I have been waiting all year for the opportunity to chaperone a field trip, but so far they've all been on Wednesdays when I work. I finally got my chance last week when Joseph's class went to see a performance by the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Lisner Auditorium called "Living the Dream...Singing the Dream - a Concert for Students Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr."
The whole of 3rd grade went to the concert, so imagine over 120 students, 8 teachers, and 16 parents all descending upon Metro at rush hour to head downtown! It actually went very smoothly, and props to the DC government for subsidizing student transportation. Every single student enrolled in DCPS gets a DC One card to ride public transportation for free.
We took up a huge chunk of the auditorium, but there were many other schools in attendance as well. It was really an incredible concert with inspiring songs like "People Get Ready" and "A Change is Gonna Come," and they had the kids singing along to "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," "This Little Light of Mine,"and "We Shall Overcome." So glad I got to be there to see it!