Today, one of our kids learned to ride a bike for the first time! Learning to ride a bike is a special time for a child; they feel a newfound sense of freedom and independence, navigating the world as they balance and pedal as fast as their legs can take them. What made this experience even more special is that the rest of our kids, confident on their bikes, took the time to teach their friend how to ride. All on their own, with no suggestion or intervention from adults, the
This week our kids learned all about Lemurs! As part of our review for world Cultures & Geography, one of our parents taught the kids about how beetles are used for ornamentation in different cultures across the world. Following, every child got their own beetle to mount. City Kids had a special guest this week, a local artist who did a portraiture workshop with the kids. They were encouraged to think about how they could make their portrait reflect who they are and how the
Continuing with our unit on Oceans, our kids learned all about whales this week! They also learned about Turtles! Capoeira! Celebrating one of our special kiddo's birthday with homemade brownies! Our field trip this week was to the Maryland Science Center to watch "Humpback Whales," a new documentary about these most amazing creatures and why we should be working to save them. After the movie, the kids enjoyed the science center--so much to do! Enjoying the Hurricane Tunnel!
Flocks, Schools, and Colonies in the animal kingdom. The kids continued with their Oceans of the World Unit. This week they reviewed Pangea, continental drift, and the water cycle. Farm skills in 1771! Learning to pound corn. Making candles. Making fire! Exploring an 18th century house. For a lesson about perception, our Arts Exploration program coordinator led City Kids on a tour of the Robert Irwin exhibition at The Hirshorn. The kids were given cut out silhouettes of thei
Learning about herds, prides, and harems in the animal kingdom! Insect workshop! Continuing with our unit on Oceans of the World. Shark! Working in our garden! Capoeira! Learning how to be nature detectives! Snake Skin! Snake egg nest!