Gloria Goes To Washington – Part 2

In Part 1, Gloria and Tim visited the Lincoln Memorial.
President Lincoln believed in equality for all.
Tim and his parents thought Gloria would like that lesson.

Part 2
Hey Aqua Room,

Gloria had a very busy day yesterday!  First she went and saw the White House.  That is where the President of the United States of America lives!  Her favorite part was when a VIP left the White House, and lots and lots of cars with lights went by.

Then we went to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.  Gloria wanted to take a picture with this mummy from Egypt.  Spooky!

Finally we had lunch.  Gloria was adamant we get bar b q.  She had the brisket, with a side of mac and cheese of course.

Tim says I miss you!  Enjoy all your vacation weeks next week.

Tim and Gloria

My goodness!  We talked about the White House, and then mummies.  That was a long and fascinating conversation.  Finally I stood up and poked all over my body, saying “There is a skeleton, all your bones connected, inside everybody.  The outside is right here, skin and muscle.  It covers the bones, the skeleton.  Tim and Gloria saw a skeleton from Egypt, thousands of years old.  That is so cool!”

Stay tuned for Part 3, with a major work of art AND a big surprise.  Oh, my!


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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47 Responses to Gloria Goes To Washington – Part 2

  1. Ritu says:

    Love how it all leads to more organic learning!

  2. beetleypete says:

    It looks to me like Gloria had an amazing trip, and enjoyed that tasty food too! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. beth says:

    gloria loves learning, just like her companions, and it happens quite naturally –

  4. Thumbs up to Gloria for her travels – but even more for her culinary choices!

  5. It looks like Gloria had fun! Now I am looking forward to part 3 and the big surprise!

  6. sjhigbee says:

    Thank you for letting us see Gloria’s adventures in Washington:)). And brisket with mac and cheese – oh my goodness. Never a combination you’d see this side of the Pond:). It was a learning moment for me!

  7. …and look how naturally Tim & Gloria have donned their masks when appropriate…no big deal, just life right now. A subtle ‘learning’ thing, too!

  8. Wow! I didn’t learn about mummification until I was an adult.

  9. Whoa. How fun to talk about skeletons and all the pieces that make up our bodies. Looks like Tim and Gloria are enjoying Washington! Fun post, Jennie.

  10. Darlene says:

    This trip just keeps getting better and better. So much to see and do, and learn!

  11. That Dad is pretty terrific for sharing the adventures.

  12. This is such a cool trip!

  13. What a glorious Day.. ❤

  14. petespringerauthor says:

    What a field trip! Gloria and Tim will have a lot to talk about for many years.

  15. Great adventure in learning… Tim and Gloria are awesome teachers and the lessons are sure to go on and on!

  16. Dan Antion says:

    What fun, and how special it was to want to share that experience with his class.

  17. quiall says:

    Gloria is sharing quite an education!

  18. What a great trip it has been so far!!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I envy Gloria actually getting to go on a vacation!!

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