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Reading in a Bookstore

Our Annual

black history Month


Reading challenge

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black people and a time for emphasizing not recognizing our vital role in the history of the United States.  Every year I craft our learning experiences, fieldtrips, lessons, projects and readings for the month. You can read more in detail in my blog post here.


But this year, I wanted to do something slightly different. Most of you who follow me know that I am an avid reader and have instilled a love of reading in my three homeschooled children. We want to share our love of reading with you and your young scholars while also highlighting the wonderful books by Black authors. 

For this month, 28 days, we challenge you to read one book/story per day to or with your child that is written by a Black author. You can join our challenge by registering below and then using our digital book log (sent after registration) to keep track of books read. At the end of the month, we will select one lucky scholar and family to receive this awesome prize pack:


ALL scholars will receive a certificate of participation and printable bookmark.




Check out our upcoming fieldtrips! If you would like to join us, just register using the link below each trip.

Glass Blowing


mcfadden art glass

See our photos HERE


spy museum (dc)

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meyerhoff symphony-calypso fusion

Drums, Drums, Drums – including steelpan drums – are the focus of this concert. Josanne Francis, steelpan artist, joins the BSO for an exploration of percussion instruments, especially those with pitch. Josanne brings with her a group of middle and high school students from Positive Vibrations Youth Orchestra. Other traditional orchestral percussion instruments like xylophone, and timpani, share the spotlight. Don’t miss it!


See our Photos HERE

Science Class


md science center

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Colorful Books
Piano on Dim Stage



Explore the music and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, a period in American history in which

the creativity of African Americans left its mark on generations of civil rights activists, artists, and thinkers including Harlem and Negro Dancers

by Langston Hughes and Heritage by Gwendolyn B. Bennett.


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cirque zuma zuma @bowie performing arts center

Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Performers train in Kenya and Tanzania before going on tour with the company. Enjoy traditional African dances, South African gumboot dancers, Gabonese tumblers, percussionists, jugglers, acrobats and contortionists in this performance packed with non-stop action and incredible feats. Cirque Zuma Zuma is sure to impress audiences of all ages.


This is a meetup. Register on your own HERE.


FEB 15

climbzone laurel

ClimbZone is truly a revolutionary concept in family entertainment and the most unique indoor climbing experience that has ever been created. All our indoor climbing walls are individually themed. At ClimbZone, you and your children can climb to the top of Jack’s giant beanstalk, negotiate an enormous spider web, reach for the stars aboard our giant space rocket, rise to the top of the Empire State Building, scale the ancient bones of a T-Rex, or look each of the Presidents on Mt. Rushmore in the eye.

Our mission is to create a family-friendly atmosphere where parents and children can enjoy indoor rock climbing together.


This is a meetup. Register on your own HERE.




Your scholars will get fired up about Mathematics and Physics when they see it come to life in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel. Highly trained STEM educators will guide scholars through an immersive, hands-on experience that consists of:

  • An interactive presentation on real-world STEM applications.

  • Physics demonstrations in the wind tunnel.

  • Lab activity and immersive experiments (based on grade level).

  • Measuring and recording data and interpreting results.

  • One-on-one flying with a certified world-class iFLY flight instructor.


Register HERE

Skydivers Holding Hands


autobahn speedway

More info coming!

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