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17th-Nov-2008 09:36 am
Okay; the project has been completed, and carried carefully to school--although at one point this morning, I must admit to threatening that if the little darling didn't immediately improve his [very] shitty attitude, I myself would personally stop the vehicle, remove the project board from the backseat, tear it up, and happily scatter it to the four winds. I had the right to do this of course, because guess who wound up putting at least 85% of that board together?

Many thanks, gang, for the support--and a few good laughs--along the way. Without further ado, I present to you The Project Board:

Left side of board THE BOARD! Right side of project board

For readability, click on the images--if you care/dare! :)

17th-Nov-2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Wow. That looks GREAT. Koda you did an amazing job!

17th-Nov-2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
koda i thank you. he i we did our bestest.
17th-Nov-2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Since there are no photos of a wrecked board I guess it made it to school in one piece. Very scientific looking I must say.

17th-Nov-2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
it made it to school in one piece

yes--but only because i would've hated to see all my his hours and hours of work go to waste. :)

and many, many thanks for helping to make the whole project palatable!
17th-Nov-2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
You child is adorable and cute. I don't know you or your child but I think that's really my loss. He has done a great project. I liked it and I wouldn't have think that water with ice and water with ice and salt would do a better cooling-job as a refrigerator, or a freezer. I'm surprised. And thanks a lot for sharing those informations. I like to know those stuff.
17th-Nov-2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
i'm glad someone learned something--because i'm not at all sure he did! and the way i'm feeling towards the Kid right now, i'd be more than happy to box him up and ship him to you!
17th-Nov-2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that looks so professional! Just look at that graph! I think Ko & you did a terrific job. He's sure to get some good marks.
17th-Nov-2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
just look at that graph, created wholly by mommy's little fingers at 0540 this-freakin'-morning. and i made, oh, half a dozen mistakes. in ink. that i then had to cover with wee scraps of glued-on white paper. gee--i hope it doesn't lower my grade!
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17th-Nov-2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
That looks great. The layout's excellent and it's very readable (an important plus in a science project, since it has to be viewed from a slight distance).

If it's any consolation, he may eventually learn from the Science Project Weekend Freak-Out Experience not to put things off to the last minute. My son, whose disorganization was simply legendary among his teachers, did learn that.
17th-Nov-2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
i asked him this morning if he'd learned anything from this experience. his response? 'yes, ma'am. because of my crappy attitude, and because you wound up putting the board together, i'm on my own for the social studies fair.'

right answer. perceptive kid.
17th-Nov-2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Very nice and clear layout, especially the graph. You Koda did very well. :-)
17th-Nov-2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
much appreciated! the kid did actually do the experiment on his own, and took all the photos used on the board [except the one of himself, of course]--but i get full credit for the layout and the graph! :)
17th-Nov-2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
YAY :) *hugs* *gives you an Irish coffee.... more Irish than coffee because it sounds like you need it*
17th-Nov-2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
ahh yes--sounds like just what i need! i did enjoy much of the project, but i'd be lying if i didn't say i'm glad it's over.
17th-Nov-2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I hope you're having that well deserved rest right about now.

The board looks great!

I'm also glad to know there were no trips to the ER. My junior year of HS on the night before my last ever science project was due I some how managed to fall crack my bad arm on the edge of the counter and then had to spend 4 hours in the ER getting x-rays because it swelled up like a balloon and I lost feeling in it... worse is that probably an hour of that time was taken explaining to the nurse how my right arm could be swollen enough to have serious concerns and still be smaller than my right. Apparently the concept of me having CP and always having an odd limb to begin with was beyond her because she kept saying, "Are you sure it wasn't your left arm? It looks bigger than your right to me." In the end no one could really explain the swelling (nothing was broken) but it got me an official Drs note and a few more hours to work on the project (which I don't even remember now - it possibly was about Carbon - well, if Carbon is the sixth element).

Should I start the prayers for the SS Fair project now to get a head start on things? Perhaps I'll start with one hoping the attitude improves before the child is home from school...
17th-Nov-2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
oh, yikes! i can relate. glad it at least earned you some extra time [could've used a bit of that myself this morning].

yes--any and all prayers welcome--most especially the 'attitude' prayer!
21st-Nov-2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Reminds me of the history project my daughter was suppose to do in sixth grade. Luckily her dad got to handle the last one she did. There are some benefits to competing parents after all. Who knew?
21st-Nov-2008 10:33 am (UTC)
i knew. i mean, i know, because koda reminds me at regular intervals how much better his life would be if he had a dad--and i agree. but it is what it is, poor kid is stuck with me.
25th-Nov-2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, that looks awesome. He certainly won't get points deducted for not having enough on his board. *nods*

Hey, he didn't read off the board, did he? They'll take points for that, too. Don't ask me how I remember...

Edited at 2008-11-25 07:51 pm (UTC)
25th-Nov-2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
he says they haven't yet received their grades. i'm certain he's lying, but--as they are on thanksgiving break all freakin' week--i cannot prove it.