We have been reviewing an indispensable resource in our homeschool. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, helps you out with full curriculum from preschool through graduation, the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership.
Every core subject is covered....even those pesky extras like foreign language, home economics, drama, speech, photography, art history and so much more. You can get all of this for one fee and cover all the students in your house!!
The whole goal behind the use of SchoolhouseTeachers.com is to make homeschooling easy and not so overwhelming for families. It is so very easy to use SchoolhouseTeachers.com. You can navigate it by subject or by grade level.
Brayden has been using the Home Economics course. He is now a senior! I thought this would make a great electives course for him to take.
Each lesson takes him through how to eventually help to do things more independently. I was able to easily download the lessons and printed what materials I wanted to use for him and keep them in a 3 ring binder. He is working on meal planning and kitchen skills at the present time. Each week, I ask him for help in planning our weekly meals. And with any program you use, some money tips are more useful than others. I really like many of the tips given, including tips for checking out, using sale ads, and using coupons.
As he uses this program, there are no extra costs for us within the program. The materials are all included. You have access to the open source textbooks and videos through directed links and login information. You do not need to buy extra supplies, unless it is materials for science experiments or the food for home economics projects. Having everything in one location makes it so much easier to plan out your weeks.
Currently, Caty is working her way (slowly) through the Anatomy & Physiology. She's in middle school, but wanted to look through this high school level course. The lesson plans, with video and textbook links, are all written out for me. I really have no extra planning. There are even extra resource links included in them. It has been so incredibly easy to use. If something has been more difficult for her, then we just adjust the discussion or skip the material for later on.
That takes me to another advantage of using SchoolhouseTeachers.com.... it is extremely budget friendly. Right now you can get all of this information, including access to a full video library and World Book Resource Library for a either a low monthly price ($19.99 a month) or an easy one-time a year fee ($179.00 a year).
The one family membership gives you access to over 400 different online, self-paced courses and levels.
I really like the embedded videos in some of the lessons. Lydia has been using the American Sign Language to help with her learning of this language or communication.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com has really become an invaluable resource for our homeschooling through the years and we plan to continue using this program as we enter the middle and high school years. Not only is the curriculum provided for all grade and skill levels, but helpful planning and organization tools are also included in the subscription to help keep your family organized.
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review SchoolhouseTeachers.com Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership. Click on the banner below to see what they used in their curriculum and how they feel about the program.