Good teachers must keep tabs on their pupils’ progress in order to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and set reasonable learning objectives.

For example, here is the Rookie Kitten’s interim progress report:

Paw-to-Paw Combat: Above Average

Sneak Pounce Attacks: Excellent (maybe too excellent)

Growth Rate and Energy Levels: Off the Charts

Facing the Right Way on the Treadmill: Needs Improvement 

Objective: Teach Rookie Kitten to face the right way on the treadmill. Turn the treadmill on HIGH. Take a well deserved nap.

Oh boy, I’ve got my paws full with this one.

–Drill Master Phelps 

Listen to your Body

Sometimes you bound out of bed in the morning, brimming with energy and plans for the day ahead.  Sometimes when you get to the end of the hallway, you realize that you might have been just a little over enthusiastic about the whole morning thing.

Plop yourself down on the floor and have a good snooze.

It’s what your body wants.

–Lily and Amber