For the past few weeks, my children and I have been reviewing the Yearly Membership at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is an excellent resource for homeschooling families with over 200 courses from preschool through grade 12. With the low monthly fee, you get access to all of the courses for your entire family, no matter the size! Perfect for our large(r) family!
Once you are logged in to SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the best place to start on the site for a new member is the New Members Hub. From there you will be brought to a page where you can start looking for courses. The courses are divided up into Preschool/Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School. Click on the category that you are looking for and then you’ll have an abundance of courses to choose from! One you decide which courses to take, just click and you’re there!
Once I was logged in, I was overwhelmed at all the classes that were available! So many choices and so little time! I narrowed it down by choosing which child I wanted to find a course for first. I went with my preschooler. I decided to use the Beginning Handwriting course with my almost 5 year old daughter since she’s been wanting to do more school with the “big kids”. This was the perfect way to ease into it without buying lots of extra workbooks. Everything was clickable and easy from there. The lesson plans come with an introduction to the course and show you exactly what to print and even tips on how to teach. I loved seeing all the helpful hints and having everything accessible at the simple click of a button. In this particular course, each lesson is work for about a week. The activities combined fun and learning all together to make it exciting for my daughter.
After we got her settled, I decided to go to my oldest and check out the middle school lessons! Holy smokes! They offer classes for Art, Bible, Computer and Technology, Drama and Speech, Electives, Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Music, Nutrition, Health, Fitness, and Science! We ended up deciding on Math since she could use a little extra encouragement in that subject. More specifically, we went with Pre-Algebra. We actually skipped ahead to what she is currently working on in her math book, which is percents. It had simple explanations that we easy to understand and some problems to work on. It was a great supplement to our current curriculum. In this case, I don’t think I would use this particular course as a stand alone, but am definitely going to use it as a supplement.
My final thoughts is that SchoolhouseTeachers.com is an excellent program to supplement homeschooling. Although it may be hard to narrow down your selections on courses, the fact that there are so many to choose from make it a fantastic resource.
I am now a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew and as such I’ll be brining you more homeschool information and reviews over the next year! I think many of you will really enjoy this addition to MommyOctopus.com.
Since I’m a crew member, I have an exclusive code for you guys! New members can use code CREWFOLLOWER on SchoolhouseTeachers.com through 1/31/2016 to save 50% off a year’s membership! That’s quite the deal! A year membership is $139, so only $69.50 after the code! For more information, head on over to SchoolhouseTeachers.com and check it out!