I helped my nine year old clean out the book bag she takes to CC each week.
Once all the trash had been thrown away and we'd organized what was left, I noticed the pile of papers she has accumulated.I counted.
CC is my very deliberate way of bringing accountability to our homeschool.
We get lots of other benefits from community, of course, but this stack of papers was a reminder to me about the good accountability brings to us.
I have enough self-knowledge to know that if it weren't for the fact that we are in CC, too much of my kids' schooling would be at the whim of my moods,
or their moods,
or our combined moods.
We'd probably be skipping far too many assignments, especially the borings ones, far too many subjects, especially the ones we aren't inclined to, and far too many school days altogether, especially when we'd just rather not.
But simply having to show up weekly at CC means we're all motivated to do the curriculum (or as much of it as we can) and do well (or the best we can.)