We’ve found lots of resources to add to our homeschool with the CHSH Download Club from CHSH-Teach.com! Now, I have to be honest – this was one of those sites that I had dismissed as not being useful for our homeschool. Oops. I was wrong. We received a subscription to review.
Now, you don’t have to be a member. There are lots of freebies, a community blog, a forum, and groups that you can use. But honestly? The download club is where it’s at.
This is where you’ll find literally hundreds of resources to help you teach Pre-K through 12th grade. Resources include:
- Language Arts
- Foreign Language (including ASL)
- And more!
Don’t be intimidated by the amount of downloads – you don’t have to search by category for the pages you want. You can also search by grade, so you only see the things that you really want to see. You can search by month to find things about Labor Day or Amelia Earhart Day. There are printables to help you with organization or with your classroom, such as planning forms and graphic organizers. And if all else fails? Search by keyword, topic, or category!
There is something for everyone here. One thing that I especially like the “Treasures of the Past.” These are old programs that are in the public domain that were once used in schools. You’ll find such treasures as spellers, a reading program, science treasures such as nature study or books about birds, and math treasures such as the Arithmetic Reader. Some of these old programs may be a bit outdated, sure, but you can either supplement that or use the ones that aren’t, like the math resources. Boobear likes the Arithmetic Reader and he also enjoyed using a nature study guide on insects.
So what have we used? We’ve used some pages from the September monthly pack, which is a huge pack full of learning activities. Later today I’m going to be printing out a game that will help Boobear learn to tell time, without having to do worksheets. We’ve printed out a money poster and a mini-reference math book. We’ve done a book unit for Days with Frog and Toad. We’ve worked a bit on learning charts and graphs. There is just so much here and so many resources it would take ages to get through all of them!
The cost to join the Download Club is very reasonable. You get access to thousands of resources for just $25 a year. If you don’t want to worry about paying every year or know you’ll be using this for years to come, you can pay $99 for a lifetime subscription. I, personally, think that it is well worth the cost. I was given a subscription to review and I plan to renew it when the time comes because there is so much that I can use. This is one way to truly keep homeschooling costs down!
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