For the past month or so, we have the opportunity to use the K5 Learning online program. I decided that this would be a good program for Evie to work on. She is 6 1/2 years old and just finished Kindergarten. During this review period, she used this 3 to 4 times a week as a supplement to what she was already working on. She did one small lesson in each of the math and reading sections each time.
We signed up first for the free trial and worked through the assessments. I was pleased to see that Evie scored right where I thought she should be. Her scores showed that she was at the end of Kindergarten beginning of First Grade.
I did have some trouble getting the program to run on Firefox and my Kindle Fire. I ended up letting her use my laptop and using Microsoft Edge and had no problems.
Here is a screenshot of Evie’s progress report.
I would sign Evie in on the students side and have her complete her lessons. When she was done, I signed her out and signed in on the parent’s side and could take a look at her progress.
Here is a screenshot of the reading section. Evie has worked on reading readiness and letter sounds.
K5 Reading includes:
- Phonemic Awareness
- Sight Words
- Reading Comprehension
This is a screenshot of the math portion. Evie has counted, learned to use and number line among other age appropriate things. It’s neat to see, in the Parent’s section, that she has been working on algebra concepts.
K5 Math includes:
- Numbers & Operations
- Data Analysis
- Algebraic Thinking
There is also a spelling section, but that was above where Evie is right now. We looked at that section, but she wasn’t ready for it.
I really liked this site and their program. Evie did her best to work through her lessons every day, but still does not enjoy doing any “school” work on the computer. For some reason my children have it set in their minds that school is a book or workbook you can touch and computers are for fun games. Even though K5 Learning was fun and Evie worked through educational game type activities, she didn’t like having to work on a specified section each school day. I’m grateful that as my children get older they are able to make that mental switch and be successful doing online classes. It seems that while they are young, “school” and computers still do not work together. I will keep trying as I think this is a great tool. I think Evie may enjoy it more on her own terms, using it when she wants to, not as a scheduled school activity.
K5 Learning is an online, self paced, supplemental program for children Kindergarten to fifth grade. You can sign up for a free trial to see how it works. Monthly and yearly subscriptions are available. Each account can have up to 4 students.
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Others on the Homeschool Review Crew had the opportunity to use this program also. Click on the banner below to see what they had to say about their experience.