We had our first co-op meeting today, and it went fine. Really quite well. I didn't get any very "meaty" literature or history discussions going, and my geography lesson was very light, but overall I think it was good. The kids seemed happy and engaged, anyway, and that counts for something.
Of course, given that it feels as though I spent the entire summer working on preparing for this school year, today's classes ought to have gone well. I guess the real question will be whether I can keep the kids' enthusiasm going once my magical bag of Hershey's kisses is gone! (One of the boys in Travis's class, who normally spends class in another galaxy, was absolutely on fire today giving me definitions for literary terms, once he realized that I would reward him with chocolate. I think, just for my own mental health, I may keep the
Last week we did start lessons, but just history, literature, and Latin. Which left me time to plan and the kids time to play. After all, it is still summer!