2021-2022 Co-op Schedule 

September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3, 17
December 8
January 12, 26
February 9 (1st snow makeup date - February 16th)
March 2, 16, 30 (2nd snow makeup date - March 23rd)
April 13, (3rd snow makeup date - April 20th)

Our co-op classes will be meeting at the Congregational Church in Goffstown village.

Please consider keeping the opposite Wednesday's Free for other WHE events.

Please note class fees do not include textbooks or workbooks

Preschool ages 2-4           *This Class is only available for families with older children attending the Co-op.* 

This is offered to parents that are teaching, primarily, and families who have other children in the older grades. The focus is basically playtime. There may be story times, games, and snacks. 

Grades K-6th - Exploring Nature with Children 
 Nature Study

This class looks to our own backyards as we explore and learn about the natural world and God’s creations within a seasonal framework. The curriculum this class will follow is a Charlotte Mason style curriculum called Exploring Nature With Children and it is available for purchase (although not required) as a downloadable PDF. Our classroom time will be spent learning about the week’s topic (i.e. leaves, seeds, the moon, plant life cycle, etc.), sharing personal observations and journal entries and doing relevant experiments and/or extension activities. Students and families are encouraged to get outside to spend time observing, learning and journaling about their observations.

Grades K-1st - PE Class
   Have fun learning new games and skills! A great way to expend all of that extra energy.
Grades 2nd-6th - LEGO Builder
Each child will need a box of classic medium LEGOs (sold at Walmart/Target for $27.99). Class will consist of building construction challenges and working on presentation/public speaking skills. On sale for $23.96 at Amazon.
Grades 2nd-12th - Drama
  Drama Class is designed for kids interested in learning more about the aspects of theater. This includes learning stage terminology, working on acting skills, set building, and costumes/makeup design. We will be performing a simple play at the end of the WHE year, however your child will not be required to perform in the play if they do not wish to. Those who choose not to perform will assist in costume prep, stage changes, lighting, and various other backstage tasks.  Drama Class is open to all children in grade 2 and up, however your child does need to know how to read for ease of script reading. 
Grades 7th-12th - Magazine Composition

What do you love so much that you can pour your heart, energy and time into it and still have something left over to say? We are going to nurture the creative impulse of our students in order for them to learn to love writing. In this class, we are going to collaborate on writing a magazine, with the theme of the magazine decided on by the students. 

The students will be creating short stories, poems, non-fiction articles, letters, and a few other creative pieces over the course of the school year. We will be discussing how writing is a creative act. For each type of writing, they will be led through a process of brainstorming, outlining, and analyzing that is meant to carry over and expand into the next lesson.

At the end of the year, the students should have created enough written content for a magazine. 

Supplies: 3-ring binder, composition book (for journal questions)

Grades 7th-12th - Magazine Art/Layout & Publishing

This class will focus on the artistic side of publishing a magazine.

 

Co-op Day Schedule

10:00-11:00am

11:00am-12:00pm

Fall Semester

After the AM classes, we will be going to Barnard Park for lunch and recess. Please plan to join us each time, so that both moms and kids have time to build friendships.

In the event of rain, we will enjoy lunch together at co-op, then have an indoor play time. 

Ages 2-4 Preschool Playtime

Grades K-6
Nature Study

(This class will be divided into three groups based on age)

 

Grades K-1
PE

Grades 2-6
LEGO Builder

Grades 2-12
Drama

Grades 7-12
Magazine Composition

Grades 7-12
Magazine Art/Layout & Publishing

Register for classes and events on our events page.  Contact WHE for more information about attending our Co-op classes at: [email protected] wearehomeeducators.com (no spaces)

The WHE Co-op only runs 14 times per year.  We come together for labs and classes that enhance your homeschool experience. Our schedule means less time commitment, yet it still allows for structured classes with a group of peers.  We also have set up our day to allow for plenty of social time for parents and children.  Our classes are run by homeschool parents which keeps our costs down.  We require parents to volunteer in some capacity so everyone feels connected as part of the team.  We hope you will consider our group for your family!

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Cooperative is defined as involving mutual assistance in working toward a common goal: every member has clearly defined tasks in a cooperative enterprise.

WHE requires parents in our co-op to fill a Cooperative Assignment Position (CAP). These positions could include, but are not limited to: classroom helper, nursery, hall monitor, or set up/clean up. Parents will be required to serve in some capacity. Parents should be flexible to work in various roles within the group to assure our day runs efficiently.