This is a screen shot from 4th Grade. It shows just a few of the many Language Arts options.
This is obviously a selection of "all" of the Elementary grade science options.
I clicked on the Kindergarten tab just to see what all was offered there. This is just the top portion of the page. There's so much here offered for Pre-K and K!
This is what I see when I browse Language Arts. There are other grades below this, but they are all together. That's great if you are just looking for topic specifics, but an option to sort by grade would be great, too.
Another change that could make this much better for special learns is a count of questions. This is the first Practice Question on one of the lessons. I would like to see some sort of counter so that Mr. B knows how much is ahead of him. The uncertainty gets him, as I'm sure it would other ASD students. Also, the pop up window could be a bit distracting with all of the background stuff there. It'd be GREAT if the printables associated with the streaming lessons could be included with each lesson, rather than in separate areas.
All in all, it works for us, but a few changes could make it so much better. There are a few things that may not make it a perfect fit for other special needs families, but as a whole I really like it a lot. All in all, the lower levels offer just as much "oomph" as the upper levels. There's a lot of great resources available for the younger crew, and it's all in depth and comprehensive.
Yes, yes, and more yes. You have access to all grades, so you can access any of the elementary grades. Transitioning from Pre-K to K? NO PROBLEM! Need to fill a learning gap from Grade 2 as a Grade 5? Easy as can be! And the streaming is easily paused.
2.) Value: Is it long lasting? Will it cover multiple grade ranges? Are you locked in to one specific grade level? Are there hidden fees?
There are NO hidden fees! You are NOT locked into a grade level, and it covers Pre-k to 12th.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
The work sheets are straight forward. They aren't flashy or anything like that. They aren't distracting, but they aren't necessarily attention grabbing either. They aren't too long, so the length of time wouldn't be a problem at all. The streaming videos are catchy and entertaining to make learning fun, and they are not a long duration at all.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.
How can it not?! It covers literature, math, science, social studies, language arts, arts, social and life skills, and more. There's so much to choose from, you can find a topic to fit nearly everything. This is more of a traditional method, so there's not a lot of CM related things or classical related methodologies.
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