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Beast Academy Playground: FREE Math Games for Kids

Beast Academy Playground: FREE Math Games for Kids

Playing games is a great way to not only have fun and interact with your kids, but to help them learn concepts in a fun way! My grandson loves anything that uses his hands. Thus he is all about playing board games, manipulating pieces with his hands, etc. We recently came across Beast Academy Playground and we are loving all the screen free, fun math games!

Beast Academy Playground - FREE Math Games for Kids ages 4 & up. Fun, simple to create, screen free, educational games for the whole family! A review from Starts At Eight

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Beast Academy Playground: FREE Math Games

Beast Academy is an advanced comic-based math program for students ages 8-13. Beast Academy Playground is a growing collection (New videos are released each week) of math games, crafts and activities that Beast Academy offers for FREE! This playground helps kids build numerical literacy and problem-solving confidence.

Beast Academy Playground - FREE, screen free, table top math games

Offline Math Games

All of my children, and my grandson too, have no shortage of screen time. Many of their school subjects are complete online, as well as lots of free time gaming. That is one of the reasons I love Beast Academy Playground! All of their games are offline, screen free, table top games.

Accessing the Free Math Games for Kids

The only screen time used for these games is the time it takes me to pick one, read the directions and/or watch the video they include to explain each game, and referencing it to get the supplies to play.

You can simply scroll through games, or use the filters to help you narrow your search to specific ages and activity types.

Our Experience with Beast Academy Playground

I have to say that not only did my grandson have fun playing these games with me, but so did I! They are simple to create using basic supplies around the house, the instructions are detailed and easy to follow, and they were just plain fun to do together!

Take a closer look below at two of the different games we have played so far:

Cartographer

Fun, FREE Math Games with Beast Academy Playground

I was super excited to Cartographer amongst the math games at Beast Academy Playground because we are working a lot with a map of the United States this year for history/geography. My grandson is learning all 50 states and where they are located on a map.

All that we needed for this game was:

  • a print out of the provided map
  • 4 different colored markers

When he saw it his eyes lit up and he was super confident he had this one in the bag! (It ended up being a little trickier than he thought!)

Beast Academy Playground Cartographer Game

He was so disappointed when he got to the end and realized he didn’t quite complete the map correctly. But we went back through and talked about what he could change to make it work – it only took changing the colors of two states and he was successful! (HINT: If you think your child may have a little trouble with this, you could slip the map in a plastic sheet protector and use dry erase markers so it’s easy to fix and redo.)

Beyond the printable United States map, there are tons of variations you can draw and try out for yourself. This gives the kids a chance to be creative. You can each draw some and then switch to see if you can stump the other person!

Troll Hole

Fun, FREE Math Games with Beast Academy Playground

Truth be told I picked Troll Hole for it’s name. I knew my grandson would think it was silly and would like drawing a troll in the empty circle of the game.

All we needed to play this game was:

  • plain white paper
  • a quarter (optional but made it easier to make uniform sized circles)
  • 2 different colored markers
Beast Academy Playground Troll Hole Game

I think what he ended up liking most was that he beat me! LOL! We did multiple shape variations of this one as well. It’s cool to see if you can figure out a way to give yourself a winning advantage, and they are using valuable adding skills along the way!

TruSpark Career Assessment for Teens

TruSpark Career Assessment for Teens

Do you have tweens or teens in your house? Have you started discussing their possible career options? Taking a career assessment can be a great learning tool to help them better understand themselves and what motivations spur their actions and interests.

TruSpark Career Assessment assists teens in finding their 3 core motivations, helping them understand what drives them and how that relates to finding a career. A review from Starts At Eight.

Disclosure: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time in writing this review. All my opinions are my own, honest thoughts and I was not required to post a positive review. Your experience may vary. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

I currently have two teens still at home. My son is in his final semester of a two year degree and my daughter is a sophomore in high school.

While my son’s degree is IT specific, he isn’t exactly sure where it will take him or what career path within the IT world he would like to pursue. We have talked about possible career options (as his dad is in that field), but he’s still unsure what that looks like in his life.

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My daughter’s first and only true love is horses. While she could pursue a career along those lines, she is unsure that will make a good full time job for her. Or least one she thinks will earn her enough money. She is unsure beyond that what she might be good at or interested in, in terms of a career.

As you can see, two different children, two different places on their journey to adulthood, but both could benefit from a more in-depth look at themselves, their motivations, and some career guidance. To help each child along their path I had them complete the TruSpark Curriculum and Assessment.

TruSpark Career Assessment

TruSpark Assessment & Curriculum

TruSpark offers a curriculum and assessment for helping teens discover their core motivations which will help them discover careers that are geared towards their interests.

TruSpark Career Assessment assists teens in finding their 3 core motivations, helping them understand what drives them and how that relates to finding a career. A review from Starts At Eight.

I had both my children work through both the TruSpark Curriculum and Assessment. (It is recommended that they complete the first two levels of the curriculum before taking the assessment.)

What are Core Motivations?

You heard me use the term core motivations and now you are wondering what exactly are core motivations?

TruSpark Career Assessment assists teens in finding their 3 core motivations, helping them understand what drives them and how that relates to finding a career. A review from Starts At Eight.

TruSpark describes Core Motivations like this:

  • Core Motivations (CMs) are what make you come alive.
  • CMs are a blueprint of why you do what you do.
  • CMs are the origin of a sense of meaning, joy, and fulfillment.
  • CMs spark your interest and show up as intrinsic drives.
  • CMs explain why you are motivated to do some activities and less motivated to do others.
  • Although CMs don’t define you, they do influence your behaviors and decisions.

These Core Motivations are more than just a personality test, TruSpark has created an assessment that helps you discover what really drives you, what spurs you to like or dislike certain things, and why we make the choices we do.

