If you participate in a Homeschool Co-op or Classical Community then you know that the morning of co-op is the most hectic morning of the week. There are always the things that you you CANNOT forget which just add extra stress.Then of course for our family it's always a challenge to find shoes for everyone especially for the 3 year old twins.Our small co-op is working it's way through Mystery of History II and AIG Heaven & Earth we are in the 2 year of a 4 year cycle and our 5 families come together bi-weekly to do the Art, History projects, and science experiments.
co-op instead of my normal reusable grocery bag. In my co-op bag I packed Mommy scissors, ruler, single hole punch, sharpies, pens & a Red Wallet Expanding Art Portfolio envelopes (the large brown items sticking out of the back of the bag), these items never leave the bag. I also have a few transient items I take to co-op: my Homeschool Planner, my daily planner and any curriculum books I need for the week. I never unpack this bag and it enables to easily get everyone's work home without worrying about getting glue or paint on me, kids or the bag. I put each child's name on their portfolio and I did buy ones for the twins because they participate in the nursery program at our co-op.
So this year I purchased a bag from Wal-Mart for $9.99 so I could have a cute dedicated bag just for
My suggestions for a co-op bag:
|Credit: The Unlikely Homeschool|
- Have a dedicated co-op bag!
- As you think of/remember things you need to take to co-op put them into your bag. I mean as soon as you think of them. If you are anything like me you won;t remember later and you definitely won't remember in the morning in the midst of that chaos.
- Have separate supplies that you can take back and forth to co-op without having to load and unload the box.
- Put your transient supplies into your bag as soon as you can .
- Keep it well stocked
Whether it's ThirtyOne , Wal-Mart or Goodwill your bag will be a blessing to your busy co-op/community mornings. I'd love to know what you keep in your co-op bag or what I'm missing in mine.