Mariah, our 3rd grader, completed her first big school project. We went out and got a big poster board and it took everything I had to not try to do the project for her. I wanted to do the project one way and she wanted to do it her own way. True, it is HER project.
I took a step back.
I coached Mariah into completing her first project by telling her to write in pencil first, then marker, spell everything correctly, write big, etc.
Well, she wrote small, spelled a word incorrectly, glued things in place where they didn't fit, used ugly colors...
I held my breath and my tongue.
This is HER project.
Other than a few tips, I allowed Mariah to do HER project, HER way.
I was proud her Mariah and her first project, and even better, Mariah was proud of herself!
One down, ALOT more to go!