Discovering Your 3 Core Motivations

The TruSpark Curriculum and Assessment walked us through a process to help us discover each of our top 3 Core Motivations. I personally love the act of digging inside ourselves to come up with moments in our lives we were proud of. Things we did that really inspired us and made us happy.

It was easier than I thought, and didn’t need to be some in depth, highly recognized by others moment. In one of mine I used the accomplishment of being able to take our horses just my daughter and I to this big park with water nearby. It took years of prep in big and little ways and it was a bucket list item for me for sure!

TruSpark Career Assessment assists teens in finding their 3 core motivations, helping them understand what drives them and how that relates to finding a career. A review from Starts At Eight.

Using O*Net for Career Exploration

One of the resources the TruSpark Curriculum introduced me to was O*Net.

I had never heard of O*Net before! The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.

My Next Move

THIS WAS MY KIDS FAVORITE PART! Taking the results from their TruSpark Assessment and turning it into a real life career assessment process was so much fun for them. It gave them the chance to look at jobs, and not just titles of jobs, but what it takes to get them, how much they pay, what their outlook is, etc. My kids went way beyond the 3 they were required to do for the TruSpark Curriculum and explored around into many careers, even beyond their suggested careers to see what’s out there.

TruSpark Career Assessment assists teens in finding their 3 core motivations, helping them understand what drives them and how that relates to finding a career. A review from Starts At Eight.

Within O*Net is an application called My Next Move. This career exploration application helps new job seekers, students, and other career explorers investigate over 900 occupations. It is an interactive web-based tool that offers you easy ways to search careers. The TruSpark Curriculum introduces teens to My Next Move and walks them through using it as part of their career exploration process.

My Next Move

In the image below you see the worksheets provided by TruSpark. These are to help your teen use My Next Move to explore careers they discovered might be a good fit for them through the TruSpark Assessment & Curriculum.

TruSpark Career Assessment assists teens in finding their 3 core motivations, helping them understand what drives them and how that relates to finding a career. A review from Starts At Eight.

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High School Life Skills: Career Exploration from Starts At Eight
Career Exploration for High School Students from Starts At Eight
Mr. D Math College & Career Readiness is an online class (live or self-paced) teaching life skills such as time/money management, college application/resume writing, banking skills and more! A Review from Starts At Eight
Easy No Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Easy No Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Looking for an easy crowd pleasing dessert? This one pan No Bake Chocolate Lasagna is always a hit at both summer and winter gatherings!

This easy one pan no bake chocolate lasagna is great for any gathering. Winter or summer it's a fan favorite dessert! A recipe from Starts At Eight

No Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Ingredients

This easy one pan no bake chocolate lasagna is great for any gathering. Winter or summer it's a fan favorite dessert! A recipe from Starts At Eight
  • 36 regular Oreo cookies (1 package) Do not remove cream centers.
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip non-fat, 2 (8-oz) containers
  • 7.8 ounces instant chocolate pudding 2 (3.9 oz) boxes UNPREPARED
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions

This easy one pan no bake chocolate lasagna is great for any gathering. Winter or summer it's a fan favorite dessert! A recipe from Starts At Eight

Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. Either use a mixer or a zip-lock bag and rolling pin. (we have also used a meat tenderizer to smash them up in a zip-lock bag)

Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Pour into a 9X13 baking dish. (We often use a foil pan when making it to take because you can leave the leftovers and not worry about the pan.)Use a hard spatula to spread evenly across the bottom.

Now combine the cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Then add in the 2 tablespoons of milk and sugar, mixing well.

Fold 8oz of Cool Whip into the mixture.

Spread this mixture over the Oreo crust and pop into the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

While that is hardening, add the pudding mixes and 2 3/4 cups milk. Beat until the mixture thickens.

Remove pan from refrigerator, spread the pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer. Return to refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Gently spread the other 8oz of Cool Wuip over the top and sprinkle with mini chips.

Cover and let chill for 4-6 in the refrigerator, or 1hr 30 minutes in the freezer.

Extra Tips for a Flawless No Bake Chocolate Lasagna

  • Use regular Oreos, not Double Stuff. Don’t remove the cream centers from the cookies. 36 cookies = 3 cups of crumbs.
  • Use 2 boxes of instant pudding, not Cook n Serve.
  • I highly recommend popping the dessert into the freezer after each step. It makes it easier to spread each layer.

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Spiral or Mastery Math Curriculum: What’s the Difference?

Spiral or Mastery Math Curriculum: What’s the Difference?

Spiral or mastery math? This is a question that is often asked amidst the homeschool community. What are they? How do they differ? And what curriculum can I use for each one? Let’s talk spiral vs. mastery math!

Spiral vs. Mastery Math Curriculum explores the difference between spiral & mastery math, along with curriculum examples of each type.

What’s the Difference? Spiral vs. Mastery Math

Doing math through the mastery method is sometimes knocked for not reviewing and spiral math for moving too fast. The truth is I see the difference more in how they use review.

The mastery based approach uses review after a concept is learned and practiced until it’s mastered. A mastery math approach teaches a concept, then practices that concept. The intention of this practice is to understand the concept and be fully able to utilize it.

With the spiral approach review is used to master a new concept. The spiral approach also teaches and then practices. The difference being the amount of practice is smaller, and they move on to review quicker.

Mastery Math Curriculum

With a mastery approach the student shouldn’t be moving on until they fully understand the concept. They keep working on the one concept until they have mastered it. Then, and only then do they move on to the next concept. Here are a few examples of math curricula that use the mastery math approach (many of which we have used ourselves):

CTCMath Online Math Learning

CTCMath is a online homeschool math curriculum

Disclosure: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time in writing this review. All my opinions are my own, honest thoughts and I was not required to post a positive review. Your experience may vary. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

  • A CTCMath Homeschool Family Membership allows you to enroll your whole family in their online math program, for ONE LOW COST!
  • has math for all levels from Kindergarten through Calculus (high school)
  • video based lessons with audio instructions that allow students to pause and rewind as many times as they need to until they get it
  • Allows student to repeat a lesson
  • Short manageable lessons (even in the upper levels)
  • With a CTCMath Homeschool Family Membership you have access to all grades and lessons. There are no restrictions allowing freedom to move back and forward. 
  • CTCMath is NOT aligned to Common Core
  • Homeschoolers receive a HALF-PRICE DISCOUNT!

