Category Archives: Unschooling in the community

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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The jump into Unschooling…

Kerry McDonald is the author for the blog at Whole Family Learning and she did a profile post on how we become an unschooling family. She had asked via her Facebook page if anyone wanted to share their story about choosing a self-directed learning style for their homeschool…. …and I felt a strong desire to explain how …

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Boy Scout Meeting: outdoor cooking and fire starting

We got to put our Dutch Oven skills (from our previous class)  to work! We met at our FABULOUS scout leader’s house for a meeting to learn outdoor cooking and fire building/safety rules. We began by preparing our meal in the Dutch ovens… Cheesy Chicken Hashbrowns Brownies Cheesy Potatoes and Onions Lasagna Cooking time – …

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The Historic Whistle Stop in Ferguson, MO

The Whistle Stop is a frozen custard shop and Train Depot Museum! This was one of the first buildings built in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s 161 years old!!! It used to be a train station… … But now the Whistle Stop sells frozen custard, sandwiches, soups, and salads. We went with Simone’s Girl Scout group to get a …

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