Co-Op Planning

Oh my goodness, we are in the midst of some fun happenings around here!!  Two years ago we had a co-op of sorts.  It was a bit structured and a bit fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants.  Last year we attempted a co-op on steroids – and it fizzled before the year kicked off. (Too many things going on, and at least one momma needed to step back)

This year, we are merging the two.  We are having a Charlotte Mason style co-op, following lots of planning.  We are very organized and all planned out for the year, but we are keeping it LIGHT.  This means no science, no presidents, no geography, no linking it all to history …. oh my I think I am getting tired again!! 

This year it will be as follows:

Hymn Study as a group (using http://contentedathome.com/hymn-study-homeschoolers/)

Next we will break into 3 groups – older (6th & up) middle (K-5th) and Pre-school – and we will do

Artist Study

Art Project (inspired by the artist)

Composer Study

Nature Study

I will admit that Pinterest has made planning all this so much easier!!  We have our year mapped out as far as which hymn, artist and so on.

 

September

Debussy

Monet

What a Friend we have in Jesus

Butterflies

October

Gershwin

Picasso

Blessed Assurance

Pumpkins

November

Tchaikovsky

Degas

Amazing Grace

Leaves

December

Handel

Van Gogh

O Holy Night

Stars

January

Ives

Cezanne

Take my Life

Trees

February

Gabrieli

Michelangelo

Come Thou Fount

Seeds

March

Haydn

Raphael

Rock of Ages

Rocks

April

Vivaldi

Da Vinci

Old Rugged Cross

Sunflowers

May

Dukas

Renoir

It is Well with my Soul

Bugs

 

We are going to meet twice a month – which we all think will be perfect with our already busy schedules!! 

So stay tuned, maybe I will share some of our art projects and nature study as we go along.  We are excited!! 

I plan to incorporate notebooking pages for my family for each topic.  We may only have 1 notebooking page for each hymn that they jot notes on for two weeks, but anything will help them retain a bit more of that info!

It is going to be a great school year!!

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