Plans to host a Christian Homeschool Co-op at the First Baptist Church located at 325 Randolph Avenue in Pulaski are moving forward. Starting in the fall of 2021, the Homeschool Co-op will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30AM to 11:40AM followed by lunch (brought from home) in the church fellowship hall. The Homeschool Co-op will run for 10 to 12 weeks during the fall and spring semesters, giving homeschool parents a day of grace and providing a safe and healthy environment in which kids can learn and fellowship. Parents and volunteers will be the teachers.
A commitment date of July 6th has been announced, but there is available space for additional students to attend. An informational and planning meeting will be held on Thursday, July 8 at 6:00PM in the church’s fellowship hall.
There are currently 27 students enrolled up to age 15 who will enjoy learning in a unique environment where the students and parents determine the classes to be taught. According to the Homeschool Co-op organizer, Christine Fiske, the list of class offerings is endless. Academics such as critical thinking, apologetics (learning to defend your faith), Bible classes, strategy games, sciences and crafts, book clubs, praise dance, imagination and building…maybe even a LEGO class…will be offered.
Fiske says, “What are your kids interested in? What would you love to teach or share? What can we do together in this Co-op environment that ou have found challenging to do at your homeschooling location?”
The next in-person meeting to complete registration paperwork and discuss the scope of classes will be held on Thursday, July 8 at 6:00PM at the First Baptist Church. Childcare will be available on a limited basis, so please contact Christine Fiske before the meeting.
Fiske’s philosophy is “Homeschooling is truly the Lord’s work. No one can teach your kids better than you – but it sue is nice to have support along the way! I am incredibly excited to build this community, both for allof us and for our children, and look forward to whatever the Lord has planned for us as we begin this adventure together.”
For additional information about attending the Homeschool Co-Op, please contact Christine Fiske at AVFBCPulaski@gmail.com
By DANIELLE REID, The Patriot