For their new session of Zoo classes, the kids are learning about food chains. This week, they learned about trophic levels. Playing foxes and mice to demonstrate how trophic levels work. Our kids are so happy to have class outside on such a beautiful winter day. For Geo/World Culture Day, our kids learned what life is like for researchers on McMurdo station in Antarctica. The kids loved being part of a game show about McMurdo station. Here, they are tearing into their priz
This past week at Zoo class, City Kids learned the differences between monogastric and ruminant digestion. They also had a chance to present to the class their projects that they have been working on for five weeks. The kids came up with their own animals and their unique adaptations, taking into account everything they have learned about how animals adapt to their environments. One of our kids walking to class, so excited to show his teachers his presentation. Visiting anim
This week, City Kids continued learning about adaptations in the animal kingdom. Specifically, they learned what we can figure out about adaptations from studying fossils. One of our kids got a piggie back ride from their teacher on our Zoo walk because she lost the soul of her shoe. Super sweet! Digging for fossils! Continuing with our unit on Europe this week, City Kids had an introduction to France, Monet, and Pascal. The kids used this picture of one of Monet's painting
This week, City Kids is celebrating LOVE & CARROTS, a local organization that helps businesses and individuals achieve their urban farming goals. Their mission is to “raise awareness about sustainability and biodiversity, while simultaneously addressing nutritional education, promoting physical activity, and increasing access to nutritious food, making urban environments more conducive to healthy living.” LOVE & CARROTS’ founder, Meredith Sheperd, “received the 2013 DC Mayor'
For Zoo class last week, City Kids continued their unit, Survival of the Fittest. They leared about various adaptations in primates, like the opposable thumb. The kids were given several tasks to do without using their thumbs. It was not easy! After class, the kids played in all the wonderful snow! For Geography Day, we continued our lessons on Ancient Greece. Our kids learned how important archeology is when studying ancient cultures. They also learned about democracy an
This past week, several of our days were cancelled because of SNOWZILLA! On their time off, our kids enjoyed the snow and did lots of sledding, but they also missed each other and co-op! Some of our kids made it in to Game Day--take that, Snowzilla! This week, our kids learned about Ancient Greece! And to make it super fun, they participated in a City Kids Olympics by practicing their javlin throws and racing! The kids also learned about ancient Greek mythology. They desig