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Registered for classes at a new co-op! Blessings!

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I e-mailed, months ago, a woman about the largest co-op in our area. It's a protestant group, we're Catholic, and none of the other larger Christian co-ops would accept us because we couldn't agree to a protestant statement of faith (i.e. "non denominational christian co-op" apparently meant "protestant non denominational", lol). I expected the same would come from this co-op.

It didn't. The very kind woman asked me if I could sign the SOF simply acknowledging that this is the perspective from which they taught, and if I could show care in choosing courses accordingly (read: not choose anything that may cause discomfort for my daughter OR the instructor). She was so kind! I had registration today. When I found out one of the classes I had wanted was full, she suggested General Science - when I replied, hesitantly, that I didn't think it was a good idea, instead of getting defensive (like I expected) she just replied "oh! The young earth perspective", smiled, and moved on, suggesting the writing class instead.

We do also belong to a Catholic co-op, but it only meets two fridays a month for a couple hours. THIS other co-op will meet once a week, for an entire day. It's really neat - like a private school model! Pricey, but the once a week classes are taught by actual teachers and sound like loads of fun.

The courses she'll take this fall will be:

IEW writing

Grammar (Shurley Grammar)



She'll have homework from each class, daily at home. At home, she will also have (with me as instructor) math, history, religion, spelling, and literature.

Oh, and another super cool thing about the co-op... the language arts teachers have experience with dyslexic students!

Just had a good day and thought I'd share!

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee

by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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by on Apr. 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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Hehehe, I dropped out of high school and home educated until college, thinking I was an idiot....then went on to get degrees in physics and geology. So, apparently, I'm only an idiot by public school

Quoting jen2150:

I am thinking of doing physics as well next year.   I did physics a couple of years ago and had so much fun.  I have my eye on a couple of books already.   I am also teaching a class on Math as well.  Funny thing is I hated taking math and science in school.  LOL  

Quoting KickButtMama:

That's awesome! I'm glad you found one. I'm the director of our local co-op, but we are 100% secular (I'm sure you're shocked! Lol). My kids LOVE our co-op. we meet for 12 weeks twice a year. I usually teach science and-or math classes, and this semester I did our Camp Half-Blood class again (Greek Mythology). In the fall I'll be teaching physics and Egyptology. 

by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM

yay! It always feels good when you find somewhere that fits your needs. I'm hoping to find my kindergartner a good co-op for next year. Fingers crossed!

by on Apr. 27, 2013 at 7:19 PM

That's great!

We are lucky with our co-op too. While most of the families are Evangelicals, not all are, and to be part of the co-op you do not have to sign a statement of faith (but I believe that to TEACH, you do - but they only hire professionals to teach, not just random moms, which is another thing I love). We have done a co-op where it was taught by moms but it was laaaaame. 

Good luck with your co-op!

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