Tag: homeschooling

Arabia Steamboat Museum

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This week we drove to downtown Kansas City, MO to tour the Arabia Steamboat Museum. This museum is dedicated to the excavation of the Arabia Steamboat, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856, but was not excavated until 1987.…

Valentine’s Party 2018

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Today we had our Valentine’s party, and the kids had a great time playing games, winning prizes, and eating all kinds of delicious snacks! We tried out some new games, plus played a number of favorites, then finished the party…

Spring 2018 KinderKonzert

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On Wednesday we returned to the Kauffman Center for the spring 2018 KinderKonzert – The Science of Sound with the Science City STEAM Team. In this performance, the kids learned all about how sounds are made, how we hear them,…

National Geographic Live! Into the Arctic

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On Tuesday we attended the latest National Geographic Live! program about the Arctic. The photographer, Florian Schulz, showed us photos and videos from his time exploring and photographing the Arctic. His photographs were very beautiful, and he had all kinds…

February 2018 Lego Club Creations

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For this month’s meeting, we started out with mini builds for hearts, valentines, flowers, and Groundhog Day. From there, we moved on to one of our most popular challenges – Lego racers! Here are some of the creations the kids…

Secret of Courage at Coterie Theatre

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image courtesy of Coterie Theatre This week we attended a world premiere performance of “The Secret of Courage” by Laurie Brooks. The play begins with the main character finding out that the headaches he has been having are actually symptoms…

Freedom Riders at JCCC

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image courtesy of JCCC This week we went to JCCC for a performance of “Freedom Riders” by Mad River Theater Works. This powerful and moving play brought to life the experiences of the students who participated in and organized the…

January 2018 Game Club

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We had another fun Game Club meeting this month, with a variety of old and new games. Here is a list of the games that we played: Catan Junior – A great introduction to Catan for the younger crowd, with…

Animal Scene Investigations

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This week we braved the cold and ventured out to Ernie Miller Nature Center for a class called Animal Scene Investigations. Once we arrived, the kids were divided into four groups. The kids went around the room and used their…

National Geographic Live! Oceans

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On Tuesday we attended the first National Geographic Live! program of 2018. This month’s program was about Oceans, and featured Brian Skerry showcasing his amazing photos and videos. Mr. Skerry has been photographing nature, especially marine animals, since childhood, and…