Let’s listen in as Maria* shares how she uses SchoolhouseTeachers.com in her day.
Hello! My name is Maria and I have five children, ages 4 to 14. While my youngest is still in bed, I’ll check the checklist for the new month to see if there are any new classes I want to check out. I see Adam Andrews is going to do a Literature study on Macbeth this month. I will make a note to grab a copy when I stop at the library this afternoon. I promised my middle son “fun” science today. Let me take a look at Jason Lindsey’s science experiments. There, the tea bag rocket looks perfect. Before I dive into the day, I’d better print Dr. Glavach’s reading lesson for the month. He’s been sharing some great tips on how to help struggling readers, and I’m struggling with my seven-year-old. I’ll read it while the oldest is at piano.
Writing is usually the first class of the day. I’ll give my ten-year-old a writing prompt from Sharon Watson’s Daily Writing. My twelve-year-old is loving Carrie Daws’ Creative Writing, and my fourteen-year-old will work on analyzing this month’s writing selection from Janice Campbell. I’ll give the seven-year-old some Everyday Copywork to practice his handwriting skills while my youngest and I have some fun with Pre-K Read and Play.
I hear the little one getting up. If you’ll excuse me, I have to get some ground turkey out of the freezer. My oldest two are cooking supper tonight with what they learned in Sue Gregg’s Whole Foods Cooking class. Now if I can just remember what shelf I put that on . . .
*Maria is representative of an average SchoolhouseTeachers.com user and is not a single actual user.
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Depending on your family’s needs, you can use SchoolhouseTeachers.com as the core of your curriculum or to fill in gaps in your current curriculum. We’re providing an extremely broad spectrum for you, and you’ll see our list of subjects grow month by month. That being said, we recognize two things: (1) many families are already using programs they enjoy and are benefiting greatly from, and (2) all families are different. So, here’s our short answer: For a number of families, yes! You’ll have plenty here to keep your day filled and to challenge your children in every way, in every subject you need. For others, it will fill the final gaps or provide the outline for much or most of your day, or supplement your curriculum in subjects you feel you just don’t have a good handle on. If there is a specific course you would like us to add, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Executive Editor Bonnie Rose Hudson at bhudson@TheOldSchoolhouse.com with your thoughts and suggestions.
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A. Most lessons are available indefinitely. Some lesson designers appear as guest lesson designers and have their material available for a limited time. That happens very rarely, but when it does, a note will be included on the main class page letting you know the length of time the material will be available, and it’s also listed on the Class Availability Page.
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