|RE: Homeschooling in Cohousing?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 22:23:45 -0600|
A response to Kim's inquiry regarding homeschooling and Cohousing: I'm from Sharingwood Cohousing, NE of Seattle. Several of Sharingwood's residents homeschool, or rather - facilitate - "home-based education" for our children. Of the 16 resident children, 7 are actively learning at home, in the community. Of these seven children, 2 are pre-school age, and the others range in age from 5 to 12. There are enormous advantages to teaching at home in the context of community. We share books, resources, technology and ideas - and support each other in the daily challenges of teaching our own. We are actively involved in the surrounding community of homeschoolers, of which there are many in our area, and have set up a science cooperative whose home-base is the Sharingwood Commonhouse. The Commonhouse is of tremendous benefit to us, not only because the science co-op uses it, but it is a wonderful place to do large-scale projects, a great place for junior performers seeking an instant audience, and large enough to run around inside of on a rainy day. Many of Sharingwood's adults are here during the day, either working out of home offices, caring for children, building the physical community, or retired. So my kids get daily interaction with a variety of other adults, and it's easy for me get breaks when I need them. I'm curious how many homeschooling "Cohousers" there are, and if not many, would be happy to continue this with just the few. Heidi Engle floriferous [at] msn.com
Homeschooling in Cohousing? Kim Sand, October 27 1996
- RE: Homeschooling in Cohousing? Rob Sandelin, October 28 1996
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