At dinner she did share with us what she learned this year.
Youngest Daughter: “In science I learned the matters of physics.”
Oldest Daughter: “Do you mean that you learned about matter?”
Youngest Daughter: “No, I learned the matters of physics.”
Son: “Did you learn about anti-matter?”
Husband: “Anti-matter is just matter with a negative sign in front of it.”
Youngest Daughter: “No, I learned the matters of physics. I learned how to roll a marble down the hallway as far as it can go. You put it on a slide, and the momentum makes it go “Whee!” and it rolls until it bounces off a table leg and then goes even further.”
Youngest Daughter: “I learned the English rules, which are very confusing.”
Son: “Wait until you learn about the semicolon and the ellipsis.”
Youngest Daughter, insulted: “We DID learn about the semicolon.”
Husband: “What about the semi-ilium? And the jejunum?
Youngest Daughter: “I also learned the names of one of the Japanese thingies.” No further explanation was given.
So learning at school is done. For how to proceed during the summer I bring you advice from that same daughter’s school art project, which mostly proves that she did learn how to write neatly, at least once.