Today marks the first day of our homeschool groups year. It looks to be another full but great year with our group. There are around 60 some kids in the group from 18 families. We meet on Monday mornings for just over three hours and offer classes in core subjects as well as some fun electives for the kids. Beings that it's a co-op, the moms volunteer to teach classes. :) This semester I am teaching two!
I get to teach two classes to 4th graders. My first class is on the Solar System and we are going to build a model during the semester. I can't wait to see the finished product. The second class is a fun with foreign cultures class. We are learning about Australia. But, we are also praying for the country and the people as we learn about them to broaden our horizon and grow a heart for unsaved people.
The older kids have a current affairs class, P.E., and a personal finance class. The younger set has a character counts class and a few fun ones. They are all great classes and the kids loved the entire morning. Bug especially. She was able to be in the nursery with other kids her age as well as some older kids and they played, read stories, and ate snacks! By the time we were done for the day, she was falling asleep in her seat. lol She was so tired from playing that we could hardly get her to wake up and eat lunch. :-)
I am sure that it is going to be a great year.
On top of that we are going to be putting on a full length play this year! Yours truly is directing it. But there will be more on that later. ;-)
For now, we are going to settle into the new routine for the year and try to remember to do everything that needs doing!