Are your kids excited by the idea of summer school, summer courses, or summer study?
Ours certainly aren’t. They want to enjoy their summer and not worry about the pressures of school, standardized testing and subjects they might have had trouble with. They don’t want summer school. They want a summer break. So is it possible for kids to enjoy their summer AND stay on top of their studies? With Time4Learning, the answer is “yes”.
This page provides the following information:
- Why Time4Learning is a fun summer school alternative
- A Language Arts curriculum overview
- A Math curriculum overview
- Science & Social Studies Overview
- Using Time4Learning on the Puffin Mobile App
- Key features making it useful for summer
A Fun Summer School Alternative
Have you noticed how much your child enjoys using the computer? If you haven’t, you should. Kids are constantly surfing the web. Whether they’re checking out a video game or chatting with their friends, they are (without a doubt) online. So, it makes sense to turn to the web for a fun alternative to summer school. Time4Learning’s website offers just that. A web based summer learning program that they won’t mind using. In fact, they might even like it!
Time4Learning’s online curriculum might be your answer. Our program takes an entire year’s worth of learning materials and continues it on through the summer so that your kids can retain what they’ve learned, catch up on what they haven’t, and get ahead for next year. So no matter what your kids might need to brush up on this summer, you can find lessons, practice, and reinforcement materials in Time4Learning’s program!
Time4Learning can also be used during the summer as an interactive skill sharpening tool, or to try out a new homeschool program for next year.
Language Arts for Summer Learning – Brush Up on Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Writing & More!
Time4Learning’s language arts curriculum offers a great selection of lessons for summer learning. It includes a combination ofanimated lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects designed to develop and build literacy from the basics through college and career readiness.
Language arts is offered in two ways:
- The preschool to 8th grade language arts curriculum is offered by grade level and organized into two sections: Language Arts & Language Arts Extensions.
- Language Arts includes multimedia lessons that teach and reinforce lesson covering phonics, fluency, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing processes and more.
- Language Arts Extensions are designed to be used alongside the language arts curriculum. Lessons include reading comprehension strategies, grammar, writing, literature, spelling rules & more.
- The high school English curriculum is organized into four individual courses. The high school English courses have an increased emphasis on writing and higher order thinking skills. Courses are designed to help students achieve college and career readiness. Visit the High School English courses overview page for more information.
The language arts curriculum correlates to all 50 state’s standards, so it is the perfect tool for catching up or getting ahead, this summer. The program is used in public schools nationwide as a classroom teaching tool, so you can be assured that – whatever your summer language arts needs – this tool will meet (or exceed) your expectations.
My daughter almost had to repeat the 2nd grade, but after a year with Time4Learning she tested above grade level in math and is at a 5th grade reading level!
Second graders learn to recognize the different letter combinations that create the “a” sound from the Phonics Puppets.
Math Summer Learning Program
Time4Learning’s math curriculum is perfect for summer learning. It includes a combination of conceptual explanations, interactive activities and reinforcing worksheets that are presented by fun, animated characters at the student’s pace. Our lessons are designed to reduce the math anxiety that often comes when students open their textbook, and help them adopt a “can-do” attitude, instead.
Math is offered in two ways:
- The preschool to 8th grade math curriculum is offered by grade level:
- In elementary summer math, kids will learn number theory, order of operations, value and meaning, math relationships, word problems, measurement (currency), geometry basics (shapes) and values.
- The middle school summer math lessons are organized by skill level. After the animated intro, students are eased into activities teaching number sense, geometry, measurement, spatial reasoning and more.
- The high school math curriculum is organized into five individual courses, which are designed engage students in practical, real-life math problems. Each course in Time4Learning high school math includes a combination of lessons, worksheets, tools, and assessments.
The math curriculum correlates to all 50 state’s standards. The program is used in public schools nationwide as a classroom teaching tool because of its flexibility. It allows students to move through the activities at their own pace and on their own terms, so they can work at a pace they’re comfortable with.
With Time4Learning, math lessons are taught by engaging characters in colorful, fun activities.
Here at Frank’s Fraction Pizzeria, 3rd graders learn about “parts of whole” from Frank and his employees.
Science and Social Studies for Summer Learning
The availability of science and social studies varies by grade level in the Time4Learning curriculum.
Science at the kindergarten through fifth grade level is organized into grades and included as a free bonus because, even though the curriculum is extensive, it does not always correlate to all state standards. From sixth grade through high school, the science curriculum is organized into five courses which do correlate to state standards. Visit the science curriculum overview page for more information.
Social studies is available from first through seventh grade, and from ninth through twelfth grade. From first to seventh, the social studies curriculum organized into grades and included as a free bonus because it does not always correlate to all state standards.However, at the high school level, social studies is organized into five courses which do correlate to all state standards. Visit the social studies curriculum overview page for more information.
In middle school Physical Science, students learn about the transfer of heat.
This lesson explains how heat is transferred through conduction.
Using Time4Learning on the Puffin Mobile App
Time4Learning is now available on mobile devices using Puffin Academy, allowing members to access and use Time4Learning at any time, from anywhere, using most internet-connected smart phones and tablets.
The Puffin Academy app brings increased mobility to Time4Learning by allowing users to enjoy our entire program in a fast and secure environment using any Apple or Android device— even iPads and iPhones, which are typically incompatible with flash.
Here are a few examples of how others use Time4Learning on a tablet:
- Taking a vacation? Time4Learning offers the opportunity to turn it into an interactive learning experience your kids will remember.
- For example– Imagine that you’re planning a summer trip to Washington D.C. Your agenda includes a visit to the White House, the Smithsonian Museums, and a Civil Rights tour through the city. Get them ready for vacation with Time4Learning’s history or government lessons, or recap your experiences using them, afterward.
- Not going anywhere? There are thousands of ways Time4Learning can help to turn everyday moments into an opportunity to connect education to real-life concepts.
- For example- Everyday activities such as ordering a pizza can be used to illustrate the relationship between pieces of the pie and fractions. Taking a swim in the neighbor’s swimming pool, and then in the ocean can turn into a fun lesson on buoyancy. Then afterward, you can refer to Time4Learning’s 1500+ interactive activities for reinforcement!
So no matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can include Time4Learning in your summertime adventures!
A Summer Learning Program With Substance
Time4Learning.com combines 1500+ multimedia lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities in a student-paced environment that brings concepts to life.
- Individual logins allow students to work on their own schedule
- Grade levels can be set independently for each subject
- A grade above & below can be accessed for review and extra study
- Lessons are presented in a sequential order in small chunks
- Students can repeat lessons if they don’t understand a concept
- An automated system grades lessons and tracks progress
- 24/7 access from any computer with an internet connection
- Alternative explanations provided when questions are answered incorrectly
- A lesson activity finder allows parents to preview lessons and hone in on lessons teaching specific topics (shown below).
Whether mainstream, gifted, or special needs, Time4Learning provides a flexible, student-paced approach. The learning program is the perfect summer learning tool for your family. Help your kids retain what they’ve learned, catch up on what they haven’t, and get ahead for next year.
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A Summer Learning Program With Substance
The lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. For summer learning, the activity finder makes it easy for parents to preview lessons, find extra practice for their child or hone in on a specific area of study.
Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be found on either the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.
The activity finder can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Student LaunchPad page. To use it, members simply log in to their child’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and click “Go” to open it.