Life of Fred

Life of Fred is likely to be one of the most unique math programs you will ever come across. It is a complete (not a supplemental!), math program that relies upon the self-teaching learning style.

The texts follow the life of Fred Gauss—a six-year-old math professor at Kittens University who was born on the slopes of the Siberian Mountains—who has many humorous, unlikely, and zany adventures. Informal in tone and approach, these books are designed to engage students in a fun narrative while also instilling a solid understanding of the principles of mathematics–without an abundance of repetitive drills!

Life of Fred texts are hardcover, non-consumable textbooks with Smyth-sewn bindings; students write their answers on separate paper. Answers are also included in the text – written directly to the student.

Beast Academy (Review Coming Soon)

Beast Academy is an advanced comic-based math program for students ages 6–13. It help kids ages build their problem-solving skills while learning elementary math.

Students learn new topics from the graphic-novel-style Guides, and then master math topics by solving engaging problems and challenging puzzles.

Beast Academy can be used either as a set of physical books, as an Online program (which also offers access to videos and chapter tests), or as a mix of both.

Math Mammoth

Math Mammoth offers full math curriculum and supplemental worktexts and workbooks for elementary and middle school. All of the books are available as downloads—and most also as printed books.

Singapore Math

Singapore Math is a textbook/workbook based math program for the elementary grades. It begins in first grade and has levels through sixth grade. Singapore math calls on concrete math, pictures, and abstract approaches to teach math.

ShillerMath

ShillerMath offers two levels of math kits (along with a few other kits). Their math kits are Montessori Based and cover an age range from preK through 8th grade.

  • Scripted lessons guide you through each lesson, with zero lesson preparation
  • Beautiful, varied, and lifetime manipulatives capture children’s continuing interest
  • Children (and parents!) love the dozens of catchy songs that integrate with lessons
  • Multi-year kits ensure a consistent and money-saving experience
  • Lifetime consumable lesson replacement – 1 kit is all you need for the entire family!

Mr. D Math

Mr. D Math offers Middle and High School Math as well as Testing Preparation curriculum. All the courses are online with both live and recorded courses for your homeschool.

Sprial Math Curriculum

The spiral method is also known as the incremental method. Concepts are taught incrementally with lots of reviews and drills. New material is added all along the way. And it’s within the constant reviewing that concepts are mastered. Here are a few examples of math curricula that use the spiral approach:

Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks is an app based math programs for students in grades 3-12.

  • Video based lessons followed by on screen assignment questions which are also read to the student
  • Access to the printable e-book text.
  • Every problem comes with a detailed step-by-step audiovisual solution. 
  • Each level has fully automated grading

A Beka

A Beka Math homeschool curriculum provides your students with an academically rigorous, Christian mathematics course.

DIVE into Math

DIVE Interactive Education offers both Shormann and Saxon mathematics courses. Their courses offer daily video lessons, interactive assignments, auto-grading, video solutions, and Q&A support!

Saxon

Saxon uses a very short spiraling approach, combined with a blend of procedural and conceptual.  Saxon ensures students build and retain mastery of mathematical concepts. · It develops a deeper understanding through integration of mathematical strands.

Homeschool Friendly College in Greenville, Pennsylvania

Homeschool Friendly College in Greenville, Pennsylvania

Thiel College, (pronounced Teal) is a homeschool friendly college, located in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Thiel college is a small, independent liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college, boasting a student-faculty ratio of 11:1!

Thiel - A homeschool friendly college located in Greensville, Pennsylvania boasting an 11:1 student faculty ratio with 60+ areas of study.

Thiel – A Homeschool Friendly College

Thiel College is located in the small community of Greenville in Mercer County, Pa. The campus is a 90-minute drive from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland – vibrant urban centers bustling with opportunity for internships, service learning, educational trips and entertainment – and a 40-minute drive from Youngstown, Ohio.

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Thiel College. I was compensated for my time in sharing this information.  Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Thiel’s unique location allows students to enjoy both the wonders of nature abundant in the western Pennsylvania countryside, including a myriad of outdoor activities, and also take advantage of the dynamic cultural experiences offered in nearby cities.

What Makes Thiel a Homeschool Friendly College?

Homeschooled students are not only encouraged to apply for admission, but they are also eligible for merit-based scholarships and financial aid consideration. Thiel College prides itself on being a school that’s for students who learn differently.

Small Class Sizes

As I already mentioned, Thiel College boasts an incredible 11:1 student-faculty ratio. This benefits students by increasing their access to professors. And the professors? 80% of them hold the highest degree available in their field! That’s a lot of knowledge for our students to learn from.

Thiel - A homeschool friendly college located in Greensville, Pennsylvania boasting an 11:1 student faculty ratio with 60+ areas of study.

Over 60 Areas of Study

Thiel College offers over 60 areas of study, including:

  • Business and Accounting (Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, and more)
  • Communication (Communication Studies, Media & Journalism, Public Relations, and more)
  • Education (Early Childhood, Secondary including Biology, Chemistry, English, Math and more)
  • Health Sciences (Medical Technology, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Exercise Science and more)
  • Humanities (Philosophy, Religion, English Literature, and more)
  • Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and more)
  • Sciences (Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Chemistry and more)
  • Mathematics & Computer Science (Data Analytics, Mathematics, Information Systems E-Commerce, Actuarial Studies and more)

There are also various options for minors, Associate’s Degree Programs, and Duel Enrollment.

