Recently, I've become a huge fan of The Old Schoolhouse. I used to get their print magazine & loved it. Kind of like a homeschool convention you could snuggle up with while drinking a hot cup of coffee.
While I enjoyed their magazine, I am LOVING their new app that makes the magazine digitally available on the iPhone (also on Kindle Fire, iPad, and Android). I can now take it with me wherever I go and enjoy reading an article here and there whenever I have a moment. An added bonus is that I can annoy all my Twitter followers with links to the articles.
Have I mentioned I love Twitter? Yeah, well, that's another post.
Anyway, since I've been able to carry the TOS magazine with me on my phone, I've been more interested in its website and e-mails. Today, I found out a great resource that they are making available March 1, 2012. Note the time: that's only 1 hour and 12 minutes away.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is being unveiled on Thursday. It is an incredible resource of a variety of lessons and ideas created by dedicated and talented teachers. I've already become a "Premium" member. For less than $5.00/month (face it, two Starbucks coffees cost more than that!) I get all the past & present issues of TOS magazine, all the lessons for each month (Geography, Home Ec., Technology, Writing, Literature, and more), each Expo to Go (I've been dying to check those out), and more!
I've already looked into the classes being offered this month. Amazing! I hope to have my kids learn about Google Earth with the Technology lessons...I've already spent the last 45 minutes discovering things on that which I never knew existed. Seriously, with all the extras on that, one could spend an entire school day learning history, science, geography, etc!! The Home Ec looks absolutely fantastic and I love the idea of having new writing assignment ideas each week/month when I come up empty.
I seriously think this website will help me a lot in making up my curriculum for next year. I hope they'll be continuing throughout the summer for those days when my kids just need something to put their minds to!
Check it out & let me know what you think!