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Rated 4 out of 5Â by DawnInPA Fun little booklets
This set of booklets for kindergartners is very good for the beginning reader to get used to the idea of reading. The child practices reading with a parent several times with the same book, so that they gain confidence in that set of words.
March 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Christina72 K5
I love this curriculum! It makes teaching my son a whole lot easier. My daughter's school uses the exact same curriculum. I'm teaching my son at home as he is Autistic & we are trying to get him to a point to where he can attend school with his sister. This curriculum being so similar helps a great deal & makes it to where the school is able to assist me in teaching when needed.
One thing that would be helpful would be if some of the suggested activities were suited more for homeschooling instead of big classroom settings. Other than that, it's great!
October 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Purchasing Reading Books for K5
Our teacher and students love these resources. The colors are beautiful and the "stories" engaging. Seems like the "Words at Work" and "Reading Guide" pages should be switched, since the Reading Guide is obviously for the teacher and means nothing to the student. Another suggestion - thicker paper. We decided to use volunteer help to disassemble, laminate and reassemble to make them last longer. $47 per student will hopefully make these last three (or more) years.
November 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AndreaFromNC K5 not user friendly though great content
This is my first experience with BJU for kindergarten. I have recently discovered BJU for my older child and have loved their language/reading program for 2nd and third grade. For kindergarten I had to break my budget to buy all the needed items for their Beginnings curriculum. However, my biggest challenge is finding what the curriculum is asking for. For instance, some learning song are in the back of one book or maybe in the front of another. Work pages are the same. Except for the workbook pages, the other work sheets send me on a scavenger hunt trying to find them. As far as the content, it is supurb.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Rebegre More Than Happy
I knew I needed something for my son that would help him develop critical thinking skills. We are 3 weeks into his K-5 ciriculuim and he is showing huge improvements in how he is thinking through stories and such. His comprehension is increasing daily and we are able to work longer on where he needs help and speed through areas he seems to excel in. Everything is colorful and easy. There are a few choices I would have made differently on pictures chosen for the visuals but usually you find out that they are going to be used in the lessons specifically and we have adapted well. EX: The letter E visual card is represented by Esther, Since she is dressed like a Queen this was confusing to my son at first. However we have learned that we can explain who she was and move forward from there. This sometimes happens on the phonics pages too. Ex: The /w/ sound is represented by a candle with a small arrow pointing to the wick. This was a bit challenging because I could barely see the wick. But I realized it was more helpful to go over these images before allowing my son to dig into the work instead of hovering over him to see if he was doing it right to begin with. So you can see this is very minor and in the long run I can see that it is forcing me to be a better teacher and my son to be a better student because of the lay out.
The biggest bonus and both me and my son are having a great time. He is enjoying school and when we have to skip a day he is very upset.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JandyW The quality is excellent!
I bought this book among other materials to teach my little son. I have to say this book was by far the best purchase I made comparing with other books from another company. I regret not buying all the material at BJU. The quality is excellent. The design makes it easy to follow and makes it easy to understand the concepts. We love the bright pictures! it comes with extra manipulative items of the theme "farm" that my son loves. I highly recommend this material.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Hottea Good curriculum
We are enjoying this Math from BJU Press. Very colorful and engaging. My daughter loves working on the pages. Cute theme and overall a very good purchase.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lisa032609 kindergarten homeschooler
I love how thorough BJU has made this program... my daughter gets very excited when she advances through the program. A sense of accomplishment is felt and demonstrated with each day. It has given her self confidence and a grasp on the reality of growing up. Thank you BJU!
October 14, 2014