Thiel’s New Master’s Program

Thiel College has a new accelerated degree program which would be a great fit for motivated homeschoolers!

With their 5-year Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree pathway program students can complete their bachelor’s Degree at Thiel and earn their master’s in as little as 11 months!

Degrees available in this New Master’s Program are:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-language Pathology
  • Business and Accounting/MBA
  • All other majors/Communication and Leadership
  • Physician Assistant/Physician Assistant
  • Psychology/Clinical Mental Health Counseling

(This bulleted list represents the Bachelor’s degree and the matching Master’s degree eligible for this program.)

Enrichment Opportunities

Thiel - A homeschool friendly college located in Greensville, Pennsylvania boasting an 11:1 student faculty ratio with 60+ areas of study.

Students benefit from a robust enrichment program that encourages cultural and educational excursions to major metropolitan areas, as well as domestic and study abroad opportunities.

100% of students complete one or more internships prior to graduation.

Impressive Success Rate

A full 95% of Thiel College graduates report that they are employed or studying in their field within 3 months of graduation.

In addition, graduates often go on to study at top institutions like Duke, Harvard, Oxford, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, or Yale.

Learn More About Thiel College

So if your student is interested in a small liberal arts, homeschool friendly college, Thiel College may be just the right fit for them.

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Economics for High School with Mr. D Math

Economics for High School with Mr. D Math

As a family homeschooling in New York State, we have what many would consider some pretty strict homeschool regulations. Everything from a set number of attendance days, to end of year testing, and courses like Economics for High School.

Along with American Government, Economics is required for homeschooled high schoolers in New York State. Each course needs to be a minimum of .5 credit.

How to fulfill a .5 credit of Economics for High School is a frequent question when it comes to homeschooling high school in New York State.

Economics for High School from Mr. D Math is a half credit, online, self-paced course for homeschool high schoolers. A review from Starts At Eight

I have recently found an online, self paced Economics for High School course from Mr. D Math that I think homeschoolers will love! We have had multiple great experiences with Mr. D Math courses and this one is no exception!

Mr. D Math Live SAT Boot Camp
Mr. D Math College & Career Readiness is an online class (live or self-paced) teaching life skills such as time/money management, college application/resume writing, banking skills and more! A Review from Starts At Eight

Economics for High School

Mr. D Math Economics for High School is a half credit, online course for high school students. The course contains 16 lessons and is self-paced so you can spread it out however you like.

{Disclaimer: I received free access to Mr. D Math Economics for High School and was compensated for my time in writing this review.  All views are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Economics for High School from Mr. D Math is a half credit, online, self-paced course for homeschool high schoolers. A review from Starts At Eight

Topics Covered Include:

  • supply/demand
  • producers/consumers
  • currency/credit
  • debt/deficit
  • economic recession
  • monopolies
  • taxes

In addition to the concepts of economics included above, students will learn important financial and life skills for their next stage such as:

  • how to open and manage a bank account
  • apply and interview for jobs
  • compare benefit packages
  • understanding paystubs
  • budgeting
  • using credit
  • establishing good credit
  • identity theft
  • purchasing/leasing a vehicle
  • renting an apartment
  • calculating interest

Features of Note in Economics for High School

Self-Paced

Economics for High School is one of the multiple self-paced courses offered at Mr. D Math. The great thing about this course being self-paced is that your student isn’t tied to class times or specific deadlines. Instead your student (and you if necessary) can decide that timeline for which this course is completed.

Take more time, take less, time, either way being self-paced offers a ton of flexibility for your homeschool!

Encourages Independence

Economics for High School from Mr. D Math is a half credit, online, self-paced course for homeschool high schoolers. A review from Starts At Eight

The online platform for this course (and all the Mr. D Math courses) is laid out in such a way that students can be completely independent. In the left sidebar you will find the complete course broken down by lessons, and with those lessons there are tasks such as reading, videos, quizzes, worksheets to print and complete, and more.

Uses Various Learning Styles

Video Lessons – Mrs. Kelli does video lessons for each section of this course. On top of that there are also other videos included to reinforce topics. (YouTube Video on topic, Crash Course Videos, etc.)

Reading – Sometimes students are assigned short readings from various sources to help teach a topic.

Printable Worksheets – These worksheets include worksheets to reinforce the concept that was just introduced with via video or reading, as well as extension activities to get students thinking.

Engaging Activities – Not only does this course include all the basic methods of learning, but it goes one step further and gets students involved in real life examples and activities that demonstrate the topics being covered.

Glossary PDF

Economics for High School from Mr. D Math is a half credit, online, self-paced course for homeschool high schoolers.

At the beginning of the course students are instructed to print out the Glossary of Terms.

While this feature may not seem important to some people, I find that a topic like Economics contains many words and concepts completely unknown to high schoolers. They are instructed to complete the definitions as they are presented throughout the course lessons. Thus encouraging them to hear them, see them, and write them. Using these various methods of engaging with the material greatly increases their chance of understanding the material.

For this reason, I love that students start with a BLANK GLOSSARY and end up with a (completely filled in by them) Glossary of Terms.

Online Graded Quizzes

Economics for High School from Mr. D Math is a half credit, online, self-paced course for homeschool high schoolers. A review from Starts At Eight
Economics for High School from Mr. D Math is a half credit, online, self-paced course for homeschool high schoolers. A review from Starts At Eight

Throughout the course there are online quizzes. They vary in length and include a variety of question types such as multiple choice and true/false.

They are auto graded online with instant results right on the screen so students get immediate feedback.

I like that students get 3 attempts at each quiz. This encourages learning because they can see the ones they got wrong and go back to review those concepts before trying the quiz again.

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More Mr. D Math Reviews

We have also used Mr. D Math courses more than once throughout our years of homeschooling.

Having access to an instructor where the kids can ask questions and get feedback is such an awesome part of Mr. D Math live online courses.

