For part of our World Cultures curriculum, we are studying religions of the world. This week we learned about Islam, and we were warmly welcomed by a local Islamic Center to come learn about Islam and about the Muslim faith. In City Kids, we have families of various faiths and some who are atheists--when the gentleman who showed us around the center asked our children if they knew what a bible was, one of our kids informed him that they are the books you find in hotels. But
If you are a homeschooler in D.C., you qualify for an educator's library card. Homeschoolers often rely on libraries to provide texts that they need for various subjects, and because we often need the texts for ongoing projects, we need to hold on to them for longer than the average reader. With an educator's card, you can check out twice as many books as with a regular library card, and you can hold the items for 9 weeks. To apply, you need your letter of confirmation from
City Kids is starting off the year with a unit on civics! With all of the strife going on in our country right now, it is important that our kids learn about what it means to be an active and informed member of their community. To begin, our kids learned about what it means to be a journalist, to ask tough questions, and to write down what you find out so that other people can have access to that information too. One of our parents is a journalist for The Washington Post,
Today was a beautiful day, and some of our kids went to Great Falls to hike, relax, and just be outside. Fortunately, we have the flexibility to complete lessons in the morning and then head out for the rest of the day. Homeschooling in the fall always feels like a privilege--when the rest of the kiddo world is retreating indoors, we get to spend our days outside, in the most amazing weather. Our kids challenged themselves on some difficult climbs, and their imaginations t
At the beginning of every year, we talk about what the rules for our co-op should be and how we should implement them. And we just so happen to have the Constitution of the United States in our very own city. So City Kids always plans an annual visit to the National Archives, followed by a session talking about and making our own Constitutions--in the Sculpture Garden, of course. They were yelling, "Flower Power!"
Today, we had our first Capoeira lesson of the year! Our returning kids were happy to see their teacher and be back in the studio, and the new kids got to try it out! Capoeira is a martial art, a dance, acrobatics, and a culture. It builds self confidence, strength, leadership skills, cooperation, balance, motor skills, rhythm, and self defense capabilities. But the kids just know they are having fun! It's good to be back! And of course there is drumming and singing!
Welcome back kids! We started off the year with a fun game day, reuniting with old friends, and getting to know new ones! We are super excited for the year to come, and we wish everyone a great year to come, full of learning and fun!