The Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village is a beautiful Victorian Gothic building constructed in 1875. It was a civil courthouse, a prison, and a market. What is now the Children's Room was originally the police court where prisoners would be brought.
|Ella's friend Finn as Thomas Jefferson|
Twenty kids presented, including Ella. Holden, unsurprisingly, who is too shy to order his own meal from a waitress, wasn't going to get anywhere near the stage.
We were really proud of Ella who had spent the last two weeks researching and writing her first full report on Charles Darwin. Anytime I can get science involved, whether it's history or math or composition, she's much more interested.
Ella stood in front of a room filled with about 60 parents and kids and read her first person narrative of Darwin and had the audience guess who she was.
She was presented with an award and a pocket microscope, very apropos. For as shy as she comes across, she never shies away from participating in public speaking or performing, which I find so confusing.
And to continue with our history theme, we're off on a historical adventure to explore Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia (and everything in between) for the next week. The kids have been studying slavery and the Civil War for the last few months and we're really excited to visit a plantation, Fort Sumter, and many Civil War sites over the Thanksgiving week. I'll try to post while we're away.
Meanwhile, I hope you people have a happy and safe Thanksgiving yourselves. Much love. xoxo