When my kids were babies, or even before they were born, I wondered paranoidly about their personalities. I mean, what would a half-Abby half-Magnum baby turn out like?! Yikes!
Turns out our 3 kids have all turned out, so far, like… well… themselves. All unique. Some things in common with each other, some things at polar opposites.
I probably wondered most about Chaco since he was our first. I kind of pictured this Jimmy Neutron type kid, with the lab in the basement, blowing things up. And, well, it seems that the prophecy has been fulfilled.
He’s a good kid and a bit of a science geek. He managed to land himself in high school physics this, his freshman year. Recently, he was given an open-ended assignment to demonstrate his knowledge of Newton’s 3 laws of motion.
The project states: “Your project may consist of any approach that is appropriate and meets the criteria in the grading rubric”. Then it goes on to list a few suggestions: “Short story, Music or song lyrics, Video or film, Drama performance, Art illustration,” etc…
So Chaco chose to create a graphics video. It’s like a hobby to him anyway. Homework that was fun?! What more could a geek freshman ask for!? I know I’m a little biased, but I thought it turned out quite well, considering what was asked of him. So I unashamedly present Chaco’s Newton’s Laws of Motion:
I will admit that, during the time that he was working on the project, if he acted up, the threat of taking his laptop away was veeeerrrrrryyyy effective. I took advantage of the fact that he didn't have to make a computerized video, and if he was unable to finish this project on the laptop, he would have to resort to "Plan B" of my choice.
I chose that he do an interpretive dance.
Thank God and Isaac Newton that it never came to that.