What if MATH could be

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Hi everyone,

My name is Jill, and I'm a homeschooling parent just like you! If you're curious about homeschooling but don't know where to start or if you want more flexibility in your curriculum, you are in the right place! I am a certified K-8 teacher. I taught professionally before having my own children, and now I homeschool full time. I am passionate about teaching in engaging ways and encouraging a life-long love of learning. I want to help you turn any anxiety you have about being your child's teacher into confidence and find the freedom and joy that comes with homeschooling!

When we decided to homeschool, I looked into curriculums and was so disappointed to find that most of them were based on a workbook or online content. That was not what I wanted for my children. No way would I invest in homeschooling just to have them sit at a table doing worksheets or staring at a screen all day. I worried about the bad attitude toward learning that might lead to and the battles we would have over completing all of that work. Worksheets and computer learning are fine in small doses, but I wanted to teach in ways that would fully engage my kids and get them excited about learning.
I want to see their eyes light up as they explore, ask questions, investigate, think deeply, and use their creativity. At the same time, I want to know that they’re learning the content and skills required. If they’re not engaged, they’re not learning or retaining very much. So I developed my own materials using effective instructional methods to teach all of the things my kids needed to learn in each grade. We’re able to tap into their natural curiosity and take advantage of each day’s educational opportunities. We enjoy learning together, it’s not an overwhelming amount of work, and I can be confident that they’re getting a solid education.
With the resources in the H4RL member community, you will be able confidently teach your kids in interactive and engaging ways. I’ve learned a lot about teaching during my years of homeschooling, classroom teaching, and professional development, and the videos on our site allow me to share that knowledge with you. You’ll find support whenever you need it in our forums as well as during live online check-in sessions with me. Learning is a lifestyle for my family. I have so many wonderful memories from the time I’ve spent teaching my children. Let me help take the stress out of homeschooling for you, so you can enjoy seeing them learn and grow.

Jill is such a fantastic teacher. I love her way of wording things and she doesn’t waste words or your attention. Every sentence is constructed to keep the mind engaged and growing in understanding!

Heidi, mom of two

Teaching Resources Release Dates

Kindergarten

Kindergarten math is ready and waiting for you in our membership site – activities for teaching every concept and videos explaining to you how to use them!  If you’d prefer to just purchase the teacher & student books, those will be ready in August.  Enhanced read-aloud lessons incorporate all other subjects including writing, science, and art.  You’ll find a lot to choose from already and we’ll continue to add more.  There are videos and resources available in the membership now showing you how to teach reading, and writing will be added in the fall of 2021.  You’ll love homeschooling with H4RL!  We give you the confidence to teach your child and the flexibility to homeschool your way.

First Grade

First grade math is ready and waiting for you in our membership site – activities for teaching every concept and videos explaining to you how to use them!  If you’d prefer to just purchase the teacher & student books, those will be ready in August.  Enhanced read-aloud lessons incorporate all other subjects including writing, science, and art.  You’ll find a lot to choose from already and we’ll continue to add more.  There are videos and resources available in the membership now showing you how to teach reading, and writing will be added in the fall of 2021.  You’ll love homeschooling with H4RL!  We give you the confidence to teach your child and the flexibility to homeschool your way.

Second Grade

We are working on second grade math right now – activities for teaching every concept and videos explaining to you how to use them!  Four of the six lessons (units) will be ready in June and the other two will be ready by August.  If you’d prefer to just purchase the teacher & student books, those will be available in August.  Enhanced read-aloud lessons incorporate all other subjects including writing, science, and art.  You’ll find a lot to choose from already and we’ll continue to add more.  There are videos and resources available in the membership now showing you how to teach reading, and writing will be added in the fall of 2021.  You’ll love homeschooling with H4RL!  We give you the confidence to teach your child and the flexibility to homeschool your way.

Teach with Confidence

Find out what your children need to learn and how to teach it in engaging,  meaningful ways.   Our knowledge and experience will help you provide a high quality education for your children – a combination of whole family learning as well as individualized instruction for their learning styles and skill levels. All children have great potential when allowed to learn in their own way and at their own pace.  Plus, your whole family will have a more enjoyable, deeper learning experience when you spend time thinking and exploring together.

Reading

Raise kids who love to read!  In this section, you’ll find tips for reading with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, primary students, and kids in the upper elementary grades. Video lessons introduce effective methods for teaching and developing reading strategies for fiction and non-fiction. You’ll also learn how to assess your child’s reading level and plan guided reading lessons.

Enhanced Read-Alouds

Take learning to a new level with our enhanced read alouds.  These take fun books and expand them to include math, science, art and writing activities to help deepen learning and understanding.  The video guide walk you through how to develop critical thinking when reading a book with print outs with engaging activities to help take them to a deeper level.

Math

Best practices for teaching math. Step-by-step video guides for you with resources for building your child’s mathematical understanding. Learn how to teach every concept your child needs to know.  Activities and games are included to make practice fun!

