City Kids had the day off today, and we went to the movies!!! We took the kids to see The Eagle Huntress, an inspirational story about a young girl in Mongolia who becomes the first female master eagle hunter. The film is beautiful, captivating, and surprising. For those of you who might be interested, you can check out the trailer below.
In World Cultures & Geography this week, our kids learned about some of the first navigators who used Wayfinding, the practice of navigating the open oceans sole by observing the stars, the sun, the movement of the ocean, and other signs in nature. We focused on the first people to navigate to and settle in what we call today The Pacific Islands. To demonstrate how we might navigate our landscape very differently today, the kids went geocaching in the neighborhood, taking tu
This week for City Kids' Stories, our kids focused on synonyms while writing their narratives. With the help of their supportive writing teacher, Michael Smith, they considered whether they were using the most precise words available to express themselves. The kids wrote for an hour; following, they shared their stories with the group. Each story was unique and fun to listen to, and each child's personality shown through as they read their stories to each other. We followe
City Kids had a great time learning about how Native Americans have observed and used the night skies. Included in this lesson were a few origin stories about how things in nature came to be, like the Iroquois legend, The Hunting of The Great Bear. Following the presentation, one of our kids asked whether the stories we heard were true; it can be very easy to assume that the origin narratives one hears one's whole life are true and that other culture's narratives are myths.