Book Clubs: A Simple Homeschool Co-Op

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Book Clubs: A Simple Homeschool Co-OpLast month I shared five steps to start a homeschool co-op at So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler. This month, I’m sharing how to start a simple book club as a homeschool co-op based on my experience this past school year launching and running a girls book club with a handful of moms and daughters from our local homeschool group.

Whatever the form, homeschool co-ops are very useful for enriching your homeschool plans with additional academic and social learning opportunities. I’ve enjoyed being a part of organized co-ops, and I never intended to start a homeschool co-op myself. However, as I’ve shared in the past, I felt like something was missing from our enrichment activities, and the girls book club filled that gap for us.

So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? ContributorJoin me at So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler, where you will find my complete post on why a book club is a simple starting point for a homeschool co-op. Based on my experience, I share why a book club is a flexible and effective co-op idea, as well as how to go about setting one up. Our book club co-op has been a blessing in so many ways for my three daughters and our homeschooling mission. I believe that when God is calling families to come together for His purposes, He truly makes provision for all the details.

Here’s a look back at our journey with the girls book club this past year:


 Have you ever participated in a book club yourself? What do you think about being involved in a book club as a homeschool co-op? Would a book club work for your family? What other simple homeschool co-op ideas do you have? We’d love to hear about them!

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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