Registrations are now open to new families! 

The WHE Co-op only runs 14 times per year.  We come together for labs and classes that enhance your homeschool experience.  Our schedule means less time commitment, yet it still allows for structured classes with a group of peers.  We also have set up our day to allow for plenty of social time for parents and children.  Our classes are run by homeschool parents which keeps our costs down.  We require parents to volunteer in some capacity so everyone feels connected as part of the team.  We hope you will consider our group for your family!

To get the most out of our group, it is strongly recommended that you register for a full-day of classes.  The kids tend to feel more connected when they are there all day to form friendships.  Parents who spend all day have time to get to know the other parents in the group.  We provide time for homeschool support during our co-op which is very valuable. 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Cooperative is defined as involving mutual assistance in working toward a common goal: every member has clearly defined tasks in a cooperative enterprise.

WHE requires parents in our co-op to fill a Cooperative Assignment Position (CAP). CAP positions could include, but are not limited to: classroom helper, lunch/recess monitor, nursery or set up/clean up. Parents will be required to serve in some capacity for a minimum of 2-hours per co-op day. Parents are not allowed to drop off children for classes. Parents should be flexible to work in various roles within the group to assure our day runs efficiently.

Exceptions to mandatory CAP policy:

  • Parents with a child under the age of 2
  • Pregnant moms
  • Parents with a special needs child -  defined as a child who is unable to participate due to specific needs beyond what WHE can provide; or a child who requires individual 1:1 attention to their individual needs which is provided by mom in order to attend the class.

 WHE Co-op Schedule

August 30th Open House/Orientation

September 6, 20
October 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29
January 10, 24
February 7, 21
March 7, 21 (28th makeup date)
April 4 (18th makeup date)

Please consider keeping the opposite Wednesday's Free for other WHE events.

 If the Weare public school cancels or delays school, co-op classes will be canceled. Please check WMUR for the school closings.

 Please note class fees do not include  

textbooks or workbooks

AM Preschool ages 2-4 *FULL*

Children celebrate how God created us by learning their 5 senses, and the basics of the body (such as the musculoskeletal system, etc.)  There will be stories, learning videos, dancing and crafts. God the Creator will be weaved throughout every day we’re together.  Moms/Dads are welcome to join with us. If you have a baby, please bring him/her along to enjoy being with others. (No textbook required.)

 
AM Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Grades K-6 (K-2 class is *FULL*)

3rd-6th: This class will use the Apologia Anatomy and Physiology textbook.  Siblings may share a textbook.  We require, all students to purchase a Notebooking Journal, either Junior or traditional level.  Using journals will immerse your child in the material and provide a richer experience.  This class will be interactive with a thorough review of the material for understanding, hands-on labs with live examples as appropriate or able, and opportunities for small group sharing, story telling, and public speaking. 

K5-2nd: This age group will participate in their own special class.  We will be loosely following the the textbook while incorporating games, crafts, etc. to engage the young learner. Children do not need to use the textbook at home in order to participate in this class.  You may purchase the junior notebook for home use, but it will not be required in class.
AM Apologia General Science Grades 7-9
This class will use the Apologia General Science 2nd edition textbook.  In this study of General Science, your student will be introduced to such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machine, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. "On your own" questions throughout the text are designed to help cement concepts, while "Study Guide" questions prepare for tests.  We recommend using the tests and solutions manual at home to get the most out of the course.  The notebook is optional.  We plan to have a lot of fun reviewing the material, exploring the labs, and improving lab writing skills.  Siblings may share materials.  A lab grade is provided at the end of each semester for those with 9th grade students enrolled in this class.  This course can be counted as 1 full high school credit of science for 9th grade.  
AM IEW Sppech Boot Camp Grades 9-12 (1/2 high school credit)

Public speaking is a non-negotiable skill for many career paths, and can be useful in daily life as well. Students will be shown concrete examples of experienced and new public speaking skills with actual footage of student speeches. This course is presented using DVDs and student handouts.  This course will require speech writing outside of class time and student speeches will be presented during class.  Mature 8th graders welcome in this class.  (No textbook required.)

  • Disc 1: Self-introduction & Planning a Narrative Speech 
  • Disc 2: Narrative Speeches & Organizing a Descriptive Speech 
  • Disc 3: Descriptive Speeches & Planning a Persuasive Speech 
  • Disc 4: Persuasive Speeches & Applications
PM Preschool ages 2-4 *FULL*
 Curriculum TBD
PM Art & PE Grades K-6   (K-2 class is *FULL*)

 



 

Master Andy will return to work with older students on improving strength, flexibility and cardio through fun exercises and games.

Younger students will have their own class and will participate in activities to improve balance and coordination through fun exercises and games. (The age split will be determined based on class sizes.)

 

How to Teach Art to Children: Using the elements of art, we will be creating a hands on art project in every class. The students will learn about the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space throughout the year. Students will have the fun experience of painting, drawing, pasting, sculpting and building.  You will be required to purchase one workbook per family. 

PM CSI - Forensics Grades 7-12
Crime scene investigation is a fun topic. The kids will become detectives and use science to figure out unsolvable crimes. This class will investigate 'crimes' using fingerprinting, evidence collection, examining evidence left at the scene of the crime, analyzing mysterious powders, and discovering the various types of counterfeit checks. Each class will present a realistic case for students to crack using the knowledge they're learning about analyzing forensic evidence.

This class will incorporate critical thinking skills, microscope skills, and general cooperation skills. (No textbook required.)
PM Apologia Biology Labs Grades 9-12 (high school lab credit)
This class will focus on the microscope and dissection labs for Apologia Biology. Students will be expected to complete reading and other labs (if desired) at home. Parents may administer tests as desired. Text needed: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition  

 Co-op Day Schedule

10:00-11:30am

11:30-12:30pm

12:30-2:30pm

Ages 2-4
Preschool Class

Lunch & clean up

Ages 2-4
Music & Movement
Free Play 
Quiet Time
Grades K-2
Anatomy & Physiology
Lunch & clean up Grades K-2
Art & PE
Grades 3-6
Apologia Anatomy & Physiology
Lunch & clean up Grades 3-6
Art & PE
Grades 7-9
Apologia General Science
Lunch & clean up Grades 7-8
CSI - Forensics & PE
Grades 9-12
IEW Speech Boot Camp
Lunch & clean up

Grades 9-12
CSI - Forensics &
Apologia Biology

 
Register for classes and events on our events page.  Contact WHE for more information about attending our Co-op classes at: thewhe group @ gmail.com (no spaces)