Category Archives: Unschooling in the community

Our Wonderful Waterways class

The kids took a class the other day at Forest Park! They spent the morning at Missouri’s first fish hatchery. It is no longer in operation but it’s neat to think about how, so many years ago, fish 🐠 were scooped into milk jugs and transported by train πŸš‚ across the state to various lakes …

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Eagle watching… and an up close and personal owl!

We went to an official eagle watching event today at Fort Bellefontaine. They had a telescope set up directed at both a mature bald eagle and a juvenile eagle. πŸ¦… The eagles were across the river about a mile away… so there was no way I could get a picture! <<<<<<<<<<<< ❀️❀️ We did see …

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πŸ”₯ yes- I’m holding fire

Today we had a Dangerous Boys’ Meeting and we had a volunteer come and do science experiments! Don’t know what a Dangerous Boy Meeting is? Check out this post… Dangerous Boys The meeting was great! We ended with a fire experiment where we all got to hold a fireball in our hand! How cool is …

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Bird banding and bird releasing!

We went to the World Bird Sanctuary this morning for a bird banding demonstration. Nets were put up this morning near bird feeders to catch song birds.  We saw a cardinal and a mourning dove get caught. The net doesn’t hurt the bird… here’s the cardinal in the net… Then the bird is checked out …

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I’m a BAI – Basic Archery Instructor 🏹 

I went to archery training through the NASP- National Archery in the Schools. The class was from 8:30 in the morning and ended at 5:00- after some performance evaluations and a written test! I have left eye dominance so I had to use a left handed bow.  It was awkward at first – my aim was …

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Mystery Pond

Simone and I went to Cadette-Camp-a-Rama (Girl Scout Camp) this past weekend! While Simone was off with her friend being independent, I assisted at the Mystery Pond! What’s Mystery Pond? It’s a very healthy pond that the girls get to explore using nets and scoops! *I know it looks like poison ivy at the bottom …

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A class on Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling in itself is easy and fun. Basically, you go out in nature, observe and draw! Although the kids and I have done it before while inside Β and sick …Β  And I have sewn sit-upons to use while outside observing and drawing… But when I heard there was a class at the Mo Department …

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Safety House – fire safety

We went on a field trip today to The Safety House. The safety house is a building completely devoted to teaching children how to be safe, especially is a fire! There was some emphasis on saying NO to drugs and how to be safe in a storm, but the bulk of the presentation was about …

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A SOLE HOPE shoe cutting party

My friend Noreen and her daughters hosted a shoe cutting party and the kids and I went! What’s a shoe cutting party? πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ It’s a get-together where you cut a pattern out of jeans (and a thin plastic) that will be sewn into shoes for people in Uganda. The shoes prevent sand fleas (jiggers) from …

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Missouri Botanical Gardens πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸƒ

We went to the Missouri Bitanical Gardens today with my parents and some cousins – and had a fabulous time 😊 We were there for 4 hours and walked a total of 5 miles!  We obviously saw many beautiful flowers… From water lilies to Crown of thorns, and Venus fly traps! We saw one adorable …

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