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Yearly Archives: 2013

Gingerbread Anatomy and Pet Store Science!

Last week, November 7th, co-opers were very busy studying animal instincts and our anatomies!   Muon Magic The Muons continued their experiments with Colby Jack, the little white science mouse we acquired. After two weeks without running his maze, Colby ran his maze a lot slower then he had previously. We reviewed some of the […]

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Quilts, Cubism, and Foam

Last Thursday at Co-op, we were lucky to celebrate Halloween together with friends!  The day was filled with Halloween themed lesson plans, and ended with a very festive party.  Fun and spooky treats were abundant, and creative costumes were everywhere! Muons/Electrons This week the Electrons and the Muons continued working on their books of poetry […]

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Shadows, Similes, Eric Carle, and Plarn!

This week at Co-op we were in many moods with a spooky shadow puppet lesson, thoughtful plarn community service lesson, creating art in the style of Eric Carle, and learning about similes! Muons The Muons participated in a community service project today. They made a giant ball of plarn(plastic yarn)and did some crocheting for the […]

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Pumpkins, Columbus, and Legos

October 17, 2013 Pumpkins played center stage in Co-op last Thursday.  Math, drama, art, writing…  learning is so fun with a pumpkin!  Christopher Columbus also made several appearances~ even as a lego!  Although attendance was down due to illness and life happenings, our group kept the magic going!  This group truly works as a team. […]

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Animal Autumn Adventures at Co-op

Last Thursday, four legged creatures were all the buzz at The Community Co-op!  The muons welcomed a new (furry) friend, the quarks/protons went on a bear hunt, and the neutrons explored a cave!  Read on to learn of our adventures. MUON MAGIC Today, the Muons constructed a cardboard maze for a live white mouse which […]

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Balloon Math, a Purple Crayon, and Constructing the Eiffel Tower

October 3, 2013 MUON MAGIC        The Muons were given a challenge to analyze photos of a popular global landmark, plan its reconstruction with hand drawn diagrams, and construct a scale model of the landmark using cardboard and packaging tape, in one hour. We settled on the Eiffel Tower and the Muons began to sketch out […]

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First Full Day of Co-op!

Last Thursday, our families came together and officially started the 2013-2014 year of Co-op with class!  And classes!  Atoms, Protons, Quarks, Neutrons, Electrons, and Muons followed what will soon be routine Thursday schedules and learned a thing or two from parent leads (and from each other).  Here is a taste of some of what took […]

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First Day Orientation

Last Thursday, September 19th, we celebrated our first day of Co-op!  During this half day session, we organized an orientation for the children to become familiar with the rules and the exciting new procedures that will take place this year.  Then, the entire co-op met in the gym for free play, first day picture taking, […]

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Arrrrrrrrgh!!! Ye Olde Pirate Park Day

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Skate Park Day

This week co-opers were spotted sharpening their rad skills scootering on the ramps of Stevenson Park in Oak Park.  These kids get major props for kicking it old school at a tripped out session that was diamondz!  That is skate slang for ‘they did well on their scooters’.  While hanging out on the ramps, our […]

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