Has anyone else hit the after the holidays, homeschool slump?
I know I did! So that is why I was so excited when I got the chance to review SchoolhouseTeachers.com. My family was blessed with a Ultimate Annual Yearly Membership, and we were happy to jump right in!
What is SchoolhouseTeachers.com?
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a Christian, Self-paced, Online Homeschooling Courses with Customizable Curriculum. They offer over 425 course options for all students ranging from preschoolers to seniors in high school.
The best part is that there are no textbooks or workbooks to buy and it is self paced. Allowing families the flexibility to go as fast or slow as they want. Parents can also allow their children some freedom to help select courses they may have a passion for. Since everything the student will need is available on the site, cost is not an issue.
They also offer members access to other great sites like World Book
Many of the course throughout SchoolhouseTeachers.com use World Book as their spine. You also get access to great ebooks, timelines, games and printables. You basically have a library available to you at the click of a mouse.
SchoolhouseTeachers screen the books in the course from World Book and warns parents of pages that might contain content that might not match Christian benefits. While they remind parents that World Book must be used with caution like a public library, they try their best to spot things that might be opposing to your worldview.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com Video Library
With your Ultimate Annual Yearly Membership, you have access to 450+ videos at no cost to you! They include:
- several academic areas, like Science, Math, Bible, etc
- kids’ entertainment,
- Bible study,
- and more!
How Did We Use SchoolhouseTeachers.com?
All of the stuff I mentioned above on its own is great, but the more I dug around on SchoolhouseTeachers.com the more great stuff I found. Some of the resources we used since we started with SchoolhouseTeachers.com are:
Starting Out with First Grade Math
Zakari and I are always looking for new ways for him to learn new math skills. While we have a few curriculums we are currently using, I love throwing in new ways to review information we have already learned, or coming at a subject from a different angle.
As a parent who really isn’t organized enough to put together my own curriculum, I loved that this course was laid out for me. 36 weeks, 73 lessons, 5 days a week. I either present a slide show presentation, or print out a worksheet for us to work through. There is no more then 5 mins of prep required before hand by me as the teacher.
So far the lessons are interesting enough to hold Zakari’s attention, while short enough to allow us to just add them into our current math programs.
Parent eBook Library
SchoolhouseTeachers.com has a collection of 40+ ebooks for parents. They include topics such as homeschooling styles, gifted children, devotionals, homemaking, budgeting and more.
One of the Parent eBooks I had the chance to read through was The Value of Homeschool Conventions.
This short eBook takes parents who might be trying to decide if the expense of attending a local homeschool convention is worth it.
The author takes the reader through the Factors. For example:
- The WOW Factor
- The Encouragement Factor
- The Camaraderie Factor
- and several more
World Book Learning Ladders: My Body
We tend to lean towards a literature based curriculums, so when I saw these Learning Ladders books from World Book under the science Unit Studies, we had to check it out.
Zakari and I have been learning about bones, muscles, organs, the 5 senses and more. Near the end of the book there is a puzzle page, fun facts, as well as true and false quizzes.
Parent Course: Encouragement for Homeschool Moms
I love that there is a section dedicated to parents. They offer different courses for us to use. While homeschooling mom’s are always focused on educating their children, it is important for us to keep our minds fresh too!
I chose to download, print and have bounded Devotional Bible Study called “Encouragement for Homeschool Moms”. But this is not necessary. You could just read off you computer and tablet and write in a blank journal.
This 31 day devotional is designed that one day you read the Scriptures and answer questions about what you read and conclude with prayer. The next day you are given two pages for journaling your own thoughts on the topic discussed the previous day.
I’m hoping that over the next 31 days I will have the chance to make sure I’m taking care of my heart too. We can only pour into our children if our cup is full. So its important to take into consideration our own self care. I love that SchoolhouseTeachers.com remembered this, as a lot of mom’s miss this important step in our journey.
Who would SchoolhouseTeachers.com work best for?
After spending some time on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, this site is a gold mine for mom’s who love to build their own curriculum. The Planning type will love having so many lesson, videos and unit studies available in one spot to choice from. There are even printable planners available to help mom’s do just that.
Now if your homeschooling mom like me who prefers a curriculum that is laid out, SchoolhouseTeachers.com is still a valuable tool to have. Doing a quick search, I’m able to find videos, World Book content and so much more on topics we are learning with our current curriculum. Now I have a vast library available to dig deeper on subjects my son is really enjoying.
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Thank you SchoolhouseTeachers.com for allowing me to review your amazing site! My son and I are excited for this to be a big part of his homeschooling journey this year.
If you think SchoolhouseTeachers.com would be a fit for you family, this is a great time to join. My readers can use the Coupon Code: CREWFOLLOWER and pay only $90/year (Regular Price is $179/YR).
Let me know below in the comments if you’ve ever used SchoolhouseTeachers.com. If you have, what did you enjoy most?