Education

Najwa “In Class” in a Weird 2020 School Year

Well, the first half of the school year is coming to a close and it's nothing like we've ever seen before. Not in...

Highest 4th Grade Performer in Math for the Year

Najwa wins end of year 4th grade Math Award.

Information Technology 101

Ever since she was able to talk I've been prepping Najwa for a life in computers. For her generation, though, devices have become...

Learning Korean From a Korean in Korea

With the pandemic locking everyone up in the homes, it gets a bit more challenging finding things for your kid to do. Fortunately,...

Harriet Tubman Project

It's Black History Month and the students had to pick a historic figure to create a poster board about that person. Najwa chose...

Najwa Joins the School Step Team

For Black History Month at Najwa's school they focused on the role of HBCUs in African-American history. And a big part of HBCUs...

We’re Back at Boolean Girls

Last month was our first experience with Boolean Girls. This month we've returned and Najwa is progressing. One of the staff and...

Najwa Makes 1st Honors

Najwa makes the honor roll - 1st honors this time.

ANET Highest Scorer

Najwa had the highest score on the ANET test.

Boolean Girls

Scouring the internet for something new and different for Najwa to experience in 2020, I came across this program called Boolean Girls. Basically,...

Learning About Liberia

For class Najwa had a project to create a poster board presentation about an African country and its main agricultural and natural resources. ...

World’s Best GWU Mathematician

Najwa is crowned as the class mathematician.

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

At the end of the first half of the school year, DC Prep has a festival. This was Najwa's first year at the...

Homework Study Partners

Today's technology is enabling our kids to work together on their homework assignments without the need to leave the house. And this is...

That Ordinary Day That One Day Will Be a Cherished Memory

Every now and again I take Najwa to school. When she was younger I'd walk her all the way to her class or...

Lemon Battery

Who needs batteries when you have a strip of magnesium and copper? And a lemon of course.

Glowing Minerals

Add heat from solid fuel to marble and fluorite and this is what happens.

Foil Etching

When aluminum and copper sulfate come in contact, nothing happens. But then you add sodium chloride.

Egyptian Night: Burning Iron

Who knew that heated hot enough that iron interacts with the oxygen in the air and actually burns?

Metal Contest

When we think about metal, we think about a solid object. However, metal like everything else in the world, is made up of...

Random Day in the Life

Najwa Gets Her First Real Bike #NBD

Being avid bike riders, we wanted to get Najwa in on the game so that we can ride as a family. So, after...

Highest 4th Grade Performer in Math for the Year

Najwa wins end of year 4th grade Math Award.

Mapping Our Walking Tour of Manhattan

The lady and I were in New York this weekend, visiting Ingrid, one of Nduku’s friends. We were fortunate to stay at Ingrid’s Bed...

Glowing Minerals

Add heat from solid fuel to marble and fluorite and this is what happens.

Walking Around Sultanahmet Square Looking for a Place to Warm Up

After visiting the Blue Mosque, we walked around the tourist area, checking out the other landmarks. In the plaza area near the Blue Mosque...

Delaware Children’s Museum

It was our last day in Wilmington, Delaware, and the moment Najwa was waiting for. A visit to the Delaware Children's Museum.

Najwa Built This Castle To Protect Us From The Evil Witch

It always amazes me how people will ask if I wanted a boy instead of a girl. I never gave it any thought...