# Free Animated Math Lessons

June 17th, 2019

It’s Monday, June 17, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

e-Learning for Kids

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

This website is from a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12.

There are hundreds of Math e-Lessons on this learning portal. The lessons are intended as supplemental material: designed to support a full curriculum and provide additional practice.

When you get to the website, you can select the lessons by grade level. You can also choose to have the lessons displayed by popularity. You’ll find choices like these:

• K: Length and Mass
• K: 2D Shapes
• K: Measurement
• K: Time
• K: Money
• 1: Numbers to 20
• 1: Time & Area
• 1: 3D Objects
• 1: Addition & Time
• 1: Fractions & Money
• 2: Mass
• 2: Time & Temperature
• 2: Measurement
• 2: Chance & Data
• 2: 3D Space
• 3: Numbers to 999
• 3: Counting Forwards & Backwards
• 3: Counting in 4’s
• 3: Graphs
• 3: Addition of Money
• 4: Fractions & Decimals
• 4: Pattern & Function
• 4: Four-Digit Numbers
• 4: Capacity
• 4: Calculations
• 5: Prisms & Pyramids
• 5: Whole Number
• 5: Volume & Capacity
• 5: Bar Graph & Data
• 5: Perimeter
• 6: Prisms & Pyramids
• 6: Mixed Problem Solving
• 6: Angles
• 6: Factors & Multiples
• 6: Number Sense

The lessons are presented through an animated interactive video. And there is also a Teacher Guide in each lesson – look for the little person icon in the upper right of the ‘video’.

Once you have explored the Math World portal, check out the rest of the website because these people provide lessons for children ages 5-12 in Science, Environmental Skills, Computer Skills, Health, Language Arts, and Life Skills. Bookmark this site and come often!

# Learning Spanish for Kids

June 15th, 2019

It’s Saturday, June 15, 2019, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Spanish for Kids and Beginners

Age Range: 6-10 (Grades 1-4, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website provides interactive exercises that teach young children Spanish vocabulary from basic to intermediate level. As you do the activities you can listen to the correct pronunciation of the words by a native Spanish speaker.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu by level from 1-3. Click on any lesson you want to learn including:

• Basics
• Calendar
• Family
• Home
• Animals
• Counting
• Time
• Verbs
• And more!

To complement and reinforce the vocabulary you will also find a selection of free PDF downloads.

This is not a comprehensive language course. It’s a simple way to introduce learning the Spanish language, or to practice skills that you’ve already acquired. Parents that don’t speak Spanish can learn right alongside their children.

NOTE: “Spanish for Kids” is part of a larger website. We did NOT review other parts of the site. The kids’ section requires adult assistance to navigate. The site has random ads and Google advertisements that if clicked on, will lead to outside websites so PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE SITE AND SUPERVISE USE.

# Grammar & Writing Lessons & Activities in PowerPoint

June 5th, 2019

It’s Wednesday, June 5, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Pete’s PowerPoint Station: Language Arts

Age Range: 5-17 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

The amazing teacher and internet lesson provider Mr. Donn has collaborated with artist Phillip Martin to bring students, parents, and teachers this extensive archive of PowerPoint lessons and activities on every facet of Language Arts.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of free presentations in PowerPoint format and interactive online lessons and games that includes:

• Reading – ABCs, phonics, Dolch words, comprehension, story maps, spelling and more.
• Literature – Author studies, myths, fairy tales, Shakespeare, etc.
• Poetry – Haiku, cinquain, and limericks.
• Grammar – Parts of speech, verb tenses, sentence structure, subjects and predicates, and more.
• Punctuation – Capitalization, commas, colons and semicolons, apostrophes and more.
• Word Analysis – Root words, prefixes/suffixes, synonyms, analogies, similes, metaphors, more.
• Writing – Outlines, paragraphs, essays, story starters, reports, and all manner of writing including expository, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, technical, and creative. Learn about active and passive voice, writing letters and emails, note-taking, proofreading, citation and more.
• Theatre, Drama – Scene design, stagecraft, acting, free scripts and plays, etc.

Click on any one and a new page opens with a menu of PowerPoint and Interactive Lessons on that topic for a variety of age/grade ranges along with tips for educators as well. Then, click on a topic of interest and a new page opens that launches the program.

But wait, there’s more! This website offers PowerPoint and Interactives for every subject. You heard us. See for yourself using the menu on the left.

This is one of the most comprehensive resources we’ve seen for free learning material. Who says you can’t homeschool for free?

# Learn Civics with Fun and Games

May 30th, 2019

It’s Thursday, May 30, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

iCivics

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12 approximately, with parental supervision)

Bookmark this site now! It’s a fun, interactive gateway into the realm of Civics! The brainchild of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, this free education project teaches students about civics through engaging computer games in which the student “wins” by mastering knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and essential foundational principles of the nation.

From the home page, select the large green “teach” image, then select “all games” on the next page. Some of the featured games include:

• Do I Have a Right? – Run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law or the Bill of Rights.
• Argument Wars – Put your lawyering skills to the test by arguing real Supreme Court cases.
• LawCraft – Become a virtual legislator and try to meet the needs of your constituents. Find out what members of Congress must do to prepare, write, pass, and enact laws.
• Executive Command – Find out what it’s like to be a U.S. President over a 4-year term of office.

Also, play games that teach about immigration, citizenship, voting and more.

In addition to the multi-media games and web quests, you’ll find lesson plans and handouts for teachers and parents that go with the games to enhance learning.

# Build French Language Skills

May 25th, 2019

It’s Saturday, May 25, 2019, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Learn French

Age Range: 11-17 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

Build upon your student’s basic French language skills with this ad-supported, easy to navigate website.

This website will help the student hone in their understanding of topics such as:

• Learn French Pronunciation
• Learn French Grammar
• Learn French Verbs
• French Phrases

Use either the links on the home page or the tabs above to navigate to the main lesson pages. Simple text and tables present the information to the student. The “Meeting People” and “Shopping/Paying” sections of the “Useful Phrases” page include audios.

This website would be a beneficial supplement to most French curriculums being used.

# Bed Bugs, and Termites, and Rats, Oh My!

May 21st, 2019

It’s Tuesday, May 21, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

PestWorld For Kids

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

This website is sponsored by a pest control company that seeks to educate children about insects and other creatures and how to control them in human habitats through free lesson plans and games.

You’ll learn about the anatomy, habitat, and behavior of:

• Ants
• Bed Bugs
• Bees
• Cockroaches
• Fleas
• Lice
• Rats
• Spiders
• Stink Bugs
• Termites
• Ticks
• And many more!

When you get to the site, click on Videos – PestQuest. Turn on your speakers to watch two full seasons of animated video! Learn about the fascinating world of insects, rodents and small wildlife in these exciting Pest Quest episodes and have some fun with their favorite junior scientists.

Click on “Pest Guide” on the top menu bar to examine the “Pest List – Bugs A to Z.” You’ll see pictures and read fascinating information about the useful (and sometimes annoying) critters that we see around our homes.

Then, explore the rest of the menu that includes:

• Report Writing – Use a 10-step template for learning how to take notes and organize them into a paper on your favorite pest.
• Science Fair Kits – Get some student-tested science experiments with Pill Bugs, Ants, and Fruit Flies that you can do in your own home.
• Lesson Plans – Get an assortment of FREE lessons for K-5 including Intro to Pests and Totally Termites. You’ll also find suggested language arts activities and learn about classical taxonomy for Grades 4-8.
• Games – Play interactive games like “Crush That Bug!” – similar to Candy Crush.

Just FYI: The focus is on education – not eradication of cute bugs and critters.