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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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New Member Reservations Opens Today!

New Member Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 session. Please contact president@nearwesthomeschoolers.org for a registration packet. Thanks!

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Taking Time Out for Fun at Longfellow Park

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, […]

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Cicadas, Sand Volleyball, and Bike Racing

Today was another adventurous Park Day for the Co-op. Lots of families showed up, and some new friends picnicked with us as well. After a few “motocross” simulations around the sidewalk track (complete with added motorcycle realistic sound effects), the kids parked their bikes, ran into the playground and played one of their “furry” imagination […]

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