I am so excited that our family has been able to attend our local homeschool co-op again! We used to attend somewhat regularly, but stopped a few years ago. It was so hard to motivate the boys to get up and go early in the morning, and arguing just wasn’t worth it to me. They’re a bit older now, so I decided it was time to start back up.
Our homeschool co-op is a Christian-based one, and I love being able to fellowship with like-minded homeschoolers. I’ve missed the other moms that I made friendships with. Keeping in touch on Facebook is nice, but sometimes even I, being fairly anti-social, enjoy hanging out with my friends. The kids also enjoyed seeing the friends that they made a few years back, and making new friends.
Co-op typically consists of 3 1-hour classes for elementary/middle grade. High School grades are different, but we aren’t there yet. We are only taking 2 classes. We came back in at the middle of the year, so that cut into class availability somewhat. Parents get 1 free hour. My working hour is as a hall monitor. Fun, right? I’ve totally thought about getting myself a cool uniform to wear, but that would embarrass the kids I’m guessing.
If you’re a homeschooler, does your family participate in co-op? If not, is there a local one available to you?