As a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I got the opportunity to review SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a “massive expansion” on The Old Schoolhouse Teacher Toolbox site.
“Massive” is the word used to describe the site on the home page, and it’s the perfect word. There are so many resources on this site, and an inexpensive membership provides access to all of them: chemistry, preschool, grammar, history, music, lapbooking, and more. Several teacher and student planners are included in the site, as well as recommended reading lists, recipes and monthly meal plans, free ebooks, and on and on.
I especially liked the grammar lessons, which provide brief instruction to the student and then a worksheet to reinforce the concept. I hope to use this extensively through this next school year as Oldest begins studying grammar. Each day’s lessons are very simple and take only a few minutes to complete.
The website has also just posted a unit study on the Olympics.
The site is extremely practical, with more information added daily, literally. The site is updated with new daily plans in a number of different categories. It makes planning ahead really tricky (unless you are using archived lessons) and learning very spontaneous. And even though I like to be spontaneous, this aspect made using the site a little difficult for me.
The teachers planning the lessons are a “star-studded cast” and include Terri Johnson from Knowledge Quest, Kim Kautzer from WriteShop, Kimm Bellotto and Niki McNeil from In the Hands of a Child for lapbooking specific resources, Michelle Miller from TruthQuest, and many more. There are lessons for every age level, preschool to high school, and every subject, plus extracurricular activities.
If you were to subscribe to one website, this would definitely be one to consider; it’s one-stop shopping at its best. Everything is here.
Membership to the site is $1 for the first month and $5.95 for each additional month. Visit the site to check out the free samples and watch the videos for a tour of the resources. Then, see how others put these vast resources to use at the Schoolhouse Review Crew.