Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Review of may be the new kid on the block in terms of online homeschool resources, but it is one of the most complete and, because of the inclusion of the famous TOS planners, it is definitely the best value!

Describing everything to be had with a membership to is harder than emptying the ocean one spoonful at a time, so I'm going to lead with a bulleted list and follow with my favorite parts of the site.  For some clue to how much is available on this site, be sure to look at the sample pages.  They include only a few of the homeschooling heavy-hitters, some of whom are:

A subscription to includes the following and much, much more. It truly is impossible to overstate how much you get with this site:

Essentially, for what you used to pay for a print copy of TOS' magazine, you now have access to the magazine and so much more.  Everyone has their favorite features of  Mine are the following:

  • THE PLANNERS!! If you're anything like me, you have a love/hate relationship with the TOS planners.  I love them because they have every single possible form I could ever want, and I hate them because they are a huge source of temptation on the years I really shouldn't buy them! Fortunately, I won't ever have to feel that way again.  Every single TOS planner is included in your SchoolhouseTeachers subscription.  The family includes the big kahuna for all moms, special learners, primary, intermediate, and high school.  That's five huge planners free with your subscription!

  • Figures in History: If you've seen and appreciated those books with historical figures to cut out and join with brads, then this feature will be one of your favorites, just as it is one of mine.  Cathy Diez-Luckie, the creator of Figures in Motion offers a history lesson each month that includes one of her amazing figures.  These lessons are not to be missed (be sure to check out the sample pages to see one month's lesson!).
  • Daily grammar, math, and writing lessons.  Yep, daily lessons by some of the top names in home education.  The lessons are short and to the point and are perfect for days when you just don't know what to do.  Even if you don't use them often, just knowing they are there is like a safety net you always have.
  • A chemistry course.  The creator of Friendly Chemistry offers SchoolhouseTeachers members the benefit of his knowledge and experience with his Friendly Chemistry course.  Make no mistake, this is real chemistry-- and it's included in your subscription! For example, this month's lesson covers the following:
These are only a few of the amazing features you will receive with your subscription.  This is one time when it is essential to visit the Crew blog in order to see more reviews.  There are so many things at that every member of the Crew has likely highlighted something different!

A subscription to costs $5.95 per month (after your first month,which costs only $1.00), but if you join HSLDA (and who doesn't want to join HSLDA?), you get a year's membership free.  Simply see this page!


Disclaimer: I received a year's subscription to in exchange for my review.  I received no other compensation.

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