City Kids visited a community re-use organization. The kids learned how the organization helps families work on their homes for a fraction of the usual cost by utilizing materials others discard. They also learned how the organization donates to families in need, helps homeless families with things they need and employment, and how they offer employment to people who have previously been incarcerated. For a hands on project, the kids made wind chimes and other fun things o
This past week our kids met at a local conservation station to learn about water pollution and protection. A member of the EPA met us at the station and talked to the kids about how D.C. gets it water, how it becomes polluted, the effects of pollution, and what measures can be taken to keep the water clean. The kids also learned how to assess water quality by measuring turbidity. It was a success, especially because no one fell in the river! :)
Our kids had an awesome time at the National Museum of African Art. We have been studying Africa, and the kids really responded to the pieces we saw. We also had fantastic docents who were excited to be working with kids. If you have not visited this beautiful museum with your children, please do!
Most of our kids are enthusiastic writers, and, usually, they sit happily at their tables and work, followed by lunch when they share their writing. In the first picture, they are working steadily at their tables, as usual. In the second picture, some of our kids are clumped like dust against a wall, but they are also happily working. Some have their shoes and socks off, and they are lounging among the scattered papers, pencils, and coloring materials for a younger sibling