Friday, November 19, 2010

Review: KB Teachers

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If you are into lapbooking, notebooking, unit study or find yourself scouring the Internet for printable worksheets, handouts, and charts for your students or kids, then let me tell you something--you need KB Teachers!

As a part of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received a subscription to KB Teachers, a website that offers all kinds of printable tools and materials for teachers and homeschool moms alike. The website offers a huge selection of high quality printable resources for several content areas, and is extremely well organized. In fact, KB Teachers is so well organized that they don't even have a search function on their website. Everything is so clearly laid out, that you know exactly where to find what you need! I was dubious about the lack of a search option at first, but the folks at KB Teachers have proven me wrong--a website can actually be that organized that a search function isn't necessary!

Geared toward Preschool through 8th grade, KB Teachers offers some free printables, and allows you full access to view the premium material at no cost. Simply upgrade for a fee of $29 dollars a year or $49 dollars for two years to be able to print anything on the site. There is no "per download" fee and no limit to how much you can print from the site when you access the premium features. There is really nothing at all to lose and much to gain when you visit KB Teachers--you have total access for free to browse the material and see if it's something you think is worth subscribing to. So there is no risk in purchasing a membership because you know exactly what you are getting before you buy.

In addition to plenty of ready-made printables, KB Teachers also offers customizable worksheets that you can preview and change to your liking before printing. I was particularly impressed with the science and social studies printables. There are loads of worksheets and informational printables on an array of interesting subjects like dinosaurs, the solar system, marine biology, the human body, plants. These are not your run of the mill worksheets, either. They are all very well made and purposeful (they lack that 'busy-work' feel, for sure!). The sheer volume of quality material is exciting to me! My mind is already churning with lapbooking/notebooking ideas for Little Bean. And frankly, I'm super excited that I don't have to waste precious time scouring the Internet for printables relevant to our current area of interest. Everything I need is organized right there in front of me and waiting for me to print it out!

And for your youngers, KB Teachers has plenty of basic skills worksheets, customizable handwriting worksheets, early math and reading worksheets and seasonal materials. KB Teachers also has a bunch of craft ideas with full printable instructions which are categorized by grade level. In addition, KB Teachers offers over 600 jpeg unlicensed images to download for personal use on your own worksheets, your blog, hand-outs etc.

If you have been considering joining a printable site, you really can't go wrong with KB Teachers. I was and am very impressed with the website itself in terms of content and organization and I think for the price, especially for those who do a lot of printable stuff or spend copious amounts of time making their own worksheets, KB Teachers can be a real asset and convenience.

Disclaimer: I was given this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine and I was not compensated in any way for my review.

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