I have decided that I will be utilizing educational websites and the library this summer as our summer sharpeners. It’s nice to mix things up so we will do this up to 3 days a week. Don’t want to lose all the skills gained throughout the year.
I have compiled a list of 5 educational websites that I plan on using with my girls that you may be interested in. A couple of them are new to us so I am super excited to get started. Here they are:
- Study Stack– Study stack is really easy and free to sign up. You basically create stacks (online flashcards) for subjects you are interested in your child studying. For example, say I want my girls to study math. You just click “math” and it takes you to a page with a list of math skills your child needs to work on. Say I would like my oldest daughter to work on all areas of math for grade 5. A card from the study stack pops up with a math number sentence, question, etc. and kids work out the answer. There is a chance to flip the card for the correct answer. Study stack creates a stack of correct cards and incorrect cards so that your child can study them until they get it. This applies for all subjects; science, history, English, etc. Have a highschooler studying for the SAT or ACT’s? They have study stacks they can use as well.
- Discovery Education– Discovery Education is a great tool for digital teaching and learning. You can use their site for a free trial to decide if you like them.
- Internet Public Library-This is excellent for days you just can’t make it to the library or it’s a rainy day and you just want to stay indoors. They have a variety of options much like that of a brick and mortar library. You can search for resources by subject, newspapers and magazines, special collections created by ipl2, for kids, and for teens.
- Education Creations-This site is free to use which is a definite plus! They have math games, language and phonics, reading, etc.
- SchoolExpress-They have over 17,000 free worksheets, online math, units and eworkbooks, etc.
Also, feel free to check out http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests. What educational websites do you currently use that may not be in this list of 5? I would love to hear from you. I am always researching these types of websites, especially ones that are free or require a free trial. I have my notebook and pen ready for additional resources, so bring them on. Haha!
Have a blessed weekend!
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Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She has been married fourteen years to her best friend Ron where he is currently a Solutions Engagement Supervisor for the State of Michigan at UPS. Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development. She hopes to pursue a degree in Marketing and Advertising in the near future. She is currently a professional blogger and freelance writer for multiple sites and enjoys working from home while homeschooling her children. Lindsey is also a musician. She currently plays the piano and flute and sings. She was formerly the children’s director at her parents church as well as on the praise and worship team. Lindsey and her family are currently in a new transition with another church and waiting on what their next move will be. Lindsey’s hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.