Friday, July 27, 2012

Review -

Price:  $1 first month, $5.95 per month thereafter
Age:  All

I’m excited to tell you about a resource that I really wish I had had when we first started homeschooling.  Starting out, there were so many choices for curriculum that my head was spinning.  I found myself building a lot on my own as we navigated our long-term choices for curriculum. is a web site created by the makers of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.  Yes, this is the magazine that I do online reviews for.  However, that is NOT why I am highly recommending this site. The resources available here are truly stupendous!

The web site is broken down into Schoolhouse Teachers, Schoolhouse Dailies, Schoolhouse Extras, Schoolhouse Library and then the site tour and samples.

Schoolhouse Teachers

Schoolhouse Teachers includes lessons from some of the biggest names in homeschooling.  All teachers are experts in their respective areas.   This section offers lessons in the following:

Career Exploration
College Choice Guidance
Figures in History
High School
Home Economics
Special Needs

What I love about this is the variety and the strong lessons provided!  Some of these areas are core like history, writing and science.  Additionally, you have special interests like Filmmaking, Career Exploration, and Technology.

It’s these special interest areas that we are making the most use of right now.  My youngest son is very interested in film making and I was having quite a time finding something that would help him with this endeavor.  Until…  I realized had lessons for filmmaking. 

As you can see, several weekly lessons are offered.  Going to the lesson page for this particular subject gives the student short videos to watch to learn the techniques.  He’s enjoyed this approach!

I was also very appreciative of the Career Exploration and College Choice Guidance sections for my 10th grader.  We’ve wanted to complete career exploration exercises to try and help him determine where his strengths lie and his career options that play to those strengths.  Again, several weeks of “classes” are offered.  Each week has specific activities and commentary for the student to use to determine his/her career path.

All of the topics listed above are equally valuable in offering direction and lessons for our students! We look forward to using more of them and to seeing what’s coming new down the pike.

Schoolhouse Dailies

Schoolhouse Dailies are just what they sound like.  Daily mini-lessons you can use with your student in a variety of subjects.  Right now dailies are offered in the following:

Summer Olympics
Daily Grammar
Daily Math
Daily Writing
Ditch the Desk – Hand’s On K-5
Everyday Easels
Everyday Explorers: Canada
Everyday Explorers: USA
Pre-K Activities
Summer Shakespeare
This Day in History
This Month’s Menu

As you can see above, the options are vast.  There are daily grammar lessons to keep your children on target with their grammar skills.  They can explore what happened on this day in history or meet explorers from the US or Canada. 

I love that they have new and fun topics like Summer Olympics that are going on now.

Or how about a month’s worth of recipes???  Wonderful!

SchoolhouseExtras contains a link to the current This Old Schoolhouse magazine.  I’ve been subscribing to this magazine since the beginning of our homeschool journey.  We love it!  I could write a blog about it alone.  Additionally, in Extras, you will find free e-books, a link to the annual Schoolhouse Expo, and a link to download the MASSIVE schoolhouse planners as part of your membership.  These planners alone are worth the cost of membership!

SchoolhouseLibrary is another wealth of resources – copybooks, homeschool life, reading lists, teacher lessons, arts and crafts, homemaking/keeping, nature and spelling.  Wow! 

Intrigued?  I hope so!  To find out more, you can take the Schoolhouse Site Tour, or visit the Schoolhouse Samples Pages to see more examples of the wealth of content provided.

If you invest in one supplement ever for your homeschool, invest here.  The content is professional and provides you with the tools to be a successful homeschooling parent.  The fact that it’s dynamic means that each time you visit – there is something new!  This isn’t a onetime thing – you are continually benefitting from their new topics and contributors.

The price cannot be beat – it’s only $1.00 for the first month and $5.95 per month after that. Your benefits and privileges are as follows:

  1. Members-only access to lesson materials in these subject areas: Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, History, Home Economics, Literature, Math, Music, Reading, Writing . . . and so much more!
  2. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine delivered straight to your inbox, monthly.
  3. All The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine digital back issues—easily searchable, a fantastic feature that enables you to go directly to articles of interest.
  4. The Homeschool Minute™ weekly E-Newsletter.
  5. Download all five Schoolhouse Planners—the Parent version (hundreds of pages), all Student planners (3 versions) and the Special Needs planner.
  6. 12 E-books from the Schoolhouse Store—one per month during the first year of membership.
  7. All available TOS Expo-To-Go recorded sessions—including all future recordings, for the duration of membership.
  8. After 12 months of uninterrupted membership, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to the “Totally TOS” section of the Schoolhouse Store.
More than worth the yearly cost!
Don’t just take my word for it – check out what other Schoolhouse Review Crew members have to say – here.
*** Disclaimer – I received a membership free of charge as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review.

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