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Have you ever heard of Evan-Moor? If you have been in the homeschooling game for a bit you have likely heard the name or tried some of their amazing books! We have been using Evan-Moor products since we began our homeschooling journey 3 years ago! They are consistently some of our very favorite resources! We have been using History Pockets every single year…they are a favorite of mine and all 3 kids!
Last summer I was introduced to something called TeacherFileBox. TeacherFileBox is an online library of over 450 of Evan-Moor’s amazing resource books. At the time I first learned about it, I had at least 6 Evan-Moor products in my online shopping cart! I didn’t even hesitate…as soon as I checked out the website I signed up! I am SO glad that I did because TeacherFileBox has saved us a ton of money…and more importantly, lots of my sanity!
What IS TeacherFileBox
As I mentioned above, TeacherFileBox is an online library of over 450 of Evan-Moor’s resource books. This is a one-stop shop for all things Evan-Moor! TeacherFileBox is an online subscription that gives you access to a full library of lessons. You will have access to PreK-Grade 8 books across a full range of subjects!! As a homeschooling Mama of 3 kids in 3 different grades…this is AMAZING!
You can choose between a monthly and a yearly subscription. The yearly subscription cost me$99.99 TOTAL for the entire family! That works out to $8.33 a month. Such an amazing deal. You can also choose a month to month subscription which is just $12.99 a month…still an amazing value! Just to be sure that it is a great fit for your family, Evan-Moor has a 30-day free trial! You can try everything with zero risk. That was HUGE in my book…curriculum can be SO expensive, and to know that I could try it and if it wasn’t a great fit I wouldn’t lose $100 was pretty amazing. As soon as I spent a few minutes looking around the site I knew it would be $100 well spent!
WHY I Love TeacherFileBox
Ok, so why do I love TeacherFileBox so much? I have quite a long list of reasons why I think it is fantastic, so let’s chat about a few of them!
Like I mentioned, I LOVE Evan-Moor products. They are such high quality and educational materials…AND the kids LOVE them. They aren’t your typical boring workbooks. They make learning fun. Products like History Pockets and Literature Pockets allow the kids to create a finished handmade project that shows their learning! If we can have fun while we are learning then we have much less whining and complaining when it is time to do schoolwork…this leads to the saving of my sanity! 🙂
Curriculum is expensive. No doubt about it! If I can find a way to save some money and still get an amazing product then I am one happy Mama! Just to give you a little idea about what I used TeacherFileBox for this year here is a list of the main components that we used:
- 7 History Pockets (Life In Plymouth Colony, Native Americans, Moving West, Explorers of North America, Colonial America, Civil War, and the American Revolution)
- Literature Pockets- Caldecott Winners
- Building Spelling Skills for all 3 kids
- Daily Reading Comprehension
- Grammar and Punctuation
- Language Fundamentals
Now those are just the main components. Anytime I planned a lesson I would always start by searching through TeacherFileBox to see what lessons I could add. For example, we are currently doing an Oceanschooling theme for science…I searched for ocean, dolphins, sea turtles etc and found a TON of great materials!
Resources At Your Fingertips
I LOVE having a complete library of resources at my fingertips! We are constantly creating spur of the moment lessons based on interests the kids have, so being able to log on to TeacherFileBox and print out resources is awesome. If you find yourself remembering that tomorrow is the Fourth of July and you have NOTHING planned…you can log on and find a bunch of resources! This is experience talking lol!
I typically sit down on Sunday morning and plan out our week ahead. First, I create packets of info for each kid with their spelling words, grammar worksheets, and any other work we are doing that week. After that, I plan out which History Pockets we are doing and print copies for each kid so that I have it all ready for the week. It is helping this disorganized Mama stay organized…which is basically a miracle!
Also, you can pick and choose the pages that you print! You aren’t stuck printing every page in a chapter or section. If you only need pages 3, 7, 12, and 22…that is ALL you have to print. It is so user-friendly!
GREAT for Homeschooling Multiple Ages
I have already touched on this but want to explain a little further! As a Mama who is teaching 3 different grade levels, I like to teach as much together as I can! Obviously, there are a few topics that are more difficult to teach together, but I do try to do as much as I can together.
Something that I have LOVED about TeacherFileBox is that even though I am printing out 3 different grade levels of Language Fundamentals for example, ALL grade levels are learning the same topics at the same time! For instance, let’s say it is Week 6, when I go to print out all 3 grade levels, ALL 3 levels will be about nouns. So each child is learning about nouns, but it is geared toward their individual grade level. This is the stuff of dreams! That means I can put notes on the whiteboard about one topic and it will help all 3…good stuff!
Where to Find TeacherFileBox
If you think that TeacherFileBox would be a great fit for your home you can go right over to the website and sign up! Don’t forget that it is risk-free and you can try it to see if will work for you and your family! This is not a sponsored post at all…I just really LOVE TeacherFileBox and think it is such a great investment! If you are a fan of Evan-Moor products, this is definitely worth checking out!
For more information, you can check out the video below that gives a peek at some of the features of TeacherFileBox!