Field Trip Back to National Air & Space Museum

DC Prep field trip to the National Air and Space Museum

Of all the museums of the Smithsonian, the National Air & Space Museum seems to be the most popular.  Maybe it’s the wide open area for the kids to run around in, or the How Things Fly exhibit built for the kids, but DC Prep likes to make this an annual field trip.  And as usual, I tagged along as a chaperone, doing everything I More...

by David Gaines | Published 7 months ago
DC Prep at Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC
By David Gaines On Thursday, December 1st, 2016

DC Prep Trip to President Lincoln’s Cottage

Sometimes, when you live in a city, you don’t always know about all the tourist attractions. Just around the corner from our house, little did we know that President Lincoln had a cottage there. It’s More...

Alani and Najwa at National Zoo
By David Gaines On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

School Trip to the National Zoo

When I was in school, I remember taking a field trip. Twice maybe. Throughout my entire schooling career. Perhaps there were more, but I vaguely remember any of my schools taking us on trips to anywhere. Najwa’s More...

Najwa and Nduku at Cox Farms
By David Gaines On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Return to Cox Farms with DC Prep

Each year DC Prep starts the year off with its first field trip to Cox Farms. I’m going to have to work on Nduku and how to take more pictures. And each year Najwa goes, she goes on a ride on a More...

DC Prep trip to the National Aquarium
By David Gaines On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

DC Prep Visits the National Aquarium in Baltimore

Najwa’s DC Prep class took a trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  Nduku went with them and actually took some photos!  I’m used to only getting three, but she did better this time. More...

By David Gaines On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Najwa’s Teacher Ms. King Is Simply Great [2:51]

I’ve always read that if a student has an amazing teacher, one that inspires, motivates, nurtures, the student will love school, excel, regardless if future teachers aren’t as great.  Najwa’s More...

By David Gaines On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Najwa’s DC Prep Field Trip to Port Discovery in Baltimore

I’m not going to say anything about mommy taking a grand total of about five pictures, but I am thankful that she served as a chaperon with Najwa’s DC Prep class on a trip to Port Discovery More...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey - DC Prep
By David Gaines On Friday, March 21st, 2014

DC Prep Goes To The Circus!

As I approach my 40th birthday, I can’t recall ever going to the circus. Not that it’s a big deal, but the circus is just part of the American culture, and I’ve never been. So when DC More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

DC Prep Field Trip to Engine Company 17 in Brookland

Nduku chaperoned this time for the DC Prep field trip, this one to Engine Company 17, the DC Fire and EMS Station in Brookland, not far from the school. DC Preppies with Najwa’s teachers Ms. More...

Najwa petting a goat
By David Gaines On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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Field Trip to Cox Farm

For Najwa’s first field trip with DC Prep, the class went to Cox Farms. I tagged along as a chaperon. Never thought I’d say that before!  More...