Next up, she wants to do "Pinky Pye" an old standard. There is some sort of discrimination here because "Ginger Pye" is an accelerated reader book but "Pinkie Pye" isn't. Ginger Pye is about a dog, Pinkie Pye is about a cat. But her teacher gave permission for her to do a book report on a book that wasn't an accelerated reader and disaster, if not prejudice, has been averted.
Last night was the push to finish her first science project, an examination of rocks and minerals. Miss E chose to compare some of her Nahant collection to rocks found on our driveway from a local quarry. The only consistent finding was the hardness. Virginia rocks are harder than Nahant rocks. It was a flurry of typing and photographing and memory cards too big for my reader, etc. She had done a lot of the work at school, but here we were, pulling it all together the night before it was due.
A friendship rock, from the Nahant collection:
The Rock Hunter, who finished her essay by saying that while it was fun to pretend to be a geologist, she'd rather just collect what she likes...which, apparently, includes a cat or two.