Monday, November 16, 2009
The intrepid Air and space museum
What an amazing day! As I drove my van down the west side highway I saw it in all it's hugeness. I yelled, "Look!! look out Michael's window! there it is the ship. We're going to go on that ship!! Holy cow it's soo big!!!"
Johanna asked what the baby planes were doing up there. Later she would see they were not baby planes at all. A lesson in perspective I suppose.
We went to the museum for reciprocal day b/c we are members of the Newark museum. I probably never would have thought to go otherwise or would not have wanted to spend the money.
However for "free day" it was worth a shot. The kids got feel for how incredible it was to be on ship that big. The flight deck was jaw dropping and yet inside the ship was so little b/c of all the narrow hallways. Bunk beds that went to up to 5 were a huge hit with each declaring no one had to be on top or bottom!
I'm not one who keeps the guns play under wraps so the kids got to play "good guy bad guy" and pretend they were firing off the big guns. I didn't tell them that the bad guys at the time were the Japanese b/c I don;t think we needed that much history. It was more for the enjoyment of the ship and honestly I would have felt very uncomfortable b/c there were Japanese tourists on the ship. I wasn't ready to field those sorts of questions. Luckily my kids were happy to have an unnamed "bad guy" that they could shoot unencumbered by guilt.
It was an amazing experience.
..and here we are on a school day doing what we believe is important work; Fighting against discrimination. We were in and out of the S...
Kid #1 Do you think school is boring? Kids all shrug and look around and mumble variations of " I don't know" Then Kid #2 a...
I do. I live in lovely town with "great" schools. What that means I guess is that most kids graduate and go to college. How...
I picked up this book Loving+Hating Mathmatics at The Liberty science center b/c admittedly I thought I was a hater of mathmatics. Turns ...
It has been said that school is the biggest social experiment of the time of humans. I see the President calling for "Education refor...
From now on when anyone asks about school I am just going to say,. "they don't go" I am imagining something like this: &q...
.It all started with me yelling, surprise! Yelling hurry up get ready if you want to play at Karsten's. Hurry up get ready we need to ...
There is a commercial that airs on the radio with a child asking for a dollar from mom's purse. Have you heard it? The mother seemin...
Win a curriculum If you are going to use a curriculum this one seems nice and nature based and not too rushed.
- ► 2011 (16)
- ► 2010 (17)
- ▼ 2009 (28)