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A Charlotte Mason Co-op by Leslie Noelani Laurio

We just got home from a long, fun day. We picked blueberries and toured a small museum specializing in a local historical statesman. Afterwards, the kids waded in the creek on the museum grounds while we moms chatted about our plans for the upcoming school year, nutrition and books we’ve read recently. As always, we’ve come home from this excursion a little tired from the sun and activity, but without feeling rushed or stressed. The day has been enjoyable and educational. We do something like this every Friday as part of our Charlotte Mason co-op. When homeschoolers hear that I’m involved in a CM co-op, they’re always intrigued and want to know how that’s done. The co-op grew out of our local CM mom’s study group. Some of the moms had been involved in our area’s more general homeschool co-op that’s run similar to a traditional classroom, with parents teaching classrooms of kids out of textbooks, but these moms wanted something different – something more low-key, more like the education Charlotte Mason wrote about. We …