You can check out what our experience was like with two of our children. Just click on the images below.

Tackle Homeschool High School Algebra with Mr. D Math! Mr. D Math offers online live or self-paced courses for high school math, Test Prep, ASL, and more! A review from Starts At Eight
Homeschooling Algebra with Mr. D Math from Starts At Eight

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12 Online Financial Resources for Teens

12 Online Financial Resources for Teens

Teenagers find themselves in an awkward “in-between” time. They’re itching for more responsibility but not yet ready for full-fledged involvement in the adult world. It’s a time of dating, school dances, and more specialized classes that can introduce them to possible future careers and part-time jobs.

With the last of these comes more financial responsibility. And that’s something teens need to learn even if they’re still drawing an allowance and haven’t yet entered the working world.

Online Financial Resources for Teens is all the best in help for teaching teens and helping them learn to navigate their own finances.

12 Online Financial Resources for Teens

The good news is that, if there’s one thing teens are good at today, it’s interacting with, and in, the digital world, and there are a ton of online financial resources available to the public, including some that are geared specifically for teens. Plus there are offline teaching tools, like board games, that can reinforce those lessons.

The Big Picture  

Once upon a time, high schools taught life skills. That’s not the case so much anymore, as budget cuts and shifting priorities have led to a bigger emphasis on core academic subjects. 

Unfortunately, that means kids are largely on their own or dependent on parental guidance in areas like economics and personal finance. They can find apps and online resources that can help them learn the basics of budgeting, saving, investing, and planning. Here are a few:

  • Practicalmoneyskills.com, a website created by Visa, offers information on a variety of topics from credit to mobile banking, plus news relating to financial literacy.
  • MoneySKILL is a free online personal finance course designed for middle school, high school, and college students, created by the ASFA Education Foundation.
  • Money Instructor offers a wide range of lessons on topics ranging from taxes to paying for college, real estate to business math. It also features interactive lessons and money games.
  • Biz Kids is a national financial literacy initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series that teaches kids about money and business.

Learning to Budget

Budgeting is an important aspect of getting ready for living as an adult. Young people soon will be responsible for tracking how much money they bring in, how much they spend, and on what. It’s helpful for them to start when mistakes aren’t so costly and the stakes aren’t so high — such as whether or not they can afford to go to the movies or buy a new video game.

Now, they’ll be learning what they can and can’t afford by prioritizing their wish list. Later, they’ll need to distinguish what they need (shelter, transportation, food, utilities) from what they want. 

  • TheMint has a tool that can simulate household budgeting and expenses: Teens can plug in a hypothetical annual income, then build their own budget around it.
  • MoneyFit offers a budget calculator for teens that takes into account education level and allocates portions of a budget as pie pieces in these categories:
    • Be nice: Donations to causes
    • Be smart: Savings for college, internship, training
    • Be patient: Savings for short-term goals like gadgets and gifts
    • Be ready: Savings for impulse buys and splurges
    • Spend it: What to keep as cash on hand

Long-term Planning

Teens are familiar with saving for short-term goals they want, but when they get older, they’ll need to set aside money for other goals that might not seem like as much fun: their own kids’ education and daily needs, eventual retirement, emergencies, and so forth. 

  • Savings — Maybe you’ve put money away for your kids’ education. Involve them in the process by showing it takes patience to save for something you want or build a nest egg. The same thing goes for investing: It’s much smarter to make prudent investments for the long term rather than reacting to markets or chasing the latest hot tip.
  • Credit — Long-term planning requires discipline and resisting the urge to spend impulsively. This kind of discipline will serve young people well when it comes to building credit, too. Instead of racking up big debts (and interest payments) for instant gratification, frame credit as a long-term tool for big purchases and stress the importance of using it judiciously and making payments on time.
  • Retirement — When it comes to retirement, it might seem like a long way off, but the sooner you start saving, the more interest you can accumulate and the less you’ll have to worry in the end. Here are a couple of sites that can help:
    • Teensgotcents.com provides a comparison graph that shows the difference between how much money you can accumulate for retirement if you start early compared to starting late.
    • Teenfinancialfreedom.com offers a calculator you can use to see what it might take to retire early.

A few other sites you may want to check out include:

The point is, there’s a wealth of online financial resources for teens out there to help teenagers learn about how money works, both in the short and long term. Find those that work best for you and your teenagers to give them a head start on full-grown financial responsibility before they’re fully grown themselves.

Written by Ann Lloyd, Student Savings Guide

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BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum

BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum

BookShark has added something new for 2021! BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum is a new feature you can add on to many of the BookShark curriculum options. It allows you to do your reporting online, track assignments, grades, and more!

BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum brings the power and ease of online accountability to a literature-rich curriculum! Online lesson plans, automated grading, printable worksheets, assessments and more! A review from Starts At Eight.

New for 2021: BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum

BookShark Virtual is a feature that works alongside the BookShark print curriculum, not in place of. That means you will need the BookShark printed curriculum, and then you have the option to add on the virtual portion.

I recently reviewed the BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum I am using with my 3rd grade grandson. Pairing it with this new virtual feature makes it even simpler to implement. I can check lesson plans on the go and even quick reference the science supplies needed for the experiments when I get to the store and realize I have forgotten my list!

BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum is an open & go, literature based, hands-on, secular science curriculum for homeschoolers.

For parents and students, it offers enhanced, online capabilities such as assessments, grading, and accountability. These can be accessed both via desktop and mobile device.

It brings the power and ease of online accountability to a literature-rich curriculum!

BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum brings the power and ease of online accountability to a literature-rich curriculum! Online lesson plans, automated grading, printable worksheets, assessments and more! A review from Starts At Eight.

