Over the past month my children have been using our Help Teaching Pro Subscription at HelpTeaching.com as a supplement, and for some fun as well. Today I’m sharing our review about these printable worksheets.
HelpTeaching.com is an online resource for Pre-K to grade 12. Some of the resources are available free of charge, but to access all of the content, you will need a subscription. We were given a one year Help Teaching Pro Subscription so we had access to all of the content for all of the grades.
Within the HelpTeaching.com site you’ll find:
- Test Maker
- Online Testing
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
- Arts & Music
- & more
How we used these resources
I found that there isn’t enough content available for our purposes to use HelpTeaching.com as a full curriculum, but we were successful in using it as a compliment to our other studies so I tried to work in some additional practice about three times a week, depending on what the children were learning.
Tristan and Kallista are learning some French, so for a bit of fun, when they’d reached a milestone lesson, I used the Bingo Word Card Generator and populated it with French vocabulary and phrases that the children had learned and used it as a fun review session. This was a big hit! They were having such fun they forgot to call out Bingo and just kept playing. They’ve asked me to make new cards for another game with their new vocab. I will also be doing this with Japanese.
I also used the Word Search Generator for a fun fall words activity; my kids also enjoy a good word search now and again.
Surprising to me, was how well the kids liked for me to use the Math Worksheet Generator for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and even division! I simply put in the number of digits I wanted in each line and pressed the button and voila! I had a worksheet ready to go. You can save them, download them, and print them.
I thought Tristan would mumble about these worksheets…but instead he actually was excited about them and asked me to create more! Fabulous!
The worksheets you can generate are plain, but if you want something a little more decorated, you’ll perhaps find something in the tests and worksheets area. This is the place to go for worksheets that are already prepared and ready to complete. You have the choice here to either save and print them out, or to assign them to a class.
You can set up your students to a class if they have an email address. Then when you assign a worksheet to them, it will email them a link where they can access the assignment and complete it online. We tried this out a couple of times, but my children preferred to have a printed worksheet they could show Dad when he came home from work.
There is also the option to create your own bespoke tests using the Test Maker. You can either use the questions and graphics already in their database, or you can completely create your own with multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false or open-ended criteria.
I liked using some of the fun reading passages with questions, such as Why do Fingers Wrinkle, Eating Bugs, and How Fast Can Humans Run. Tristan found these interesting, and he had to do some comprehension in order to answer the questions. They were just about the right length for him, and caused him to stretch his brain just a little to do them.
Because the children are asking me for more worksheets, and I like to jazz up their lessons with games now and again, we’re finding HelpTeaching.com beneficial to our homeschool. It’s easy to just sit down, have a browse through what they have available and choose something interesting, although perhaps not on target, print it out and let the children take it from there.
HelpTeaching.com are adding new content so the resources available will grow with time, so we’ll keep checking in to see what’s new.
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