As part of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, I received a copy of Bright Ideas Press Christian Kids Explore Biology and Student Activity digital download to review.
From the Bright Ideas Website:
Bright Ideas Press publishes curriculum that moms love. We promise to publish Christian-oriented curriculum that will fit into your hectic life, curriculum that is both affordable and easy-to-use with children of different ages at the same time. The team at Bright Ideas Press prays that our products and resources will not only simplify your life but also inspire, encourage, and enable you to effectively educate your children.
From the Bright Ideas Website:
This user-friendly, unabashedly Christian, one-year science curriculum for elementary students includes teaching lessons, gorgeous coloring pages, hands-on time, memorization lists, review sheets, creative writing assignments, and an awesome supplemental book list! Written for 3rd through 6th graders, it can easily be scaled down for younger students, making this an excellent choice for teaching all your elementary-aged kids together. The schedule of 35 weekly lessons calls for teaching twice weekly, allowing a family time for projects, exploration of resource books, field trips, etc. The conversational style gives students the basic information they need, making this an ideal first course in life science; especially useful for those following a classical approach!
Since Christian Kids Explore Biology is written for elementary students from 3rd to 6th grade, I’m using this with my son Zach, a 5th grader. I love that this curriculum is Christian and doesn’t hide it. I don’t need to worry about getting into the middle of a lesson and having to do my own lesson to correct what we just read.
This over 290 page book, contains everything that you need for one year. Teacher notes and instructions, text and reproducible pages. Christian Kids Expore Biology is great for using with multiple students on different levels. Two teaching sessions a week is recommended. Each lesson is divided into two sections, Teaching Time and Hands-On Time.
Teaching Time begins with the text to be read. This can be read by the student, or out loud by the parent. My son still likes me to read out loud to him. There is a Daily Reading Sheet for the student to fill out, as well as built in review, flashcards and vocabulary. There is also a supplemental reading list for researching topics of interest.
Hands-On Time, which is recommend to be done on a different day than Teaching Time, is when the kids get to do all the fun hands on activities that they love. The student activity sheets, experiments, and filling in their student science notebooks. The student science notebook is a notebook of your choosing. This is where the student keeps their notes, drawings and activity sheets. At the end of the year, this notebook is an excellent record of what the student has learned.
The book does grant permission to reproduce the student activity sheets and other activity pages. These reproducibles are also available as the Student Activity Book digital download. No more trying to get the big book to lay flat for copying. I love the convience of the digital download. With coloring pages, activity pages, experiment forms and more, the Student Activity Book (or reproduciable sheets from the book) reinforce the lessons in a way that kids love.
Christian Kids Explore Biology is available on the Bright Ideas Press website for $34.95 The Student Activity Book digital download is available for $7.95.
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