Welcome to my very first review for The Schoolhouse Review Crew! I feel so very excited to be a part of a wonderful crew of bloggers as well as researching different curriculums for my family. Now, onto business, haha!
One of the many perks of homeschooling would have to be the freedom to explore and find what works for your family. Now being in our second year, I am learning that I don't have to limit to just one curriculum in particular, especially if it doesn't work for my family. From textbooks to online learning there are endless possibilities to what a child can learn and achieve. Need lesson plans at your finger tips? The Old Schoolhouse Magazine contains a variety of resources that meets specific needs of any homeschooling family. One awesome resource I found helpful is Schoolhouse Teachers, a division of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
Schoolhouse Teachers is currently $1 for the first month then $5.95 per month after that. You can also choose to purchase a full year option at $64.26. If you sign up for the full year membership you will receive a free tote bag and 1 back issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (U.S. only). The site is designed for Pre-K through 12th grade which is a plus.
I really enjoyed utilizing the resources on Schoolhouse Teachers. There was actually more than I originally anticipated which is great. Here is what the site includes:
This page of the site lists all of the teachers available for these particular subjects:
- Asia: It's People and History
- Career Exploration
- Classical History
- Classics-Based Writing
- Elementary Literature Kits
- Figures in History
- Beginning Guitar
- Home Economics
- Elementary Math
- High School Math
and much more. Click here for teacher biography, other available subjects and descriptions.
Other pages include:
- College Choice Guidance
- Monthly Reading List
- Special Needs
- Every day Games
- Every day Explorers
- This day in History
- This Month's Menu
The extras include downloadable planners, E-Books, etc. It also contains an online library and a site tour. The Schoolhouse Teachers website as a whole appears clean and clear with easy to use formatting. Upon entry of the site you feel confident and not overwhelmed with confusing resources. This is a definite plus as well.
I have thoroughly enjoyed going through the resources that pertain to my 9, 6, and 3 year old. Even though there wasn't as much available for my 3 year old as my other two, it was still great to utilize what was available. She practiced coloring skills with a Christmas lesson and fun toilet paper roll Christmas craft. We are currently working on a Christmas Lapbook printed from the site, can't wait to see how it turns out. My 6 year old tried out a copywriting activity to enhance her writing skills. She loves writing so this was one of her favorites thus far. My 9 year old benefited from a History lesson and will possibly be doing the math drills etc. I also really enjoyed the arts and crafts pages. The Christmas card idea with shaving cream and paint is awesome. I changed it up a bit and will be doing it with Christmas tree cut-outs. The concept is pretty much the same. I will post pics in a future post of our creations.
I believe that you as a homeschooling parent may enjoy the site as well. If anything it can also be used as a supplement right along with what you are currently using in your family. Feel free to check it out. Again, visit schoolhouseteachers.com to view the site or visit the Review Crew page here! Many blessings to you and your family as you continue on with your homeschooling adventures.
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.