Celebrating those little and big things from the week each Saturday (or later) with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. Tweet at #CelebrateLu
It's been two weeks since I posted here to celebrate, anticipating the big class trip to Washington D.C. and the Chesapeake Bay. Well, we did it, twenty-two sixth, seventh and eighth graders, four adults plus my head of school joining us during the first half in D.C. We arrived home late Thursday afternoon. All, I mean all went well, no glitches, beautiful weather, even a rainstorm is something we all enjoyed being in on the bay.
Late nights, at the monuments and another at the Kennedy Center seeing the National Orchestra, meant tired people, yet we trudged on, sleepy sometimes in the am, ate breakfast and did the next "thing". In every trip, I wonder why we can't spend "all" day at one place, especially in the city, in the museums, but we believe that it's our job to offer students what is possible, and then hopefully they will return again some day. Students got lots of freedom in small groups, some playtime especially before dinner, and so much information from so many wonderful experiences. Here's a glimpse of things to celebrate, including some of my own journal sketches. I'll share more specifically about our field journal work in another post. Now, I'm celebrating "there and back again", and time alone!
One regret: I am sorry that I was unable to connect with Michelle Haseltine. Another time Michelle? Busy times!
|on the plane, the wire chairs at the hostel in D.C. help me remember that|
special place, Pogo at the Newseum, sketching after the boat on the Anacostia River,
and of course, the White House!
|two students wait to get into the simulator-space museum|
annex at Dulles Airport
|We are HERE!|
|My favorite place. We did much concerning President|
Lincoln. The 150th anniversary of his assassination was
April 15th. We had a tour of the pertinent places, a play
at Ford's Theater, visited the museum, too.
|Choice of museums was key, and I traveled with some students to the National|
Gallery, where I noted many wonderful works of art, but this is a new favorite:
"Take Your Choice" by John Frederick Peto.
|We were lucky to be on the Mall when groups of airplanes|
flew over to commemorate the 70th anniversary of
V-E Day (Victory in Europe)
|One could spend a week at least at the Newseum. This is part of the Berlin|
|On the "Half-Shell" on the Anacostia River-a great day. Students|
got to drive the boat in addition to all the fish study!
|Yes, I did the high ropes course-Yikes, it was hard and scary!|
|This is one of the days on the bay-so much fun!|
|They are supposed to be snorkeling in this creek looking for eels and shad, but|
it was too much fun having the current carry them downstream.
|Discovering what the bottom of the bay is like, and holds|
in the muck-clams and mussels-some not so welcome!
|At the camp where we stayed, with a basketball court which was mostly ignored-|
the famous gaga pit-fast and furious game!