What’s New?

What’s New?—January 19-24

Photography Challenge on Schoolhouse Teachers

Three new classes join the course line-up for January! Our NEW College Choice Guidance class takes students in 9th-12th grades (as well as their parents) through the college preparation process one step at a time. Everything from choosing a college to applying for financial aid and applying to the schools of your choice is included. If you’re starting mid-stream, don’t worry. Teacher Andy Erickson has provided content that will bring you from the fall into January so you can catch up. This is a great class for parents and students to do together!

ABC: What Will I Be? is a new twenty-six week preschool class that focuses on hands-on play, expanding literacy skills, and exposing preschoolers to the world around them. Each week a new letter will be practiced alongside hands-on activities that introduce little ones to twenty-six different professions. This week’s feature is C is for Construction Worker!

Michele Peterson’s Photography class is back! Do you have a son or daughter who previously enjoyed Michele’s thirty-week Photography course (or maybe you took it yourself). Michele returns with a weekly Photography Challenge to stretch your student’s photography skills and creativity. Each Monday will feature a new challenge, followed by a reminder each Wednesday that will include tips if your student is stuck trying to complete the challenge. As always, Michele is more than willing to offer help or assistance via email. You can reach her through her teacher page.

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  • Biology with Ruth Sundeen will focus on environmentalism this week.
  • Renaissance History with Rhonda Clark returns with a new lesson on Russia.
  • Animal Science with Dr. Sonya Brouillette studies the digestive systems of animals this month.
  • Creative Writing with Carrie Daws-Januarys focus: Guidelines for writing and submitting fiction for publication.
  • Imperial Russia with Professor Carol studies Napoleonic Russia and folk art.
  • Bug Science with Rosemarie Pagano wraps up her Bug Science study with more about the world of the “bad” worms-parasites.
  • Free Market Economics with Savannah Liston studies natural monopolies and time preference, the process of production, equilibrium and supply/demand, and entrepreneurs and economic growth.
  • Literature with Adam Andrews-The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Study this literary classic with thought-provoking discussion questions, a story chart for you to develop, and much more!
  • French with Greg Shone is now in its third year! All prior lessons remain on the site so you can start or review at any time.
  • Benjamin Franklin Writing Method with Cheri Blomquist teaches writing through studying the masters.
  • Becoming an Internet Entrepreneur for Teens with Dana Beasley discusses producing your logo.
  • Writing with Janice Campbell studies “The Alarming Spread of Poetry” by P. G. Wodehouse.
  • Introduction to Architecture with Tammie Bairen. This week she looks at the story and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Hands-On History will teach us more about life during the reign of Queen Victoria and the changes that took place during her reign.
  • Constitution and Bill of Rights looks at the Seventh, Eight, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments and discusses the right to a jury trial, cruel and unusual punishment, infringement of rights, and powers reserved to the States.
  • Mock Trial with Deborah Burton studies the Second Amendment. Develop your own mock trial, debate, or persuasive paper.
  • Art Techniques with Brenda Ellis shows us how to create a snow scene with tempera paints.
  • ESL Learning continues to build vocabulary and ESL skills.
  • Music Theory/Education with Michelle Martin has concluded Music Theory II. Michelle will return with a new course segment in the spring.
  • Homesteading with Lisa Barthuly will return in January.
  • Reading Lessons for young readers or struggling readers with Dr. Matthew Glavach-current focus: middle school and high school struggling readers
  • Science with Jason Lindsey-weekly experiments with pdfs and videos
  • Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie is on break for the spring and early summer.
  • Algebra for Kids with Bob Hazen has supplemental algebra worksheets for elementary students.
  • Lapbooking with Kimm Bellotto shares a lapbook for middle and high school students on Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving.
  • Literature Kits with Marla Schultz returns in February.
  • Reading List with Michelle Miller-January’s Topic: Snow!
  • Studio Art for Teens with Sharon Jeffus explores more artistic themes this month.

Plus great material in (How to Teach) Elementary Math from Dr. Peter Price, Tinkers Club with Ed Sobey, and Geology with Patrick Nurre of Northwest Treasures.

Previous weeks remain posted for catch up and review.

For a list of all courses both active and archived that includes suggested grade levels, click here.


Don’t miss all the incredible resources we have in the Schoolhouse Preschool for your littlest learners including:

  • ABC with Me history series for preschoolers.
  • ABC: What Will I Be? series for preschoolers.
  • Early Learning Sensory Activities with Beth Gorden.
  • Charlotte Mason Preschool with Brittney Jordan.
  • Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie.
  • Pre-K Activities: Read and Play.
  • Pre-K Spelling with video flashcards.
  • Animated books by EZ Tales.
  • Plus coloring activities, stories, games, and more!

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We’ve got lots of new material this week in the Schoolhouse Dailies, bite-sized units to fit into any day.

Plus great ongoing material in Pre-K: Read and Play, Simply Shakespeare (King Lear), Everyday CopyworkDaily DiscoveriesJoy in the MorningKinetic Connections, and Everyday Explorers: USA.

And don’t forget the resources in our completed Dailies including Everyday EaselsDaily Math, Daily PuzzlersEveryday AstronomyEveryday Explorers: Australia & New Zealand, Everyday Explorers: Canada, Schoolhouse Spelling: Pre-K/K, Schoolhouse Spelling: Lower Elementary, Test Your Knowledge, This Day in History, and This Month’s Menu.


Don’t forget the DOZENS of complete courses we have on the site including:

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Looking for a way to track the various courses you and your family are using on SchoolhouseTeachers.com? CLICK HERE for our monthly Course Checklists for your Pre-K through Elementary, Middle School, or High School students. These printable lists allow you to mark your progress each day and week. A Skills Learned page follows at the end of each checklist, giving you room for detailed notes. A final checklist is available for your family’s other courses, as well.