3 Types of Homeschool Co-Ops

WOW! It’s day 5 of the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop! The week’s last topic is Homeschool Co-Ops!

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What do you get when you mix a bunch of homeschooling families with similarly aged kids? A co-op!

Co-ops can be great fun for the whole family and a worthwhile investment of your time and money. Just like the homeschoolers that they serve, co-op organizations come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Over the years, my family has taken part in 3 different kinds of co-ops: traditional, parent-support, and tutorial.

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Curriculum Gone By

In case you missed it, the Schoolhouse Review Crew is doing a back-to-school blog hop this week. Each day highlights a special topic pertaining to homeschooling.

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Monday’s topic was homeschooling methods. I clicked through 60+ blogs to check the whole hopping thing out, and I came away with one impression: IMPRESSIVE! If you are new to homeschooling or just thinking about it, you will definitely want to bookmark this resource. It is a gold mine of information for newbies and skeptics alike – all in one place!

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No-Nonsense Algebra Review

There’s a reason that I became a writing teacher and not a math teacher: algebra.

If I could think about math in small, systematic bites like I can with the writing process, I’d be the perfect homeschooling mother. Thankfully, Richard Fisher’s No-Nonsense Algebra will bring any math-challenged mother of 8th graders and older into the realm of near perfection.

No-Nonsense Algebra is part of the award winning Math Essentials program designed by Richard Fisher. The algebra program includes a 300 page soft cover text/workbook and a personal code for accessing online videos for each lesson.

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Knowledge Quest TimeMaps Review

When it comes to studying history, maps are usually an afterthought to the curriculum. The greatest trouble is finding accurate maps that match the time period and events you are studying. It is a struggle to find maps that show who went where and when, and what did that actually look like geographically? The good news is that Knowledge Quest TimeMaps are an answer to such history and geography needs.

TimeMaps are downloadable Flash-driven software programs. There are seven time periods to choose from – or you can download the whole collection for a substantial savings.

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Who is My Neighbor? Review

I have never met an Apologia product that I didn’t like. Who is My Neighbor? is no exception. As a matter of fact, this book has only increased my fondness for Apologia materials.

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Who is My Neighbor? is the third book in Apologia’s What We Believe Worldview Curriculum, written by John Hay and David Webb in conjunction with Summit Ministries. As I reviewed the book for the Schoolhouse Review Crew, my only regret was that I had not been part of the crew when they got to review the first two books, Who is God? and Who am I?

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Review Crew!

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I have recently been invited to jump on board with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew. Soon I will be posting reviews of homeschool curriculum, and I eagerly look forward to the whole experience!