Zoomer, Zacky, Larz, and Boz were hanging out with their human friends Danny, Levi, Tamar, and Melanie when their friends started talking about the end of summer break, and getting ready to go back to school. The Zee Zees knew all about school from Beezy, who ran the Zee Zees school. Beezy always made learning interactive and fun! They asked their friends what human school was like and listened closely while their friends described their classes and teachers. The Zee Zees loved the idea of human school so much that when they went home that night, they made plans to set up a mock school for their palz, to help their human friends get back in gear for the school year.
The next day the Zee Zees went back to visit their human friends with their plan for a mock school.
"We're each going to 'teach' one of your classes," Zoomer explained. "The classes are Engineering, Science, Technology, and Art."
"Why art?" Melanie asked. "That's got nothing to do with anything else."
"Art is just another creative outlet," Larz said.
"Creative?" Danny asked. "What's creativity got to do with anything? I thought we were doing science classes."
"What?" Zacky gasped. "Creativity is what science is all about! Science IS asking creative questions, or finding creative ways to answer questions."
"Exactly," Larz said. "All of these are just different ways of being creative and learning to ask the right questions."
Zoomer teaches the class on Engineering. She helps her human friends build things with blocks and gives them challenges to design around. Then Zacky takes over for the science class, spending most of his class asking his human friends questions instead. Why are there seasons? Where do birds go? What's an eclipse? Danny and Tamar answer as many questions as they can, and when they don't know the answer, Boz teaches everyone how to search for answers on the computer. Last is Larz, with his art class. He raids the humans' pantry and had everyone make art with macaroni pasta, construction paper, and glue. He also grabbed a few snacks from the pantry to give his 'students' brain fuel for their creativity! The students made their art and noshed on Cocoa Cherry Soft-Baked Bars and the Cinnamon Unsweetened Applesauce.
Everyone had a great day, but in the end, there were still some unanswered questions.
"Weren't we supposed to be getting ready to go back to school?" Levi asked.
Boz nodded excitedly. "We did!"
"How was this helping? We were just playing around," Levi replied.
"Exactly! We had fun," Larz said, taking over for his brother. "You spent all summer having fun, you forgot that school can also be a place you have fun! So we're helping you get back in the mindset that learning things can be just as fun as playtime."
"Gee whiz," Tamar said. "I guess you're right!" Tamar smiled. "Hey, Zee Zees, can you help us have a great year?"
Boz beamed at his friend. "Now you're asking the right questions!"
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