My Teaching Library Review

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.

Are you trying to homeschool on a budget? I think most of us are, and that's why today's review of My Teaching Library and their Download Club comes at such a good time. With one subscription to this site, you get access to so many resources for kids of all ages!

My Teaching Library Review

What is My Teaching Library? It's a site loaded with resources created for educators and their students. While I'm using it as a homeschooler, it's appropriate for so many learning situations. From the first login, you can see that there are categories by age and subject. Here's a look at some of the offerings you see when looking at resources for the youngest students (ages 0 through Pre-K).

If I select the "Money" topic, I see two resources available to download. Since I'm a member of the Download Club, I can download as many as I want, as many times as I want, for the duration of my membership.

I chose the Coin Templates, which I printed out and could use right away for use as a manipulative resource in my son's math class!

There aren't just resources for little ones, however. If you're homeschooling older kids and don't want to spend $30-40 for a notebooking packet or journal or comprehension questions, My Teaching Library has you covered! I found some really neat resources for a Beowulf study, including this cool crossword puzzle. It's a neat way for kids to learn all of those complicated names that appear in the story.

There are helpful things for planning your school, as well. I am fond of the weekly planners I found on the site, and there are other tracking and documentation tools you'll find on the site. This could be a big help for the new homeschooler who wants set out on a path of order in the homeschool.

One thing I've really been liking is the planning tools like this weekly lesson planner. It's easy to print off for each child and fill in with what they need to do for the week. I make TWO copies after I fill them out, giving one to the child and keeping one for myself. It makes holding them accountable on their independent studies very easy.

Other things you can find on the site include:

  • Character Education
  • Electives
  • Monthly Topics
  • Seasonally Themed Learning
  • Holiday Themed Learning
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Instructional Videos
And some really cool bundles!

The blog is also very useful in coming up with ideas for teaching. (That's where I found out about the Beowulf resources I could download.)

The My Teaching Library offerings come as individual products you can buy. If you do buy just one item, you can keep it and have the rights to use it with your own family forever. If you're someone who will use more than a few resources a month, however, I'd recommend joining the Download Club, either annually or for a lifetime membership. 

What I like about My Teaching Library

Every time I look, I think I see new resources, and this is encouraging to me. Too often, sites aren't updated with additional materials, but this site seems to be listening to what homeschoolers want and is adding new things all the time. I'm especially impressed with the quality of resources offered. There are things that would easily cost $20 to $30 per download, that you can access for free with the download club. There are also a number of $1-5 dollar resources that can really add up if you buy them separately. The Download Club is definitely the way to go, in my opinion. 

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