Hello lovely readers,
I am excited to show what we've been working on at Evans Homeschool Academy!
We all know that life is full of charts, graphs, cycles, and images. We also know that "reading" information can be one of the most mundane tasks we've ever had to fight through. But what if I told you that you can create some spectacular graphs, awesome data, and incorporate computer skills, mathematical terminology, equations, and conversions in one project?!
Would you be surprised to know the data is as easy as checking the weather?
AR Reading. No, that isn't reading for Arkansans. AR Reading is accelerated reading and is a term used in the public school system to evaluate the reading levels of children in elementary and middle school. Because AR Reading was not in use when I attended public school, and because very little information was provided when my children attended public school, I used Google...
According to the online genius: "The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level."
Well, isn't that special?!
As parents, we struggle. As home-school parents, we struggle with struggle. We have this idea of what we know and what we want our children to achieve. But are we covering all of it?
I am excited to tell you about a new find! While creating my oldest sons word processing course, I began to sweat! I had a vision of what I wanted it to be like for him, but with money a rare commodity these days, I have to be firm and fickle about what I purchase and what I create during my own time - and this course is one that I certainly cannot justify purchasing, especially since he knows some, but needs to know a little more.
Perusing the internet late Sunday evening, I began looking up PDF documents of word processing worksheets. After nine pages into a google search, I was truly beginning to fear the worst. Until I found a great website that mentioned a program available for download.
What's that? A glimmer of hope? Yes! Yes it was!
Welcome! My name is LaVonda. I am the wife of Rodney, the mom of 5 remarkable kids (well, 2 are adults now), an avid homeschooler, blogger, and sociologist. I am blessed with the ability to spend my time sharing our homeschool and life experiences with you. It is my hope to provide you with motivation, ideas, and some candid stress-relief through my blog - Mom's Scribe! Grab a cup of coffee, sit on down, and make yourself at home!