Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
When you’re homeschooling a lot of kids in a variety of grades, it can be hard finding resources that you can use with everyone. So I was thrilled for the opportunity to check out My Teaching Library. I received a year of access to the Download Club.
What Is This Product?
With the Download Club from My Teaching Library, you receive unlimited downloads of educational resources. There are materials for PreK-12th grade, so there really is something for everyone.
There are annual and lifetime memberships available. You also have the option to just purchase an individual product if you prefer not to have a full membership.
On the site, you’ll find thousands of resources to use in your homeschool. There are worksheets for Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and more. In addition to worksheets, you’ll also find games, projects, arts and crafts and more. There are pattern block designs and seasonal crafts. There are also instructional videos you can have your children watch. It really is a solid all-in-one type resource.
I appreciate that many things are black and white. Since we don’t have a color printer, I feel like there are often things we can’t get the most effective use out of. This was not the case with this membership. Things printed just fine without color, since most didn’t have it to begin with.
How Did We Use This Product?
I initially got overwhelmed looking at all of the options. You could definitely spend a ton of time just browsing and downloading everything. But, I decided that wasn’t the best way to proceed. So, I picked two of my kids to start with. I thought about what subjects those children could use some extra practice in.
And I used the search tools to narrow it down by grade band and then by subject. This made it much more manageable to look through without feeling overwhelmed by everything.
It really is divided up well, so you can easily locate what you’re looking for if you know what that is.
I decided to go with some math activities for my early elementary kids, and spelling one for my fifth grader. This gave me a good starting point. I was able to quickly find some good options.
My kids enjoyed the variety. There were often different activities to help reinforce the concepts they were learning. Here are two of my littles working on fun math worksheets. This was the Big or Small Worksheets. It was a bit too easy for my son, but perfect for my daughter. I had one of my older kids use these to “play school” with these two. Good practice for everyone!
And here is my fifth grader doing some spelling work. This was Spelling Curriculum for 5th Grade, unit 2. She also did several of the weeks in Unit 1. Spelling isn’t her favorite subject, but the puzzle type activities were ones she enjoyed.
The downloading part is a little confusing. Once you’re logged in, you can hit the download button. Then, it goes to your account. You have to go to your account page and actually download it. So it was a bit of a hassle, but at least everything was all in one spot. This made it handy to reprint anything that I needed to. It also made it simple to see if the exact name so I could search for additional resources that were similar.
You also get an email from the company with a link to the download. This way you can easily access it if you forget the process.
What We Thought of This Product
There are some great resources in here. If you’re looking for something to help your kids learn a concept, or have a fun activity to help keep them engaged, you’ll definitely find what you need.
It’s all well organized and easy to use, so I do recommend this product.