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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tug Of War

We managed to stay cool, creative, and focused on fun today.  The Co-op acquired a snazzy new 50 foot Tug-O-War rope, which the children promptly wrapped their hands around.  How many homeschoolers does it take to take a rope from a grown adult?  Apparently only a handful.  After the rope fun, the kids fashioned a […]

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Landscape Art Under Glass

Today’s “Park Days” event took place at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago.  In 1905 Chicago’s West Park Commission’s general superintendent and chief landscape architect, Jens Jensen, demolished the three smaller greenhouses in Humboldt, Douglas and Garfield Parks to create what was intended as “the largest publicly owned conservatory under one roof in the world” […]

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