What’s New?—February 22-28
The site will be undergoing some major updates this week and through the first few days of March that we hope will make it even easier and faster to find and use exactly what you’re looking for. Keep an eye on our Schoolhouse Teachers Facebook group and your email for the latest updates, and don’t hesitate to email us any questions or suggestions you have. You can reach Executive Editor Bonnie Rose Hudson at email@example.com.
Three new classes join the course lineup for February! If It Isn’t Baroque is the newest class by Michelle Martin. This twelve-week course explores the history of Western music from ancient times through the modern day. The topics include the origins of music, musical styles from history, key composers and developments in musical history, and differences in various musical styles. PLUS this newest class is our first to debut with our instant download feature! You do not have to wait for each new week of material to become available. All twelve lessons are available immediately and can be printed as one resource.
In the Limelight is the newest drama elective by SchoolhouseTeachers.com author RachelAnn Rogish (author of Simply Shakespeare). In the Limelight is an exciting dramatic adventure for families of all sizes and ages. It’s your passport to discovering new ideas and amazing stories—all discussed and performed in the light of God’s Word. You’ll find our new course on the Dailies tab. Our first two featured plays are Cyrano de Bergerac and Wind in the Willows.
Let’s Talk is mom-to-mom encouragement written by fellow homeschooling mom Jenny Stephenson. Each month, Jenny will explore ways of living and parenting intentionally with purpose and focus. She has convenient printables ready to help you organize your thoughts about how you would like to see your family grow and change.
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Learn from the Experts and Our SchoolhouseTeachers.com Courses
- ABC: What Will I Be? with Alecia Francois focuses on hands-on play, expanding literacy skills, and exposing preschoolers to the world around them. This week: H is for Horse Trainer.
- Biology with Ruth Sundeen will begin studying dissection.
- Renaissance History with Rhonda Clark returns with a new month of lessons on Renaissance explorers.
- Animal Science with Dr. Sonya Brouillette will focus on domestic animals and their care. The next animals to be studied: cats and rodents.
- Creative Writing with Carrie Daws-February‘s focus: Getting your fiction published.
- Imperial Russia with Professor Carol studies Napoleonic Russia and folk art.
- NEW College Choice Guidance with Andy Erickson takes students in 9th-12th grades (as well as their parents) through the college preparation process one step at a time.
- Photography Challenge with Michele Peterson is a weekly challenge designed to stretch your student’s photography skills and creativity. This week’s challenge topic: Pairs.
- Free Market Economics with Savannah Liston focuses on preparing for and taking your course mid-term this month.
- 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 marketing your business through blogging.
- 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 historic Mount Vernon.
- Hands-On History will study the history of pirates and privateers.
- Constitution and Bill of Rights concludes with executive orders and regulations, taxes and tax systems, and where our rights come from.
- Mock Trial with Deborah Burton studies Marcellus shale, fracking, and some of the legal issues surrounding it.
- Art Techniques with Brenda Ellis shows us how to create wildlife silhouettes.
- 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.
- Lapbooking with Kimm Bellotto shares a lapbook for middle and high school students on William Wordsworth and “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth.
- Literature Kits with Marla Schultz continues with The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis.
- Reading List with Michelle Miller-February’s Topic: Africa!
- Studio Art for Teens with Sharon Jeffus explores more artistic themes this month.
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!
We’ve got lots of new material this week in the Schoolhouse Dailies, bite-sized units to fit into any day.
- ABC with ME-Our newest Daily for your littlest learner!
- Daily Grammar-for 1st, 5th, and 6th/7th (and completed material for 3rd/4th)
- Daily Writing
- Ditch the Desk
- Nourishing Nuggets
- Everyday Games-5 new math games for elementary grades.
- Everyday Organization
- Schoolhouse Spelling: High School-Charlotte Mason-themed spelling activities, vocabulary building, and more.
- Schoolhouse Spelling: Middle School-Charlotte Mason-themed spelling activities, vocabulary building, and more.
