MODULE 1 – Quick Overview (Section 3 – Socialization)

Providing Opportunities for Kids to Safely Socialize

What Howard County Homeschooling is known for; this is how we come together as a Cooperative. Social events include themed holiday parties, arts n’ craft workshops and playground play dates. All are welcomed to join!

GROUP FIELD TRIPS – We sometimes charter buses for long distance destinations to Annapolis, Baltimore and the District of Columbia. We visit historic locations, museums and local college campuses. A list of field trips can be found in the Handbook.

ONLINE WEB GAMES – We had to pivot and change things to make socializing safer for our students. What we’re doing at this very moment is taking play time online. This gives kids a chance to get together in a safe environment online to play video games (i.e. Roblox and Minecraft), all while getting to know each other and build rapport.

THE BALANCED METHOD – It’s delivered online with LIVE interaction from a teacher taking place once a week over the course of a 30-week school year. We also offer in-person classes that are held outdoors and instruct a small pod of students (max 8) because we want to stimulate the minds, hearts and souls of our students. We want to take them to places that bring their studies to life using the Charlotte Mason Method. It is a pedagogy that we purposefully use and have infused into the curriculum.

Field Trip Orange (FTO)

Students are expected to wear their FTO on most outings and this is purely for safety reasons. T-shirts are available for purchase for students who don’t own them. Click on the icon to the left to purchase while supplies last.