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Gardening Class 🌿 πŸŒΊ

We went to a class with Gateway Greening about fall vegetables and cover crops! The class was very informative- basically I’m not ready to plant fall plants but I do know what to do next year! The best part of the morning was being inspired by all the garden beds within the community garden sections! …

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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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Fishing 🎣 

We took a community fishing class today! And we were all successful!! 😁 🐟  Simone Edison Andre Eli I even caught a small fish. I held it tightly while someone helped me remove the hook!! I was quite brave… but I may have squealed each time it wiggled in my hand!!  πŸ˜³πŸ˜†

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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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Field trips… Field trips… Field trips!

Whew! What a week! So much fun! So much learning! We went on many field trips this week- but our favorite one was to the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate factory!  The first thing we did at the factory/store was get our fortune read by Zoltar! The tour, organized by the Green Spiral Tours, was great! It smelled …

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Unschooling in the community

First of all- Happy Valentine’s Day πŸ’œ Second of all- I am exhausted LOL! We just had a FULL day of free educational activities. We had taken a break from field trips, so it felt really really good to get back into the community and use its resource! Missouri Department of Conservation We took a …

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Homeschool Story-time

As I mentioned in my previous post Dangerous Boys, when there is a void in your life, sometimes you need to fill it yourself! Our void… there was no age appropriate story time for my children. We went to a wonderful, fabulous, magnificent story-time at our library for about 8 years and had the same …

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An outdoor movie experience πŸΌ

We had so much fun last night watching Kung Fu Panda 3 🐼 outside! First the kids got a silly picture taken…    Simone got her face painted…    The boys played football while Simone and I played Pokemon Go…    And then darkness fell and the movie started!       It was a fantastic …

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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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Volunteering at a Food Bank

Part of our unschooling homeschool philosophy is to be active in our community. I have found that by participating in frequent community events we are slowly but surely becoming more confident and less socially anxious! This is a big deal for my shy family! I am now part of a homeschool email group and received …

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