Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Adventure Semester 2015

Recently we shipped Micayla off to an "Unschool Adventure" with Blake Boles.  She will be spending 10 weeks in Coloroado; the first month living off the grid in Paonia, the second month in Crested Butte, and the last week in Denver.  Every day small groups are given real life challenges to complete and then share with the whole group by the end of the day.  Although she is only a couple of days into the program, she has called us from the barn (the only place they have wifi) and it sounds like she is having fun, meeting great new people and getting creative with the challenges.  Here is the link to learn more about the Adventure Semester.  And here is the blog where different groups will post about their daily challenges.  Maybe when she gets back she will be inspired to post some photos and share more about her experience. :)

And another link if you are interested...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back to Nature

If you can't find us at Get Air on a Friday, we are probably on a hike!  We typically arrange a monthly hike with Joel, a naturalist who leads and educates us on the flora and fauna of our local areas.  We have taken some amazing hikes to locations with streams, waterfalls, snow (in the winter), wildflowers, wild edibles etc. Here are some photos from a few of our latest hikes...

wild mushrooms
Fish Canyon Waterfall

wild cucumbers

If you'd like to join us or one of Joel's other hikes sometime, check out his meetup group!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time For Getting Air!

We love this place!  If you are a local friend, meet up with us here at Get Air!  Every Friday they have homeschool hour from 1 -2 p.m.  - $5 per person.
They have a dodge ball court, basketball and four foam pits!  Come and join us!

Nate loving up a little "Squid"
Nate doing a flip!

Allie getting air!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Class Dismissed in Orange County

To all our local friends...
Class Dismissed will be shown in Irvine on January 22nd at 7pm!  Get your tickets here...
Class Dismissed Movie: Orange County

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Homeschool Documentary - In Theaters!

So you may remember (way back) when we were being filmed for a really cool homeschool documentary? Well, now "Class Dismissed" is finally finished and ready to be shown on the big screen!  Check out this link to see cities it will premiere in and come and get a glimpse of us and some of our friends in action.

Here's a trailer...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Summertime Fun in September!

The Grey Trees!

Lovin' Steve Spangler and dry ice!

Sit-In Movie on the driveway :)

Chef Nate bought himself a donut maker!

Using the band saw

More nail art

Herb class concoctions 

Another fun job!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The California Student Media Festival

Last year I made a short documentary featuring my sister Micayla, following her journey post-injury to achieving her goal of being accepted into The Royal Ballet School in England.  The whole project unfolded beautifully and I entered the short film into the California Student Media Festival hosted by PBS SoCal.  It won Best Cinematography in the High School division and I attended the premiere in June!  It was thrilling to see my creation on the big screen!  So awesome!!  My film was shown on PBS SoCal on September 25th and it will be shown again throughout the next few months.  Here is a link with listings and the link to watch the documentary.

                                                 PBS SoCal Student Media Fest Listings