Today I’m excited to announce that we’re in our first week of using Time4Learning for our main homeschool education with the boys. Our sons are in middle school, one being grade 6 and the other being grade 8.
After our first year of homeschooling and trying to navigate the murky waters of how to homeschool our boys, we decided that Time4Learning would provide us with a fabulous platform to create a homeschool portfolio, as required in the state of NH for homeschoolers.
First Thoughts About Time4Learning
I love that you can get a free 14 day trial with this platform. Simply sign up and yes they will deduct the funds for payment, and see how Time4Learning works for your kids. Since every kid learns differently, I love that this homeschool program allows parents a two week trial period. If you don’t like the platform, or it’s not working for your homeschool education, simply cancel within the 14 days to get your money back.
Grade 8 Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Our older son is in Grade 8 and has selected Life Science as his main science curriculum. He loves animals and was excited to find out there are three science options for his middle school science curriculum while homeschooling on Time4Learning. So far, he’s done about four hours per day working on history, math, science, language arts, and whatever his other course load may be. I forget which boy has what courses.
Advanced Language Options
So far our 8th grader is loving this platform to get his homeschooling work done. While the platform seems a bit dated, meaning it’s based on flash player, it’s still working as a means to get this boy working on schoolwork. He’s high functioning autistic and at age 13, wants us to trust him to get his work done independently. He also has an interest in learning Japanese, which is something I’m excited to say that Time4Learning offers!
With their advanced upgrade to languages, you can pay something like $60 for six months to learn a variety of languages. We’ll opt-in for this maybe in our son’s freshman year for homeschooling.
Grade 6 Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Our younger son is a hard one to handle with the idea of sitting still and watching flash videos before completing various assignments and quizzes for homeschool education. So far, he’s done a few lessons in science and his focus is physical science. This kid loves experiments and anything “dangerous” so to speak, he’s very hyperactive (at least mentally) and often enjoys testing things beyond their limits.
The science was pretty easy for him that first night we did it and this week we’ll focus on the other classes to get his homeschooling running smoothly. At this point, my only frustration is that we must have a parent supervising him to stay on task, and he’s often frustrated with the low-quality videos since he’s a tech/video quality snob.
I’ll be honest, the videos remind me of my school days and I love them! They’re simple enough for any non-tech kid to use, and help educate kids on the topic to provide them with all they need to know to complete the questions accurately.
Overall, I can honestly say that our first week in Time4Learning has made us realize that our monthly investment of $34.90 (you get a deal when you enroll more than one kid at a time), has proven to be an excellent option for our high functioning boy and our hyperactive boy. We’ll have to give you some periodic updates as we continue using Time4learning in our Grade 6 and Grade 8 homeschooling adventures.
You can sign up for Time4Learning and learn more about this educational option for homeschooling on their website.