… it has aligned itself very well with the national standards.
It’s been a difficult journey trying to decide on a core curriculum for my homeschool. I ended up making up my own last year and had enough success with it that I have done it again this year. I spend a lot of time comparing notes with other homeschool families, mostly about curriculum choices.
Lately, I’ve noticed the Time4Learning name popping up a lot. I checked it out and I was excited about the prospect of an online option. After all, we are in a small house and limited space for storing big text books, and I loved the fact that I could take my laptop with me and conduct class at the library, or anywhere else there was a wi-fi connection. My current concern is with my son meeting the testing standards for NC. Not that he’s not able to understand the material, it’s more about whether or not I’ve even covered the material he’ll be tested on.
I can see after using the Time4Learning program that it has aligned itself very well with the national standards. I also love the fact that he has access to his grade level and 1-2 additional grade levels. This is great for him since he advances quickly through certain subjects. Time4Learning keeps track of all your child’s log-ins, grades, lessons covered, and more. My 5 year old is very capable of clicking through his lesson all on his own, which allows me to prepare tomorrows lesson, or setup our art project, change the baby’s diaper, or even FINISH MY CUP OF COFFEE!
The only problems I’ve had so far is the inability to see exactly which question he got wrong on an activity. I can see a final grade, but then if it’s less than 100% I must go back over each question with my son asking him how he answered this one before. I agree we should go back over it together, but to know which question gave him trouble would allow me to pinpoint trends, and fix them in a timely manner. I personally will use this program 3-4 times per week on average. Overall for the price and compactness of the whole package, I’m thrilled.
As a member of Time4Learning, I have been given the opportunity to review their program and share my experiences. While I was compensated, this review was not written or edited by Time4Learning and my opinion is entirely my own. For more information, check out their standards-based curriculum or learn how to write your own curriculum review.