Friday, November 19, 2010

KB Teachers


 Around here, I have a bit of an oddity: I have a child who LIKES to do worksheets.  This is all well and good until you're on your 50th page looking for a worksheet that will work online.


Enter KB Teachers into the arena of our home.  Currently in the process of a website upgrade (which I'm excited to see the result of), this website has a plethora of worksheets and other printables (such as graphics) that you can download.

My particular favorite part of this website is the addition sheets generator.  I can print a sheet, with answer sheet (not that I need them... no really, I don't I can add!... barely) and then generate another one in order to keep our worksheet "folder" stocked.  I also am a huge fan of the "What Time is It?" worksheet generator, which can do sheets of "to the hour" all the way down.  Since Thing 1 was in desperate need of practice on both of these, this was perfect timing for us.

A few things to note: This website does not have a "Search" function.  The creators feel that you should be able to reach any page within a few clicks.  For some, this may be a disadvantage, but I happen to like it.  For whatever reason, when I'm on a site with a search function, I tend to pick the wrong key words or something and end up never finding what I wanted.  Also, you cannot save these worksheets to print later.  You print directly from the website (using your browser print button can actually cause some issues).  I have heard that you can "print" to a PDF by using specific programs, I have no idea how these work and so have not tried it myself.  Also, there are different themed worksheets that come out for things like Halloween and Thanksgiving.  These are not linked on the main pages year-round.  We received our logins for this site before Halloween, and after November 1st, while the other Fall worksheets were still available, the holiday specific ones were not.  And that is also when the Thanksgiving ones BECAME available.  However, if you're looking for something specific and can't find it, you are encouraged to contact them and they will get back to you.

While this website (and what I focused on) has a LOT of worksheets for the early elementary level, there are also some worksheets in the science and history areas that are geared more toward older students.  So this website is one that likely will stay in use in OUR family for a while.

If you want to purchase a membership to KB Teachers, a single year is $29 (after a 10 day trial), and a two year membership is $49.  If you want to get more information, you can check out their FAQs page, their Facebook page, or you can go and check out other reviews by my fellow Crew members.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion on the product.  I received no other compensation for this review.

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