A Preschool CoOp and Summer Theme Continues

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

After my morning run, the boys and I headed to a play date, so that we could meet with some ladies who are starting a preschool cooperative.  {A cooperative is basically where we all split the “teaching” duties between everyone in the group.  Each time we meet a new person “teaches” the lesson.}  As we were beginning our home school adventure I had considered starting a coop of my own as a way to make help insure that the boys are able to learn from other people and that they are still around a normal classroom like setting. 

However, as many of my perspective coop friends moved away, I was not sure what to do.  I discovered that one of the playgroups I wasn’t very active in was trying to start a coop preschool.  Thus, leading us to the meeting/play date that we had this morning. 

The group that they are planning to start would be a twice a week preschool where each mom would teach one subject a day.  It sounds very promising, but I am not sure that I want to commit to a twice a week preschool. To be honest one of the things I was most excited about Thing 1 not going to preschool was the freedom that we would have in our schedule.  There are so many great things to do in the area, that I am excited to explore.  If we commit to this we would only have Mondays free to do anything, including errands.  So I am not sure what we are going to do.

After our meeting/play date, lunch and a little bit of rest time, Thing 1, Thing 2 and I did a little bit of school.

Thing 1 and I played a game that helped him practice writing his numbers.  We also worked on reading some sentences that contained the sight words: a, and, see, the, I and the –at and –an word families.  He is always excited when he reads a sentence.

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Thing 2 and I practiced counting.   

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Another day of learning fun!