Discover how we can create a lasting impact for the ones we love through one young girl’s determination to save the flock she calls family with the Coo Book Hearth Guide.
This Book Hearth Guide gives you creative teaching ideas for a 4-week lesson block based on Coo by Kaela Noel ~ a quirky, heartwarming story that’s a fun read-aloud for all ages.
Coupling the book with our Book Hearth Guide gives you a simple way to plan a whole month of learning without stress and overwhelm. Choose which themes and connections you want to focus on, get a copy of the book, and begin exploring.
What is the Book Hearth? The Book Hearth approach is a unique, comprehensive way to bring stories and lessons to your children or students. This approach was created by two homeschool moms ~ Jean & Alison who each have 3 grown children ~ as a way for educators and students to tap into that lively appreciation for all the wonder and hope present in the world through books.
Book Hearth Guides show you the simplicity of centering learning around just one book for one block. You can pick a single book for the whole family and build your main lesson work around that story while delivering the lessons individually to each child.
Each Book Hearth Guide is built on 5 anchor points: Story, Self, Senses, Strengths, and Sharing. When you intentionally integrate these anchor points into your teaching, your students will gain knowledge, build academic and life skills, and take part in memorable learning experiences.
As parents, you’ll discover the freedom of building multi-age homeschooling blocks around just ONE book.
YOUR CHILDREN WILL...
- Gain knowledge, build academic & life skills
- Take part in memorable experiences together as a family
- Build a family culture of learning, living, and loving through literature
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE...
One 6-page printable full of clear guidance that includes:
Overarching themes & connections to Waldorf curriculum topics
Suggested reading schedule for a 4-week block with activity suggestions so you can bring the book to life with the lively arts
- Unique learning experiences, Book Hearth Bricks, all related to the story like drawing a bird’s eye view of Coo’s home, researching an aspect of the story, or volunteering to care for the elderly like Coo did ~ over 40 unique ideas!
Go-Along Book Basket suggestions so you can discover great go-along books for various ages
- Weekly Discussion Questions & Activity Guide
Book Summary of Coo
Coo is a young girl who is raised by a flock of pigeons. She knows that even though she’s a human and they are pigeons, they’re her family. This story is quirky, funny, fresh, and charming and really captures our longing to belong. When Burr, the pigeon who means the most to Coo, is injured, Coo ventures off the safety of the rooftop world into the unknown world of humans to get help for Burr. That’s how she meets Tully, a healer who cares about the pigeons, too. As Coo learns to spread her wings in this new world, she discovers who she is without leaving her past behind. She also learns to face her fears as she finds new friends and a found family.
What grades is Coo recommended for? This book is generally recommended for grades 3-7. Our Book Hearth Guide gives you lots of ideas for including both younger and older learners as well.
Want to read a more complete description of the Book Hearth approach? Click here for An Introduction to the Book Hearth.
Did you know? The Coo Book Hearth Guide is included inside the Grades 1-4 Book Hearth Bundle! If you’re looking for a collection of three guides that will give you months of lesson and activity ideas, this bundle is for you!
This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship. The book is not included, only the Book Hearth Guide.