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Today was the last day of our Cities arc! It’s hard to believe that we’ve completed the very first arc of this school. Although it doesn’t feel like its come to a close to me and the rest of the staff, the kids were so ready to show off their hard work to their parents tonight. They finished their portfolios with pride this morning and spent the rest of the day prepping the school for the parents’ arrival in the afternoon.

We were extremely lucky today to have the help of some volunteers from TechSoup! While their servers were being moved, the TechSoup folk wanted to volunteer their time to nonprofits in the city and we were so glad to have their support as portfolios came together throughout the day.

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In the afternoon, Mackenzie led a sushi-making activity so that the kids could get ready for the Exposition parent event.

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They made a beautiful sign to welcome visitors to the end of the arc.

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Ellen ordered about 300 pictures for the arc wall that one of our incredible parent volunteers Mark put up this past week.

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The kids were so excited to help!

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Showing off portfolios to parents.

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And of course, the tours of Kid City.

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Seven weeks of Arc:Cities.

Twenty kids, six (and some) staff members, eleven field trips, eleven guest experts, fourteen days of building, three days of reflecting and presenting great work, seventeen rooms in Kid City.

So much learning, both by the kids and the staff, about cities and being at a school like ours and how an arc actually works outside of drawings and brown paper. We’re getting so much stronger and wiser than we were on September 6th, and we’ll continue to grow and expand our minds as we figure out the way this place works and learns. All I can say is wow. I’m so excited to see what this school and the people in it can do next.