a pause

Everyone was kind of beat after finishing up the arc yesterday so we pressed pause for a moment. The kids headed off to the park for a morning of the outdoors, then came back to school for lunch and headed out again to the downtown library for the afternoon. Next week we start an experiment week where they’ll be preparing the space for Halloween. Check back on Monday for more exciting stuff happening at Brightworks.

a great feat

Today was the last day of the Expression phase for the Cities arc. The level of concentration was intense and almost everyone spent their day painting, building, and putting the finishing touches (for now) on their Kid City homes and shops.

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

A moment of pause.

last day of expression

Aidan’s turning green!

last day of expression

So is Lola!

last day of expression

A little showing off.

last day of expression

Then back to work.

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

As the day moved closer and closer to the official deadline time, the kids became even more concentrated than ever, and as Josh counted down the last twenty seconds, the sound of frantic drills continued and shouts of disappointment echoed as Expression came to a close. Although we all know that Kid City is an on-going project for the year, it was a point of completion in the construction of the mini-city during the Cities arc. And everyone got to bask in the glory of coming to a finished point in the project.

last day of expression

last day of expression

last day of expression

Here you have it, everyone: Kid City.

last day of expression

Quite a feat.