March 23, 2017

Our scheduled lesson for today was cancelled, so our kids went bowling and then hung out at Georgetown Waterfront.  Today was a great excuse to slow down and just hang out with friends on a sunny day.  Our kids have a busy schedule, and even though we build in lots of...

March 20, 2017

Continuing with our lessons on Jazz, as part of our Exploring Arts program, the kids took a trip to The National Gallery of Art; they talked about Jazz as an American cultural phenomenon and looked at some works of art that incorporate elements of Jazz aesthetic and me...

March 18, 2017

We continued our lessons on Jazz during our writing class this week; we read books about Jazz music, lyrics, and scatting.  And, of course, we listened to Jazz!  Following, the kids wrote their own lyrics and music, inspired by what they read and listened to.  They use...

March 18, 2017

True story: City Kids has the BEST Capoeira instructor!  At the beginning of class this week, our kids were excited and full of chatter.  Rather than using negative reinforcement for the kids excitable behavior, our instructor encouraged the kids to try to communicate...

March 16, 2017

For our World Cultures & Geography unit on North America, our kids had a lesson on Jazz, an original American art form!  Kenny Rittenhouse, one of our parents, is a professional Jazz trumpeter, and he gave the kids a Jazz appreciation lesson that included some of the J...

March 13, 2017

City Kids has been doing a lot of music this year, so we thought it would be fun to teach the kids how vinyl technology worked.  They also had a chance to record a live record together.  City Kids' band is coming to a park near you!

March 1, 2017

Today was an especially nice day because one of our families came back from a long trip. The kids miss each other when they are gone, and lots of hugging happens at reunions.  These friendships are what make our little group so special--the kids truly love each other....

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