Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
TeenCoder: Java Programming is the first semester course of the “TeenCoder” Java and Android course-year (and is followed by TeenCoder Android Programming), and teaches students in grades 9-12 how to create graphical and console applications using object-oriented design concepts. Students can teach themselves by following the user-friendly book & course CD as they complete the activities integrated into each chapter. Lessons written using plenty of screenshots and visually distinct programming language fonts ensure that instructions and code are clearly understood. Student activities and fully coded solutions for all activities are included. Plus, students can also use this course to study for the AP Computer Science A exam!
No prior computer programming or HTML experience is required; the other year of TeenCoder, the C# series, can be completed before or after this course. Students should know the basics of computer use, understand how to store and load files on the hard disk, and navigate the file system and directory structures. Course CD with set-up program is also included. 274 pages, indexed, softcover. Reproducible for personal use only. An optional Java Programming Supplemental Instructional DVD, 2nd Edition is also available for this course, which covers every chapter and lesson with fun, animated videos (sold separately). Covers one semester. 2nd Edition.
Explode The Code provides a sequential, systematic approach to phonics in which students blend sounds to build vocabulary and read words, phrases, sentences, and stories.
This program is designed for Pre-K through 3rd grade.
Volumes for preschool-aged children:
Get Ready, Book A – Book A teaches students consonants b, f, k, m, r, and t with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Get Set, Book B – Book B teaches students consonants d, h, j, n, p and s with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Go For the Code, Book C – Book C teaches students initial and final consonants c, g, l, q, v, w, x, y, and z with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Volumes for Elementary-aged children:
Book 1 – Children will learn to sound out short vowel CVC words.
Book 2 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: bl, sp sw, -mp,dr, and more. Students will also practice final consonant blends.
Book 3 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: y as a vowel, silent -e, consonant digraphs (sh, th, wh, ch, -tch, -ng, -ck), and vowel digraphs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow).
Book 4 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: compound words, word endings -ful, -ing, -est, -ed, -ness, syllable types (open, closed, Cle, silent-e, digraph) and syllabication with 2 and 3-syllable words.
Book 5 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: sounds of -ed, words ending in -ey, word families (all-alk, old-olt-oll, ild-ind), word letter blends (thr-, shr-, scr-, str-, spr-, spl-), and qu words.
Book 6 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: -r controlled vowels (ar, or, er, ir, ur, war, wor), silent letters (-igh), and vowel diphthongs (oo, ea, ie, oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw).
Book 7 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: sounds of soft c and g, silent consonant patterns such as -dge, -mb, kn, wr, and silent t and silent h.
Book 8 – Skills addressed through a variety of encoding, decoding, and writing exercises include: common suffixes and endings (-ness, -less, -ous, -able, -ment).
Half books (1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, etc) are also available, to be completed if a child does not master the lessons for that level book.
Blue Manor’s First Grade Curriculum Set will also lay a strong physical, intellectual, and spiritual foundation that will benefit your children for the rest of their lives. The best part is that our lessons require zero preparation and zero teaching experience. Give your children an elite foundation and be amazed by the ripple effects.
This is the complete set: 23 individual books and an additional “how to” teaching manual. Blue Manor Academy takes Christian education to the next level! Level 3 is uniquely designed for parents like you who want to give your children a strong foundation.
Classical Phonics is a deceptively simple little book our teachers and families use constantly in both kindergarten and first grade. It consists of phonetically arranged word lists for students to practice their growing phonics skills. In a word list there are no context clues, so the learner must rely on his mastery of letter sounds. For instance, if your child can pronounce each word in this list correctly – pot, pat, pit, put, pet – he knows his short vowel sounds, and you can move on to long vowels! If not, he needs more practice, and Classical Phonics is the most effective tool we know of to address the repetition that young ones need when learning to read. Classical Phonics can be used as a supplement to any phonics program, and covers nearly all English phonograms and sounds taught through second grade. Classical Phonics is your handy tool for phonics practice and for building confident readers.
FunCation Academy is an online academic hub for homeschooling students grades K-12. We provide a variety of programs and services, such as, diagnostic placement assessments, self-paced courses, a Virtual Co-op, and e-Tutoring. Our Virtual Co-Op features live classes taught by homeschooling moms with extensive teaching experience, extra-curricular FunClubs and other events
Life of Fred is a complete math program that relies upon the self-teaching learning style many homeschoolers love. 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!
The program is structured in different courses that cover multiple grades:
Elementary and intermediate books for 1st-5th grade A “Before High School Mathematics” series that features arithmetic & pre-algebra books for late elementary and middle school A four-year high school course A set of university-level textbooks