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Black History Month: Alma Thomas

Thursday, February 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 6: Black History Month

Purpose Behind the Play: Self-Identity, Music and Movement, Literacy

Each Thursday, Pretend City will learn about an influential African American figure in American History. Children will have the opportunity to learn about each figure through stories, songs, art activities and pictures. Join us every Thursday for a chance to celebrate Black History Month at Pretend City.

Smart Art (in the Art Studio): Abstract Torn Paper Art > Alma Thomas was an African American artist known for her rhythmic abstract paintings. Today we will learn about shapes and patterns as we work together to create a large torn paper collage inspired by her work.

Sing A Longs (11:30a): This Jazz Man> Sing along with a toe-tapping book with Bojangles gets your legs movin’ and groovin’. Explore literacy and music and movement while reading Karen Ehrhardt’s book, This Jazz Man.

Engaging Engineering (3:00 pm): Counting on Katherine > Let’s explore how Katherine saved Apollo 13 and made an enormous contribution to history. Your children will be inspired by Katherine Johnson’s story, a brilliant mathematician, who is one of the “Hidden Figures”.

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Thursday, February 6
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.