Writer’s Block Febrary Date Changes

New TENTATIVE dates for WBC are:  2/3, 2/17, and 2/24

This will allow member families to attend the Discover Creation Seminars at First Baptist Church on 2/10.  For more information, check the e-group, or contact Nan.

Thanks!

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Cancellation!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Writer’s Block, Young Texans, and Ballet had to be cancelled for today.  We will resume our schedule in February.  Stay warm!

First Semester of Co-op Comes to a Close

The Writer’s Block Co-op, ETC. came to a close with the last meeting for the semester.  The writers have worked diligently through the process of a mini-research paper and will look forward to some time off.  Next semester will be filled with creative pursuits.

The sibling’s Texas history class enjoyed completing their own story and have become quite familiar with singing “Deep in the Heart of Texas!”  Theirs has been a class full of fun and facts.  Thanks, Mrs. D!

The classical ballet class has been a beauty to behold.  Sweet ballerinas fill the space with pretty Scripture and graceful dance.  Thanks, Mrs. G!

The game boys have enjoyed their time together just being boys!  It’s been a welcome time for them to have friends with whom to hang out and play outdoor games in the courtyard.  Thanks for your supervision, Mrs. S!

Mark your calendars!  Co-op begins again, January 6th, 2014!

Writer’s Block Heads Back to Class

Our second break has come to an end.  We will meet for the next three Mondays.  The first class will cover fused outlines.  The second and third class meetings during November will be used to prepare and write a mini-research paper.  The writers will certainly enjoy their Thanksgiving party.  This semester has been filled with several papers.  The nice long break until January will be a nice time for class members to write according to their own interests.  Using what they’ve learned will make it easier to get back to work in the New Year.

Writer’s Block Co-op Begins a New Year

The Writer’s Block Co-op began a new year Monday.  Eleven families have chosen to come together three times per month for an afternoon of learning.  Nine writers between the ages of 10-14 and their mothers pursue writing for two hours each time we meet.  This year’s topic of study is Texas’ History and Geography.  Utilizing the structure and stylistic techniques taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, these budding authors will tackle several types of writing during the school year.  My Texas 21, a curriculum written in periodical format, is used on a weekly basis to help navigate through our state’s exciting history.

While the writers are busy preparing for each weekly writing assignment, their younger siblings spend an hour studying all things Texas!  The hour usually includes children’s literature, coloring pages, songs, and other activities related to the sites and symbols of Texas.  Studying the Lone Star Flag and State Seal were their first topics of study.  L is for Lone Star was this week’s read aloud.  “Deep in the Heart of Texas” is this semester’s song.  We’re hoping the children will sing it for us at the Thanksgiving party in November.

The younger sibs have a choice of studies during the second hour of co-op.  Free play and fellowship, indoors and out, or Classical Ballet are the options.  Those who are taking the ballet class begin with Scripture study and stretching.  Ballet practice and free dance complete their hour.  The boys who aren’t studying ballet spend time together playing and having great boyhood conversations.  The children are surprised when the afternoon time together has already flown by.  They look forward to next week.

May God bless our learning time together this year!