As the school year wraps up, many of homeschooling moms are already looking forward to next year. I’ve been thinking about what has worked for us in the past year and what curriculum, extracurricular activities, and program to choose for the girls next year. Summer is often a great time to try out new programs, because you can do a week-long camp (rather than committing for a whole semester) or take advantage of free learning programs.
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In contrast with the more analytical, traditional grammar curriculums, IEW Fix It! Grammar takes a uniquely hands-on approach to teaching grammar. Students hunt for and correct errors in passages of fiction that cumulatively tell a story.
Fix It! Grammar encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their writing. I’ve heard great things about IEW from quite a few fellow homeschoolers, so I’ll be looking into this class for my girls. I believe grammar is an important skill for everyone and it’s not often taught anymore.
Visual Latin is a unique video-driven Latin homeschool curriculum taught by veteran Latin teacher Dwane Thomas. Three short videos are paired with three sets of worksheets to guide students from grammar concepts, to practice sentences, to reading in Latin. Kids everywhere love it!
CompuScholar brings over 20 years of programming experience plus their own homeschooling experience to the creation of the self-study programming courses included in this offer! The CompuScholar Unity Game Programming course uses the Unity framework to teach video game design and C# scripting.
CodaKid self-paced courses are designed to teach kids not only how to write code, but to thoroughly understand the concepts so that they can perform them independently.
Instead of using copy and paste techniques or drag and drop interfaces, CodaKid students benefit by writing real code with the same programming tools used at major software development companies throughout the world, including Google, Facebook, Intel, and more.
If you were to itemize the elements of an ideal online math program, your list might include video tutorials by an experienced math teacher, an abundance of interactive practice exercises, step-by-step audio explanations, self-tests that develop a sense of mastery, reports to keep track track of your student’s progress, correlations with standard math texts, built-in SAT and ACT prep, and self-paced instruction. Check them all off your wish list with MathHelp.com!
DoodleMaths adaptive learning engine recognizes and adapts to your child’s strength and weaknesses while working through quick and engaging math skills. When your child first starts using the app, he or she completes a number of exercises.
With every question answered DoodleMaths learns more about your child’s math understanding and builds a personalized work program to develop your child’s math skills from beginning concepts to pre-algebra.
The Meet The Masters experience begins with a multi-media online assembly where children learn about famous works of the Master Artists. Interactive questions and multi-media content will keep the students’ interest while walking through a virtual museum filled with interesting stories and facts.
We studied some of the Renaissance artists this year in our history class. My 8-year-old really enjoyed learning about these artists, so this course would be a great way for her to explore more artists.
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Looking for a fun way to help your kids build important life skills for life success? Q Wunder is a comprehensive parent and kid-friendly curriculum for teaching kids social and emotional skills.
By inviting children to Q’s World, your child will enjoy award-winning episodes, music videos, bonus features and games featuring Q, the genius monkey, who has A LOT to learn about life! Topics they ll learn include, patience, teamwork, manners, emotions AND MORE!
Can 8-year-old make dinner for the family? Yes, which can be so helpful on a busy homeschool day. Get free summer access to 5 engaging, professionally produced Kids Cook Real Food videos, printable recipes and lesson plans.
My girls still talk about the skills they learned in the Kids Cook Real Food Knife Skills video, and we are currently working through the other videos in the course. These videos have given my 5-year-old the confidence to offer to help around the kitchen!
The Kids Cook Real Food mini-course will help your kids MASTER time-saving appliances. Even without sharp knife skills, they can make dinner, start to finish, no mess, no fuss, no failure.
Get your choice of either DISNEY Online Streaming OR Dr. Seuss & Friends Online Streaming from CCC! Streaming. Featuring a boatload of programs for your homeschool classroom including Disney Science of Imagineering, Bill Nye Science, Dr. Seuss & Friends Lets Dance Series, support materials and MUCH MORE!
Have you signed your kids up for free learning programs over the summer?
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