Tag: kansas

History Trunks – Farm Family

Today we learned about Kansas farming and homesteading in the late 1800s and early 1900s in our class on Farm Family life. This class is based on a trunk from the Kansas State Historical Society. The Farm Family trunk was…

Nutcracker 2015

image courtesy of the KC Ballet On December 11 we attended the updated performance of The Nutcracker performed by the Kansas City Ballet. The performance was certainly meant for children – it was a full and very busy stage full…

Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

On Wednesday we attended Theatre for Young America’s performance of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” based on the book by Barbara Robinson. This now classic holiday book tells the story of the disreputable and disheveled Herdman children and how they…

Kevin Locke Native Dance at JCCC

Friday the 20th found us at Johnson County Community College for a performance of by the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble. This program was a wonderful way to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, as well as to learn more about…

2015 Symphony Young People’s Concert

Image credit – the Kansas City Symphony On Tuesday we attended a wonderful performance by the Kansas City Symphony, the Young People’s Concert. This yearly concert is an excellent introduction for students to the symphony and classical music, with a…

Legoland 2015!

On the 14th we had our yearly field trip to Legoland, and as before, we don’t have many pictures because we had so much fun all day! There were a few changes from last year – a table with small…

A Year with Frog and Toad

image from the book by Arnold Lobel On Wednesday we attended a fun musical performance of “A Year with Frog and Toad” at the Coterie Theatre. This adaptation of the favorite children’s book series brought in song, dance, and a…

Princess and the Pea at TYA

image courtesy of Theatre for Young America On June 17 we attended a performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” at Theatre for Young America in Union Station. The script expanded this wonderful short story into a…