Area Christian families working together to provide homeschooling support and classes for students taught by coop parents.
We are a Christ-centered homeschooling co-op serving the southwest Iowa region. We meet in Harlan Iowa twice a month during the school year. We offer classes for pre-K through middle school as well as free nursery care. We are expanding and now offering high school classes for credit.
There is a small per student fee due each semester. Fees may change based on class offerings.
[01/07/19] Happy New Year! Classes begin This Thursday. Come prepared for fantastic fun and learning.
Back to Homeschooling picnic time is in our heels. Let's plan to bring fun, food, family and any questions you may have. I am getting some of the goodies for everyone ready. It's going to be great fun before we begin learning all that God has for us this school year!
Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely faces very soon.
Only two wakes and we meet!!!! Hurray!!!!!
Happy Summer everyone! It's been great so far.
Just wanted to share with everyone the Parent meeting for Harlan School district will be held August 14th at 7 pm in the Harlan HS caffetaria. Elaine Baughman will be available at 6:30 to answer individual families questions. Feel free to let me know if you have questions.
Zoo field trip was great!
That's our Awesome group. This day was fun for these kiddos. Thanks to Melanie Bruck.
Melanie Bruck, Shelby County’s AITC coordinator, recently visited Harlan’s Homeschool Co-op group where she presented on chicks and chickens. The students learned how chicks develop and how to care for chickens. They also got to touch and hold 3-5-week-old baby chicks.
Some of our Spring Semester classes in action. These families work hard and play hard. We are growing, learning and building relationships every month. If you know family who may desire more information please direct them to this page where they can send us a message and we can get information to them about the local homeschool community around them.
We have officially started a social day where kids and parents can play and visit each month. This will also be the day we plan feuldtrips and such as well.
Plan The 2nd Thursday of each month to come play and enjoy your friends. We will hold this in various locations so please inquire before the date to learn where the month event is being held. Look forward to seeing more of you in a relaxed environment.
We had so much fun at our homeschooling Co op Valentine's Party today. Lots of yummy food and loads of candy was shared. If you wanna know what else we do come see us. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month thru May. First Baptist Church Harlan Iowa.
[02/13/18] Plan on a great party this Thursday. Bring your Valentines and an appitite. We will eat play and share. Looking forward to seeing all of our homeschooling co op members soon.
[12/25/17] Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you all cherish your time together and remember the true all reason for this amazing season. God Bless u all.
[12/13/17] Hello Holiday Party goers with FISH Homeschool co op group. Tomorrow is the big day. We eat we play we pray and we do it some more and open a gift too. Be prepared to make and help decorate a ginger bread house. 🎁🎉 It will be a group effort and each family will get to take one home. 🏣⛪🕋⛩️🕍🕌🏭🌃
I am working late getting all the details ready for our awesome planning meeting and I wanted to remind you all to be at the Church no later than 11:25AM to get your kids settled into the wrap up room to hang while we have our meeting across the hall THAT WILL BEGIN AT 11:30AM
***ALL CHILDREN WILL BE IN THE WRAP UP ROOM AND THE DOORS WILL BE CLOSED ONCE WE BEGIN OUR MEETING THERE WILL BE NO POTTY BREAKS AND SO PLEASE TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE POTTY BEFORE HAND. I NEED THE HALLS TO BE EMPTY AND NO KIDS RUNNING EVERYWHERE AS I COULD NOT GET HELPERS BY THE DOZEN AS I DESIRED
I am planning a very smooth ran meeting and very effeicient and effective.
(what does that even mean? I may need sleep lol)
BRING A SACK LUNCH FOR YOUR CHILDREN!!!!!
This is an early meeting and I do not want your kids to be hungry during classes and miss out on a meal.
Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow afternoon.
Hello Fish Co op group.....hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic!
This is a reminder that our Spring class planning meeting is This Thursday Nov. 30th at11:30 am please be prepared to offer 2 or more class suggestions. We are making this a mandatory meeting and I am aware of those who are out of town and won't make it.i already have Thier suggestions and input. Please be prepared for this meeting.
Bring your folders we provided at the beginning of classes this Semester. Also bring your calendars and a pencil. We should be able to breeze right through this meeting. Ever family must have one parent activley involved in each of our Co op classes.
We want to remind every this is a co-op and involvement is necessary to be successful.
With all of the families we have, our Spring class line up should be remarkable.
Look forward to seeing you all soon.
Hello co op family.
Remember today is dress as your favorite character in a book or story. Or you can come dressed as a super hero if you wish...I am excited to see all the great new looks for our day.
Rules to remember..... Please nothing that is out of your personal bubble so nothing too BIG and nothing negative or evil or scary. We want to foster a safe welcoming environment.
Couple of things before class Thursday afternoon. If you have not paid your dues they are due this week. Please pay them to Laurel Peters Klenda.
We will meet in the wrap up room at the beginning of co op this week as we will be watching a special video and hear about a fantastic opportunity here in our local area to plug in and help make a difference. ( This will take the place of our Family time presentation)
FOR THIS REASON PLEASE BE ON TIME THURSDAY AFTERNOON. LOOK AT YOUR CALENDAR SCHEDULES YOU WERE GIVEN IN YOUR FOLDERS TO SEE WHAT TIME TO BE THERE. CLASSES NEED TO START ON TIME IN ORDER FOR TEACHERS TO GET THROUGH LESSONS.
