Erma took a preschool sabbatical this summer so she could concentrate on some professional development efforts. In non-academia-speak, she (we) quit preschool and she stayed home with her dad. As the summer comes to a close, here is her final report of her summer accomplishments:
Cultural Exploration. Erma performed a native Midwestern-and-Brooklyn dance in celebration of the Fargo Street Fair.
Astrophysics. Obviously, this is a rocket ship that is headed to the moon, using the power of a helium-inflated monkey to guide its course through the universe. The rocket is sealed with duct tape, so as to ensure the passengers’ safe travels.
Extra-curricular Noodle Aquatics. Learning to swim 101. Instructor: Max. Next up: private autumn lessons with N8.
Professional-Level Gaming. Namely, animal yahtzee. She is training for the championship triple yahtzee showdown at Grandma and Papa’s this fall.
Equestrian Studies. Look. I’m on a horse. (Too played?)
Construction Management. Overseeing the building and installation of the front yard swing handcrafted by her father, formerly known as Flathead and now known as Math Robot.
Waldo Watching/Esteem Building. “I found Waldo! I found Wenda! I found the dog tail. I found the KEY! I am so good at this!”
Archaeological Dig. For marshmallows and goldfish crackers. There are five of them, somewhere in the Reading Room. Annnnnd…go!
Geological Sciences. Pet rocks! Rock n’ roll! Erma’s rock house is home to three rocks. They are all named Emilia. My rock, Roxanne, is also crashing at the rockpad for a while, but just until she finds her own habitat.
Mathematics and Quantum Mechanics. YOU CANNOT PLAY OUTSIDE UNTIL YOU ANSWER A MATH QUESTION. WHAT IS FIVE MINUS TWO? WHAT IS THREE PLUS THREE? WHAT IS ?
Now that the summer is falling off (is it? is it ever?), Erma’s sabbatical has come to its close. It’s now time for kids’ gym, free swim, and fish crackers at her new preschool.
And maybe just one or two more marshmallow hunts.