Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stella Upstart Graduation

Since last August Stella has spent at least 20 minutes for five days a week on the computer doing a program called Upstart. The first 20 minutes focuses on reading, followed by 15 minutes of math and science.

This is the second of my children who have gone through Upstart and we all love it. There were times when it was difficult to motivate Stella to do it, primarily because I felt the program got a little ahead of her, but there are reviews all along the way to ensure the student has mastered a concept before moving forward, so it wasn't long before she was once again enjoying the program.

Stella loves Upstart so much that she has agreed to continue using the program through the summer in spite of the fact she is no longer required to do it.She is currently working on sight words and beginner books.

Several of her friends use the program as well, so I chose her graduation time to match that of her friend Sierra. It was fun for these two little ones to celebrate together. 

As Stella was presented her diploma and introduced to the parents, the host shared with everyone that Stella loves princesses and that she wants to be one when she grows up. 

To celebrate, we took the kids to Coldstone Creamery for ice cream and then rushed the middle two to swim lessons.