And last but certainly not least.....
CRazy hair AND sOCk day is finally happening. Remember to come expecting great fun and new learning experiences. Be ready to learn and participate in classes set with you in mind.
Hello Happy Healthy, Hungry to learn co op families.
We are going to throw a fun wrench into our week and announce the theme for this months meeting.
Everyone is invited to come to classes with......wait for it....crazy hair and crazy socks.....yes your read that right two crazies in one day!
It will be great fun
There will be a treat for everyone who participates. (It will be candy momma's so if this is not okay with you please text Mrs Mel and arrangements will be made for your loved one in order to not leave them out).
So excited. To see hair hair more hair and socks crazy socks.
Working on the fine art of describing things in writing class today!
Hello all. We meet tomorrow afternoon and please check you email as we will have a emergency meeting following the classes tomorrow.
See you all soon!
[08/28/17] Can you believe we meet in 11 days! Fall classes start back up so soon. This is going to come really fast.......so tell us all what you are most excited about with our Fall co op classes coming beginning Sept 7th.
Good Morning all you Homeschooling peeps!
We will still meet inside the Grace Baptist Church today in event of rain. Bring your picnic stuff some cookies to share or water or just yourselves.
The Address is 904 19th Street Harlan Iowa 51537
This is NOT the same church we meet at regularly.....PLEASE NOTE. WE WILL ONLY BE MERTING HERE TODAY.
HEY ALL YOU FISH HOMESCHOOL FANS. 4 MORE WEEKS AND COUNTING until we get to see all those beautiful faces again.
Keep a look out here as Erin Kilmer is about to POST an AWESOME PRE COOP SCHOOLING EVENT It is going to be FANTASTIC YOU wont want to MISS this event I'LL give you a clue..... PICNIC.....COOKIES.....SOLAR ECLIPSE (SAY WHAAATTT) Yes your read that right SOLAR ECLIPSE FUN with your FRIENDS. Details coming super duper soon!!!!!!! EEEEKKKK We are so excited.
So in keeping things fresh and fun send us your pics or comments of what you are planning to do in the next 4 weeks before we come back together to get smarter and closer as friends......
Whoo! Today is Zoo day! We are excited to see you all.
Remember, we will meet by the statue from 12:30 until approx 12:45. If that doesn't work please let us know if you still plan to meet up with us. We will have great fun.
Also we are welcoming Esther and her family from Georgia who are in Iowa now. We can't wait to meet you all.
See y'all soon.
Hello Fish homeschool families!!!!
We are going to the zoo on Friday Aug 4th and want to invite you all to come. We will meet you at the lions statue at the front entrance at 12:30pm. We will provide all ourt own costs and exspences. please bring a sack lunch to enjoy and snacks if you choose to enjoy them. We will wait until 12:50 pm for any stragglers but if you are running behind and want to email or text Mel to tell us you are coming and we can always tell you where we are when you contact us.
We can see all of these yay!!!
I can get 2 more adults and 3 more Children in using our extended pass. I will give that to the 1st person to confirm with me directly but they will need to be on time and check in with me to be able to utilize this great deal.
please let Mel know if you plan to join in and we will be looking for you.
Only 5 weeks until we meet for our 1st classes of the Fall Semester.
Who is ready and excited to get started and have great fun learning and playing with our friends and Co op family?😎🏵️⚽⚾🏀🌞
Hello homeschool friends. We are thinking of all of you and want to hear about your summer. Share your plans or adventures with us. Pictures welcome!
Des Moines Children's Museum
Avoca Public Library Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m.
site.iptv.org The 11th annual statewide road trip expands to a year-round program.
Second annual co-op talent show/show and tell
Des Moines Children's Museum
Teacher Survey help please. Please share, tag, or send people our way.
We knowing being a teacher is very demanding and busy. Please consider taking our survey that is exploring the idea of a children’s museum in the Des Moines Metro area. We have tried to keep this survey short and easy, but feel free to contact us if you want to give more input or help.
Using fire to make art in the middle school class.
Our pre-school super heros.
Today art class for the middle schoolers involved a lesson in fire safety.
Farmers are superheroes too!!! Fun times in Erin Wieser Simpson's class this morning!!
Hoeden At Home Homeschool Cooperative
ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN
AHSTW Community School District
Factories that give tours in the United States. - LINK: http://www.factorytoursusa.com/
Many free events!
nescifest.com The Nebraska Science Festival
For anyone interested in teaching next year
walkingbytheway.com Are you searching for homeschool co-op class ideas? Try this big, fat, gigantic list; it has co-op class ideas for preschool through high school.
First day of spring semester
Harlan HOSA is our student organization for those interested in health careers in the future. It is Future Health Professionals. www.hosa.org
Harlan Community Schools Class of 1963
Through a number of excellent choral ensembles, Harlan Community School District works continuously to prepare life long learners and lovers of music.