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By K5 Team
posted Jan 27 2016 - 9:34am

By Sheila Welch

Each January, the American Library Association announces the winners of a long list of awards.  Here are four of this year’s honored books to share with children.

 Waiting by Kevin HenkesWAITING by Kevin Henkes, has been selected as a 2016 Caldecott honor book, adding to an impressive list of accomplishments for this author/illustrator. WAITING is an unusual book, both in its concept and appearance. Five tiny toys wait patiently on a narrow windowsill. Each one is anticipating something: bear, the wind; pig, the rain; owl, the moon; dog, the snow; and rabbit . . . well, rabbit just waits. This gentle, quiet tale employs realistic illustrations and magical realism to intrigue children from ages two to eight.

By K5 Team
posted Jan 12 2016 - 9:14am

January bookstore sale


We're running a 4-day store-wide sale on over 100 reading and math workbooks in the K5 Learning store. This includes our reading and math bundles too. This week, you can now buy all our workbooks at a 25% discount.

By K5 Team
posted Jan 5 2016 - 9:50am

We've made K5 Learning more affordable. All our subscription rates have been reduced by 40%!

Price reduction


To take advantage of this new rate, login to your K5 account and subscribe today. Your K5 username is your email address. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset it here.

By K5 Team
posted Dec 1 2015 - 11:07am

adding three 2-digit numbersWe have spruced up our grade 2 math worksheets, and added a number of new worksheets. Our worksheets now include:

Skip counting

Skip counting by 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 and by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 as well as skip counting backwards by 2, 5 and 10.


Mental addition, adding 2-digit numbers in columns and adding 3-digit numbers in columns.


Mental subtraction, adding and subtracting 3 and 4 single-digit numbers, subtracting in columns - with and without borrowing.

Place value & rounding

Building 3-digit numbers from their parts, writing numbers in expanded and normal form. rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.

By K5 Team
posted Nov 17 2015 - 9:53am

By Sheila Welch   

Rhymes, rhythms, and creative language make poetry fun for children of all ages.

Every Thing On ItEverything on it by Shel Silverstein, published posthumously, is a collection of poems for a wide range of ages. It offers readers the opportunity to enter his world, a strange place where the outrageous and the profound are separated by the thickness of a page. Silverstein entices young readers to follow him as though he were the Pied Piper of poetry. 

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices  by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by Eric Beddows won the Newbery Award. All the poems focus on insects and challenge two people to read them aloud simultaneously “as in a musical duet.” With an unusual format and detailed pencil drawings, this book is best suited for fourth and fifth graders.


By K5 Team
posted Oct 22 2015 - 1:44pm

Geometry worksheetsWe’ve made a number of changes to our first grade geometry worksheets page. We’ve added new worksheets and made it easier to find the geometry worksheets you may be looking for that you can print for free.

The geometry page now covers:

Identifying the basic geometrical shapes:

Including, matching similar shapes, matching shapes to their names, and recognize and label 2-D shapes.

Drawing and identifying basic 2-D shapes:

Including, squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, ovals, diamonds and drawing various shapes.


Rotating and scaling 2-D shapes:

Including, rotating 2-D shapes and scaling 2-D shapes.


We’re constantly working on improving our worksheet center and will keep you up to date on new pages and updates.

By K5 Team
posted Oct 12 2015 - 10:51am

prepositions of time

By Laura Payne


What do those little words known as prepositions do? They describe the relationships between words and answer questions such as how, where and when. A previous post titled Playing with Prepositions of Place focused on helping a child learn common prepositions of place. You can also help your children learn prepositions of time and when to use which preposition.

Prepositions of time answer the questions of when and for how long. The three most common prepositions of time are at, in and on.

By K5 Team
posted Oct 7 2015 - 10:36am

free-vocabulary-worksheets-grade-2Vocabulary is the key to your children understanding what they hear and read, as well as communicating successfully with other people. Words truly are the currency of communication. A strong knowledge of vocabulary improves all areas of communication – listening, speaking, reading and writing.

New Vocabulary Worksheets for Grades 1 to 5

We’ve spent the last couple of months creating a new section in our free worksheets area on vocabulary. So far we have published grade 1, grade 2, grade 3 and grade 4 worksheets, and will soon be publishing grade 5 vocabulary worksheets.

Each grade covers word usage, word lists, antonyms/synonyms and spelling words, including weekly spelling lists.

We’ll keep adding new worksheets to this section, so please let us know if there are any vocabulary worksheets you’d like us to add?

By K5 Team
posted Oct 2 2015 - 9:03am

by Sharon Selby, MA, Registered Clinical Counselor

anxious childSchool has started and emotions are getting activated.  Often our children are more anxious than we realize and that’s because anxiety shows up in many different ways.

The Many Signs of Anxiety

Physical symptoms:
        stomach aches


By K5 Team
posted Sep 30 2015 - 8:56am

First grade fractions worksheetsWe’ve made a number of changes to our first grade fractions worksheets page. We’ve made it easier to find the fractions worksheets you may be looking for and added new sections with new free worksheets that you can print for free.

Our fractions section now covers:

Equal parts worksheets

Including identifying equal parts, draw a line to split a shape into two equal parts, draw a line to split a shape into four equal parts, dividing shapes into equal parts, identifying halves and quarters.

Writing fractions worksheets

Including matching fractions to pictures, matching fractions to their names, coloring shapes that make fractions, writing fractions and fractions of a group or set.

We’re constantly working on improving our worksheet center and will keep you up to date on new pages and updates.