Jennefer@SSA Posted January 31, 2012 Share Posted January 31, 2012 (edited) A friend and I are in the planning stages to start a co-op this coming fall. I say co-op b/c it's the closest thing we can currently think to call it. When it is fully developed it will not be a co-op in the truest sense as we intend to provide the option for parents to drop off if they are willing to pay a higher fee. Our co-op (for lack of a better defining term yet) will meet 2 days a week, Tuesday and Thursday. It will be in the afternoons from 12-4. We will provide history, science, music and art. My friend and I have found that we feel confident in our ability to do the core subjects at home (core being mainly the 3 R's) but we have increasingly found it hard to get all these extra subjects in - the subjects that often make homeschooling...or education in general...the most fun! As we have talked with other moms we have found several that feel similarly. Now to think of a name. There are other co-ops in our area that all use acronyms so we wanted to do something different to stand out. There is a new University Model School starting using the letters CCCA so we wanted to avoid letters as well. I was thinking of using a Latin word and have searched and searched but have not found anything that has really jumped out. The mission statement for our group will include the fact that we want to partner with parents who are already doing a solid core at home to expand/broaden/enrich their family's homeschool experience to include a wider range of subjects done in community and systematically. We also plan to do one optional field trip a month on Fridays that will correlate with what we are learning in one of our subjects as well. Ultimately, we would also love to start a mom's bookclub to work through SWB's The Well Educated Mind as well. Again this would be optional. Our goal is to really enrich the whole family's experience in homeschooling to make it as rich as it can be. Okay I hope I have given enough background to spark someone's creative juices. My brain is so mired in the details of how this will all work and play out that I absolutely cannot think of anything. Thank you in advance! Edited January 31, 2012 by Jennefer@SSA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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