It’s the second week of December, and Buttercup’s semester goals are right on target. Yep, we’re just as behind now as we are this time every year.
I’ll pause for a minute while you wipe my sarcasm off your computer screen.
I’m not quite sure why we seem to spurt and sputter when it comes to completing schoolwork. If you saw my lesson plans—my beautiful, detailed lesson plans—you’d probably wonder the same thing. I’ve tried a lot of different techniques with no avail, but this week I found my, “a-ha,” moment, and it was at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a website created by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. It’s full of all kinds of tools, and goodies (I’ll get to those in a minute). This website is subscription based and cost $64.26 a year (check out the special subscription rate going on now), or $5.95 a month. There is a special one month trial rate of $1. A homeschool parent can find everything they need to educate their children at Schoolhouse Teachers. There are lesson plans on all the basic subjects-Reading, Writing, and Arthimetic, as well as enrichment courses you might never consider. There’s a guitar class for elementary students, and middle and high school students can check out filmmaking, media socialization, and even participate in a mock trial pertaining to the First Amendment.
What I listed above is just a drop in the bucket of what you can find at Schoolhouse Teachers, and I still haven’t told you how I plan to use this website to turn around Buttercup’s homeschool day. My basic intent is to include The Course Checklist in our daily routine. This checklist is a monthly calendar broken down into school days. There are four different checklists; one for elementary, middle, and high school with Schoolhouse Teacher lesson plans printed on the corresponding day, and a blank one. Each day as we complete a subject, we’ll be able to check off the box for that subject and day. It will help Buttercup see progress and have a sense of accomplishment that her work is being completed, and she can also keep track of what there is left to do. She likes to know what’s coming up next. This should take a lot of stress off both of us.
The second part I’m looking forward to trying in January is the daily meal plans. A new recipe each day of the month should shake up the mundane and save on the food bill by buying ahead. Like I said, there are just too many things at SchoolhouseTeachers.com to mentions here. You’ll just have to get your own trial subscription—just $1, and check all this out for yourself.
Let me know your favorite parts.
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