Poetry for the Primary Grades

Poetry is an important element of effective reading instruction in kindergarten, first, and second grades.  It is a fun way to build literacy skills in just a few minutes a day.  Children enjoy the rhythm and rhyme and increase their fluency as readers as you enjoy the poems together.  Over thirty poems are provided along with a teaching guide for each that explains activities you can do with your child.

Activities for reading, math, writing, science, art, and more!

DO I HAVE TO BUY ADDITIONAL MATERIALS?

H4RL lessons do not require the purchase of additional materials, but there are a few inexpensive math supplies that will be used repeatedly and we would recommend purchasing.  We use a lot of wonderful books, but we get them all from the library.  A lot of materials are included in your membership and you will have only the cost of printing those that you choose to use.  Many lessons use simple supplies that you probably already have.  We suggest a lot of games and other materials, but they are completely optional.  We’re really frugal, so we try to keep that in mind as we plan our lessons!

IS THIS AN ONLINE CURRICULUM?

No, your children will not be learning online.  The videos on our site are for parents.  They are designed to show you how to teach your child effectively.  We’ll outline what your child needs to learn and how to teach it in fun and engaging ways.  We also explain how to evaluate your students’ learning to determine how to continue to build skills and understanding.  Our curriculum is designed to help parents engage with their children in learning activities; you can deepen your child’s understanding by talking with them about their thinking.  When you know what your child needs to learn and how to teach it, you can be confident as your child’s teacher and free to homeschool in ways you and your children enjoy!

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED?

We’re continuing to build our video library that shows you how to teach math, reading, and writing.  Our enhanced read-alouds include activities for science, art, reading, writing, math, and more.  We are working on more science exploration units and history & geography investigations.  I utilize the national standards to provide guidance on what students need to learn in each grade so that you know what is suggested for your child’s age and can adapt it to work at your child’s level.

WILL MY CHILD LEARN EVERYTHING REQUIRED?

The material taught in H4RL videos follows the national learning standards.  There is a lot of confusion about standards.  They’re really just a way to make sure all students regardless of what state they live in are learning the same basic content at each grade level.  In fact if, most of the curriculums you buy by large homeschooling companies teach the same things that the standards recommend (even if they don’t expressly state that).  The difference with H4RL is that we try to do it in fun and interactive ways and focus on building understanding.  Rather than preparing for a grade level test, you can tailor your instruction to your child’s needs and help them continue to grow and learn while using the standards to give you the confidence that you’re “doing enough.”   With H4RL you can give your child an individualized, high quality education that prepares them for the future and encourages a life-long love of learning.

HOW DO I FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR MY CHILD?

Well, that’s one of the really great things about an H4RL membership.  Since you have access to everything, there’s no pressure to figure out what level of curriculum to order.  The math curriculum is organized by grade level and the concepts taught in each lesson are outlined in the description.  You can use the materials for your child’s grade level and pull in activities to support or extend from the grade level above or below if you find that you need them.  Parent videos for reading and writing instruction will help you to determine what level of reading material is appropriate for your child and how to build their skills as they grow.  Many of our materials can be used across grade levels, and we’ll help you understand how to adapt them and know how much to expect as you work with your children.

Are there resources I can access without a membership?

Absolutely!  While the membership gives you access to everything including a supportive homeschool community and expert advice, you can purchase individual, printable resources in the  H4RL store.  Our math curriculum is available there, and the enhanced read-alouds incorporate all subjects. 

Inside the membership area you will have access to

all of our resources:

Teaching Guide

A pacing guide to help you know how much time to spend on each math concept order to stay on pace for the year. This is just a suggestion; you can speed up or slow down based on how your child is progressing.

Math Video Guide

Video guides showing how to teach every math concept. You can build strong math skills, even if math is not your thing!

Interactive Games

Learn hands-on activities to do with your child so you can teach math in a fun, effective way.

Detailed Math Solutions

Watch as word problems are worked out step by step in a variety of ways so that you can understand how to explain the solutions to your child. Also, understand the key points that need to be emphasized at each age and stage.

Reading Videos

Detailed videos show you how to teach reading. Find out how to evaluate your child's reading, determine what areas they are struggling with, and how to help them progress.

Writing Instruction

Videos explaining how to teach writing at various ages and lessons and activities for developing writing skills (including writing prompts).

Support from a Professional Teacher & Homeschool Mom

Through our forums and live Q&A sessions you are able to ask questions and get support from Jill - an experienced teacher & homeschool mom. You are not alone; we're here to help!

Printable Games and Activities

Games and activities that you can print and use with your child are included. The parent videos explain how and when to use them and the learning goals they support.

Enhanced Read-Alouds

Video guides with related activities for a range of ages, showing how to read books with your children to get full engagement and to take the book to a deeper level. These are similar to mini unit studies - taking fun, high quality books and incorporating other subjects such as science, math, art and more to increase the educational value (more bang for you book, you could say).

Homeschool Community

In the H4RL community, you will not only find help from Jill but from fellow members who have been there and done that - as well as some who are at the same point as you. Ask questions and provide suggestions to help others.

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