Aidan went to Washington DC for a school trip this week. At Carolina Friends School, they call these trips Exploratoriums. The last 3 weeks of the school year, students pick 3 areas to study in depth for one week. His first week was Exploring State Parks. His group researched and visited 4 state parks. The second week? Exploring National Treasures…..which meant a week long trip to Washington DC, complete with staying in a college dorm! Each student had to research a topic and prepare a power point. Surprisingly, Aidan picked the Air and Space Museum.
This was the first time Aidan had been away from home for more than a few days with someone other than grandparents, so we missed him a TON! But it was fun to hear all of the stories of all the fun he had.
Just one more reason to love Carolina Friends School. His friends in public school spent the week taking End Of Grade Testing. We have chosen meaningful learning for both kiddos and have not regretted it once.