These last two weeks of co-op, our kids got to do something really special. I had never been on any major service project before, so our Co-leader planned a really good one. The kids had the honor of making Christmas cards and learning Christmas carols to share with the service men and women at our local veterans hospital. It was amazing to see both the faces of the vets and the faces of the children light up as they greeted each other. All ages from one year old to 12 years old were able to greet a vet face to face and give them a card. I had no idea how such a simple thing on our part could have such a powerful impact on all of us. I am so thankful to the teachers that planned and facilitated this project. It was great! I hope we get to do it again next year!
Something to look forward to. At the small schools track me a couple of weeks ago, someone suggested that the Co-op should have T-shirts that match next year. I love that idea. It would be fun to have them for the other events, like the HACHE picnic, the spelling bee, and the science fair. How cool would that be?
Today we are getting the first edition of the Helena Homeschool Enrichment Co-op. I also have finalized the sign up schedule. I will be having our core families sign up first so that we can make sure that each class has at least one experienced member in it. Then I will start looking for additional sign ups. The more people who join, the more we can offer and the lighter the work load for everyone can be. To see an example of what we hope to become, go to the resources page. Let's make this next year the best Co-op year Helena has ever seen.