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Often I review products that are new to our family or something we tried because of the review. However, we have been using the Ultimate Membership (aff) from SchoolhouseTeachers.com (aff) for several years now, and I love sharing all of the new features each year.
Schoolhouse Teachers Overview
The Ultimate Membership (aff) with SchoolhouseTeachers.com (aff) is an online subscription that provides access to over 400 courses ranging from preschool through twelfth grade. Classes are set up in a variety of different formats.
Some courses are video-based, some have online grading, some use PDF documents, others utilize digital books or library resources. Your membership gets you access to all of the courses, and you can pick and choose which course works best for your family.
You can bookmark the course you select for easy access. Some parents have students access the courses through the website, and others download the course materials and print or add to google documents for their students.
In addition to classes, there are many different resources included with the membership. One significant resource is access to World Book Online, and this has been quite helpful to us for research papers.
The membership also includes access to lots of educational streaming programs. We have enjoyed the movies for both educational purposes and family entertainment.
How We use Schoolhouse Teachers
Our family uses a variety of courses from SchoolhouseTeachers.com. (aff) While it includes all of the classes needed for a complete curriculum, we use it for selected courses for each child.
Right now, both my eighth-grader and my sophomore are using it for literature courses. I appreciate that it provides questions and answers so that I don’t always have to re-read their literature choices. However, I also enjoy the flexibility to choose which selections we will use and adapt the courses to meet our needs.
History is another subject that we often utilize in SchoolhouseTeachers.com. (aff) We have loved their Drive Thru History courses, and currently, my sophomore is enjoying the Modern history course.
I also enjoy using the extra holiday-themed resources with my younger children. There are videos, activities, and literature studies for many traditional holidays.
Grade Level Boxes
While we enjoy using the program as a pick and choose approach, I know many parents like to have a program that has everything selected. The SchoolhouseTeachers.com (aff) membership offers school boxes with all the courses selected and planned out for each grade level. These are currently available for Kindergarten through twelfth grade, but Pre-Kindergarten is coming soon!
The school boxes have a curriculum guide for each subject, and the lesson plans are broken down by day and week. You can still adapt as you see fit, but it does the planning for you.
Fun New Features
SchoolhouseTeachers.com (aff) has rolled out a few new features that are lots of fun and add in some interactive opportunities for students.
Preschool and kindergarten students are offered a virtual storytime and show and tell each month.
Older students are offering a virtual science fair and a virtual art contest.
Moms should not feel left out; they also offer virtual meetings for moms through the Hey, Mama! Chats.
I think that SchoolhouseTeachers.com (aff) is an excellent option for many homeschool families. It is not the program for you if you want to sit a child down in front of the computer and have everything happen automatically. However, it is full of great courses and resources.
It is very reasonably priced (and the price includes all of your children) and can be a complete curriculum or a supplement.
Be sure to click on the graphic below to see what other reviewers are using from SchoolhouseTeachers.com. (aff)
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