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<p>I live basically right in between the two cities(though a bit closer to Athens). After giving it much thought, I have decided to give homeschooling a try this coming school year, for Kindergarten. <span><img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"> My 4 year old is currently enrolled in a program very similar to the lottery funded pre-k(very similar curriculum), except that it is at our local high school and has shorter days.</span></p>
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<p><span>I didn't think that I was cut out for homeschooling him(as he is very social, high-energy, spirited), or that he would even want to, but I've talked to him about it and he seems very open to the idea.</span> I would LOVE to find a homeschool co-op, or I would even start one. I think that he and I would be much better off in a group setting. <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> I'm looking into curriculums right now, and I'm not really sure what "style" I'm looking for, but I would like it to be secular ~ perhaps with a bit of Waldorf influence, but with some flexible structure(if that makes any sense!). I also really like the Montessori method.</span></p>
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<p><span>Thanks mamas, I look forward to hearing from you all.</span></p>
 

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<p>Nobody, huh? Well, I joined a couple of Yahoo groups, so I can at least meet local homeschoolers that way. <span><img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>I live in Athens - what yahoo groups have you found? I'm looking for a co-op environment for my 2 yr old beginning next year but haven't had much luck talking with friends and other moms... I'd love some suggestions. Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>athens conscious parents is one. </p>
<p>the ARL has a bunch of good resources, and you can probably meet some folks there, too.. </p>
<p>this pathfinder from them has contact info for the homeschool group...</p>
<p><a href="http://www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/pathfinders/homeschooling.html" target="_blank">http://www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/pathfinders/homeschooling.html</a> </p>
<p>(our dd is a little on the baby side for homeschooling, but we'll probably be around eventually) :)</p>
 

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<p>I found a local one for Walton County: so far they haven't been meeting very often, but they are starting to do more group activities now that it's warmer out. What I'm really looking for is a co-op....haven't found one yet though. Maybe I'll form one.<span><img alt="wink1.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span></p>
 

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<p>I don't know of any actual co-cops but that would be great to form one! Another alternative is learning with <a href="http://www.elearners.com/" target="_blank">online education</a>! A lot of homeschooling parents are turning to eLearning for this. Hope I was able to help!</p>
 

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<p>I actually just found a mama within our local HS group that is interested in forming a co-op with me, and there is one other mama that is interested too. <span><img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span> We are meeting next week for the first time. SO excited!!</p>
 
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