Thursday, September 15, 2016

Home Education: A Return To Co-Op


The co-op we are returning to is 18 years old this year.  We started with it the first year and then in the second year, I joined the leadership team.  I served on leadership for 12 year - five of those as the chairwoman of the team.  My last year was the year that Emma graduated.  

We took a year off from co-op, then two and then it was five years since we had been a part.  I needed to break and while my kids would have enjoyed co-op, everyone thrived.

This year we decided to go back and give co-op a try again.  Kyle will have gym, Sarah will have an elections and government class, and choir.  Kamryn will get classes, too.

I will be helping in classes in the fall and teaching English Country Dancing in the spring.  I'll get a chance to hang out in the mom's room with other mom's.  I'll enjoy this time because I really like to encourage other women.  Many of these mom's are just getting started with raising their families and have chosen homeschooling.  I remember those days.  I can help them know that the days are long but the years are short.  They'll blink and their kids will be graduated.

It feels a bit strange to go back, but I think I'm ready.  The kids are beyond ready.  Ready or not, it begins!

4 comments:

  1. I'm sure you are ready. I like that phrase the days are long but the years are short. I was telling that to a young mom last night who was discouraged by the length of her days at home with small children.

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  2. How nice that you can be an encourager to the newer Homeschool moms! I try to encourage the moms at our church that are on this journey also; so many times their own families are not doing that, so I try to share the other side of the journey.

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  3. Sounds like a great revisit with benefits for your family and beyond! Enjoy!

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  4. A return to the co-op for you, and being an encourager for home school moms. I bet English Country Dancing that you will teach is fun.

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