Our kids love Capoeira! They are learning the moves, the language, and the music. But they are also learning about something else--the Capoeira community. This week, their instructor showed them pictures of their Capoeira family, people who have been a part of building this community for generations. He also showed them pictures of the first two women to become Capoeira Masters, women who will be honored by their community to recognize their achievements. Here at City Kid
This week, for City Kids Stories, our kids listened to narratives about storytelling. Thinking about the process of writing, and the importance of storytelling, is a way to get kids to think more deeply about the stories they would like to tell. Following our reading session, the kids were all very excited to write and illustrate their own short books. They spent a lot of time on their stories, and after lunch, they read them to each other. It was a great way for our kids
In City Kids' World Cultures & Geography, we love that we have an entire year to learn about and celebrate cultures from all over the world, even in the most remote areas. This past week, for our World Cultures & Geography class, our kids learned all about Madagascar. Of course, most kids know that lemurs live on Madagascar, but the people who live there have a rich and diverse culture and history, which includes Indonesian, Arab, and African settlers (so lemurs are not the
Today, our kids harvested their final big fall harvest, and they had some haul! They harvested three kinds of lettuce, carrots, arugula, mustard greens, too kinds of kale, and two baby beats. For the rest of the fall, and over the winter, we will continue to harvest the plants as long as they keep producing, including our kale, herbs, garlic, and mache, which our kids just planted today. We hope everyone is enjoying their veggies as much as we are enjoying ours!
Here's a shout out to Kid Museum for making our Halloween morning super fun! We spent the day making spooky art and then playing in the sunshine; it was a great way to work up an appetite for all that Halloween sugar. We hope your Halloween was as fun and spooky as ours! From our City Kids family to yours, Happy Halloween!