In the afternoon was the first meeting of the Science and Engineering Club. The engineering part is such a huge stretch, but the mom who lobbied for the club is an engineer. Guess maybe that is how that ended up as part of the name. We arrived early, because I remembered how packed it was science night. I managed to get a glimpse of how crazy it gets at dismissal time for first through fifth grades. It is caused by the fact that there is no school bus service for the district. I texted P and told him I fully expect to be elsewhere in August when SS starts first grade. It's not only that it is crowded, it's how crazy people get. In the mornings there is a lot of traffic in both directions. Yesterday afternoon I saw many parents creating a third line, down the middle, as if it was the normal thing to do. No wonder our kids are impatient and lack manners. We so called adults are doing a heck of a job modeling that atrocious behavior.
I was surprised than only seventeen kids attended. The first project was creating a paper rocket, the same project they had on science night. SS could not have cared less that it was nothing new, she set to work and had a good time. The school principal gave the families an update on the robotics club, the one where they use Legos. I was under the impression that was why we were there. The robotics club takes a lot of time, it's quite a commitment and the principal wanted to know how many parents were willing to make that commitment. The school was granted a Lego kit, for up to six users. If more than six parents were willing to commit, the school will purchase a second kit. I did not even have to ask P because I realized I was going to be volunteered. I am hoping that the kids who attended yesterday will be given priority for the robotics club. SS is becoming one busy young lady. All I ever did was go to school and go home. The good thing about SS is that she will try things at least once (except swings, and the climbing structure at Mac Donald's). That is why we strive to provide her with opportunities to explore different areas. As it turned out yesterday, it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Shades, a must in cloudy, rainy weather.
SS tries out her new rain boots that we bought on clearance for only $7. It helps that SS still wears a toddler size.
The woman with SS is the director of the club, and her child attends SS's school. A bonus is that she also works for the school district as the science coordinator. Needless to say it is advantageous that she volunteered to take the helm of the club.