Well this mom is excited! We signed up for our co-op classes for our homeschool organization that we joined today! I think this is going to be a fun time for the kids. Hopefully a time when they can develop friendships with other kids. It is a good way to solve the whole “socialization” issue! Ha! (Personally I don’t think there is an issue but if anyone wants to ever try that argument with me I have a good answer to give…my kids are involved in co-op classes where they get to interact with other kids, along with being very involved in church…)
Anyways…that is NOT the reason for this post. :-)
The classes are held every other Friday through November (so there will be 6 sessions for each of these classes). Here are the classes that we will be doing:
1st Period 9:30-10:15
Seth – Folk Tales and Fables - (Familiar stories come alive through fun, exciting, hands-on projects. The activities for each story will be stored in a pocket book handmade by your child. Skills such as narration, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, and fine-motor skills will be introduced and/or reinforced in this class.)
Aaron – Pre-K PE class
Alyssa – Nursery (and I will be helping with the nursery during this period)
2nd Period 10:20-11:05
Seth – Photo Phun - (Students will create a scrapbook using their own photos. They will then have a memory book as a keepsake.) *The fee for this class was only $15 and what a memory Seth will come out this class having :-) I am planning on having him use pictures that I take during school (a lot that you see here on the blog).
Aaron – General Pre-K activities (and I will be helping with this class during this period!)
Alyssa – Nursery
3rd Period 11:10-12:00
Seth – Storigami (Combines the arts of storytelling and origami. Not only is origami fun, but when you practice origami, you are activating the whole brain. It is a unique exercise in spatial-temporal reasoning beneficial in developing hand eye coordination, sequencing skills, attention skills, math skills and patience. We will use our imagination as the shapes emerge and put them into a story.) I will be in this class because they asked that mothers of 5 yr olds be present to help their child with the folding. So it will be like Seth and I are doing this class together – FUN!
Aaron – Story time and crafts
Alyssa – Nursery
PE 12:30-1:15 for Seth…general play time for Aaron and Alyssa
I really think this is going to be a lot of fun for the kids and I am really looking forward to it!!