I have to admit – sometimes I am happy I work outside of the home so I wouldn’t have to be more involved with the kids’ school work. It might sound wrong, but while I did pretty good in school growing up, looking at my kid’s homework makes me question if I ever went to school?
I have friends that are amazing at not only staying on top of kids’ homework but also on giving extra work to make sure their kiddos remain ahead of the learning curve. What can I do to give my kids an advantage? I have a limited amount of time in the evening, and it is stretched thin between the kitchen, afterschool activities, and homework.
However, I do have a secret weapon doesn’t stop to amaze me. IXL – a program that offers a great deal of help when it comes to math, language art, social studies, and science. Each grade from Pre-K through the twelveth grade has hundreds of practical skills to get a child up to speed and ahead. In my family. We have used IXL math for a few years and couldn’t be happier.
MATH is the king! This subject was the core of the original IXL program, and with interactive testing and assignments, it is still a reliable help for after school work.
Recently added social studies, language art, and science are great additions that will give you as a parent an understanding what your children are learning school and give them a chance to do something productive at home.
My daughter is all about learning. She is a walking encyclopedia of random facts. Science and social studies are her love. She is excited to do an extra skill. My son, on another side, is not a fan of learning. If it were up to him every day would be a ROBLOX day – no school needed. That is why he needs extra help. He doesn’t seem all that excited to get extra homework, but since it is not up to him – third-grade language art, here we come!
What’s new in IXL?
IXL is not standing still and last fall they added a few new things that brought a whole new level of excitement into our lives.
IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic tells you precisely what each student knows, and precisely what to do next, so you can see how they measure up. It will also give you an idea which skills they don’t need to work on and which ones they should focus on next.
IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic gathers as much information as possible about students’ knowledge to recommend the skills that will challenge them at just the right level and help them grow the most. By using IXL to direct students to what they are most ready for at any given point in time, you’ll help them achieve more, faster.
While my son might not like reading and math, he wants to learn Spanish. Any chance he has he tries to learn something new. Maybe my eight-year-old is a polyglot? Only time will tell, but for now, he can start with Spanish on IXL.
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