Co-op Fall 2017

If you have seen my old post about my homeschool co-op, this is an updated version with my new classes. My five classes are:

  • Tinker Time– In Tinker Time, we take things apart to see how they work. Right now, we are taking apart a DVD player with a partner.

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    Taking apart a DVD player in Tinker Time


  • NaNoWriMo Junior Writers–In NaNoWriMo, we write novels for the national writing month. We are also writing with a group. In the group story, I am the antagonist.


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This is my noveling group.


We also write one by ourselves in November.


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A class picture from NaNoWriMo


  • Lunch–I don’t have much to say on this subject but we do play Infection after lunch. A couple of our friends use walkie talkies with us when we play Infection to increase our chances of winning.


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This is at the start of the game when everyone is running from the person who is counting.



  • Strategy Games–We play board games and card games that use strategy. I usually play Risk.


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Playing a game in Strategy Games.



  • Imagine and Play–We have objects that we start out with, and we try and build something with them. We have different objects each week to build with. We learned that you cannot use rope and pool noodles to build a zip line.


What happens when you try and build a giant gun.


  • Computer Programing–Most people only take four classes, but I am taking five. My last one is Computer Programing with HTML and CSS. This is what I have made so far:


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Co-op is very fun, and I can’t wait for it again!


On Wednesdays, we are part of a homeschool co-op. My classes this year are:

  1. Science in the Beginning
  2. Blogging and 21st Century Skills
  3. Apologia Botany
  4. Strategy Games

Science in the Beginning, is about the first 7 days of the world. At the end, we do jeopardy about what we learned that week. During last week’s Daily Double, the other team bet all their points and lost. Now they are at zero.

In blogging, we write blogs and deliver presentations. Here are a few of the blogs besides mine:

Kasen Weekly

The Paper Master

Oliver is a Beast


Classical Girl

We are having a contest. Whoever writes the most blog posts over 1oo words receives a $20 Amazon gift card. Second gets $15. Third gets $10 and fourth wins $5. Communikate won first, I won second, Tealsurfur won third and This Guys Blog won fourth. Tealsurfer’s blog is private. This blogging class is taught by The Contemporary Homeschooler.

Raising hands during a blogging presentation.

Next, we walk to the sanctuary. We do the Pledge of Allegiance and go over announcements.  After that, we have lunch. My mom usually buys us pizza, and we pack a candy bar from Halloween.

Our next class is botany. We are making a plant game for the last week of 2016 that has Co-op. We use the Apologia curriculum where you use a notebook and a book to read from. You can buy the curriculum.


The group picture for botany.

In Strategy Games, I mostly play Risk. It is a board game that takes a very long time. It ends when you dominate the world. We can never get that far in 55 minutes so we do it in a different way. You win by owning the most territories. People play the other games, fortunately. Having all 5 people playing Risk takes so long. Usually, we have two to three people.

Playing Risk


Co-op is very fun and I like it.

Lego Writing Club

This is Lego Writing Club. We write stories and have a checklist with grammar items that we must incorporate to get full points. There is a featured author of the week who reads the story. We post our stories on a class site called MeWe for our classmates to read. Here are some of the pics of my build.

Jots By John

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