Today was a homeschool co-op day. A busy day for me and the kids, but also one that we look forward to every week. You have probably read my posts about our wonderful co-op group, but if you haven't...I'm here to fill you in!!
This is our 3rd semester at Holy Family Homeschool Enrichment of the Triad. It was one year ago that I decided that my church would be a perfect place to host a Catholic homeschool group. After asking friends if they would be interested, we took the plunge and it has been a wonderful success!! Being part of this group has been such a blessing to our family and we can honestly say that all our members are pretty awesome!
Today was our second week of our winter/spring semester. I currently teach a preschool class using Before Five in a Row...with my own spin, of course! Our other preschool classes include music, bible/virtues, and playtime in our awesome nursery. My older kids are having a blast in their classes too. Latin, bell choir, hagiography (study of saints), science, and art are all favorites!
It's amazing how wonderful it is to be a part of a group of homeschoolers who have the same values as you do. It has become such an important support group! And from this little Catholic homeschool co-op, many wonderful things are coming into bloom. Our members are starting book studies for moms, book clubs for kids, a running club, and the amount of field trips and activities is abundant!! All these extra-curricular activities are also not just for our members, but open to all Catholic homeschoolers. I hate to brag, but we have a wonderful group of families among us!!
If you can't find a Catholic group that hosts a co-op, I highly suggest you start your own group! A great book to give you plenty of ideas is A Haystack Full of Needles, by Alice Gunther. It's not necessary to start big...just a simple weekly get together at someone's home is all you need to get started. If you want to explore my co-op's website, check it out! Holy Family Homeschool Enrichment of the Triad.