New Member Intro
My name is Amissa, we actually live in El Paso, on the West side. We
come to Las Cruces almost weekly to shop. I love the Mountain View Co-
op! We just moved to El Paso in March. I'm from Dallas, my husband
is originally from here. I have a 6 yo dd and a 3 yo ds. They have
always been homeschooled ;-) I also taught in public schools and was
in special ed for awhile. I'm a yoga teacher, and hopefully will be
finished with my home studio so I can start classes by September. I
teach all ages, including kids, Prenatal and Postnatal, as well as a
Family Yoga class. I'm also a Girl Scout leader... LOL I like to
stay busy... We go to the UU here in El Paso... and love it. I plan
on hosting several co-ops in the Fall. I've already planned a 3-7 yr
old one and I will be planning a once a month History themed one
(based on Story of the World) and I'm hoping to start a Roots and
Shoots Group as well (which would take care of Science! LOL) Maybe a
Book Club too....
We enjoyed a large homeschool group in Dallas and had lots of
opprtunity for co-ops and field trips and I'm pretty pro-active, so I
can't wait to have those resources here!
- Welcome, Amissa! I have a 7-year-old DS and a 2-year-old DD. They will be
turning 8 and 3 in September. It sounds like you know how to keep yourself
busy! Those are some great co-op plans. We are in a co-op that does
twice-a-week PE, monthly field trips, and monthly co-ops. It is very laid
back. Keep us informed of all your plans!
- Hi my name is Rachel and our family will be moving to Las Cruces in
November. We currently live in Las Vegas, NV and can't wait to get to
a smaller friendlier place. I have three children, dd 7, dd 6, ds 2.
We are eclectic homeschoolers, I love to research things to death, so
I draw inspiration from many sources- Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Well
Trained Mind, Thomas Jefferson Education, and most recently David
Albert's "And the Skylark Sings with Me". We're more or less
following the AmblesideOnline readings and schedule (Charlotte Mason)
with Story of the World and First Language Lessons (Well Trained
Mind). We use Making Math Meaningful, which I LOVE, Rosetta Stone for
Spanish, and the kids have lots of time for imaginative play with
handmade dolls and hand dyed silks and a few choice wooden toys-
probably the most lasting echo of my Waldorf phase. We (my husband
and I) try to lead by example, reading classics by ourselves and to
the kids, and always learning new things ourselves (Thomas Jefferson).
We have a couple of chickens in our teeny tiny yard here in Las Vegas,
and we're hoping to be able to find a place where we can add more
chickens, some goats, and maybe later a horse and cow. We've already
been househunting on Realtor.com, but if anyone knows of anything
under $250,000 fitting that description let me know.
It looks like you guys have some neat things going on, and I can't
wait to join you. It helps my kids to be able to tell them some of
the activities they can expect when they get there, so they have
something to look forward to.