SteelyKid's second-grade class is doing a "Zoom Time" thing where the kids make short presentations to the class about one of their interests. It's basically an expanded show-and-tell, with fifteen minutes for talking, and five for "questions and compliments."
She, of course, decided to talk about taekwondo, so I brought her sparring gear in and she suited up:
The highlight of the presentation was when she let the whole class come up and take turns punching her in the chest to demonstrate the effectiveness of the padding. I have a couple of really good shots of that, but I try to avoid posting photos of other people's kids on the Internet, so you'll have to settle for this one of her showing off her mouth guard.
In sort-of-related news, the Pip has started doing the "Little Dragons" taekwondo class (for 3-5 year olds), and is supposed to get a uniform today, so you can expect a photo of both kids in martial-arts attire at some point in the near-ish future...
(This picture might be cheating a bit in photo-a-day terms, because it was actually taken by SteelyKid's teacher using my camera, but the pictures I took all had other kids in them. I like the way the framing and perspective in this shot make it look like I'm coming through a door that's less than shoulder height on me...)
By the way, the "questions and compliments" period is a great idea-- about half of the kids who raised their hands were just offering praise: "This was a great Zoom Time because it made me want to try taekwondo so I could be like you." I think adult academia could stand to adopt this idea.