Category Archives: Unschooling in the community

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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Fishing class 101

We went to a fishing class today.    We learned about fishing poles and how to cast it into the water.  For a closed reel: you hold the button, pull your arm back and as you bring your arm foward you release the button which allows your line to soar into the water. The kids …

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Our 1st Youth Fishing Experience πŸŽ£

We woke up early this morning and headed out to some local fishing ponds! Our city was hosting a youth fishing experience.     We were super lucky to have an experienced fisherman helping us out… We learned a lot, had fun, and even got a trophy!    All the kids caught a fish!    Simone’s …

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Spirit of St. Louis Air Show πŸ›©βœˆοΈπŸ›©

We got free tickets to the air show ✈️    It was quite chilly today – but we all got a free sample of hot coffee β˜•οΈ    The first booth I saw- was the St. Louis County Parks! 🌸    The airplanes were AMAZING!!!    Military Helicopter        Inside an Air Refueling Plane …

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