Friday, August 3, 2012

SchoolhouseTeachers.com TOS Crew Review 2012

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  When I started homeschooling I was looking for any and all of the info I could get my hands on, when I stumbled on The Old Schoolhouse Magazine I was sure God had sent me the most wonderful gift. Well let me tell you I still believe that, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has continued to be a blessing to my family with offering me a spot on their Homeschool Review Crew. The amazement of this company never ceases, they just continue to come up with more and more to help out us homeschool parents.

     You may be familiar with the Teacher's Toolbox, well TOS has expanded on that valuable resource and now bring us SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This is the Teacher's Toolbox amped up a whole bunch of levels. You are given daily, weekly, and monthly online content to help bring variety to your homeschool classroom, support to you and your kids and endless learning opportunities. You also get access to special perks every month you stay a member, adding even more to your available download library. For the price of a fast food meal or maybe less, you can have access to this wealth of information and fun and learning.  To sweeten the deal you will also get your choice of one or all of the Schoolhouse Planners, I have been using these for a couple years and I am super excited to add the High School planner to our organizational methods this year. I was privileged to review the planners last year you can read my review of the Intermediate Planner here. There is a planner for every stage of homeschooling even special needs. These planners do not just act as a calendar, they are chock full of exciting adventures for your kids to explore.  This is a huge value alone at $125 worth of savings having access to all of the planners as part of your membership. Then as an added bonus after you have been a member for a year you will get a $25 gift certificate that you can use for Totally TOS section in the Schoolhouse Store. Wow! The deal gets better and better doesn't it? Oh wait it does, you can also enjoy TOS Magazine in it's new digital format on your computer or one of your mobile devices by downloading one of the great TOS APPS.

     There is content in every corner of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, every subject and for every age group, K-12 and Moms and Dads too. We have loved the unit studies offered, we had the oportunity to review one of those as well as part of our application process to The Crew and my kids begged for more. We love lapbooking and there is plenty of that to find within the site as well. Recipes, columns written by and for homeschooling families. Topics for anything you would need to know about, organization, support, recipes, frugality, raising kids with great morals, helping special needs kids, the list goes on and on.

              So are you ready to see what you are missing out on?  You can visit here and see a tour of the site here. You can try out your first month of SchoolhouseTeachers.com for just $1. When you are ready to keep getting blessed with more and more, month after month you can continue your membership for only $5.95 a month. I told you it was a great value, and like I said when you continue your membership each month when it renews you will be blessed with many downloadable and printable activities, e-books and other valuable resources.

  Here is some info straight from the site..

Spend time with the biggest names in online and home education: Kim Kautzer (writing), Diana Waring (history), Terri Johnson (geography), Adam Andrews (literature), the Hands of a Child team (lapbooking), Malia Russell (home economics), George Escobar (filmmaking)—and many more. Each month, new teachers in new subject areas will join the SchoolhouseTeachers.com team.

