Thanks so much for your kind words. On a personal note, it particularly hits
home for me since my sister and brother-in-law were killed in a plane crash
caused by some kind of bolt that had been fastened "good enough." Your son
is fortunate to have you for a mom (but I'm sure in his heart, he knows
this.) :-) Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Linda
From: TEACHINGTALES@aol.com [mailto:TEACHINGTALES@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:41 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: is this good enough?
In a message dated 11/19/2002 10:04:46 AM Eastern Standard Time,
The recent posts on kids asking this question has prompted me to send you
all a poem that was published a few years ago in the Greensboro News and
Record(1997). I do not know the author. I include it with my list of
expectations at the beginning of every year.
Many thanks for this wonderful poem. It expresses perfectly what I try to
explain to my teenage son. Just recently he had an assignment for his
Honor's History class. He did a terrific PowerPoint presentation but when it
came to the written assignment he did a page and a half, which met the
expectations of "anywhere from one page to three pages." I tried to tell him
that it was not his best effort but he said "It's good enough." I am
printing this out for him tonight. You have done a great service. I will
forward it on to all my teacher friends.
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