Tuesday, July 31, 2012

{Crew Review} Schoolhouse Teachers


SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the creation of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. The creators have gathered some of the top curriculum writers to create original content for their site. There is a plethora of information on the site for students all the way from prekindergarten up to twelfth grade. In fact, there is just so much there that I have still just scratched the surface and I've been using it for months!

Some of the subjects/topics included are:
  • Career Exploration (I'm having my 15 year old work through this one.)
  • Chemistry
  • Economics (Another one my 15 year old is using.)
  • Figures in History
  • Filmmaking (This is going on our "to do" list.)
  • Geography - written by Terri Johnson of Knowledge Quest (Awesome - both my older boys are using this one.)
  • High School Math (Again, my oldest is working his way through this section.)
  • History - written by Diana Waring
  • Home Economics - written by Malia Russell
  • Lapbooking - written by members of the Hands of  a Child team
  • Literature (A favorite!)
  • Music - Voice
  • Reading Lessons
  • Special Needs
  • Technology
  • Writing - written by Kim Kautzer of WriteShop
However, that is just one list of subjects. Not only are the above added to each and every month, but there is also a Schoolhouse Dailies section that allows for, well, new daily content in grammar, math, writing, and even a monthly menu! Under this section is even a "This Day in History" section for fun learning. A hands-on learning section for your younger students is included as well and this is just a small sample of information here. There is even daily learning for the Summer Olympics currently.

Even though I began using Schoolhouse Teachers.com months ago, I'm still discovering new things here. If you used to have a subscription to the print magazine put out by The Old Schoolhouse it was converted to a subscription to Schoolhouse Teachers.com. This is why I've been using the site and I really think it's an awesome resource and I have used it often.


One of the new things I just discovered are the monthly reading lists. This is a fantastic resource and lists books for all grade levels and for various subjects. The June list focused on Art. The July list focused on Foreign Language. I can't wait to see what the August list focuses on! There is even a more general summer reading list that focuses on fun summer activities.

Another resource that is included in your subscription are copies of all the Schoolhouse Planners. This includes planners for Special Needs, Elementary, Intermediate, High School, and the Parent planning pages as well which includes pages for helping to schedule the home. I used this just today to print out book report forms for my boys. 

Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com is only $1 for the first month. After that it is $5.95 a month. You can cancel at any time with no obligation. You can check out a tour of the site as well as the Frequently Asked Questions plus there is a great sample page so you can see how things work on the site. You can check out this page to see what is included in your membership as well as sign-up.

My Thoughts

One could easily use this to home educate all children in the household ranging in age from 4 up to 18. It covers all subjects and then some. I've been using it at the moment to just supplement our learning and to use it for some fun things. However, this is a resource I will be using more fully come the new school year. I really like the daily information as well as the monthly. It's very well put together and a really wonderful resource for home educators. 

Be sure to head over to the Schoolhouse Crew Review blog to see what other Crew members had to say about the site. 


Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review.  All opinions shared are my own. Schoolhouse Review Crewmembers  are given the product free of charge in exchange for our unbiased opinion of the product.   

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