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The traditional days of learning are out the door for some kids.

Some parents are teaching kids math and reading in a home school co-op environment.

One student who mentors said the style of teaching another helps you so much.

“When you teach you have to have patience because it takes a little time for them to learn what you’re trying to teach them,” said Lauren Synder a student in the co-op.

The learning takes place in the basement of a building located downtown Idaho Falls.

Children are taught by parents who volunteer their time to teach.

An instructor of the program said the goal is to get the students ready for real live.

“Children get to build a community with each other they work together, they trust each other, their safe, they can go to each and ask questions. They can work through problems, they can analyze and problem solve. It’s like a real work place,its like what you would do in the real world,” said Michelle Ball, instructor at the co-op.

The class so far has 25 students who were originally from District 91 public school.

This home school co-op teaches kindergarten through 7th grade.

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