Weekly Kids Co-Op: Welcome to August

It’s August. Around here, that means we start easing our way back into a school schedule, but still do lots of fun summer things.  I find that we actually get more done from August to mid-September than we do later in the fall.  Later in September, the weather cools, the days are gorgeous and we are outside all. the. time.  Hiking, walking, riding bikes, exploring. Can’t wait.

For now, we’ve been doing a bit of Language Arts or History, then going out and about and having fun. Here’s a sample of what we’ve been up to, via Instagram.

Exploring in Washington, D.C.

Brushing up on piano skills after 7 weeks off.

The Queen Bee is going to be a Daisy Scout this year. Her doll is all ready to join her.

Running on the indoor suspended track at our local rec center.

Here’s this weeks’ Kids Co-Op. Link up your great learning and playing ideas. Check back over the next few days to see what creativity has been happening this week around the world.



Kids Co-Op to Round Out July and Begin August

Summer is moving right along. I am noticing a lot of you are searching for curriculum planning things on my blog and Pinterest. You must be in planning mode like I am.  In fact, we are starting up some of our school work now, easing back into a schedule.

The Creek Dad and Firefly, our 8 year old, are starting history studies tonight. I am so excited that they are doing this subject, one that they both love, together.

So, this past week, we shared…

Coming up over the next week, I’ll have a review of R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey’s Earth and Space curriculum and a post about the fun learning activities we’ve been doing with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  Yes, my 6-year-old daughter has become Narnia obsessed.

Okay, so now it’s Kids Co-Op time. Share your ideas or get some new ones, maybe something to add to your curriculum plans for the upcoming year. Check back over the weekend to see what’s been added.


Weekly Kids Co-Op

Here are some great ideas from last week:

  1. Thinking Games For Kids, from What do We Do All Day? Great to play when traveling in the car.
  2. Learning About Fireflies at Crafty Moms Share. Great book resources and crafts.
  3. Star Conjunctions visible in the night sky this month by Teaching Stars.

This week, we shared our curriculum plans for early American history with my 8 year old.

And the goals and activities I have planned for my new preschooler.
 Now it’s your turn. Link up or check out what’s been added. Stop back to see what gets added over the next week.



Weekly Kids Co-Op: More Summer Learning and Fun

Need some fresh new ideas? Have some of your own to share? The Kids Co-Op continues to grow, with Moms from around the world sharing how they play and learn with their kids.

Here are some highlights from last week’s Co-Op:

From Creekside Learning this week…

I’ve been busy doing a curriculum review for our new Language Arts program, Brave Writer.  I’ll be posting that soon.

And now, it’s time for the Co-Op links. Check back over the weekend to see more.


Summertime Fun and Learning With the Kids Co-Op

The Kids Co-Op is back this week.  If you missed last weeks’ 190+ entries, you can find them here.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Waterbeads in the pool from Busy Hands, Blessed Hearts.

  • You know we are huge Harry Potter fans here in the Creekside house.  So naturally we just loved this post by Melissa at Imagination Soup about more ways you can learn and play with the Harry Potter theme.
  • Have you guys played with water beads yet?  There are many ideas out there on various ways to play with these very cool, sensory objects, but I loved Erica’s idea of dumping them into the pool!  Check it out at her blog, Busy Hands, Blessed Hearts.
  • Are you spending time in the pool, ocean or lake this summer?  Mackenzie at Cheerios and Lattes is doing a summer swim series with step-by-step instructions on how you can teach your child to swim.

The Weekly Kid's Co-op

Ready? Here are the new ideas for this week.  Come back over the weekend and see what gets added.