Sunday, March 4, 2012

K5 Learning


I'm always ready to "unlock my child's potential" and really like watching as things begin to CLICK when we try new ways of learning at Long Leaf Academy.  Although I don't stress or worry about outside assessments of my children, it was very interesting to have two of them take an online assessment at K5 Learning recently.

Designed for students in a traditional school setting, K5 Learning offers reading and math enrichment for students in Kindergarten - 5th Grade -- but can be used by home educated students as a great way to sharpen skills.  Following a simple sign-in process, I had the Princess and the Boy Scout sit down and work through the skills assessment to see what they knew and understood and where they could use extra practice.

We didn't use K5 Learning as after-school study program, but used it as part of our everyday curriculum.   After the Princess and the Boy Scout completed their respective assessments, I scheduled blocks of time into our school day for them to sit and work through lessons that were completely customized for them. {Lessons are based on the actual skills that your child has -- not on how old they are or what great they are in.}

The Princess only had one complaint while using K Learning.  She has a VERY LIMITED attention span and thought the lessons were W A Y   T O O   L O N G.  Upon further investigation, we discovered that she was actually doing about 5 lessons each time she sat down at the computer.  She didn't realized when the lesson had ended because she was so involved in what she was working on -- and played much longer than she had too.  After that, she was excited to spend time working on K5 Learning.

The Boy Scout thought the lessons were a bit "kid-dish" {his word}.  He thought the stories were a bit silly BUT he thought the games were great!  In the review time period, he had the most improved scores.  Not bad!

Overall, I have been encouraged when I check the Parents Dashboard after each of their sessions to see how much their skills are increasing. It is neat to see the physical evidence of improvement.  {You can see an example assessment with the screenshot below.} Although I truly don't stress over these types of assessments because I tailor school to the individual strengths and weaknesses of each of my children, it was very interesting for me to see how they would perform in a more traditional school setting.


A monthly subscription will give you unlimited use of all four K5 Learning programs.  (The complete K5 Learning Program includes Math, Math Facts, Reading and Spelling.)  There is even a discount offered for families with multiple children. The prices are as follows:

Monthly subscription

First child..........................$25

Additional children..............$15

Annual subscription

First child..........................$199

Additional children..............$129

Make sure to sign up for your 14-Day FREE Trial (which includes the free Reading and Math Assessment!).



~~I was given the opportunity to use and review K5Learning as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew.  The opinions stated are mine and mine alone.  I was not paid to share my thoughts and feelings with you. You can check out the Crew Review and see what other members of the TOS Homeschool Crew thought of   K5Learning HERE.~~

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