Session 2 Registration Day

I know it’s late notice, but tomorrow is registration day for session 2!



Session 2!

If you’re not part of our Facebook Group, please click {HERE} and ask to join!

Who’s ready for next session!?  I know that my girls are and cannot wait for classes to get started!

For more information, jump over {HERE} to download your own copy of the schedule and to find descriptions for the classes.

Registration will be October 30th.  Watch for more information about that!

Let’s get this year started!

While my public school parent-friends celebrate their children returning to school, I am over here excited for the start of our 2017-2018 co-op year; for another year I get to spend with my girls and for all the learning we will get to do together!  I mean, for real, my 12 year old daughter is excited to do a research paper on WW2 and do some more in depth research beyond what is in her current history workbook.

My excitement is even greater with the additional classrooms the new location has given us and I am thrilled to share this years Session 1 schedule!

To read the descriptions for the classes, jump over {HERE}

I am looking forward to seeing what the future brings this co-op year!

We’ve moved!

A lot has happened since the end of the co-op year in May.

The church we were meeting at moved locations and were working to sell the building.  When our 2016-2017 year ended, we had been in contact with the potential buyers and had plans to continue using the building come August.  Unfortunately, the sell fell through and the owners chose to put the building on the market with a realty company.  In order to do that, we had to move out.  That was the beginning of July and sent us Board members into a real panic!  July was supposed to be all about getting the class schedule ready, getting the building prepped for the start of classes, meeting with potential parent-teachers who had questions.  Not having to scramble to find a new meeting place!  With the help of our fabulous co-op members, we had several places that were open to hosting our co-op which was amazing!  On Tuesday the 18th, we got an official yes and all breathed a huge sigh of relief!  Our new meeting place will be…

Westside Baptist Church!

Westside Baptist is located at 801 Historic 66 W, Waynesville, MO 65583


So now we are once again able to fully focus on getting the class schedule all ready for our upcoming 2017-2018 year!  We are beyond blessed.




It’s Bylaw Time!

It’s that time when most people run for the hills, myself included!  Reading, writing, or editing bylaws are not normally considered fun (except for my friend Carol who loves this sort of thing), but it’s a necessary evil at some point.  For us, this was that year!

Please take a moment to read over our current bylaws (LITWHA Bylaws.2015) and then come back and check out the proposed bylaws here (ByLaws2017 Voting).

We will be voting by ballot on our last Learning Day, Monday, May 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at


Summer Time!

There are a lot of our co-op families who have hit “summer mode” in full force, some who are slowing down but still schooling, and some who are gearing up for a move.  No matter where you fall, summer can be equal parts great and terrible.  A chance to sleep late (if we are lucky), no rigorous schedules, outside play, swimming… over-tired and cranky littles, bugs, too high temperatures, and the often heard “I’m bored”.  So, what are we to do?

How about this fun looking Summer Bucket List!?


Here’s another big list of ideas for you.



We love comments so share with us!  How will you spend your summer this year?  What fun activities do you have planned?

Space Exploration

This session, the 6-8 year old group has the chance to learn about Space Exploration and Engineering.  Only problem is that they are during the same hour!  This made me wonder, what can I find online about space exploration that’s free or low cost?

My first stop is usually Pinterest (seriously, I love this website).

One of the first things I came across a set of free worksheets that can be found {Here} and coloring pages that can be found {Here}.


Next I came across an art project that could work for younger kids and includes upcycling the cardboard from a frozen pizza and Dollar Store craft items (glitter glue and pom-poms).  You can find the full instructions {Here}!


You can even bring the learning into snack time like Amy Hudson over at Creative Kid Snacks did {Here}!


If the weather is nice, take your lesson outside with sidewalk chalk like Kimberly from Natural Beach Living did {Here}.


For the Lego lovers out there, go visit Jen from Kitchen Counter Chronicles {Here}.


For the techies, there is a NASA app through iTunes {Here}.


Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your little Space Explorer.