My third grader is in the science and engineering team headed by the very smart boy. On their first game they did fine heading to the third place (out of 64 commands). Then, the captain announced the next assignment but asked if someone else can handle the meeting, no one answered him at the beginning (including us, we were abroad), one girl later offered her house later on, but we collected all the needed information for the assignment. After the meeting my daughter noticed that the poster was prepared incorrectly (written on the paper and then attached, instead of written directly on the poster). The captain asked the girl rewrite the poster, since it would be disqualified otherwise. that girl is still mad at my daughter.
Toward the next game the captain got sick with the flu and did not come to the game, my daughter was instead of captain, She picked up the poster from the captain's house, came early to the game and got ready, her other team mates got slightly late (she was crying sitting all alone for the first questions of the game). Kids argued for the whole game who will hold the clicker and did poorly.
My daughter picked up the next assignment for the team and was eager to do it, she did so much on it. When we e-mailed everyone to practice, no one answered the e-mail, but the captain briefly answered one of our questions, but others did not. Next competition is on Saturday at 8 in the morning and it does require preparation and team work together. We tried to speak with the captain, but he tells us to speak with everyone else, we gave everyone the straws wanting to encourage them to practice independently, but speaking with someone we learned that they dis not practice, stating 'it's not like they going to win anyway'... Yesterday we learned that the team member invited everyone in the team but my daughter to his birthday. The captain, yes ,invited my daughter to his birthday, but cancelled it as he was sick...
I cannot get rid of the bad feeling on what is going on...sigh, any advice?
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