In our co-op this year, the children are learning science (Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day), geography, history (Story of the World Volume 4), and Writing (Institutes for Excellence in Writing Intensive A).  So far it is going so well, and the children are learning a lot as am I.  I teach the 4th-6th grade science and writing twice a month.  I love how this co-op is a support to what we are doing at home and how it keeps me accountable in getting science and history reading done.  And I am SO thankful for my co-leader Julie who is so organized and encouraging.  We have had a great partnership the last few years, and her friendship is a huge blessing.

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The children learned about the country of Uganda and got to experience eating a traditional dish of beans and rice with only hands and no utensils.  Some took to this more than others.  It was not really Tyler's cup of tea ;

The children learned about the country of Uganda and got to experience eating a traditional dish of beans and rice with only hands and no utensils. Some took to this more than others. It was not really Tyler’s cup of tea ;

Field trip at Morningside Nature Center--learning about first inhabitants of FL!

Field trip at Morningside Nature Center–learning about first inhabitants of FL!

 

Learning about Timucua technology

Learning about Timucua technology

 

Sorting beans and seeds with Isabella Grancagnolo

Sorting beans and seeds with Isabella Grancagnolo

 

Lucy and Leo--I already forget what they were doing in this picture.

Lucy and Leo–I already forget what they were doing in this picture.

 

Serious Pokemon Card trading at co-op

Serious Pokemon Card trading at co-op

 

Tyler making his passport for geography class

Tyler making his passport for geography class

Trying Hard Tack in history class.  It turned out to be a big hit!

Trying Hard Tack in history class. It turned out to be a big hit!