(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)
My boys and I have really been enjoying checking out the many educational resources to add into our homeschool dayfrom the Download Club from My Teaching Library.
The Download Club has so many rescources that I think it could take years to use them all!
It is so easy to find just what you want! You can search based on grade 0-Pre K – 9th – 12th.
You can search by topic:
- Character Education
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
And the many sub-catagories within each of these.
I chose to focus primarily on Math and Writing. “The Batman” has severe fine motor control issues, which show a lot when he tries to write anything, whether print or cursive. While he can read very, very well, and can writie his thoughts down quite well, it is extremely difficult for anyone to read it when he’s done. So, I went to downloads like Trace and Color Animals.
I also had him do beginning Math. He has mental retardation due to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, so Math is an area in which he has never gone much above Kindergarten, but he really likes it for some reason! He really wanted this packet, so I downloaded it for him!
For “The Artist,” I focused on Writing and Science. He only really likes writing on his Chrome Book, and I want him to get better at writing by hand, so I printed out monthly writing prompts for Septembber and October. I like that they force him to go outside of his box, think about topics he might not, and write his own thoughts about them.
I also printed out on white card stock a page of insect note cards. These are kind of cool in that he can choose his own insects, look up the information on them, draw the insect and color it. Here are 3 of the cards he has been making.
We have been perusing the available offerings in the Download Club, and anything they are interested in within the topics I specify, I print out for them.
Among other offerings, under Languages you will find American Sign Language, French and Spanish.
There are electives:
- Religious Studies (Christian, Jewish Studies)
- Home Economics
Under Arts, you will find Art, Crafts and Music.
There are monthly and holiday themed learning, teacher helps, and all sorts of miscellaneous topics searchable by grade or topic.
I really like how organized the searching is, in that I can search by topic or grade level, and find anything I want for my boys! I like looking through the various downloads before deciding, and then sending them to my download page, where I can click them and receive the pdf straight to my computer files. I like being able to click on the “What’s New” section and see the absolute newest bundles available. We did that as well, just to see what was available.
All in all, we’ve really enjoyed using the Download Club from My Teaching Library, and will continue to use it!
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