, an earthquake structure, a 3-d hippo habitat, made a colonial times superhero comic book...and those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. Crossing my fingers for an A or B.

Melody said...

No science projects for me! That is what happens when you homeschool them through junior high. ;)

Naquai said...

You need a like button. Maddie just brought home a stupid animal research paper...WHAT???

Shaharac said...

I have 7 more science projects to do, and your post made me realize I will have 2 projects due at the same years that Robby and Maya are in 5th and 6th grade. Shoot me now.