Activity 17: You ARE an Expert
Last week, my daughter's second grade classroom hosted an "Expert Fair". Each child had spent the last month researching a topic, writing a book on the topic and creating a presentation poster. That day I met a Pokemon expert, a Minecraft expert, an expert in Big Boy trains, race cars, chess, bears, and even a self-proclaimed "haircut expert". My daughter, the bears AND wolves expert, let everyone know that should one encounter a bear and a wolf fighting in the woods, one should first hide, then take a video, then run silently away.
After the fair, I spoke with another parent present. She works at the Endangered wolf sanctuary. I asked her if she ever had the opportunity to see a wolf and bear fight in the wild. Surprisingly, her answer was yes! She said it's actually rather common. When she saw it occur, she hid, took a video, and quietly escaped.
Well, what do you know?!?! My daughter actually is a bear and wolf expert. That leads to the question -- what makes one an expert? Your task is to answer that question. Define expert. How do you fit that definition? What are you an expert in? List it all -- even if it's haircuts! :)