WASHINGTON -- Joking that they needed to get out of the White House for a while, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, surprised a second-grade class Tuesday.
The Obamas visited Capital City Public Charter School in Northwest and took turns reading from the 1969 book "The Moon Over Star" to about 25 students. Luckily, a weather front that threatened to dump snow on D.C. largely avoided the city and allowed class to go on as scheduled.
The president and first lady also fielded tons of questions about living in the White House -- Michelle Obama's description of the White House coaxed ahhhs from the kids -- and other topics.
President Obama revealed his favorite superheroes to be Spiderman and Superman and said he used to want to grow up to be an architect.
The Obamas seemed to enjoy their time with the kids, no doubt a pleasant break from an otherwise difficult, busy day for the president.