Posted in $ Language Arts, $ Online Games, $ Reading, Uncategorized

Rosetta Stones Reading Program ****

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I mentioned yesterday I would share with you what we are currently using for reading help. So when I found out my daughter had dyslexia it was overwhelming and a relief. I was ready to do the work we needed but felt helpless.  You can purchase it

So I started looking into different programs. None of the free versions seemed to work long-term and some of the paid programs were so expensive. In my search, I came across Lexia Reading Core 5.

It is a bit repetitive but that is just what my daughter needs. So while it can be a bit much at times. It is so worth it. In 3mths, I could tell the difference in her reading. She was gaining confidence and is enjoying it more because she is seeing the fruit of her labor.

I first found about it was here. However, it won’t take you long to realize it is marketed to public schools, not the homeschool family.

When I called them they sent me here. The price tag while pricey was better than some of the ones I had seen. However, I didn’t quite seal the deal there because I wanted to do this for both my girls. It can be used for a remedial or a new learner.

Thankfully, I came across it cheaper and did sign the girls up. The difference it has made in my daughters reading skills is awesome and makes me want to give it ***** but there are some things I am not too fond of, like the way it repeats lessons; the kiddos can be on the same exact problems, if they are struggling with a topic which can be frustrating doing it over and over again.

The difference it has made in my daughters reading skills is awesome and makes me want to give it ***** but there are some things I am not too fond of, like the way it repeats lessons; the kiddos can be the same exact problems, if they are struggling with a topic which can be frustrating doing it over and over again.

It appears to be a time-based thing rather than completion which would be good if the screen stopped when the time was up but it doesn’t; it could just go and go, and go if you let them or rather if they let you.

I do love that they have a behind the scenes grading system with more detail than teaching textbooks. Also, there are printable lessons if I need to teach the concept they’re struggling with to give them a better understanding.

Overall, the proof is in the pudding, and it’s working. So whether I like certain things or not if it works, it works.

This is where I found the best deal. You can purchase it here. Additionally, if you purchase it from the link I shared I will get a bonus as well through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Enjoy!

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Posted in $ History, $ Language Arts, $ Multiple Subjects, $ Reading, $ Science

Evan-Moor Products *****

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One of my family’s favorite things to do is Evan-Moor’s History Pockets. We are working our way in doing all of them. They have some for grad

They have some for grades 1-6 but honestly, I edit it to accommodate older and younger kiddos if I need to.

We enjoy doing them in a group setting with some friends and including a food element to it which is not part of the book.

I prep them ahead and use cardstock so they stay together better. I do some of the cutting so that way it is more fun for them and less time consuming for me when we are actually doing the class.

The girls also enjoy doing their literature pockets.

These pockets have a varying range in the price you can check them out at their store over here.

Evan-moor also has a few things that we enjoy doing from time to time. We enjoy their spelling test. Also, their Big Ideas, which are their Daily Science workbooks. However, this is not something we do from cover to cover. We are just not that kind of people; we like flexibility.

Because we enjoy them so much and I am not a millionaire. I opt for their teacher file box account. It is a bit tricky to manage at first but it is worth the flexibility to me. You can find pricing and more info here.

They even have a free trial so you can check it out with a limited number of downloads so use them wisely. 🙂

My family gives the products I mentioned above a ***** rating. Info about my rating system here.