If you haven’t yet heard about SchoolhouseTeachers.com, then you will soon kick yourself for not finding out about this resource earlier. SchoolhouseTeachers is a website from The Old Schoolhouse magazine that is loaded with educational goodies , from their planners to lesson plans on a wide variety of subjects (for preschoolers to high schoolers) to relevant homeschooling articles. There are sections that change monthly and others that change daily.
So, what do I love? Two things in particular: the planners and the literary analysis section by Adam Andrews (Teaching the Classics).
Let’s start with the literary analysis section of the site. I have been toying with the idea of purchasing the materials from Teaching the Classics for a while, but I just wasn’t sure if it was what I wanted. I then stumbled upon the literature section of the Schoolhouse Teachers website and found that each month Adam Andrews picks a book and analyzes it according to the methods that he illustrates in TTC. Each month you will be able to save or print out (whichever you wish) the current month’s lessons. Thus far, the books selected have been Two Eggs, Please; Treasure Island; Misty of Chincoteague; The Hobbit; and The Velveteen Rabbit. The only downside here is that some books will have to be saved for later use if you have young children, but it is still a great way to see the Teaching the Classics method implemented.
The second item that I have fallen in love with are the planners. There are 5 planners to choose from: Special Learners, Primary, Intermediate, High School, and the Schoolhouse Planner. All of these planners offer completely customizable forms so that you can choose the forms that you need and fill them out on your computer if you choose to do so. Even though I use a software scheduling program I still like to have a homeschool binder with printouts of my overall goals and notes on potential curriculum as well as field trip ideas….all of which I have found forms for in these planners.
Still not sure if you could benefit from this resource? Head over to the website to find sample pages from a variety of teaching topics.
Price: first month is $1 and a 1 year membership is $64.26