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Secret Soldiers at Coterie Theatre

This week’s field trip found us braving the polar vortex and sub-zero temperatures for a performance of “Secret Soldiers” at the Coterie Theatre. The show is about the hidden history of women who fought disguised as men during the Civil…

Halloween Party 2018

We celebrated Halloween with our annual party full of food, games and trick or treat walk. It was a fun and busy morning as the kids decorated goody bags, competed in various games, wrapped each other up as mummies, showed…

Chicken Little: The Musical at TYA

image courtesy of Theatre for Young America website This week we rocked out to Chicken Little: The Musical, presented at Theatre for Young America in Union Station. This performance took the original children’s story and gave it a modern, musical…

Louisburg Cider Mill 2018

image courtesy of Louisburg Cider Mill We celebrated the amazing fall weather with a visit to Louisburg Cider Mill to enjoy their freshly made doughnuts and cider, the pumpkin patch and play area. While the recent rains and flooding made…

KC Symphony Young People’s Concert 2018

We visited Kauffman Center for the 2018 Young People’s Concert: Composing a Story. This performance focused on how authors create stories with words, while composers create stories with music. Just like authors, composers use setting, mood, the dichotomy between hero…

Becoming Martin at Coterie Theatre

image courtesy of Coterie Theatre website This week we visited the Coterie Theatre for the world premiere of “Becoming Martin,” a play about young Martin Luther King, Jr. The play is a Coterie commissioned work by noted filmmaker, screenwriter, director,…

Dinosaurs Revealed at Union Station

image courtesy of Dinosaurs Revealed This week we went to Union Station for the Dinosaurs Revealed exhibit and an afternoon at Science City. The exhibit featured a combination of 26 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, models of dinosaurs dig sites, a hands-on…

School of Economics in Blue Springs

A group of our students traveled to Blue Springs for a two-day session for homeschoolers of School of Economics, presented by the Blue Springs school district. The School of Economics is set up like a small international marketplace. Each region…

Fall Picnic 2018

Fall kicked off with a soggy start as we picnicked in the park shelter and played on the equipment between bursts of rain. Luckily, the kids had fun getting wet, the parents enjoyed chatting and reconnecting, and while we may…