Switched-On Schoolhouse Grade 5
Please note: due to Alpha Omega's return policy, Switched on Schoolhouse may only be returned if it is unopened. If the package has been opened, the product is non-returnable.
Our price: $413.96
Software screen shots are from several grades and may not necessarily be a part of the grade you are currently viewing
Switched–On Schoolhouse The Switched-On Schoolhouse 5th Grade 5-Subject Set is a comprehensive, Biblically-based USB curriculum where students learn, study and do their schoolwork right on the computer. Subjects included are: Math, Language Arts, Science, History, Geography, and Bible. SOS Provides an interactive learning environment with 3-D animation, video clips, and other multimedia. SOS also features automatic grading, record keeping, and lesson planning with the click of a mouse.
...a Little Like Bread
A homeschool curriculum is a little like bread. There are those of us who grind our own wheat within minutes of kneading it (pun intended). Our eggs are still warm from the hen, our honey harvested from our own hives. We experiment with the ingredients, adding a handful of seeds for flavor, maybe a little cracked seven-grain mix for texture. We even try making the flour extra coarse to save time grinding, but only once. Most of the time we make standard loaves, but sometimes we make mini-loaves, buns, even an occasional cinnamon roll. When the bread emerges from the oven, we cut our slices to suit our individual tastes, heels for those who like the sturdy crusts, thick slices for the famished, thinner slices for those counting calories. Often it takes longer to grind enough wheat for a loaf of bread than it does to eat the same loaf.
Sometimes Ready-Made Accomplishes the Same Purposes
Then there are those who buy their bread from the store. It is customarily pre-sliced, often enriched, always convenient. There are some choices available, but never as wide a selection, and never as nutritious as what can be done at home. Still, when time is at a premium, a slice of store-bought bread with a spoonful of peanut butter will satisfy your hunger just as nicely as any home-ground, home-baked slice will. And isn't satisfying hunger the overall reason for bread anyway?
Switched-On Schoolhouse, the Best "Sliced-Bread" Option
In much the same way, we are grind-your-own educators. We prefer to have complete control over what our children are consuming. We are fussy about what they are feeding their minds and hearts. We are particular about what we are giving them a taste for. It often seems as if we spend more time researching materials than they do using them. However, many parents are just as committed to their children and would love to home educate, but feel that they cannot for many reasons: illness, singleness, children with special needs, or any number of upheavals that families of today must weather. For them, we are offering what we consider the best "sliced-bread" option on the market today.
No Easier Way to Teach Math, Language Arts, Science, History, Geography, and Bible!
Switched-On Schoolhouse is a full USB curriculum where children learn, study, and do their schoolwork right on the computer. SOS automatically guides the rate of student work, drills, and sets the level of achievement. You will also appreciate that the expanded answer key displays all acceptable answers for problems and questions which makes grading simpler for you and fairer for your students. Alpha Omega Publications seems to have it all covered with automatic grading and record-keeping. I cannot imagine an easier way to teach your child at home. This program will be a treasure for any parent who wants to home educate but feels inadequate for the task because of time, talent, or resources.
There are several features included in SOS, but among my favorites is the interactive game for one or two players that not only helps students practice but also reinforces what they have learned.
Get grades, scores, and reports with the click of a mouse! SOS grades approximately 85% of student work, allowing parents to preview upcoming assignments, print detailed report cards, and dedicate more time to hands-on teaching. A transcript report with GPA and credits also is available.
Create sleek and convenient lesson plans exactly how you want them! Coordinate lesson plans with your school calendar or tailor-make your own assignments. The tools also enable you to:
• Create or change semester or year-long courses in minutes
• Add, remove, and re-order assignments
• Pace lessons to fit your child's needs
• Review student work, preview future lessons, and view
all assignments and grading tasks on one page.
Designate specific days for certain subjects easily and quickly. For example, assign math only on Mondays and Tuesdays or set aside Friday for history.
Get hard copies of assignments, lessons, vocabulary lists, records, or even additional student work and lesson reviews.
Put students on the edge of their seats with captivating movies, maps, timelines, and interactive learning games like All Right, Quiz Bowl, and Farmer Frank. Plus, challenge students to grasp difficult concepts and retain facts with hands-on practice. Graphical themes, avatars, and thousands of other multimedia elements keep students engaged.
Expand your child's vocabulary with electronic flash cards and an arcade of language building games like Moon Match, Vocabulocity, and Spelling Bee. Plus, make math review more fun with flash cards and math drill games. Improve mental math skills with the multi-level game Operantics and find hidden clues in Jeremiah Jones: Fact Quest.
Ideal for auditory learners and students who struggle with reading comprehension or pronunciation, text-to-speech allows students to listen to an entire lesson or select specific passages to be read aloud. Choose from several voices.
SOS provides immediate feedback on answers to questions within lessons. Positive reinforcement has never sounded so good!
Separate from your child's SOS coursework, this calendar allows parents to track student attendance for state homeschooling documentation
SOS users with an Internet connection receive revisions automatically via AOP's server, ensuring that your child stays on the cutting edge of education.
Download the following PDFs to view objectives for all SOS grade levels:
SOS Bible Objectives (122.13 KB)
SOS History Objectives (103.49 KB)
SOS Language Arts Objectives (121.48 KB)
SOS Math Objectives (133.19 KB)
SOS Science Objectives (106.45 KB)
SOS Science Supply List
* All files are in PDF file format and require you to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to view them. Click here to download Adobe Reader for free, or it is available on the USB drive under the InstallDisk folder. Browse to the Adobe Reader folder and double click the Acrobat application file to install.
Publisher: Alpha Omega Publications
Made In: USA
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is the only supported browser for SOS. It is not included in the SOS installation, so it needs to be installed by you. For Windows 10 users, you have both Microsoft Edge (default) and Internet Explorer browsers. We recommend that you set Internet Explorer as your default browser when using SOS.
This product is Windows Only
(Not compatible with Mac)
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, & 10 Minimum Requirements:
Note: Only English language versions of Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 are supported. Switched-On Schoolhouse is not supported on Windows RT, XP, or Vista.
Awards and Endorsements:
2019 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Family Favorites
2018 Old Schoolhouse EE Award
2017 Practical Homeschooling i-Learn Awards
2015 Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks
This was our first experience with a computer based curriculum and we find it to be very thorough. There are many options to customize, such as your school calendar, student curriculum, due dates, assignments, etc. Some of the assignments and quizzes have a few tedious formats for answering questions, such as having to click a + or - sign to move words around to match to their definition. Overall, if your children are or enjoy working independently and don't mind reading through their lesson along with some interactive games, this is the curriculum for them.
WE were interested in home schooling when the COVID-19 issue hit. This gave us the perfect opportunity to try doing it ourselves. SOS is simple and easy to use but more importantly our daughter enjoys it and is learning much more than she was in a class full of distractions. Both she and we have to keep up but SOS makes that easy to do. I like the fact that we can customize subjects if desired but that there is a strong basic curriculum already in place.
The sos system is a great idea there are glitches and it’s kinda difficult to navigate as the teacher the history it’s self is ok kinda overwhelming with lots of names and dates in one lesson
My son loves working on the computer so this is why I switched to a computer program! I love the fact you can print the assignments off or do on the computer we actually do both! I love that you can just print the vocab list as well!
My husband and I purchased the Switched on School House complete set for our son who is in the 5th Grade. It was well worth what we paid for it. Our son enjoys the fun games and he is right on schedule to start summer break in May. My son was struggling with 5th Grade math, but when we installed the math program it was so simple to use and fun for our son, he now enjoys doing his math assignments. I would recommend this program to anyone who is homeschooling.