I know, I know, I usually review fiction. But I’m also a homeschooler, and many among my readership also homeschool, so when I was contacted about this blog tour, I snatched up the opportunity.
I have not read this book yet. I’m still catching up on all the chores, real and virtual, that went by the wayside as I poured my energy into finishing my draft of Taylor Davis 2. But I’ve interacted with Karen on her excellent blog, Write Now, and I’m certain her expertise and professionalism will carry over into the pages of her book, not to mention the many years of homeschool experience she draws from. Without further adieu, Homeschool Co-ops, 101…
Essential co-op tools, tips, and options for today’s homeschool families.
Thinking about joining or starting a homeschool co-op? Not sure if a co-op is a good fit? Homeschool Co-ops 101 weighs the pros, cons, and creative options available for today’s homeschool family.
- Section 1 includes essential, digestible info on co-op ingredients such as planning and organization, schedules, teaching, finances, and addressing conflict and burnout.
- Section 2 shares a sampling of co-op games and activities, and
- Section 3 contains five hands-on unit studies. These ready to use studies include lessons on Leonardo da Vinci, Birds of Prey, Public Speaking, Tall Tales, and Creative Writing, and are suitable for co-op or home use. This section also includes unit study guidelines that are easily customized to suit any topic.
- Section 4 offers suggested books, curriculum, and other resources.
Karen Lange has gathered insight from years of co-oping and now shares her own and others’ experiences in this valuable and encouraging handbook.
Tune in tomorrow for a 5-Q Interview with author, Karen Lange!
Where to find it:
Karen Lange, her husband, and three children were active in co-ops during their sixteen-year homeschool journey. Her experience includes serving as a local homeschool support group coordinator and consultant for a state homeschool network in New Jersey. Karen’s children have since graduated, and she is now a freelance writer and online writing instructor for homeschooled teens.
Karen is sponsoring a giveaway for one $25 Amazon gift certificate and one copy of Homeschool Co-ops 101. A winner will be announced on December 5, 2013. Here’s the details. Please use this Rafflecopter link to enter.