Thursday, May 26, 2011

Making Tutoring Affordable

 With end of year evaluations or testing coming, I know that so many of you, whether you home school or not are scrambling for math tutors, reading tutors, or writing tutors for your children. Unfortunately this can be a cost burden that many of us just can not afford.
The facts are that tutoring can be just what your child is needing to get over those learning hurdles but, if you can not afford to hire someone or maybe your child needs help for a extended period of time, then what do you do?
Online tutoring can be just what you may be looking for! Its easily accessible, affordable and can be used when ever and for how ever  long you want .
I know that using the Internet has really help my kids reach thier full potential in our home school class room ;)

Just my 2cents~> Hope it helps!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Math Vocabulary time

So now that my lil girl has really sharpened up her reading skills this past couple of month ((so proud)), I wanted to use this summer to really dig deep in her 3rd Grade Math Vocabulary on top of reviewing what she has learned in Math this past year Period! Adding, subtracting, multiplying, clocks & money are all important but, learning math terms and understanding them are VERY important. I myself am not looking forward as yes! I am bored already but hopefully I can help make it more Fun for my lil girl ;) 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Learning Homophones

My daughter has been having a lot of fun learning homophones. The English language can be a bit confusing when they are learning to read with so many words sounding the same and being spelled differently like to, too, & two Or words that are spelled the same and yet still have different meanings like "Rose" A flower that is a rose or He rose up yesterday from a nap still tired.
We have been playing alot of homophone games which is helping her understand and learn. I have also had her sit down and try to think of as many words that sound alike but are spelled different and also words that are spelled alike but have different meanings. This lesson has defiantly been pretty cool & a lot of fun for both of us this week .

Friday, May 6, 2011

How learning changes with time

I remember when I was going to a public school that one of my least favorite subjects was Social Studies. It wasn't because I didn't like hearing about History, in fact now that I am all grown up I tend to watch shows on my TV that are on the history channel. I think what I did not care for was that they would make us copy word from word out of the text books, after some time my hand would cramp up and honestly it never made learning the info any easier : /
That is one thing I knew would change when it came to our homeschool social studies program for my children, luckily it is mainly online and the kids do not have to suffer as I did with mindless coping.
Just recently we have been studying the Exploration of the Americas. It has been teaching  about the history of the United States during the early years of exploration and discovery.  Columbus’ journey, Ponce de Leon, the Seven Cities of Cibola, and other North American explorations have been the topics. Of course since my daughter loves history and science ~> Her Fav subjects!! ;)  We also like to add to our homeschool curriculum by using the TV and books from the library. It is amazing what 20 yrs can do for the options we have for our childs education ~>I love my education choice for my family <3