Have you heard of Super Teacher Worksheets? We were sent a year-long online Individual Membership to review. I don’t typically use a lot of worksheets for Riley but she has asked for some recently so I figured we’d give this a shot. Super Teacher Worksheets cover math, reading & writing, phonics & early literacy, handwriting, grammar, spelling, science, and social studies for pre-K to fifth grade. There are also chapter books, holiday-themed activities like puzzles & brain teasers, and worksheet generators. If you prefer your worksheets in Spanish these are also available.
The next thing you should look at it is the variety of worksheets available. As you go down the homepage you will see each subject divided into topics. So for math, it starts addition, algebra, area, etc. The topics are listed in alphabetical order which is nice. Once you click on a topic the worksheets in that section are available. You can see the suggested grade level, if they are available in Spanish, if they are common core aligned and even a quick peek preview. The green arrow in the picture below shows the symbols for common core aligned, Spanish available, quick peek and file cabinet.
There are so many options available that even if you don’t like using worksheets there is something that will catch your eye. The holiday options are a lot of fun, the puzzles are great to print off for road trips or doctor appointments. I always try and bring a diversion for the girls when we are at the VA hospital or the Children’s hospital. This way they are doing something fun but it’s still educational.
Our Worksheet Experience
Riley is really into this site. Way more than I thought she would be. I figured she would have fun doing some of the puzzles and the holiday activities but that she would drag her feet over the more traditional worksheets. Nope! She kept asking for more. She found some of the division and multiplication worksheets that are the same level she is learning and printed them off for extra practice. What? Who does that? Actually, that’s one of my favorite reasons for homeschooling. When one of my kids find something they like and want to learn more, I let them!
Riley doesn’t feel like she is a very good writer. I printed off some creative story worksheets for her to try and improve her storytelling abilities. This is an example of one she did last week. The fall leaves have changed and the canyons are gorgeous so she chose to write a story about a pile of leaves. You can see her work here.
My Worksheet Thoughts
I’ve used Super Teacher Worksheets in the past and had forgotten how much was available on the site. Riley has been in a bit of a funk the last few months because she really wanted to go back to public school. There was a long list of reasons why that wasn’t a good option this year but that’s a whole other post. Riley wasn’t wanting to do very much schoolwork but when I let her explore the site and gave her a bit of freedom she took off with it. She has saved files she wants to work on later in the filing cabinet and printed off activities to do in the car. She has started liking math again and has even written a letter to the author of one of the books she read. It was a fun way for her to put her questions and thoughts about a book onto paper.
If you have a student in pre-k through fifth grade you should definitely check it out and see if it is a fit for you.
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