Tonight I helped my grandson with his 8th grade science homework. The assignment was centered around the symbol Fe (iron) from the periodic table. It was quite a task that involved compounds, history, and pictures. At one point, he asked me “What is it, Gram?” and I shook my head responding “I don’t have a clue!” Rather embarrassing as I grabbed my laptop and began a Google search on the symbol Fe. I now know much more about iron and it’s symbol!
What my grandson has accomplished and is now learning in the 8th grade, I learned in high school. Mind-boggling, really, the knowledge and technical skills our youth have today. I remember being told “You have to finish high school. without your high school diploma, you will never get a good job.” I in turn, told my children “You have to finish college. without a college degree, you will never get a good job.” I can only imagine my grandchildren will need specialized training or a masters to compete in the world.
Today I am thankful for ..
- The opportunity to help my grandson
- Good shows are on tonight
- My craft projects
Never pass up an opportunity to pay it forward. Life is a boomerang. what you send out; will return.
affectionately yours, Laura