Unschool survival skill: learning how to gut a fish at Brooks Lake

To be honest with everyone, I know absolutely nothing about fishing, what kind of reel you should use and especially how to gut a fish.   I honestly really have no desire to learn how to kill and gut any animal, and I like the idea that food magically ends up in the grocery store and no animals were hurt before I eat them (Chrissie land is wonderful place, LOL).  I do however want the girls Continue reading

Our tale of Robbery on Grand Canyon Railway on Munchy’s 11th Birthday

Grand Canyon

We had so much fun riding on the Grand Canyon Railroad. Our tale started on the cold morning of Munchy’s birthday.  We had just sat down to watch a show of cowboys trying to figure out how to robe a bank but threatened to take money from the tourist riding the train instead, it was hilarious.  I was a little concerned that they might actually proceed, but they decided not to so I didn’t worry Continue reading

Sonora Desert Museum Unschooling Taxadermy science

Some may say that learning with taxidermy is just gross but I say it is an awesome way to see these animals upclose.  I was blown away at Sonora Desert Museum by how big some of these animals actually are, like the polar bear compared to the brown bear.  It was amazing to get so close to the animals that you could almost touch them. We have been to a lot of zoos and have seen Continue reading

Ghost town Historical Markers and Rockhound State Park

Ghost towns have been on our bucket list from the beginning and we finally got to see one on the border of New Mexico and Arizona.  Stein’s Ghost town has a very dark past and recently the owner’s father was killed which closed down this historic site for several months.  The town was named Doubtful Canyon due to the constant threat of Indians. Captain Stein was killed here resulting in the naming of Steins Pass. Continue reading

Unschooling Lessons: Science at Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas

Cascade Caverns

As an unschool teacher, and a very laid back mom, I never do any lesson plans.  Yes I wing everything, like today when we went to Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas.  My thought process here is that if I need to make a unschool lesson plans, print out work sheet, grade papers, give tests and do all that stuff teachers are required to do – then heck I should just send them to “normal” school and Continue reading