Do you “take” pictures or “make” pictures.  Photography can be fun but it takes skill to “make” pictures.  

We will learn several proven rules of composition and when it’s ok to break the rules. (Admit it… it’s sometimes fun to break the rules!) We will look at different types of lighting and how it affects the mood and emotion of the picture.  If we have time we will talk about the technical aspects of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.

Each class will consist of learning new composition and/or lighting techniques as well as constructive criticism of assignments by your peers.  Don’t be afraid! Photography is subjective and a method by which you can express your creativity. There is no right or wrong photo. There is only room to improve! smile

Requirements: digital camera. This can be an actual camera or a cellular phone.  You will be “making” lots of photos so be sure that your device has sufficient memory available. Each assignment will require you to email several of your best photos to me prior to class.

Students will choose and print their favorite/best photo and frame it. It will go on display at the end-of-the-year celebration.

2018-2019 Co-op Schedule

September 5, 19
October 3, 17, 31
November 14
December 5
January 9, 23
February 6, 20
March 6, 20 (27th makeup date)
April 3 (17th makeup date)

Our co-op classes will be meeting at Goffstown Congregational Church in Goffstown village.

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

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

Co-op Day Fall Schedule




Fall Semester

After the AM classes, we will be going to Barnard Park for lunch and recess. Please plan to join us each time, so that both moms and kids have time to build friendships.

In the event of rain, we will enjoy lunch together at co-op, then have an indoor play time.


Ages 2-4
Preschool Class
Ages 2-4
Free Play 
Story Time

Grades K-6

Grades K4-6
Music & Motion
Grades K-6
LEGO Builders
Grades 3-6

Grades 7-9 
Apologia Physical Science


Grades 9-12
High School Chemistry


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

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 join us for the full day.  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. 


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 1-hour 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.

 Please note class fees do not include textbooks or workbooks

10 AM Preschool ages 2-4  *This Class is Full*

Children celebrate how God created the earth, sun, moon, and stars. 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.)

10 AM Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy Grades K-6

This class will be based on the Apologia Astronomy textbook. The students in these grade levels will be broken down into three classes by grade. The younger students will incorporate games, crafts, etc. to engage the young learner.

It is recommended that all students create a notebook or use a notebooking journal from Apologia to document their journey through this course. Apologia offers junior level and regular level journals for this course. 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 and opportunities for small group sharing, story telling, and public speaking.

Children do not need to use the textbook at home in order to participate in this class. You may use other home or library resources to teach the course content to your child(ren).
10AM Apologia Physical Science Grades 7-10
This class will use the Apologia Physical Science 2nd edition textbook. In this study of Physical Science, you'll be introduced to the stunning world you live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air to icebergs to astrophysics, you will receive thorough lessons in each element of the physical world. Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; and astrophysics. "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.  This course can be counted as 1 full high school credit of science for 9th grade.  

10AM High School Chemistry Labs Grades 9-12 (high school lab credit)

Give your student a firm understanding of the basics of chemistry with Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition. Sixteen modules cover measurement & units, atoms & molecules, atomic structure, molecular structure, polyatomic ions and molecular geometry, stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and more.

Prerequisites: Students must be proficient at an Algebra math level.

11AM Art Grades 3-6

Art: This class will focus drawing skills. It will start with the basics and progress to more complicated material.

11AM LEGO Builders Grades K-6  *This Class is Full*
  Each child will need a box of classic medium LEGOs (sold at Walmart/Target for $27.99). Class will consist of building construction challenges and working on presentation/public speaking skills.
11AM Music & Motion Grades K4-6
  We will explore creative movement to various styles of music and dances from all over the world.