Features for both parent and child:

  • enjoy easy recordkeeping & grading
  • upload student work
  • see 36 weeks of schedules
  • keep track of completed assignments
  • encourage independent learning
  • document student work
  • track completed assignments
  • assign & adjust grades
  • provide feedback and leave messages
  • get parent notifications
  • export PDF portfolio of completed work
  • and many more

BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum is available for any BookShark levels A-H, including history, language arts, and science. It also completely integrates with Math-U-See. BookShark Virtual also offers proposed schedules and the ability to upload completed assignments for Singapore, Saxon, and RightStart.

A Few Cool Features We Love

Auto Grading of Written Work – you (or your student) can upload student assignments right into the online assessment tool for automatic grading. While all assignments aren’t auto-graded, there is a manual grading option as well. This way all grades are kept in one place in the BookShark Virtual dashboard for that class!

BookShark Virtual Online Homeschool Curriculum brings the power and ease of online accountability to a literature-rich curriculum! Online lesson plans, automated grading, printable worksheets, assessments and more! A review from Starts At Eight.

It Creates a Digital Portfolio – BookShark Virtual saves your student’s work and grades so you can easily see progress and track learning at any time.

Fosters Independence – The BookShark Virtual platform provides lesson plans so your student can just log-in and get started on what they need to accomplish for that day. They can also take assessments, review their grades, and even communicate with you (their teacher) so you can have all course related comments together in one place.

Try Before You Buy!

The best way to understand BookShark Virtual is to try it yourself. The first three weeks of every Virtual course are available for free just like the Instructor’s Guide samples always have been (here).

Watch the demo videos to get your bearings, and then take it for a spin. Let your child take a peek, too!

3 Must Have Money Conversations with Your Teen

3 Must Have Money Conversations with Your Teen

Having money conversations with your teen can be overwhelming — especially if you’re not sure where to start. However, once you understand some of the basic conversations to have, you may find that it isn’t as difficult as you thought. Setting intentions and outlining what you want to get out of the conversation can also be helpful.  

Must Have Money Conversations with your Teen discusses important money topics to have with your teen as well as a FREE Real-Life Finance Worksheet.

Must Have Money Conversations with your Teen

Before you get started read over the following tips to help you navigate the money conversations with your teen. Remember to take a deep breath,

Below are 3 must-have money conversations with your teen before they’ve left the nest. 

1. How Money Works

When talking about the basics of money, you’ll want to discuss topics like how to earn and save money, as well as what kinds of jobs are available at different ages. You may also want to talk to your teen about how careers help you feel fulfilled, while also allowing you to earn money in future years. 

Consider talking with them about taxes and how they can affect your paycheck, as well as why you need to pay them. Once they understand these basics, move on to deeper conversations about things like inflation, annuities, and retirement. 

When discussing how money works, it’s also important to help them understand how to use their money wisely through budgeting and investing. 

2. How to Set Financial Goals 

Goals give you a sense of direction in life. Once you have a vision of what you want to achieve with your finances, you’re more likely to hit higher benchmarks. Ask your teen questions to help them get thinking about things they want in life, financially or otherwise. Here are a few to start with: 

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 or 15 years? 
    • How will money help or hinder you? 
  • Do you want to go to college? 
    • If the answer is yes, what kind of college do you want to go to? (community college, university, technical school, etc.)
  • What are some things you want to do in your life?
    • Roughly how much money will it take to achieve those things? 
Must Have Money Conversations with your Teen discusses important money topics to have with your teen as well as a FREE Real-Life Finance Worksheet.

3. Credit & Debt 

Helping your teen understand credit and debt is possibly one of the most important financial conversations you can have with them. Credit can be either enabling or destructive, so it’s important they understand early on how it can affect their life. Talk with them about how credit works, how to get a good credit score, and the benefits available to those who do have a high credit rating. 

You should also talk with your teen about debt and the different kinds. Some debt is inevitable, such as debt from purchasing a home or going to an expensive university. However, there are ways to mitigate the amount of debt, like by saving early on or applying for more beneficial loans. 

When talking with your teen about money, be understanding and patient. Some concepts take longer to grasp than others. Don’t avoid having these conversations because they are difficult. One of the best ways to help your teen be financially successful in life is by teaching them early and being there for them when they mess up. 

Use the FREE Real-Life Finance Challenges Worksheet below to help you understand how much your teen knows about money before having these important conversations with them. 

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NEW! BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum

NEW! BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum

Are you looking for an enriching secular elementary science curriculum?

Do you want to get out of the text and jump into literature and hands on science in an easy, open and go format?

Then you definitely need to check out the NEW BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum!

BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum is an open & go, literature based, hands-on, secular science curriculum for homeschoolers.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to review the Sonlight Science Literature Based Curriculum, and I LOVED it. The Sonlight Curriculum is structed very similarly to the BookShark Curriculum because they are collectively owned. The main difference being that Sonlight is a Christian curriculum and BookShark is secular (or faith neutral).

BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum

This year I am using the BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum with my 3rd grade grandson. (While this review is based on the BookShark Science Level D, there are many other levels for kids from age 5 to age 16.)

BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum is an open & go, literature based, hands-on, secular science curriculum for homeschoolers.

{Disclosure: I received BookShark Science Level D for free and was compensated for my time in writing this review. However these are my honest opinions and I was not required to post a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

A Look Inside BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum

Come take a look inside what BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum has to offer! Everything from amazing literature to full lesson plans for an easy open and go experience!

Literature Based

Each level of BookShark Science uses a wonderful collection of literature to make the learning rich and meaningful!

BookShark Science Level D Literature

Take a look at the selection above from the BookShark Science Level D package!

As you all know I LOVE LIVING BOOKS! We use a ton of them in our homeschool. They are so much richer and more engaging than a textbook.

Instead of using a textbook, living books are used to provide the context for the science lesson. My grandson is able to read much of them himself, just getting help for the more sciency words he hasn’t seen before.

4 Day Schedule

Planning a 4 Day Homeschool Week from Starts At Eight includes reasons why you might choose to school 4 days a week as well as a method and printables for planning!

