What was I thinking?!? Co-op (long, rambling and rather pointless)
I feel like the Home Alone kid.
The fall after we started hs'ing, I joined a large co-op that was pretty much the only one within an hour's drive. Very conservative Christian group, lovely people, fun classes. A bit rigid for my tastes, but nothing that we couldn't put our heads down and work through. But since we don't homeschool for religious reasons, I kept looking for a group that was more inclusive.
Well, that co-op decided to take a break and not meet this fall, which left a big gap, but also a big opportunity to include people of all different walks of life.
After a couple of false starts, a few of us from different Yahoo/FB homeschool groups in the area ended up being part of the team that is getting things off the ground. We have a location, a calendar, by-laws, registration forms, a website...all the dominoes are being set in place.
Because I can't keep my hand down when people ask for volunteers, I'm the Class Coordinator. Basically, I have 4 people in my little pyramid who will be the go-to people for the teachers in different age groups (Preschool, K-6, 7-12, and adult). It all looks so organized on paper. *gg*
We've sent out Class Proposal forms to everyone who indicated an interest in teaching, sent out messages on FB... And people are responding with different class ideas. It's actually coming together.
I'm kind of in awe, really. How amazing. A group where homeschooling is the focus, not any particular faith.
So thrilled to be able to be part of this and meet so many new people who have been looking for something like this. Wish us luck!
SusanTheWriter ~ Wife, Mom, Author