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SchoolhouseTeachers.com {Review}

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 me, too!) are loving the variety of Elementary and Middle School Homeschool Courses available with the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com was one of the first products I reviewed when I first became part of the Review Crew, and I am excited to be here to show and tell about SchoolhouseTeachers.com as it is now, in 2020. I feel that it has come a LONG way since I came onto the Crew! The concept is still the same, though, as you can see.

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There are SO many ways that SchoolhouseTeachers can be used for the homeschool, whether you choose to use portions as a suplement, or use this as your complete curriculum. With the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership, I am able to completely customize our homeschooling for everyone in our family for one price that covers every student, up to and including my husband and I, when we find subjects of interest to us.

From planners to printable courses to video courses, HomeschoolTeachers seems to have it all. I have yet to see everything, because there is so much that can be used as students age and interests change. It’s WONDERFUL!

Let’s start with planning. Do you want to use a Scope and Sequence? It’s available on SchoolhouseTeachers!

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As you can see, you may use the Scope and Sequence in 2 ways, by grade or by subject. I like this because I personally prefer to go by subject. Grade level is not an issue in our homeschool because my boys are all over the map depending upon the subject they are currently doing.

Customizing your child’s homeschool is so easy with SchoolhouseTeachers! From the Scope and Sequence to the online access of the World Book Encyclopedia, you can set things up exactly as you want it to be.

Planning is a breeze with Schoolhouse Teachers! My favorite planner of all time is this one, available with your membership.

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Within this customizable planner you will find so many things! You could just use it as is or if you’re like me, pick and choose which parts will best suit your homeschool and your life. Here are many of the pages to choose from for homeschooling and household/personal planning:

  • customizable calendars, lists, schedules, and planning pages
  • Articles written to encourage and motivate you all year long, written by homeschooling experts like Jeannie Fulbright, Dr. Mary Hood, Dr. Jay L. Wile, and Cindy Wiggers, as well as other homeschooling parents like you
  • lists of facts for reference in fine arts, geography/history, math, science, and language arts
  • Unit study and lapbooking helps (a personal favorite of mine)
  • Planning pages for personal projects and goals
  • Address book, Christmas card list, information page for your sitter
  • Chore charts, health records, and vacation planning/packing lists

And so, so much more. This is the planner for EVERYTHING!

There is a terrific Literacy Center, to help with teaching your kids to read. I didn’t need this during this review, but I think its just fantastic.  Here is just part of what is available!

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There are also Focused Learning centers, for students needing help in specific areas.schoolhouse18schoolhouse17

In our family so far, we have gone through a few specific things. I have one child who was given a guitar and was really wanting to learn how to play it. I searched Guitar on SchoolhouseTeachers and found a guitar course for him!

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There is a printable lesson plan for him to follow along and check off as he does each lesson, which you can see coming out of the printer in this picture.

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Here, we have put the pages into a notebook so that he can follow along.

The component I chose to use at this time is the planner, which I described earlier in this review.

We’ve also chosen to use the Drive Through History from the video library.

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I’ve long wanted to use these with my boys, and have chosen to start with American History.

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Here is “The Batman” watching episode one, which is about 30 minutes long. The perfect little bite, so that he can keep focuse and not be overwhelmed.

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This is such a fantastic product for the homeschool family! For one price, it is all inclusive, and can be used with every member of the family with no additional fees. Right now, get a deal! But hurry, the sale won’t last forever!

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The Starfall Home Membership, from Starfall Education Foundation: Our Review

I was very interested in this review of The Starfall Home Membership, because even though the grade levels included are considerably younger than “Mr. loquacious” and “The Puzzler”, They both really need help in the areas included. At the same time, “Mr. Locquatious” was not at all happy about the grade levels listed. I’ll talk more about that later. This online, fun learning program is from Starfall Education Foundation, and we were given a one year subscription to The Starfall Home Membership. The Starfall Home Membership can be used by multiple people, and so I had my twins using it for the purpose of this review.

I will, now that the review period is over, continue with them using it, along with letting “The Batman” use it. With his disabilities, he is probably at the same level as “The Puzzler” is when it comes to math.

One of the things I like the best about this program is that I was able to pretty much let “Mr. loquacious” and “The Puzzler” sit down at the computer and just go! I love that something can be that easy to get going with. There is, however, a Complete Guide to using Starfall. This will show you skills appropriate for each grade level, as well as how they will go along with the mobile app activities. Oh, did I forget to mention that in addition to the computer website, you can use The Starfall Home Membership on your  using an Android, Kindle or iOS device.

We did just use the Computer for this review, because I don’t have a very good tablet, and I don’t let my kids use my phone, but the computer version worked well for us. Both boys were easily able to find their way around without my help, and both concentrated on the math section. “Mr. loquacious” needs review, and “The Puzzler” is developmentally delayed enough that I need to have him working in the first grade section.

Here is “The Puzzler” working in one of the math sections . . .

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And “Mr. loquacious” in another math area . . .

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The Starfall Home Membership paid subscription includes hundreds of printables for:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Books
  • Awards to print out

There is a section with songs: counting songs, alphabet songs, and just fun songs. There are also books which the child can read, or if need be, you can read to the child. They go from early, beginning reading to more advanced readers as the child progresses.

Earlier I mentioned that “Mr. loquacious” was not happy about having to do “second grade.” I did need to talk him into not looking at the “grade” level, and just think of it as level 2. He became (grudgingly) willing to give it a try, but I kind of wish that it would be labeled by level rather than grade.

The Starfall Home membership from Starfall Education Foundation is aligned with The Common Core, if that is important to you.

My boys and I absolutely recommend The Starfall Home membership to you! It is a fun, educational addition to the day, and for my boys, it gets them around the whole “one hour per day” for video games.

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The Starfall Home Membership {Starfall Education Foundation Reviews}

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