Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I don't want to go to school...I like homeschool!

I told Elliott last night that we would be visiting a co-op to see how he liked the classes, and he loudly protested.  I made the mistake of referring to it as a sort of "school" for homeschoolers, and he was adamant that he was not going to school, that he liked homeschool!

How could I blame him?  I spent the entire month of August explaining how he would be homeschooled and that he would not be attending "regular school" even though all of his friends and 3 of his cousins were starting Pre-K and Kindergarten.  Once we had our First Day of Pre-K Homeschool Style, he was in love with homeschool.

He was slightly more receptive to the idea this morning, but then reverted to his original position and whined all the way there.  However, his aunt (she's a member there) marched him right into the classroom he would be in if we joined, and she told me he went right on in and did fine!

They happened to not be running the nursery, so they told me I could accompany Emory to the preschool class.  Since I was with him, I wasn't really able to sit in on any classes, but I was able to watch Elliott play kickball in the gym.

He had a literature based class, gym, science (it was on the schedule anyway, but I couldn't get him to tell me about it) and art.  For art he colored a turkey and painted a fall tree.


He didn't want to leave, and begged to go back!  He said the "school" didn't look like a regular school since they didn't have desks, and he liked that.  I think he liked the idea of the free time more than anything.

Overall, I'm very excited.  The members were very friendly and helpful to me, and Elliott's change of heart makes me feel more comfortable about taking him next semester.




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2 comments:

  1. we love co-ops! We have been part of several great ones, and are part of one now too! LOVE EM! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. That sounds like a great opportunity! I can see how the word "school" scared him off, but co-ops usually have a different feel to them. Glad he liked it!

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