Over the last month or so, we have had the opportunity to use the Yearly Membership over at SchoolhouseTeachers.com and this is my review as a member of the Homeschool Review Crew. It has been such a blessing to our homeschool. This site has so much to offer that it would take me days to tell you about each one, so I will share our experience with a few of the wonderful resources you can find there.
It is so hard to find a good spelling curriculum but we have found one we will be using for years to come. Over at SchoolhouseTeachers.com in the Language Arts section we have found the perfect spelling courses for all three of our children. They are enjoying the Charlotte Mason spelling lessons. If you are not interested in the Charlotte Mason method, they also have phonics based spelling and topic based spelling lists. There is a different list for each week, along with activities to help our children memorize the spelling words. My kids are loving it. When you find something that works for all your kiddos, you tend to get excited about the product. I will not be looking for another spelling curriculum again. This is a winner!
Our 7th grader has never liked writing. He was always bored with our writing curriculum and would sit and complain about it for hours instead of getting it done. That has changed!!!! We found the Creative Writing lessons on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and in the last 3 weeks, he has written three short stories that are creative, well written, and entertaining. He has never been able to sit down and put his imaginative thoughts on paper before, but after using this resource, he can't wait to write. I have never been so pleased with a writing course.
Our daughter is in fourth grade this school year and she is our little artist. When she found out there was art lessons on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, she was so happy. She loves to learn new techniques and ways to be creative. The inventive ideas in the art section of this site have kept her busy for hours and hours. She has used the elementary art lessons as well as a few from the middle school sections. It has been a great experience for her and we will continue to use this resource for her.
Homeschooling during the high school years can be intimidating, but with this site, you can feel at ease. There are so many great classes offered on this site.
Our son is a junior and he has been interested in computers for a long time. We have bought him a few books on computers but none has compared with the lessons he has been doing these last few weeks. SchoolhouseTeachers.com offers classes in web game design, Microsoft Word, internet entrepreneurship, and much more. He is a visual learner and many of these classes are done by video. This helps him learn in a way that will stick with him.
I have been homeschooling for 19 years and I can say that I have never had a site with so many resources all in one place for a homeschooling family. We have a strict homeschooling budget and I would invest it all in this site, only I don't have to because of the low membership price. I encourage you to go check it out for yourself.
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