Thursday, February 13, 2014


Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages I have an announcement to make.

Nope. Not preggers. Carter isn't walking and I am NOT running for president. Here is the scoop:

K5 Learning has an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students.  I've been given a 6 week free trial to test and write a review of their program.  If you are a blogger, you may want to check out their  open invitation to write an online learning review of their program. 

Now before you think I have turned to the dark side and started putting cash in front of my peeps, you are wrong. While I am getting to use this for free, I will be completely honest. Since we are being honest I get review offers fairly often and I always decline, but here is the catch: I need this. Cam ditty is about to cross the line and get himself signed up for the big K. I really want to homeschool him and keep his crazy antics and hilarious little spirit all to myself, BUT, there is one thing that is holding me back. The R word. It is, in my opinion, THE most important factor in education. Reading. And it gives hives, for real. I have been doing a free  homeschool Kindergarten program I found online with him since the beginning of the year but it doesn't seem to really be teaching THAT much.

Cam is trying to teach himself to read but I am afraid, because I am clueless as how to teach him. CLUELESS! I read and read all these blogs and books and everyone has a different approach, by the time I am done I am chugging Benadryl to clear my unsightly rash. 

I am truly excited about this.  I homeschool my oldest right now, Cam and possibly 4 ( he's the spitfire) next year. 2 and 3 maybe the year after that, if I can convince the husband that they are getting a quality education.  Don't worrry folks, I won't let you down. Give me about 6 weeks and you will know how it went.

Now I am off to help a 4th grader make a 3D Under Armour Valentine box. It includes working with sharp objects, tape, glue, paper, and paint. I can feel your jealousy...


  1. I can always trust you to be honest. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say. Hope it works out well for you.

  2. Can't wait to read it my first grader is struggling with reading

  3. I'm using K12 with the youngest. It has been really effective. He started the Kindergarten program and is now doing third grade. I've really been happy with it; mostly because it keeps both of us on track.The send all of the materials and J. actually has an online teacher. IT's also (thank goodness) free! You can add or take away as needed. Let me know if you have any questions. That reading hump is hard. Some kids came into K. knowing 4 or five letters. Some came in knowing how to fluently get through a sentence. By first grade, they're usually on or near the same levels. Inbox me if you'd like any ideas on beginning reading :)