Each month that you are a SchoolhouseTeachers.com member you can add to your library of homeschooling resources, unit studies, and encouragement with Schoolhouse Thematic Units, Curiosity Files, WannaBes, and WeE-books.
Look at all you will receive! (Members: Click the cover images to be taken to your available download pages)
After 31 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be a Chef
  • The Curiosity Files-Blue Diamond
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Adventures in Reading
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Adventurous Explorers!
  • WeE-book™-10 BIG Reasons NOT to Send Christian Kids to Public Schools Today
  • WeE-book™-A Baby Shower for Jesus
  • WeE-book™-A Classical Education
  • WeE-book™-A Light Unto My Path
  • WeE-book™-A New Beginning
  • WeE-book™-Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection
  • WeE-book™-Alpacas and Homeschool: A Natural Connection
  • WeE-book™-Are Parents Really Necessary?
After 61 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be a Doctor
  • The Curiosity Files-Blue-Footed Booby
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-All About Inventions
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Amusing Mathematics
  • WeE-book™-Beating the Summertime Blues
  • WeE-book™-Beowulf: Fiction or History?
  • WeE-book™-Biography Geography
  • WeE-book™-Blaise Pascal−Mathematician Extradinaire
  • WeE-book™-Building Strong Arithmetic Thinking
  • WeE-book™-Career Exploration for High School Students
  • WeE-book™-Career Training, Mentorship, and Parenthood
  • WeE-book™-Changing History Theories and How to Teach Them
After 92 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Farmer
  • The Curiosity Files-Cave Fish
  • The Curiosity Files-Cicada-Killing Wasp
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Beloved Bible Stories
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Celebrate the Holidays
  • WeE-book™-Charlotte Mason and Susan Schaefer Macaulay: Mentors of the Modern Homeschool Movement
  • WeE-book™-Charlotte Mason: Our Heroine of Lifelong Learning and Special Needs
  • WeE-book™-Civil War History and Controversy: An Interview with Chandra Manning
  • WeE-book™-Communication Skills and Your Gifted Child
  • WeE-book™-Concrete Arithmetic
  • WeE-book™-Creation vs. Evolution: Interpreting the Evidence
  • WeE-book™-Diet Pop and Mentos: What’s Really Going On?
  • WeE-book™-Don’t Rush God
  • WeE-book™-Easy Fund-Raisers for Homeschool Organizations
At 112 days these will be added to your library:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be a Firefighter
  • The Curiosity Files-Dung Beetle
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Checks and Balances
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Cruisin’ the Country
  • WeE-book™-Eyewitness History: Hunger and the Great Depression
  • WeE-book™-Fall Harvest: Where’s the Fruit?
  • WeE-book™-Fast Track to Memorization
  • WeE-book™-Following The Iditarod
  • WeE-book™-For the Love of Bugs
  • WeE-book™-From Chaos to a Symphony of Routines
  • WeE-book™-From the Tree to the Table: A Maple Syrup Story
  • WeE-book™-Frugal Family Fun: Travel Tips and Field Trip
After 153 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be a Missionary
  • The Curiosity Files-MRSA
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-God Created All
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-God’s World of Extremes
  • WeE-book™-Getting to the Root of Writer’s Block
  • WeE-book™-Growing Authors and Illustrators
  • WeE-book™-He Leadeth Me
  • WeE-book™-Helping the Reluctant Writer
  • WeE-book™-Home Improvement
  • WeE-book™-Homeschool Deception
  • WeE-book™-Homeschooling and Adoption-A Winning Combination
  • WeE-book™-Homeschooling With Young Children
After 183 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Pilot
  • The Curiosity Files-Platypus
  • The Curiosity Files-Puffer Fish
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Insects Galore!
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Let Freedom Ring
  • WeE-book™-Homeschooling: A Natural Fit for the Kinestic Child
  • WeE-book™-Homeschooling: A Prayerful Journey
  • WeE-book™-Homeschooling: Growing and Thriving in the 21st Century
  • WeE-book™-How Do I Teach My Platypus if He Won’t Sit Still?
  • WeE-book™-How to Beat Curriculum Boredom
  • WeE-book™-I Was Raised by Wolves
  • WeE-book™-Inexpensive Organization
  • WeE-book™-Integrating Concrete Math Into Everyday Life
  • WeE-book™-Intelligent Design: Why the Fuss, and What’s it About?
These titles will be available to you after 214 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Police Officer
  • The Curiosity Files-Quicksand
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Let’s Be Scientists!
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Music Mania
  • WeE-book™-Is Your Homeschool Ready to Collapse?
  • WeE-book™-It’s the Starting That’s Stopping Us
  • WeE-book™-John Taylor Gatto: Hammering at the Walls of Public Education
  • WeE-book™-Just How Important Are Communication Skills Anyway?
  • WeE-book™-Let There Be Light
