We participated in another semester of our homeschool co-op, Home Grown Hearts. The fall semester just wrapped up, with a big program.
Here's a picture of all of the kids who participated - around 150 of them. They all go on stage to recite the Scripture passage we worked on memorizing this semester: Psalm 34:1-10.
My 3rd grade son took an Oregon Trail class this semester. Here he is with a few of his class projects.
And my 8th grade daughter took a canvas painting class (again). Here are some of her paintings from this semester. It's fun to decorate our walls at home with her beautiful paintings.
This is my toddler girl in the nursery at co-op. She will move up to a Preschool class in the spring, since she turns 3 next week.
My littlest boy was with me pretty much all the time this semester. He really struggled when I left him in the nursery. So we were together in the nursery for some of the time. He went with me to a Sr High Book Study for one hour (heard all about Fahrenheit 451 and Edgar Allen Poe) and was also with me most of the time for my prayer/snack hour. So it was a rougher semester for me, with him at my side all morning long. It was harder for me to connect with my prayer group and to devote the necessary thought to the Book Study class.
Overall, though, I am so thankful for our co-op group.
We enjoy the social outlet and the educational aspects.
We all enjoy some of the bigger group activities that we would miss out on otherwise, as homeschooling can be so isolating. Thank you, God, for our co-op!