- Schoolhouse Spelling: Upper Elementary-Charlotte Mason-themed spelling activities, vocabulary building, and more.
And don’t forget the resources in our completed Dailies including Everyday Easels, Daily Math, Daily Puzzlers, Everyday Astronomy, Everyday Explorers: Australia & New Zealand, Everyday Explorers: Canada, Schoolhouse Spelling: Pre-K/K, Schoolhouse Spelling: Lower Elementary, Simply Shakespeare, 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:
- Computer Science/Programming with Chris Yust (12 months)
- Home Economics with Heather Leach (6 months)
- Public Speaking with Rebekah Bell (5 months)
- Statistics (high school level) with Kathy LaPan (5 months)
- Friendly Chemistry with Joey Hajda (12 weeks with video)
- Bug Science with Rosemarie Pagano (14 weeks)
- Charlotte Mason-Preschool with Brittney Jordan (6 months)
- Music Theory I with Michelle Martin (16 weeks)
- Music Theory II with Michelle Martin (16 weeks)
- Family Fitness with Bethany Learn (3 months with video)
- Charlotte Mason Homeschooling with Cindy West (5 months)
- Photography with Michele Peterson (8 months)
- Elementary Spanish with Carol Henderson (9 months)
- Nature/Outdoors with Erin Dean (14 months)
- Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg (14 weeks)
- Homesteading with Lisa Barthuly (20 weeks)
- Botany with Julie Polanco (4 months)
- ESL Learning (Introduction) with Anna Crisostomo (8 weeks)
- Special Needs with Judi Munday (19 months)
- Economics with Mike Sims (14 months)
- American History: Colonization Era with Amy Puetz (12 weeks)
- Pre-Algebra/Algebra with Charlene Johnson (10 months)
- Classical Archaeology with Regan Barr (5 months)
- ASL Adventure with Sandra Heflin (4 months)
- Asia: Safari with Bonnie Rose Hudson (38 weeks)
- Family Nutrition with Jennifer Needham (4 months)
- Beginning Sewing: Historical Costumes with Amy Puetz (4 months)
- Beginning Violin with Nancy Blue (8 months)
- Asia: Its People and History with Bonnie Rose Hudson (6 months)
- Career Exploration with Carol Topp (8 weeks)
- Starting a Micro Business for Teens with Carol Topp (8 weeks)
- Experience Videomaking with Evonne Mandella (5 months)
- Chemistry (All Things Matter) with Anna Crisostomo (12 weeks)
- Classical History with Jennifer Courtney (29 weeks)
- Classics-Based Writing with Janice Campbell (11 months)
- Filmmaking with George Escobar (36 weeks)
- Geography with Terri Johnson (12 months)
- Guitar with Jerry Jennings (8 months)
- Hands-On Hebrew with Evonne Mandella (16 weeks)
- History: Christian Luminaries by Diana Waring (4 months)
- Home Economics with Malia Russell (10 months)
- How to Write and Produce a Play with Dr. Marci Hanks (10 months)
- Keyboarding with David Kimball (10 weeks)
- Logic with Lisa Duffy (15 weeks)
- Media Socialization with Dr. Lisa Dunne (19 weeks)
- Music/Voice with Joy Sikorski (11 months)
- Physics with Jim Mueller (5 months)
- Scientific Method by Anna Crisostomo (6 weeks)
- Sensory Learning for Toddlers: Playing and Learning My ABCs with Beth Gorden (26 weeks)
- Social Justice with Kurt Hoffman (4 months)
- Trigonometry with Martha Candler (12 weeks)
- Algebra for Kids with Bob Hazen (13 weeks of supplemental worksheets)
- Wildlife Adventures with Kelli Becton (15 weeks)
- Writing: Advertising Copy with Sharon Watson (3 weeks)
- Writing: Compare/Contrast Study with Sharon Watson (10 weeks)
- Writing: College Admission Essay with Sharon Watson (2 weeks)
- We even have an animated books collection!