Friday, July 27, 2012

Review - SchoolhouseTeachers

I had no idea what to expect when I logged in to and I was shocked at all the goodies I found on this little site. I knew there were going to be planners, and I was checking back daily as I waited for them to be available, but I just wasn't sure what else to expect. is a subscription based site offered by This Old Schoolhouse magazine for only $5.95 a month. There is a variety of content on the site, including themed lessons by professionals, simple daily activities in most any subject, reading lists and arts and crafts ideas just to name a few.  As a member, you also get a digital copy of This Old Schoolhouse each month and can search through past issues too. They have daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans that you can tweak to fit your family's goals. The site itself is very simple, but the information totally makes up for that. There are month-long courses on film making, many different copybooks and lapbooks and so much more and all are compiled by some of the biggest names in home educating. Pretty cool.

The more I looked around, the more I found. One of my personal favorite spots is the "Schoolhouse Dailies".  When we have a free 5 minutes, I have been clicking on there and grabbing a quick lesson on grammar, math, or researching something that happened on this day in history. One day, I was putting on makeup and pulled the site up on my ipad and taught P a lesson on contractions before she even knew she was learning ;) I love having little quick ideas at my fingertips for moments like that. How many of you knew that "Take me Out to the Ballgame" was written in 15 minutes on a train ride in 1908? Well, now you do :) They just put a new one up there with quick daily lessons on the Olympics that we are enjoying! There is even a monthly menu posted - what more could you want?

Oh, you want planners? They've got planners. People wait for these planners for months and now I know why. Over 800 pages of fully customizable and printable pages - oh my. I always have a hard time finding the "perfect" planner for the kids and now I have the ability to customize them for each child. I am so excited! C is starting Challenge so needs a little different layout than the younger two that are still doing normal elementary work. I have had fun filling them in, printing them out and adding them to my old binder. I loved all the extra things included in the planner files too, from story starters to a list of parables in the Bible. 

In my opinion, every homeschooler can find something here that benefits them. They claim that you could get your entire curriculum for all ages from this site, and they are probably right, however I'm only using it as supplement. The first month's subscription is only $1 so you don't have much to lose to try it out. If you try it, let me know what you think. I'm betting you will like it!

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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.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! This site sounds very interesting. I think I'll have to ck it out for myself :) Thanks!!


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