Our co-op is studying the continent (and country) of Australia this month. I love the enthusiasm that the other parent teachers bring to the class and I’m enjoying having an opportunity to take a break from teaching and just join in on the fun with my children.
Some of the hands-on projects we did for co-op included making a boomerang out of cardboard using some of the native symbolism.
At the end of our co-op today the children had a chance to taste a popular australian snack for kids, chocolate crackles. The co-op teachers were kind. I would have chosen grubs—we read they taste like shrimp!
We will continue our study as a family using more living books and exploring our 7 Continents website, created just for this co-op.