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Park Days

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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Slacklinin’, Kite Flyin’, & Splish Splashin’

Today some of the Co-op kids got together to test their Slacklining skills. One of the older children was kind enough to bring in some equipment comprised of tubular Slack-Spec webbing, slings, locker rings, and some oval carabiners, which she promptly secured between two trees in a nicely shaded spot by constructing a “Primitive Rig […]

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Memories Made at the Beach

“Life is Better in Flip Flops”  ~  anonymous This week our regular park day was held at beautiful and spacious 63rd Street Beach in Chicago.  Swimming, sand building, and lakeside napping were all activities enjoyed by co-opers on this sunny day.  If you happen to be riding your bike down Lake Shore Drive this past […]

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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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