Learning at Home is Fun!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Free World U- Homeschooling Course K-12

is REALLY free!
They use flashcards that break subjects down into smaller units.
I will be trying it out, for sure,
that is if my child learns well using this method.

Here is a sample page, which is 2nd Grade Social Studies

From site:
"We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit online school offering our students a complete preschool through 12th grade curriculum. Our proven program is supported by research that shows that children can learn faster and enjoy learning more using our methods. The curriculum is taught via flashcards that break subjects down into small, easily assimilated fact units. The flashcards are presented through a program that remembers what each student has learned and what they need to keep working on."

Check it out!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spring is Coming! Learn About Plants

 Spring is right around the corner!  Use this opportunity to teach young ones about how things grow and where we get our food!

Plant a bean in a cup and observe the growth.  Beans sprout very quickly and children will be able to appreciate how a plant grows.
This is not a complicated experiment, but it IS an important one for young ones to learn!
Here is an alternative to what you may know about growing these simple beans! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

States and Their Capitals Online Game

My son is in 2nd grade and learning States and their Capitals, to gear up to learn all about the U.S.A. next school year.
So, we found this game, which he is enjoying.

VectorKids - State Capitals Game

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rainbows- What do they Mean?

Roy G. Biv- Remember this mnemonic for learning the order of the colors in a rainbow?
  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Indigo
  7. Violet
Here at Wonderopolis, you can show your kids why rainbows even appear.
Then, here is an easy, do-at-home science experiment on how to make a rainbow!