A few years ago I went to using a 4 Day Homeschool Week. It really allows us the space to take a break, or catch up after unexpected set backs. Planning for 4 days a week just allows us a general sense of calm and space to our schedule so we don’t feel crammed or rushed. The downside is it can take A LOT of extra planning because many curricula are based on 5 days a week.

So imagine how happy I was to have BookShark Science already based on a 4 day week! And the plan for each week is so simple!

Day One: Read and do the corresponding questions in the activity sheets

Day Two: Read and do the corresponding questions in the activity sheets

Day Three: Read and do the corresponding questions in the activity sheets

Also within Days 1-3 are Optional Do Together things that you can choose to do if you have time, or perhaps your child is really loving the topic and you want to dig deeper.

Day Four: Science experiment from the BookShark Science Experiments Books

BookShark Science Instructor's Guide Weekly Plan

As you can see in the photo above, the schedule for each week is all laid out in the Instructor’s Guide, including the list of supplies you need for both the current week, and the upcoming week so you can plan ahead!

Hands-On

Each week there are questions in the activity sheets to go with the literature reading. Not only do you have the answer key in your Instructor’s Guide, but each question has the corresponding page numbers from the reading so your child will know where to look if they are unsure of the answer.

BookShark Science Level D Activity Sheets

And as I previously stated, there is a science experiment included in the plans for each week. Many of the items needed are included in the Science Supplies Kit for the level you are using. Anything that isn’t included is a common household item that you may already have or can easily pick up at the store.

Open-and-Go

For all the subjects I have to plan each year, this has been the easiest curriculum to plan.

Between the detailed daily lesson plans in the Instructor’s Guide, and the comprehensive (and beautifully illustrated I might add) Science Experiments Books, there is little you need to do in terms of planning and preparation.

Why? Because this is literally already all planned in an easy to use format. I opened the box and off we went!

Let me say that again for those in the back…

I truly opened the box and used the curriculum the same day. No Planning Needed!

BookShark Elementary Science Curriculum is an open & go, literature based, hands-on, secular science curriculum for homeschoolers.

Secular (faith-neutral)

As I mentioned previously, the BookShark Science Curriculum is considered secular, or more accurately “faith-neutral“.

Here’s what BookShark has to say about being faith-neutral:

“BookShark does not espouse or oppose any faith. Our Science and History programs do not teach evolution, creationism, or intelligent design theory. So BookShark may be better termed faith-neutral. BookShark leaves the teaching of the origins of life and matters of spirituality to the parents rather than promoting any particular viewpoint in the curriculum. Our faith-neutral curriculum allows families from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs to enjoy a well-planned homeschooling year steeped in living literature, read alouds, and hands-on science activities.” 

BookShark Science Level D Science Experiements

Newly Updated to Meet NGSS Standards

BookShark has updated their science to align with NGSS Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

What does this mean? NGSS standards are both widely accepted and academically solid. And while the NGSS standards outline what to teach, they don’t preclude BookShark’s natural methods of reading great books, discussing them, doing simple (no busy work) Activity Sheets, and then exploring with hands-on activities. The NGSS are standards (not Common Core though), not curriculum. Thus BookShark Science remains true to their original design while also accommodating NGSS and giving families the more linear read-about-it-then-do-it sequence most parents prefer. 

Try BookShark Science Curriculum in Your Homeschool!

To See More from BookShark

Looking to see more of what BookShark has to offer? They have more than just science! BookShark also has history and language arts curriculum. Be sure to check out all they have to offer with the links below!

New for 2021: BookShark Virtual!

BookShark Virtual

BookShark Virtual is here! When you pair BookShark print curriculum with a Virtual seat, parents and students get cool online features like assessment, grading, and accountability—accessible via mobile or desktop!

The best way to understand BookShark Virtual is to try it yourself. The first three weeks of every Virtual course are available for free just like the Instructor’s Guide samples always have been.

Watch the demo videos to get your bearings, and then take it for a spin. Let your child take a peek, too!

STAY TUNED FOR MY BOOKSHARK VIRTUAL REVIEW COMING IN 2 WEEKS!!!

Giveaway

Giveaway is for USA only. Winner’s choice of level A-F, including 1 virtual seat.

FREE Butterfly Garden Activities for Families

FREE Butterfly Garden Activities for Families

Are you looking for ways to spend more time with the kids outside? One excellent way to get kids more engaged in the outdoors and interested in nature is to start a butterfly garden. 

FREE Butterfly Garden Activities for Families includes free printables and fun ideas to take your learning outdoors! Create a butterfly garden, learn about their life cycle and more!

You can use a butterfly garden as an opportunity to learn about pollinators and plants with these butterfly garden ideas and free printable activities from Angi. 

The printable activities include: 

  • A butterfly and caterpillar observation sheet
  • A garden journal page

Butterfly Garden Ideas

First, you’ll need to attract butterflies to your yard. Here are several tips to build a new garden or revamp an existing one to increase your chances of attracting colorful pollinators. 

  1. Pick the perfect spot. Plant your flowers in an area of the garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. 
  2. Choose butterfly-friendly plants. Flowers that are native to your region are rich in nectar for passing butterflies. 
  3. Include caterpillar-friendly plants. Plants that specific butterflies lay their eggs on are called host plants. For example, monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed plants. If you want to see monarch caterpillars and possibly even a chrysalis in your garden, include a milkweed host plant among the flowers. 
  4. Lay out butterfly shelter. Bushes or logs provide great protection for butterflies from natural predators. 
  5. Add butterfly food and water. Lay out a bowl of water or a bird bath to provide a drink station. An optional but fun step is to lay out ripe fruit, like a banana, out on a saucer to produce even more aromatic sweetness to attract the butterflies. 

