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

Homemade Hamburgers and Homemade Mashed Potatoes for Dinner

Najwa has to learn how to cook. And no, it's not so she can find a man because I've stressed that any man...

Putting Up The Christmas Tree Already

We usually put up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend, but since we're traveling that weekend to visit my dad, we decided to put...

Protesting Police Brutality

Now that the potential for violence has subsided significantly, the ladies and I took a trip down to Black Lives Matter Plaza to see...

Najwa Wins Mathematics, Principal Cabinet Award

Najwa Wins Mathematics, Principal Cabinet Award

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...

Staying Out Late Watching The Illusionists

It's the holidays and the holidays are known for its magical qualities. So, why not check out some magicians? When I first saw the...

Visiting The Blue Mosque In Istanbul

The main attraction in Turkey is the Hagia Sophia. For me at least. When we finally made our way around the corner to visit...