1. As much pressure as I feel making sure that I'm providing the best education for my son, it's that much worse worrying about providing for other folk's sons and daughters. I agonized for weeks if the hands-on activities would be fun yet educational. Would they be too hard or too simplistic. I made up quiz sheets to help students remember key points as they watched the videos. I think that most of the other moms felt this way too. Schnickelfritz's Mapping the World by Heart teacher always had handouts and fun games for memorizing the names of countries. The kindergarten class that met before mine had three hardworking moms organizing crafts every week.
|Studying friction on an icy slope|
|Learning about levers|
|Eureka! We have a circuit|
|My Hands-on Science class|
So my look back on 2012 covered our first real co-op experience. Other Crew members will have their own experiences to share. Be sure to check out the first Blog Cruise of the new year, 2012: A Look Back on Jan. 1st.