Facing New Challenges

Even though we have been homeschooling for twelve years, this school-year began with some new challenges. Our homeschool cooperative was faced with a level of adversity that it had never before experienced. We have been blessed to be part of this group for a very long time, nearly a decade. In that time, my children … Continue reading Facing New Challenges

70 Class Ideas for Groups

My kids have enjoyed some wonderful classes with our homeschool co-op. Our group tends to concentrate on offering classes that require kids to work together, something not easily done at home with just one family, and classes that might not typically be taught in a homeschool. This is one of the reasons why I love … Continue reading 70 Class Ideas for Groups

Combining Geography and Art

Combining geography and art can be an interesting way to teach two subjects at once. I recently did this with a group of children in kindergarten through third grade. The primary inspiration for this class was Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World by MaryAnn F. Kohl. In this book, the author presents … Continue reading Combining Geography and Art