Switched-On Schoolhouse – A New Year, New Goals

I write the Switched-On Schoolhouse Series twice a month to share our family’s experience using this software based curriculum in our home.

It’s hard to believe 2010 is over, and tomorrow brings in 2011.  And regardless of your calendar of homeschooling, a new year usually has homeschoolers pouring over their options of curriculum for the next grade level.

If your children aren’t thrilled with workbooks, or you’re not good at keeping up with loads of paperwork, you might want to consider looking into Switched-On Schoolhouse as an option for your homeschool.

Switched-On Schoolhouse is a software based curriculum program for grades 3-12, available as individual courses or as grade bundles with 5 core subjects.  It conforms to state standards, but does not require the time commitment for grading and planning for the parent that other curriculum does.

I don’t know about you, but for this next year, one of my goals is to be more productive with my time, and Switched-On Schoolhouse has allowed me to do that. I don’t have to spend time grading or planning each days schoolwork.  Rather, the extra time allows me to explore further enriching activities for our daughter to do that.   I just didn’t have the time to research those things, when I had those other tasks to complete each day.

If having your child accept more responsibility is on your ‘to-do’ list for 2011, Switched-On Schoolhouse is great for that too.  In our home, there is no more asking Mom each day, what the assignments are.  Our daughter just hops on the computer and views her lesson plan for the day and week.  It’s her responsibility to check to see when work is due and make sure it is completed by that date.  It has been encouraging to see her take more ownership of her education!

If you’re interested in learning more about Switched-On Schoolhouse or would like a discount on a purchase of curriculum, click through on the button in my right hand sidebar, and you’ll be taken to the publisher’s site.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the products mentioned above for free for review purposes from Alpha and Omega Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review and this product may not have the same results for all people, please do additional research of your own when purchasing products mentioned in reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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