Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Day In The Life of a Homeschool Cooperative

Games in LEGO Design class with the high school crowd
Today was our last official day of the fall semester at Creative Christian Cooperative. The next seven days will be insane with extra practices, performances, and recital night. With all the stress and exhaustion that goes along with it, I really wouldn't have it any other way. I love co-op days. I love the families that participate. I love the fellowship with the parents and students. I love seeing it all come together.

My first classes of the day to teach are Puppetry Arts and Fun With Literature. This group of kids are in both of those classes. Today it was all about practicing our puppetry skits to perform this Sunday and and next Tuesday.
A peek behind the scenes of the puppetry theatre
Currently we have 38 families participating and 64 students. We taught choir, art, puppetry, creative writing, LEGO Deign, literature, recorders, and Christmas crafts this semester. Next semester we will have even more choices with pottery, costuming, stage make up, science, medieval history, nature study, and improv.

Tonight the high school drama class stayed after to practice for our Night of Shakespeare on Saturday. We served pizza for dinner and then plunged right into three spoofs of Shakespeare with Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. Then the kids worked on the shortened version of Twelfth Night. Can you say long day! For me it was 1:00 - 8:30. So worth it!


Jessica said...

It looks like a wonderful coop. It's so big! Groups here in CT tend to be smaller. I would love the opportunity to be around so many creative kids. We are looking to join a coop and we are visiting the one our friends belong to next week.

Meg Falciani said...

We are going to look into some kind of group setting for the boys. I'm not sure where we will fit it in, but I think they'd like the interaction.

nerdymom said...

What a wonderful way to provide creative group opportunities through your co-op! It's fun to read how other homeschooling families have come together and used their gifts, talents and interests to benefit one another. Thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

I enjoy our coop days with the homeschool group as well. :)

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Lisa Boyle said...

This looks like such a wonderful experience! Wow! :-)

Brandy brockhausen said...

We love our co-op too! This is the first year we have done one and it has been a great experience!