Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our Homeschool Group

One reader left a comment asking what we do with our Homeschool group so I thought I would answer the question here in a post.

When I signed up for the homeschool group, it was mainly for field trips. My kids love field trips and they are such a great way to learn and retain information.

We now use our homeschool group for Fair and Bees such as spelling, geography, science, history and art, and P.E (bowling, basketball, soccer, gynmastics and kickball). I also found Jasmine's violin teacher through this group and so we use it for networking as well.

We have a library day once a month where the kids do a craft (usually something seasonal) of some sort or listen to someone that comes in. We've had authors and historians. We have a Thanksgiving dinner usually the week before Thanksgiving and everyone is encouraged to dress up as a historical figure. A lot of the children make their own costumes. It's really nice.

This year the group is adding a Family night once a month. They had a couple last year that included square dancing and a family pool party.

Also one of the things that I like about this group is the different committees they have. Each Mom is required to serve on at least one committee. We have one committee known as the Benevolence committee of which I am in charge for the upcoming school year. We keep what is known as a care calendar and any Mom who is pregant or going through surgery or whatever signs up to have meals delivered to her family. Our Treasurer recently buried her Mom and while her Mom was in the hospital, the group supplied meals for her family. I was totally amazed at how quickly they responded and how well it works.

I hope this gives you a good idea of how our group operates and why we use it. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Homeschool groups can be a great source for many of things that you listed.


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