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Friday, November 8, 2013

Homeschool Co-ops 101 Book Review

homeschool co-ops 101
Essential co-op tools, tips, and options for today’s homeschool families.

My blogging friend, Karen Lange has written a book—presently in e-book format, soon to be in print book form. In it she covers the issues that arise when parents consider the option of home schooling their children.

She discusses the reasons parents have for considering taking this option for their family. Karen specifically points out that the size of the co-op depends on how a group and each family fit together. She mentions the need for a statement of purpose for the co-op. She cautions about having a code of conduct to clarify expectations of those involved.

Karen relies on her experience as a homeschool mother to approach the different concerns a family might be faced with as they begin homeschooling. 

One point Karen brings out that I found interesting was a homeschool cooperative can be set up to encompass a few grades—elementary or early grades, or the full spectrum of pre-k -12.The smaller co-ops are usually less formal in structure.

Karen has included a section on games and activities that might accompany a lesson on what the students are studying: grammar, poetry, games to make the children think, a recipe scavenger hunt, and a few activities that enhance the children’s writing abilities. She has included several Unit Study Guides for the parents to consider as they search for ways to solidify the concepts the children need to master.

Homeschool Co-ops 101 is available at:
~~~Amazon~~~
~~~Kobo~~~
karen langeAbout the Author Karen Lange has gathered insight from years of co-oping and now shares her own and others’ experiences in this valuable and encouraging handbook.





16 comments:

  1. Cecelia,
    Thank you so much for featuring my book today! I appreciate your kind words and insight, as well as your willingness to help spread the word. I have been blessed with wonderful friends!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Karen

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    1. I enjoyed doing this. I learned a lot from reading the e-book. Had I the opportunity to relive our son's school days, I would have seriously considered homeschooling him.

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  2. I am so happy for Karen to have her dream come true, and happy for everyone who reads the book, for I know they'll benefit from it!

    Grace to you,
    Jen

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  3. Hi Karen -

    I like the fact that you not only give the whys and wherefores, but also the how-to's. The lesson examples are helpful, and make the information more user friendly.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  4. Diane,
    Thanks so much for organizing the whole thing! You are a peach. :)

    Jen,
    Thanks for your sweet and kind words! Your support means a lot. :)

    Susan,
    Thanks for all your support! Couldn't have done it without you! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. My wife and I tried homeschooling our eldest in K-grade last year, but it wasn't a success.

    We plan to revisit once the two younger kids are older (and listen better!) so wishing Karen much success with her book:)

    PS: Thanks, Cecelia, for helping out with the 50 States of Pray event. I will write you in for Kansas (and as the second person for Indiana :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping in, Mark. Thank you for including me in the 50 States of Pray. I appreciate it.

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    2. Mark, thanks for your kind words and support. It's good to see you! Wishing you and your family all the best wherever your educational journey leads. :)

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  6. Cecelia, thank you for being part of the blog tour, I love how we can work together in helping each other. Karen did a great job and I hope her book will inspire and help many people!

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    1. I enjoy being able to help my friends. One of my Spiritual gifts is encouragement. I try to use it with my online and 'in-life' friends.

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    2. Marja,
      I appreciate your support! I love how we all work together too. :) You are all a great blessing! :)

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  7. Hi Cecelia! I am a blog-friend of Karen's too, and it's so exciting that you are helping her out with promoting her work. You are such a good friend!

    I didn't home school, but do have family members who did, and I know this kind of information is so helpful. So proud of Karen for getting to the publishing stage.

    Have a blessed Sunday :)
    Ceil

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    1. My experience when our son was in public school was not always good. I decided at one time I should have done something different about his education.

      I have two friends who have homeschooled their children. These children are very polite and a joy to be around. One of the children is finishing her college work and works part time in an office downtown.She is also doing an externship to complete her college work.The other one who has graduated from homeschooling is in the U,S, Navy. Next month, he will graduate from very technical training.
      Thank you for your kind comments, Ceil.

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    2. Ceil,
      I'm so glad to count you among my blog friends! Thanks so much for your sweet and kind words! :)

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