Gifted Education Online
Is your child capable of working well ahead of his class? Is he or she gifted? Gifted children can work through our online curriculum at their own level and their own pace. Put the boredom behind and let your kids challenge themselves.
Gifted children should work at their skill level, not grade level
We recommend that gifted students complete our free online reading and math assessments. Each child is then placed in the lessons according to their skills, not their grade levels. A gifted child may be placed several grades ahead in particular skill areas.
Currently our curriculum covers kindergarten to grade 5 (we should be adding grade 6 and grade 7 level lessons shortly!). Our material is typically suitable for gifted kids in a younger age range (pre-k to grade 3/4).
Gifted education: mastering reading and math skills is still priority #1
Reading and math skills form the basis of more advanced learning. Our program allows kids to proceed through the full elementary school reading and math curriculum at their own pace. After mastering these skills, gifted children will be in a position to pursue a vast array of different learning possibilities.
A practical gifted education program for busy families.
Time can be tight during the school year. Kids schedules fill up with activities. Parents are busy. K5 Learning makes it easy to help your kids fulfill their academic potential during these months.
It works, because the system is both convenient and efficient:
- no time spent organizing, teaching or driving; K5 is a complete at-home system
- no schedules to adhere to; K5 is always ready and waiting
- no time wasting; after signing on, K5 students get right to the learning
- no need for mom or dad to supervise; K5 kids work independently
After school reading program
Our kindergarten through grade 5 reading curriculum covers 5 key skill areas:
Phonemic Awareness – identifying and working with individual sounds in spoken words.
Phonics – understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds.
Sight Words – recognizing high frequency words to increase reading fluency.
Vocabulary - expansion of vocabulary and construction of meaning from a word's context.
Reading Comprehension – developing a variety of reading strategies with the larger goal of strong comprehension.
After school math program
Our math curriculum covers 5 key skill areas:
Numbers and Operations – elementary school arithmetic from simple counting through fractions and beyond.
Measurement – measurement concepts, including telling time and counting money.
Geometry – characteristics and properties of geometric shapes.
Algebra - patterns, relations, functions, use of models and algebraic symbols.
Data Analysis - collecting, organizing, displaying and analyzing data
K5 minimizes the burden on parents. Point and click interfaces and repeated spoken instructions allow kids as young as 4 to use K5 Learning independently.
Kids don’t watch, they interact
The lessons are highly interactive, continually prompting the student to respond. This is critical in maintaining children’s focus and generating positive learning outcomes.
Parents can create custom lesson assignments (if they want to)
Normally, lessons on K5 are automatically chosen by the system based on your child’s needs. K5 students cannot choose lessons at an inappropriate level or continue to repeat ‘fun’ lessons that they have already mastered.
Some parents also use our assignments feature to assign specific lessons to their children at any time.
Full instruction, not just quizzes
In gifted education, kids need to be able to explore new material, not just practices what they have seen in class. All of our lessons start with a full interactive tutorial so kids can learn new materials. Tutorials are followed by practice sessions and finally a quiz.
Feedback is immediate
K5 Learning lets your child know right away when they get something right or wrong. Kids remember better and are more motivated when they receive immediate feedback.
Bite-sized lessons provide flexibility
Lessons are broken into 5-10 minute segments so that study sessions can be short and flexible. Kids learn better with short but frequent study sessions.
Parents get reports
Parents can access comprehensive reports on their child’s progress at any time.