"We start learning the minute we're born, Laura. And if we're wise, we don't stop until the Lord calls us home." Ma Ingalls
What is a homeschool Co-op?
The purpose behind Revival Christian Academy’s cooperative program is to create community and a sense of family by working together to educate our kids and encourage each other. Our homeschool co-op is free to families who are enrolled in our PSP.
A homeschool co-op is a group of families who meet together and work cooperatively to achieve common goals. Co-ops can be organized around academics, social time, the arts, activities, crafts, service work, or projects — or some combination of these. Co-ops are more enrichment-oriented, with a focus on the arts, social time, or unique angles on traditional subjects. Children in these co-ops typically do most of their learning outside of their co-op, but a co-op is one more experience that builds their knowledge and provides them with a chance to be with friends or do something interesting. (thehomeschoolmom.com)
Co-ops are set up for team players. By its nature, you are going to have to do something to help. Please don’t join a co-op if you are going to drop off your child and run (unless it’s one of the rare programs where you pay for that privilege). Before you sign up, think of what you can offer the group. Is there a subject you are comfortable teaching to a small group? Can you offer administrative skills? Are you a good hall monitor or can you work in the nursery while other parents teach? (onlypassionatecuriosity.com)
Grassroots Homeschooling-Rewinding the Clock
In the early days of homeschooling parents pooled their resources in order to get their kids the best education they could. Parents were passionate about taking their kids from the public school environment or conformity and one-way learning to a place where kids could learn according to their learning style and preference. Forming a homeschool cooperative has been my heart for the past three years, and the Lord has finally opened the door to bring this to Revival Christian Academy. We are heading into an exciting new season at Revival Christian Academy by rewinding the clock to a simpler time to where parents are not only teaching, but are directing the content of what is taught by relying on their God-given skills and gifts that they will passionately impart upon the kids. Every parent will play a roll (hence the name co-op/cooperative) to meet the needs of their fellow homeschool families. You may be a parent who has a love of math, and would like to teach prealgebra to the kids, and maybe you need help teaching writing to your child, and there’s another mom who is gifted in that area and will be teaching a writing class.
To kick off our first year in this new chapter, we will be studying the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder through her books and we invite all enrolled kids to be a part of it.
A team of dedicated moms has come forward who are wanting to teach various things all based on the Little House theme, but in this co-op, all parents will be a part of the process whether it’s helping with snack time, in class, watching kids on the playground, or cleaning up after class. Remember, it’s a cooperative and things will only get done if everyone works together. Some of the things that will be taught are sewing, history, writing and more, but we’ll release those details on August 8th at the Launch Party . Did I mention this is FREE and is only open to Revival Christian Academy families?
My prayer is that your family will find your home here with us and that you kids’ education will be greatly enriched!
Director, Revival Christian Academy
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
September – May
9am – noon
September 12th & 26th ~ Little House in the Big Woods
October 10th & 24th ~ Little House on the Prairie
November 14th & 28th ~ Farmer Boy
December 12th ~ On the Banks of Plum Creek
January 16th & 30th ~ By the Shores of Silver Lake
February 13th & 27th ~ The Long Winter
March 13th & 27th ~ Little Town on the Prairie
April 10th ~ These Happy Golden Years
May 1st & 15th ~ The First Four Years
May 21st ~ Open House
Resources for Little House books:
Local Library & Used Bookstores (Physical or ebook): Friends of the Library locations in Murrieta, Friends of the Temecula Library
Discount websites (Physical or ebook): Amazon, Book Outlet, Thrift Books, Half Priced Books
Garage Sales and the Varagesale app are great places too.
Audio book apps: Audible, Scribd
*your library might also carry the books in ebook or audio form as well.
*Links are included where possible, hover over store and website names for direct access*