  • WeE-book™-Light, Color, Optics
  • WeE-book™-Like a Refiner’s Fire
  • WeE-book™-Lincoln vs. Darwin: What’s the Difference?
After 244 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be a Veterinarian
  • The Curiosity Files-Red Tide
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Out of This World!
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Play It Safe!
  • WeE-book™-Living in a Castle or Life as a Single?
  • WeE-book™-Mary Slessor: The White Ma of Calabar
  • WeE-book™-Mastering the Grading Process: What Every Parent Should Know
  • WeE-book™-Math in the Right Direction
  • WeE-book™-Military Geography
  • WeE-book™-Missing in Action or Mentoring in Action?
  • WeE-book™-Missionary Geography
  • WeE-book™-Nifty Thrifty Summer Fun
After 275 days:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to Be an Artist
  • The Curiosity Files-Slime Eels
  • The Curiosity Files-Snow Rollers & Other Snow Phenomena
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Presidents of the Past
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Remarkable Art
  • WeE-book™-Oceanography: Voyage Into a Marvelous World of Creation
  • WeE-book™-Organize Your Homeschool
  • WeE-book™-Play What You Mean: Creative Ways to Teach Communication Skills
  • WeE-book™-Public School System: Lovers or Haters of God
  • WeE-book™-Science on the Wings of a Butterfly
  • WeE-book™-Should Homeschooled Teens Join Church Youth Groups?
  • WeE-book™-Simplifying Classical Education
  • WeE-book™-Slither, Scamper, Crawl and Climb
  • WeE-book™-So You Think Your Child May Be Gifted
At 305 days enjoy these titles:
  • WannaBe™-When I Grow Up I Want to be in the Military
  • The Curiosity Files-Solar Max
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Ring in the New Year!
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Summer Fun!
  • WeE-book™-Strategies for Struggling Learners
  • WeE-book™-Take Cover! We Have an Enemy
  • WeE-book™-Teaching the Fidgety Child
  • WeE-book™-The “Me Time” Myth
  • WeE-book™-The Great Books
  • WeE-book™-The Italian RenaissanceWeE-book™-The Late Great Date Debate: Removing Christ from the Calendar
  • WeE-book™-The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Being a Work-at-Home Mom
After 336 days:
  • The Curiosity Files-Vegetarian Spiders
  • The Curiosity Files-Velvet Ants
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Travel the World!
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Wonders of Flight
  • WeE-book™-The Real Hummers
  • WeE-book™-The Scoop on Poop
  • WeE-book™-The Shocking Truth About Electricity
  • WeE-book™-The Submarine: A Legend Before its Time
  • WeE-book™-The Value of Homeschool Conventions
  • WeE-book™-The Windows Operating System
  • WeE-book™-Three Keys to Teaching Writing
  • WeE-book™-Time Flies While History is Written
Remain a member for 366 days you will add these E-Books to your collection:
  • The Curiosity Files-Whirlpools
  • The Curiosity Files-Zombie Fire Ants
  • The Curiosity Files-Rogue Waves
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Wonders of the World
  • Schoolhouse Thematic Unit-Wondrous Weather!
  • WeE-book™-Transcripts, CLEPs, and Other Ways to Get into College
  • WeE-book™-What is a Hometown Hero?
  • WeE-book™-Why Does My Child Hate to Write?
  • WeE-book™-Will They Ever “Get” It?
  • WeE-book™-Writer’s Workshop: Getting Children Excited
  • WeE-book™-Writing Essays
  • WeE-book™-The Things I Learned When My Kid Went to College

          You will be able to check back each day. week and month to see fresh, fun, new content. All of the collaborative efforts or the writing team shows in all that comes to the site for us to enjoy. They spend countless efforts and hours to bring us all of this to enjoy. I know there have been many days where I feel stuck in a rut, sometimes even frustrated and ready to throw in the towel and then I am blessed with an inspirational story from one of the writers delivered right to my inbox. I know in my heart that TOS has come to my rescue more than once. Recently we have been working on a Summer Olympics Lapbook that was given to us from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

This helped take a burden off of me. I did not need to put forth hours of planning, searching for the activities, it was all given to me with my membership and all the work was already done for me, all that was left was for me and the boys to do was enjoy. Sure doesn't get any easier than that if I do say so myself.  Now I am sure by now you are convinced you just have to sign up? Still not entirely sure? Well be sure to check out that free preview and take advantage of the $1 first month deal.  That is all it will take to convince you that you simply cannot live without SchoolhouseTeachers.com. One month of access and you will be begging for more. You will not know what you did without it. I am sure my fellow crewmates are saying the same thing, but just to be sure you should check out their reviews as well.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

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