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I plan to homeschool Grace so I have signed up to be a part of our local homeschooling co-op. Tomorrow is her first day. She has an hour of play-time followed by two 1 hour classes. The first class teaches story telling and focuses on listening and recall. The second class is a role playing class where they focus on taking turns, and being respectful. A Bible lesson is tied into each class. Grace won't be 3 until February but I have fought to get her into the program early. After spending time with her the program director agreed to let her try it out. I'm nervous and excited. The co-op meets two times a month so I think it's a good start. I'll start homeschooling on a more full-time schedule next school year.... Hoping tomorrow goes well...
Last edited by ZeliaMarie; September 28th, 2010 at 03:23 AM.
Well it went OK. Grace did really well and had a great time. However, I'm not going to join the co-op. I just wasn't that impressed by it. First class DD just sat in the nursery with children who were at least a year younger then her. I was in there helping out and an hour with 4 crying babies is enough to make you lose your mind! Second class was puppets and puzzles. Some older lady sat behind a blanket and had a puppet tell a very short story about Moses. Then the kids played duck duck goose, had a snack and colored for the rest of the hour. The last class was show and tell. The kids talked about a toy they like then they colored for an hour. Not much structure and a lot of free coloring time. I felt like it was nothing more then glorified play time. I'm not paying $45 for the association and $50 for the co-op so DD can color. I was disappointed. IDK ...
Iím working on some skills with DD at home. Sheís young so I still have another year or two to figure out what Iím doing. In PA you donít have to report youíre homeschooling until your child is 8. Once they are in the system it is so hard to get them out. I think Iíll just start on my own program for now and see how things go. I can always enroll her later if need be. Iím not joining the co-op but Iíll probably still join the association because they help with putting your portfolio together and following all the guidelines set forth by the State.