3 Benefits of Using Math Fundamentals Grade 1 by Evan-Moor

As a busy, working, homeschooling mother of three I am always looking for inexpensive but effective ways to homeschool my three children. 

This year my youngest, who is 6 years old, has finally made it to the “big leagues”! 

He has been begging for work which looks more like his older siblings but I have been hold back with him since I’ve adopted the “Better Late than Early” philosophy by Dr. Raymond Moore.  His approach advocates that you don’t subject your children to formal, scheduled study before age 8 to 10 or 12, whether they can read or not.  You can read more about his formula here

Since my youngest is not 8 yet, I didn’t want to push him too much.  We have been counting aloud to 120 by tens and by ones and I would be content with that but he alas is not.

Since I was scoping out curriculum for my eight year old I decided why not check out the curriculum for him too.  I’m happy I did.

I was given the opportunity to review Evan-Moor’s Math Fundamentals Grade 1

There are several benefits to this program.

First, there are Math Models for every lesson. 

The math model example tells the parent what to say to the child, shows a picture of it and then it allows the child to create their own model either on paper or using manipulatives like counters if you have them. This helps your child to truly understand the concept.   Based on my philosophy of learning, I think this is ideal for my six year old because he is not bogged down by worksheets.  It’s a simple teach and go.  Math Fundamentals is focused on helping the students get the concept. 

The second benefit to this program is that it is correlated to current standards.

As a homeschool parent I often wonder how my children would measure up to peers their own age.  Math Fundamentals takes all the mystery out of it by aligning the workbook to standards and placing them at the bottom of every page.

The final benefit to this program is the Suggested Teaching Path. 

Pay close attention to page 8 when you first open the workbook, don’t skip the intro section!  The book is not presented in teaching order which can be confusing.  For example, it is suggested you start with Counting and Number Sequence on page 83, then jump to add and subtract within 20 on page 51 back to Equivalency and Unknown Numbers on page 73, to Place Value on pages 103 and 119 all the way back to Operations and Number Relationships on page 37 and Word Problems on page 11 to name a few.  Thankfully the Suggested Teaching Path explains all of this, but if you skipped this section it can be frustrating.

There is an answer key included at the end of this workbook to make sure your child gets the correct answer.  Evan-Moor’s Math Fundamentals are available for students in grades 1 – 6.

What’s the verdict?

If I were Siskel & Ebert Evan-Moor’s Math Fundamentals Grade 1 would get four thumbs up (They have two hands each right 😊).  It has the right amount of problems for emerging learners. Since I don’t want to tax his young mind, three-five problems at his age was perfect. Great job Evan-Moor!


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2019 Standardized Testing Dates

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Dates

The Study Hall Education Consulting Company will be administering the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) during the following dates:

  • May 20-22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3rd Grade – 8th Grade

Cost

The cost for our location, materials, results AND administration of the test is listed below for Group Testing. EPIC HSN members receive a 10% discount on all testing.

  • K5–3rd grade students- $100 for the first child, $80 for each subsequent child.
  • Grades 4–12 students- $80 for the first child, $60 for each subsequent child.
  • Special Needs students must be administered separately – $150 each child.

Preparation materials for the ITBS can be found at www.rainbowresources.com.

Location

South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126.

Registration

To register please email Andrea Hall at ahall@thestudyhalledu.com.

Registration must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the testing dates.

Homeschool Coaching

Do you need some help with home schooling?  Whether you are new to homeschooling, a veteran homeschooler or just interested in homeschooling, I will come along side you step by step. We can go as slow or as fast as you want as I give you actionable items and tangible resources. In addition to monthly 30 minute coaching sessions and unlimited email support in this course you will find:

  • Action Items
  • Audio Tracks to you can listen while you work
  • Templates for Routines, Schedules and Calendars
  • Templates for Attendance, Report Card and Transcripts
  • Steps and Tools to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum

You will also find additional tools such as samples of lunch menus and other resources to get your home and school running smoothly.

To learn more go to https://thestudyhalledu.teachable.com/p/homeschoolcoach.

Hidden Figures in African American History

220px-percy_lavon_julianA lot of students know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X and Rosa Parks.  However, there are so many hidden figures in African American history.  One hidden figure is Percy Julian.

Percy Julian is to soybean, what George Washington Carver is to the peanut.   He made several discoveries from the soybean one of which is how we synthetically make hormones such as progesterone and testosterone.

He was one of the first African-American chemists elected to the National Academy of the Sciences, in 1973. He was elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1990, and in 1999 his synthesis of physostigmine was recognized by the American Chemical Society as “one of the top 25 achievements in the history of American chemistry” (http://www.biography.com/people/percy-julian-9359018).
Percy Julian received more than 130 chemical patents https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Lavon_Julian. n.d. 20 May 2016). However, that does not compare the number of lives he saved and health regained by countless individuals.

Julian said “I have had one goal in my life, that of playing some role in making life a little easier for the persons who come after me” (Lisa Yount).

Join us this February for Hidden Figures in African American History: A Book Study & Film Review  as we uncover other hidden figures in African and African American History while unlocking your child’s reading comprehension, writing and artistic skills.  To learn more click here.

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Homeschooling Step by Step

Start Strong Homeschool

Whether you are new to homeschooling, a veteran homeschooler or just interested in homeschooling, I will guide you step by step so you can start the year strong no matter where you are. You can go as slow or as fast as you want as I give you actionable items and tangible resources.

