Monday, October 6, 2008

It's a New Week..

and school starts again. I wanted to remind you of some of my favorite "learning" websites that my kids enjoy. And that's what it's all about right? That they enjoy them.

www.spellingcity.com
Here you can enter your child's spelling words from school and run through games with them. How awesome is that?

This helps you create online charts that can be used for chores or homework. Your child earns points when he/she completes the tasks that you set up for them. I.E. do homework without complaint!!! That was my big one. Then they get to create their cat and enter a virtual cat world.

This is the best "FREE" typing site. All three of my kids use it, even though my oldest breezes through. It helps him keep up with his skill. Very good site.

www.starfall.com
This is a learning to read site that my 4 year old loves. (And is just starting to read) It's great!!!! Jenny, I've been meaning to email you this one for Ethan.

This one isn't free like the above sites but well worth the $19 per month. It can even be used as a complete home school program. I just use it as refresher courses when my little one needs more help. I've used it for my three oldest. It's pretty funny too.

O.K. that's it for school stuff. I am happy to report that my guys are getting school work done in about 3 hours now. So much better than the first half of last week at a 8 hour school day. I pleaded with them, then screamed, then begged. "pleeeeasssse doooo youuurrrr wooooorrrkkk! Pleeeassse!" Waaaa, waaaa waaa!"

Yeah that's how the first half of last week went. Let's hope it's not a pattern. First half "heck" second half awesome!

Do you have any sites that you love???? Please share.






www.mommysavers.com
This is {was} one of my favorte coupon, penny pinching sites. Back when I could use coupons. I love getting a deal!!! Enjoy.

5 comments:

loubige said...

Thanks for the sights Shawna....I will have to go check some of them out.

Maryann said...

Hey thanks for the cool sights, i will have to use the typing one for Brayden. Glad school is going better. I might just go nuts trying to homeschool Brayden, homework is bad enough......

Melissa said...

I'm so excited about all those sites you shared. I can't wait to get my kids on them and I'm going to the coupon one right now!

Anne Marie said...

Thanks for the sights. I can sure use them. My kids love being on the computer though I don't let them very often.

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