Hi. I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question, but though I've
searched online I haven't found an answer.

I'm starting to teach my 8yr daughter Ruby. We've covered HTML and CSS
already and she handcoded her own static website. I'd like to
incorporate her Ruby learning experience into her website, which is
much more interesting for her than using Ruby to write scripts or
desktop apps. She's just starting out, so Rails is much too complicated
for her. She's not ready for the whole MVC concept yet. What I'd like
to do is to run very simple Ruby scripts from the site and incorporate
Ruby code into rhtml files, but without Rails. I don't really want a
"framework", just the ability to run a ruby file that will serve up an
rhtml file. In other words, something very simple like PHP (I don't
want to teach her PHP). [I'll get into Rails later once she's more
advanced.]

ERb looks like the ticket, but there's a missing link (for me). I can
write a ruby script that generates an rhtml file, but then how do I
serve that rhtml file without a framework like
Rails/Nitro/Camping/etc.? Probably the answer is with Webrick somehow,
but I'm missing the connection. I can't find a simple tutorial anywhere
online, and I'm no expert on web applications.

Thanks for the help.