Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Afternoon fun

We took the afternoon for some fun at the Children's Museum. It is so wonderful to have this great resource nearby. It is such an inexhaustible outlet for all ages when the weather gets cold.

Recently a permanent exhibit opened honoring Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White. It is incredibly well done and moving, too. There is actually a worker there walking around with Kleenex. I really appreciate the exhibit's emphasis on empathy rather than tolerance. The voices of each of these children really comes out through the different media as well as the ugliness of hatred and fear. We barely even touched the surface on all the information that was offered. I saw on the museum's website that they have some teacher guides and lesson plans that I think we will take advantage of soon. I'm sure we'll be back to discover more.

We played

We slid

We slid about 20 times

We crashed

We rode horses

We cooked

We had a great afternoon!


Heather L. said...

How fun!

Cindy said...

I can't wait to see the new exhibit!! And we always love the slide. :)