Teaching your child to read

The month of August was soooooo busy! With the campaign, vacation and and moving to a new place I didn’t have time to think straight! Thankfully, the move is over and unpacking is almost done and now I’m getting back to our normal routine….

I wanted to tell you about this great free website that really helped my daughter years ago when we were teaching her how to read and now we use it for my son. It’s called Starfall.com and it was a fun way to teach letters , phonics and early reading. The website is free but they do have a curriculum you can purchase with additional features. The Site is interactive and you little one will enjoy playing the games so much they won’t realize they are learning. I would recommend starting this at the age of 2-3, it’s never too early to start!

CTC Math program

I’ve been on a hunt for a while now trying to find a good math program for my daughter and I think I may have found a really good program. I am signed up to receive newsletters from a ton of mommy homeschool blogs and I got an email this morning talking about CTCMath and decided to check it out. I’m so glad I found this.

After watching the demo for this program I think this was exactly what we need to help my daughter in math. The demo was very easy to understand and follow and the directions were clear. I am very impressed with what I saw on the demo. I’ll do the free trial and if I’m still pleased with the program, I’ll sign up for the program.

 

Grades and topics covered-

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Measurement
  • Elementary Geometry
  • Algebra 1
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry

Membership – varies. You have options of monthly, six month or 1 year membership and payments.

You get reports delivered to your email to tell you exactly what your child is doing and what areas your child needs help in.

No grading paper!

 

FREE TRIAL ON PAGE!

http://ctcmath.com/ctcmath-for-homeschoolers/

 

Art ideas and curriculum

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Trying to find art assignments for my homeschooler has been kinda difficult since I’m not naturally an arts and crafts kinda person. While trying for find ideas to add to our art class (besides picture studies) I stumbled across Mrs. Brown’s Art Class. YAY!!  This site is awesome and covers grades K-5. I definitely needed to find this site, it gave me weeks worth of art class ideas and assignments. Did I mention it’s free?

http://www.mrsbrownart.com/index.htm