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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Homeschool Review Crew: Our Review of K5 Learning

     We are always looking for fun and educational ways to learn on the computer.  I was delighted to find out we were chosen to receive and review the online program called K5 Learning.  We were given a six-month subscription that we could use for up to four students.  This program is geared for Kindergarten to grade five and will help them with their reading, spelling and math skills. The program is a supplemental program, not a full curriculum. It is aimed at homeschoolers and children attending schools who would like to enrich their math, reading and spelling lessons. I like the fact that you can buy a monthly or yearly subscription, and it can be used for up to four students.  

       We chose to use these online lessons with our daughter who is just finishing up the fourth grade. She can always use extra practice with her reading comprehension and math.  You know the old saying "practice makes perfect", while I know we can never do anything perfectly,  I do think that the more we practice, the more proficient we become. When our children feel more confident in a subject, they will be able to advance to more difficult lessons with ease.

     Our daughter struggled for years with reading. She was not able to grasp the concept of phonics and it became a very frustrating experience for both of us.  It wasn't until about a year ago that it finally clicked for her.  She literally started reading overnight.  She went from level one books to chapter books in a short time.  If I had known about this program from K5 Learning, this whole ordeal, that brought us both to tears on most days, may have been avoided.  She may have been able to learn more quickly with the techniques that are taught in the reading lessons. 

     The reading section includes lessons on:
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Sight Words
  • Vocabulary 
  • Reading Comprehension

     She has always excelled at math, but she had fun working on the math lessons offered by K5. 

     The math section includes lessons on:
  •  Numbers and Operations
  •  Measurement 
  •  Geometry
  •  Data Analysis
  •  Algebraic Thinking  

     Since she struggled with reading for so long, her spelling capabilities were not on par, but she is catching up quickly.  K5 Learning is also helping her in this area.  

     The spelling section has:
  •  Adaptive Instruction
  •  Optimized Visual Interface
  •  Over 150,000 words available to use

     Setting up your account is easy.  Assigning accounts to your children is simple.  Parents are given a parental account to oversee their children's progress.  It is a website my children and I can use with ease.  As you can see below, I signed in our son Josh as well, to show you how it looks when you sign up more than one student.  He is too old for most of the programs but enjoyed some of the math sections. 

{I have blotted out their usernames for privacy}

       If you would like to learn more about the K5 Learning site I encourage you to visit their website and social media pages: 

     We also have some great reviews to help you decide if this program is a good fit for your family over on the Homeschool Review Crew website. 

     Have a wonderful day!




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