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SchoolhouseTeachers.com is one-family one-fee online home education resource run by The Old Schoolhouse. We’ve received a Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership and have been checking it out. It holds a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics for all ages. From preschoolers to parents and families you will find something that grabs your attention and makes you look further into it.
To be honest, it can be a little overwhelming when you first open your membership and see all of the choices and try to maneuver through the site because there is so much information. You can browse by
I was pleased to see some familiar faces writing for SchoolhouseTeachers.com that I regularly follow in the Homeschool blogging world!
A World of Choice
Within the SchoolhouseTeachers.com website you’ll find resources ranging from math, history, French, home economics, lapbooking, art, singing, photography and nature , and that’s just for starters! The site is broken down by Grades and Subjects, with lots of extra information for planning and resources. Yes, there are even courses such as nutrition and physical education for families to do together!
Some of the lessons will require that you have a particular book or supplies, but there are lots of lessons that don’t require anything that you most likely don’t already have around the house or can access free via the internet.
With so many resources I wasn’t sure where to start. We’ve tried out a few of the resources over the past several years during our time on the Homeschool Review Crew, but we wanted to try something new for this review. It was a little tough going with the holidays and bouts of illness in the house, but even with the household not at its best we still found some fun to be had among the options!
Both Phil and I have had bad cases of conjunctivitis in the past month, with mine now lasting over two weeks (and some severe side-effects from the eye drops, to boot). With the parents looking like they’ve gone a few rounds again Holyfield or Tyson and trips to the optometrist for me (and routine check-ups for the children), I thought it would fit in nicely for them to learn about the eye…and I found an easy lapbook in the membership area that is appropriate in level for them both to work on.
A Quick Look at the Human Eye is designed to be done over the course of 4 weeks, 5 times a week. This would certainly mean only a few minutes a day, which is great. But because we had train rides and some time in the waiting room, we worked through in a few days so that the children can learn while the topic is hot at home. And of course, if the children have more questions, I’ll bring out my university textbook in addition to using the extra links provided at the end of the lapbook.
This wasn’t a planned topic, but that’s one nice thing with homeschooling – you can learn more about the lessons life throws at you and become informed along the way. Life doesn’t always follow a straight road and taking the scenic route can be a beautiful ride…when you can see it….
Many of the classes include videos, and they are also rounded-up and available all in one video library within the site so that you can use them as-is, should you be so inspired. From history to math and language to how to play the ever-popular recorder.
Lesson planning is a huge part of creating a good educational experience for students. There are so many different ways to plan, too! SchoolhouseTeachers provides lesson plans for each of their lessons, which is very handy, particularly if you may be new to homeschooling, or unsure about how long a particular class will take. In addition to these specific lesson plans, with your membership, you will also have access to printable versions of planners for parents and high schoolers, various calendars, and the custom schedule builder.
Homeschooling can involve a lot of expenses for some families, and hardly any for others. If you’re looking for something to get you started without paying out for each individual class for each student, SchoolhouseTeachers.com’s annual membership will offer the flexibility to avail of all of their 450+ courses for your entire family, or if you’d rather just use it for an elective course here or there, or to take advantage of their vast planning resources, the choice is up to you. Customize each of your students’ curriculum to their own needs for the experience each of them requires.
Final Thoughts on HomeschoolTeachers.com
In addition to lesson plans and resources, when you purchase the SchoolhouseTeachers.com annual membership you will receive access to the World Book encyclopedia online, videos, planners, a monthly newsletter, and more. One family one fee, and you certainly won’t be short of reading and learning materials with SchoolhouseTeachers.com!
Because we do so many reviews each year, we don’t use SchoolhouseTeachers.com to its full extent, but indeed, we do find ourselves dipping into it from time to time over the year as needed. My children, in particular, love using the World Book for research. I like to use the planning and parents’ information.
Many of the lessons and other information withing the site is geared towards a Christian viewpoint, however, there is plenty in there that is neutral and/or can be adjusted to meet your needs if you are not Christian.
If we didn’t have access to SchoolhouseTeachers.com, I know we would miss it; there is way more in there than can could ever be used!
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