Thursday, February 14, 2008

Resolution to the DQ

I have to say that this resolved really well for Jake. Part of the disappointment, for him, was that he was looking forward to having a qualified scientist evaluate his work and discuss the project with him. It was never about getting a ribbon or placing. He wanted to know that he'd done it right and as best he could...and if it wasn't the best it could've been, then he wanted guidance on improving it. I communicated that to the district and, to their credit, they are sending the scientist who would've been the microbiology expert to Jake's school at some point in the very near future to meet one-on-one and discuss the merits and fine points of his project. He's, once again, excited.:)

9 comments:

TonyInBatavia said...

Woo-hoo! Good for you, P-Momma, for working toward a very favorable outcome!!! A microbiologist ... one-on-one ... wow. While they surely handled the DQ horribly, this is a perfect resolution. I mean, what other students are going to get a one-on-one assessment like that?! That's just great to hear.

Gramomster said...

Yay for Jake!!
Perhaps a potential mentor?
Sooo glad he's excited again!
Let us know the outcome?

SWE said...

That's fantastic. :) Maybe even better than the fair, really.

In the mean time, I think he's earned himself that awesome XKCD shirt "Stand back, I'm going to try science!" When the store re-opens, that is.

A big congratulations to Jake!

Bill said...

Yay!!!

fdqpink/Baal's Bum said...

This is good. I am so pleased for Jake after his disappointment.

Knitterman said...

That is wonderful! one-on-one with a reviewing scientist will be a great learning opportunity. Very cool.

Milo Johnson said...

EXCELLENT. I think that is a lot bigger win than any other outcome could have been. Chalk one up for the good guys!

Perpetual Beginner said...

Most excellent! So good that his excitement hasn't been crushed forever.

Autonomous said...

Huzzah! It is good to see this resolved rather than stomping on your son's hard work.