Jessica forgot her project at home

@vicki2876 (5640)
Canada
November 9, 2007 10:03am CST
Last night Jess was up til 11:00 p.m. doing a bonus project for Science. You didn't have to do it but she thought it would be a good idea to grab some extra marks. This morning she went off to school and forgot her project. She didn't phone me to get it or anything. The school is a 45 minute drive there and back home. And nothing else on the way I can do. So if she sometimes forgets her lunch or something I won't bother going up there and she gets a few things from her friends. I figured I should run it in cause she worked so hard on it and it had to be in today to get the bonus. Do you help your kids with their projects? I do to some school fairs and am shocked at the skill in these projects. Do you go that extra mile so they could get the grade?
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Oh yea. My daughter & I were working till late last night to finish up her 4H poster. Came out looking good. Our last projeck was a Kachina doll for her history project. People accused her of buying it from an indean we did such a good job.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
That is awesome. Reminds me when Jess did an Egyptian project and she made treasures and stuff. I walked into the school and the teachers were asking me where I got them they should be in a museum. I said dollar store and walmart and she made them herself. LOL Thanks
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I'm anxious for her to get a little older & start studying the mideval ages. She's already helped make her own set of armor ( which is getting a little small now ). We just need an excuse for us to make a new one to WOW the teacher with. My oldest daughters teachers even had me come in to give a demonstration for their classes. It went over so well the teachers asked me to come in & do it again the next year for the whole school but I wasn't able to. For any of my shows audience participation is a big ( often scary or humiliating ) part. The jocks got the "priveledge" of a crash course in knighthood starting with jobs as pages & squires. It's good for a laugh when they realize how feeble they are compared to mideval boys. Man, I got to babbeling didn't I?
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• United States
10 Nov 07
Ah the joys of raising kids. LOL All of my kids have done this at one time or another. It really depends on the situation as to whether or not I will take the project in. If I have reminded my child repeatedly and they forget it that is one thing, then I let them take the consequences. IF on the other hand I know they did not mean to forget it and today is the last day to turn it in I will often take it in. In one case I spoke to the teacher (my car was broke down at the time) and explained the situation. The teacher agreed after speaking to me and knowing that the project was complete that my son could take it in the next day. That worked out well too.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
13 Nov 07
Thanks for that tip to call in. I get car problems OFTEN! And that is a big fear for me. She isn't bad at forgetting usually. Thanks
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
9 Nov 07
The school that my grandkids go to is fairly close and when they frist started goinh to high school I wouls run what they had forgotten but they seemed to do a lot of forgeting so I stopped taking what they forgot soon they stopped forgetting things, but if in the case of your daughter and they were not make a habit of forgetting I would run the item to them. They get their lunch bought so I don't have that problem. but they seldom forget any thing any more. It wouldn't do them any good these days since I don't have a ar to drive items to them. I would go the extra mile if they need me to now.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
Yeah she is good at remembering for the most part and she didn't even call to ask for it. I think she is going to be real happy I brought it in cause I don't think she was expecting that. Thanks deebomb
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
oh that sounds like my daughter! in fact the same thing happened today! she worked on a script for english until 10:00 pm and promptly forgot it this morning (it is due today). She called me just before i left for work this morning ( i dont have a car - i take the bus) she said she would run home at lunch time to get it (she is in grade 9). but i have taken things to school for them in the past, just not today.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
HEHE You know exactly what I mean. They work so hard on it just to forget. I remember working on an assignment and had it ready a week before it was due. I asked the teacher if I could hand it in early and she said no. When the day came I forgot it at home. I had to walk all the way home and back at lunch which took over an hour and ended up late for class anyways. I got 10 points off for handing it in late! Harsh! Thanks for responding!
@clamcy (5)
• Ghana
10 Nov 07
I think Jessica was sleepy when it was time to go to school because she woke up very late and had to get in class early. Confused, she did not know what to do; but please do go after her if she forget anything at home. I don't have kids, but if I had, I will definitely help. I will go the extra mile to make sure they get their grades because I'm the person paying the fees.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I have "helped" my kids before, but never done the work for them. I know of a few parents who have done most of the work for the kids and I don't think they learn anything that way. If my kids had forgotten their project that they worked on so hard, I'd have tried to take it in for them if I could. But, their school was only about 10 minutes away too!
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
news update: she got told by her teacher that she could hand it in on monday...whew! lol thanks for the interesting topic :-)
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