City Kids Stories, our writing program, is starting off the year with a unit on origin stories. Teaching origin stories is a fantastic way to engage kids in history, world cultures, geography, and cultural sensitivity, while getting in writing practice and thinking about genre and tropes. Our kids love the stories, and the stories inspire them to write their own. Because Africa is the birthplace of modern humans and, therefore, writing and storytelling, we began there, and
City Kids has offered Capoeira for several years now, and we have come to love it so much. Capoeira is a martial art, dance, music, language, philosophy, and community. Our kids are lucky to have such a patient and gifted instructor! If you or your children are interested in Capoeira, check out FICA D.C. at https://ficadc.org/.
This year, City Kids has a full and exciting Natural Sciences program. We will be visiting and working with organizations all over the D.C. metro area for our classes. For our first Natural Sciences' trip, we visited Earth Conservation Corp and took part in a workshop focused on educating kids about water quality monitoring and clean up. The kids met with the EPA to learn about river pollution and the D.C. water filtration system. We also took a ride on the Anacostia to
This summer, some of our City Kids' families traveled together to show each other their favorite ice cream shops, meet the grandparents, and have some awesome classes along the way. Check out some of the amazing times we had together! City Kids in Coney Island! Night out at the beach!!! Let's go Cyclones!! Adulting on vacation is so hard. Hands up!!! Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpture contest! In this blur are two of our parents screaming. Our own Phaedra Siebert, Art Histor