March 7, 2019

Recently, for City Kids’ writing program, the kids were learning about nonfiction, first person narratives and linear vs. non-linear story lines.  As an example of a nonfiction, first person narrative, we read the book I am Jazz, an autobiographical account of a little...

February 1, 2019

Below is the latest recommendation from Books for Kids.  Check it out!

December 24, 2018

Check out a new this new book recommendation series called Books for Kids, from a kid who loves to read.  In this episode, our kid reader recommends Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eekhout, a science fiction/fantasy novel about dogs traveling through space.  

There...

December 23, 2018

The new Spider Man movie, Spiderman; Into the Spider-Verse, is about a bicultural (African American and Latino) and bilingual kid named Miles Morales.  Morales was written into Marvel comics in 2011, and now that he is on the big screen, he, like Black Panthe...

November 19, 2018

Kids do not like to be forced to provide affection on demand any more than grown ups do.  Yet, we continue to do it to them.  Here are some thoughts on why that is and some suggestions to help get you through the awkward moments.  

Teach kids bodily...

October 12, 2018

City Kids goes on a field trip every Friday!  Sometimes, we go somewhere just for fun, and sometimes, we go somewhere for an academic lesson related to what we are doing in our other programming.  These two outings are examples of how varied our trips can be.  Pictured...

October 5, 2018

As part of our unit on civics, one of our parents arranged for a local union organizer to come and speak to the kids.  She gave them a linear time line of labor unions in the United States, explaining the harsh and unsafe working conditions, and low pay, that sparked g...

October 5, 2018

This year, City Kids is learning how to code for robotics.  They work in teams of two--each team has a computer and a robot that they have to learn to program.  We are working with a local organization, which has been a fantastic weekly addition to our science program....

October 5, 2018

As part of our Natural Sciences Program, City Kids is visiting local, urban farms.  Urban gardening has been on the rise, and learning about urban farming is an important part of understanding how cities function in different and unexpected ways.   Also, and importantl...

October 5, 2018

After a field trip one day, these two little boys sat on a bench, relaxing and talking about washing their hair.  True story.  In some ways, these two boys had a rough start at the beginning of their friendship.  They either loved each other or they were fighting--real...

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