Friday, November 19, 2010

Hands on Learning at Co-op

Co-op days are a huge amount of work but so much fun. I am always amazed at how much my kids learn & retain.

In Science the kids were making ocean animals out of clay.
We made rag rugs in Prairie Primer.

Sewing the pieces together.

I helped Bugsy braid his.

Elvis was eager to learn how to braid.

I taught the kids how to play a game of marbles. A popular game in Laura's day!

We had to play inside as the weather was rainy & cold. But we still had lots of fun!

Even the little ones get lots of play & learning time.

They really enjoyed playing with these cups I brought from home. It was neat seeing all the different ways they used them to explore & experiment.

This is a favorite expression of hers that I absolutely adore.

They made rain sticks as they learned about South America.

Elvis works at making a votive candle holder out of a tin can. He hammered in this star design.

My friend Jen & her youngest daughter. I love that face! =0)
These are only a few pictures from our day. We also learned about table manners, seals, & more about South Africa. A great day!


Rhonda said...

Your co-op is just amazing!I love all of the hands-on activities.

Julia said...

How fun!