Hello homeschoolers! It’s been a while since we’ve updated for this group, and though we’ve been somewhat less active, we’re still alive and kicking. As previously noted, Hurricane Harvey brought a ton of changes to Southeast Texas, and it’s not unexpected that the homeschooling community will have changed as well. Though our group has recovered in many ways, some of the changes in the community have shifted our group as well. Once of the most noticeable changes is the creation of the inclusive L.I.F.E. Homeschool group in Beaumont. Their format is quite different, and many of Triangle Homeschoolers families have taken an active part in participation.
It’s been so great to see how different homeschooling groups can work in tandem to meet the needs of the very large homeschooling community in Southeast Texas. Each group individually meets specific needs of individual families, and we really feel like the more resources and options open to homeschooling families, the better. L.I.F.E. has been a welcome addition to the area, with opt-in, open classes and events for all ages, and opportunities for parents to share their specific interests and talents with a larger student population. Some things are harder to plan and organize (and sustain) in smaller groups, so having a large, diverse group affords more/different opportunities to students.
That said, Triangle Homeschoolers has been happy to maintain our smaller, active group of families with a secular focus. Though regular at-home homeschooling and other events and activities have filled the week for many of us, our group is still meeting on our regular Wednesdays, with field trips and meet-ups throughout the month. Our Elementary Co-op is in their second year of classes, with plans to continue through May of this year. Though our High School co-op elected to remain on hiatus for now, we are proud to have four graduating seniors in our group this year, one of whom will be starting college later in January, while the rest of our teens have taken a more active part in L.I.F.E. Homeschool Group’s Teen Council and social events.
Here are a few pictures from various events from the Fall 2018 semester.
Not Back to School FroYou at Orange Leaf:
Teen Social Brunch at IHOP
2018 Christmas Party
and a few images from the fall semester of our THINK Elementary Co-op
We’re currently into our Spring 2018 session, and looking forward to having your family join us!
If you’d like to be part of our group, please join the TH Secular Homeschool Chat group on Facebook and look under the EVENTS tab for our next meet&greet event (FroYo at Orange Leaf January 30, 2019). If you have any questions, you’re welcome to message us through our Facebook Page, or use our contact form to send an email.