Once you have your garden all set up, you can begin to observe and learn about butterflies with the kids. Use the garden as an opportunity to teach about the butterfly life cycle, for example. Below are two additional activities you can try. 

Butterfly Observation Activity

A butterfly garden is also a great place to practice observational skills. Print out this butterfly and caterpillar observation sheet to get started. 

Spend some time out in the garden and encourage your child to use descriptive words to describe the butterflies they see. They can also color them in to help with their descriptions. Then, if you want, you can help them identify each butterfly and caterpillar by looking at a book or guide online.

FREE Butterfly Garden Activities for Families includes free printables and fun ideas to take your learning outdoors! Create a butterfly garden, learn about their life cycle and more!

Garden Journal Activity

Another way to get the kids engaged in the garden is to work together on garden maintenance. Teach them about the importance of plants and get them involved in plant care by letting them help with the watering and weeding. 

Print out this weekly garden journal page to either pin on the fridge or place in a binder. Each week, fill out the page together. You can mark which plants you watered, write down your observations and to-do’s, and come up with new goals for the garden. 

FREE Butterfly Garden Activities for Families includes free printables and fun ideas to take your learning outdoors! Create a butterfly garden, learn about their life cycle and more!

Use these butterfly garden activities as part of your homeschool curriculum or just as after-school family activities!

Caterpillar to Butterfly Lifecycle Activities

You can add in more learning opportunities with these Caterpillar to Butterfly Lifecycle Activities

Lifecycle - Caterpillar to Butterfly from Starts At Eight
BRAINIKA A Fun Math Game on Roblox

BRAINIKA A Fun Math Game on Roblox

If your kids are anything like mine you probably spend a good amount of energy patrolling their screen time. I bet you are also always on the look out for ways to make screen time both fun and educational. Good news! I found a fun math game on Roblox that you might be interested in!

Throughout my years of parenting and homeschooling I have had to balance my kids (especially my son’s and now grandson’s) screen time. I have never had a problem with them spending time playing games on the computer, as long as they are also doing other things to create balance in their lives. I created this method of limiting kids screen time by balancing it with other activities like chores, outside time, reading, etc.

Between implementing this screen time method, and striving to find fun but educational online games, I feel we have struck a pretty good balance for our kids.

Check out this fun math game on Roblox by BRAINIKA! A fun way for kids in grades K-2 to practice their math skills! Turn their game time into learning time! A review from Starts At Eight.

Fun Math Game on Roblox

I recently found BRAINIKA Math – a new educational math game on Roblox for kids in K to 2nd grades. It takes kids love for online games like Roblox and turns it into educational time parents can feel good about!

{I received free access to the BRAINIKA Math Game on Roblox and was compensated for my time in writing this review.  All views are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Check out this fun math game on Roblox by BRAINIKA! A fun way for kids in grades K-2 to practice their math skills! Turn their game time into learning time! A review from Starts At Eight.

BRAINIKA was created by a mom of an ADHD child who was frustrated by trying to force him to learn.

From Anika… “I am an education entrepreneur who knows seven languages. I have used my knowledge to build two online language schools and create courses through Coursera.org.

My son, Tim, is diagnosed with ADHD. I was tired of trying to force him to learn. He gets bored easily and finds it too hard to focus when he is not interested.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, both of my kids became lost in Roblox. I felt guilty at first, since many of the games on the platform are mindless. Then, I noticed that Tim had no problem focusing when he played Roblox. He also remained very attentive whenever he played Minecraft. I loved that he had found the motivation to focus, but what he was focusing on was not very educational. I had to find a solution! So, myself and my team developed a small game in Roblox surrounding Math practice. Now Tim can play the game he loves and practice school math at the same time!”

How it works

BRAINIKA is used within the Roblox platform. That means if your kids play Roblox they will be familiar with how it all works. BRAINIKA Math has kids solving problems as they play! Jumping, running, going through mazes, all while earning coins to be used for cool stuff!

Check out this fun math game on Roblox by BRAINIKA! A fun way for kids in grades K-2 to practice their math skills! Turn their game time into learning time! A review from Starts At Eight.

When you purchase BRAINIKA you will get a code to use to connect it inside the Roblox platform. Once they are linked you will have access to easy progress tracking, a safe environment(chatting with strangers is disabled), and kids can make 400 Robux monthly for solving math problems!

Reasons to Love BRAINIKA Math Game on Roblox

5 Reasons You'll Love BRAINIKA
  1. Easy Progress Tracking for Parents – parents track kid’s progress with progress reports sent your email.
  2. 100% Safe Environment – Chatting with strangers is disabled
  3. Kids who LOVE Roblox will have fun learning math! – Every 30 days your child can earn a 400 Robux gift card if they played at least 15 days out of 30 and completed one level with an 85% or higher score.
  4. Affordable – At just $5.95 for one month (or for a limited time $31.90 for a year!) this is an educational game you can get behind!
  5. Recommended by Experts – Barbara Oakley, a scientific advisor, recommends BRAINIKA. Oakley is the author of the course Learning How to Learn (the most popular course on Coursera) and one of the Top 10 Most Influential Women Engineers by Forbes. Also ADHD experts recommend BRAINIKA for helping kids to stay attentive and focused on solving math problems.

Purchasing BRAINIKA Math Game

Two Ways to Buy!

You can try BRAINIKA for a month for a $5.95 one-time payment. One month, no strings! Then you’ll have the option to extend month-by-month or purchase an annual access with a discount.

BRAINIKA Math Game on Roblox 50% Discount

OR Check out this secret link to get 50% OFF the annual subscription NOW! (offer ends September 30, 2021) That’s an entire year for just $31.90!

If you are a school teacher, an educator or a homeschooling parent with 3+ kids at home who has been using game-based learning and would like to use the BRAINIKA Math game in Roblox in class or for home assignments, BRAINIKA would like to give you FREE access. Reach out to Anika@brainika.co to inquire.

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