In this course you will find:

– Daily Action Items

– Audio Tracks to you can listen while you work

-Templates for Routines, Schedules and Calendars

-Templates for Attendance, Report Card and Transcripts

-Steps and Tools to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum

-A complimentary coaching session

You will also find additional tools such as samples of lunch menus and other resources to get your home and school running smoothly.

Register today at https://thestudyhalledu.teachable.com/p/startstrong/ 

Enrollment Levels

Enrollment Levels

24/7 Curriculum

We use Ignitia, as our online curriculum provider as well as SonLight Education Curriculum to provide a Bible based foundation.  To view the course catalog click here.  To learn more about SonLight Education Ministries click here.

Live Learning

In addition to 24/7 access to curriculum, depending on your level, your child will benefit from weekly live learning lessons via our Zoom platform featuring special topics like African American History, Work Education and Service Projects.

Reporting and Record Keeping

We provide you with final reporting to help you meet your Homeschool Requirements and keep you up to date with your records.

Academic Support

You  can choose from a variety of options based on your enrollment level.  Support ranges from email only support to phone and finally live one on one learning support through web conferencing.

Individualized Learning Plans

Depending on your plan, as part of your orientation, we work together to create an individual learning plan identifying you and your child’s goals.

Training

Is online new to you?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our orientation course.

Standardized testing available to local students upon request.

Online Open House

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Interested in Homeschooling but need support? Check out how The Study Hall Homeschool Academy may help you.

 

Come to our online open house on June 17 at 7 p.m. where you will meet Andrea Hall, M.Ed, a certified educator who has been homeschooling for over 6 years and teaching for over 13.

You will get to see the curriculum, experience the live learning platform and ask questions.

To attend this free event register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-study-hall-homeschool-academy-online-open-house-tickets-46692183578 

Enrollment is Open

 

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Enrollment is now open for The Study Hall Homeschool Academy.  This online program is formed to support parents/guardians who choose to educate their child/ren at home.  Currently our program enrolls all students in grades 4 – 9 only, adding a grade level above with each subsequent year. To learn more come to our next online open house on June 17 at 7 p.m.!  RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-study-hall-homeschool-academy-online-open-house-tickets-46692183578

Our Vision

The vision of The Study Hall Homeschool Academy is to create 21st Century Christian leaders who will stand for God though the heavens fall.  We desire for students to enter to learn and depart to serve.

Our Instructor

Andrea Hall, M.Ed is a certified educator who has been homeschooling for over 6 years.  In the past, she successfully homeschooled triplets bringing them up one to three grade levels as measured by the ITBS.  She believes that kids learn in an enriching and stimulating environment and has received numerous awards in her tenure as a classroom teacher such as Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year.

2018-2019 Calendar

The 2018-2019 school year begins August 1, 2018 and ends on May 24, 2019.  Please see the 2018-2019 Calendar for Holidays: https://thestudyhalleduc.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/traditional-homeschool-calendar-sy2018-2018.pdf

Tuition and Fees

The registration fee is a non-refundable $75 . This is due July 13, 2018.  Tuition is due upon acceptance and on the first day of the month.

  • Savant Tuition $1125/semester
  • Scholar Tuition $625/semester
  • Academic Tuition $375/semester

Additional siblings get a 10% discount on all levels. Monthly Payment options are available.

What You Get

 

 

Features

 Savant

 $1125

/semester

Scholar

 $625

/semester

Academic

 $375

/semester

24/7 Curriculum

We use Ignitia, as our online curriculum provider as well as SonLight Education Curriculum to provide a Bible based foundation.  To view the course catalog click here.

To learn more about SonLight Education Ministries click here.

Yes

(Up to 8 subjects per semester)

Yes

(Up to 6 subjects per semester)

Yes

(Up to 4 subjects per semester)

Live Learning

In addition to 24/7 access to curriculum, your child will benefit from weekly live learning lessons via our Zoom platform featuring special topics like African American History, Work Education and Service Projects.

Yes

No

No

Reporting and Record Keeping

We provide you with final reporting to help you meet your Homeschool Requirements and keep you up to date with your records.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Academic Support
You get access to academic support via email

Yes

Yes

Yes

You get access to academic support via phone

Yes

Yes

No

You get access to academic support via 1 on 1 live learning

Yes

No

No

Individualized Learning Plans

As part of your orientation, we work together to create an individual learning plan identifying you and your child’s goals.

Yes

Yes

No

Training

Is online new to you?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our orientation course.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Standardized testing available to local students upon request at no additional costs.

Yes

Additional Cost

Additional Cost

Parental Involvement

It is our desire to encourage family unity.  God’s original design was that the family to be the school and the parents the teachers.  While we understand the need for parents to work, we want to encourage the family structure as much as possible.  As a result, parents are required to volunteer for at least one weekly Friday Online Assembly each quarter at The Study Hall Homeschool Academy. (Applies to Savant Level Only)

Materials

You will need the following:

  • Reliable access to the internet
  • Computer/Laptop with microphone and webcam
  • Google Email
  • Additional Materials List will be supplied by the instructor as necessary.

Enrollment Form

To enroll, please complete the following form for more information.

More Information

Come to our next online open house on June 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. . RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-study-hall-homeschool-academy-online-open-house-tickets-46692183578 or fill out the information below.