Rated 4 out of 5┬áby Punkernose Overall we are happy!
I love that it's colorful and fun! I like the hands on and manipulatives . Sometimes I feel it's a little too easy and out dated. I don't want to skip anything though? I like that the teachers packet and worksheets are already printed for you now. Last year it was hard to look for whatever sheet or copier isn't working or out of paper? ;( so that has been a lot better!! Thank you!;)
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby bjumomof4 Looking forward to 1st Grade!
Overall I am very pleased with 1st Grad BJU DVD's program. The teachers are excellent and use a variety of activities, fun worksheets, stories, puppets, and examples. It is different each day, so the kids don't get bored with doing the same worksheets everyday. The videos are fairly up to date and my child loves them. Lots of Bible Integration through out all the subjects and excellent academics. Looking forward to a great year!
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Erin Excellent teaching and materials!
This is an outstanding curriculum!
We greatly appreciate the emphasis that BJU Press places on deep learning rather than just surface learning. For example, the 1st grade reading does not just teach the student to decode phonetics. It does an excellent job teaching reading comprehension.
All of the teachers do a wonderful job explaining and illustrating the material. They are obviously very experienced teachers. They have become a loved part of our child's life.
The DVDs do not just show a teacher standing and lecturing. They include endless visual objects, puppets, crafts, and pictorial and video tours of interesting things related to the lesson. The lessons are very interesting to watch!
We are very thankful for the godly manner of the teachers, and the well thought out integration of the Bible into the lessons.
All of the student materials are of very good quality. The work text papers are interesting and visually appealing.
The materials are well laid out for the parent facilitating this curriculum. I found it very helpful that each subject comes with an orientation lesson for the parent to watch in which the teacher explains how the lessons will work and how to have all the materials prepared for the student each day. And there is a lesson plan for each day of each subject (called the Mom's Minutes) that is very helpful in being ready for each day.
April 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5┬áby MusicMommy81 Waste of time and money
I purchased this curriculum, thinking that it would be great for my daughter to use the DVD lessons because I was very busy with my 2-year-old special needs son. I had a HORRIBLE experience with this program! There is so much time wasted in the lessons on DVD and I ended up having to explain it all to her again and walk her through her work texts. Also, there are WAY too many crafts incorporated into the lessons, which wastes a lot of time and money purchasing the craft materials you'll need. In addition to all of this, the program had false information regarding the Catholic church, of which I am a devout member. I understand this isn't a Catholic program, but the information was actually FALSE! I will never use Bob Jones again for any of my children, nor would I recommend it to anyone.
August 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby TWeidle better viewed on smaller tv
5 stars for the academics, Bible integration, etc is excellent. Lots of teacher for the $$. Getting phonics, reading, handwriting & composition. Great value!
I was really hoping to show the class on our 29" tv, but the picture comes out rather pixelated (is a new tv). When I played it on our computer screen it was just fine.
Disappointed takes to 4
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Andrea Awesome
We love the BJU materials! I was so nervous about homeschooling, but Bob Jones makes it easy!
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The Best Homeschool Program!!
This was my first year homeschooling my twins. I cannot say enough good things about this program! I researched a lot of programs before finally deciding on BJU's dvd program. It was different and I thought my twin boys would do well with the "one on one' format. It completely exceeded my expectations!! I love that each class has a different teacher and a different feel. The books and textbooks are first class and there are a lot of teacher/parent supports. The Bible in included in every class and lesson. I would recommend buying the Printed Teacher Support Materials....I photo copied A LOT! I didn't buy those for 1st grade, but I will be for 2nd grade. All in all...I have recommend this dvd program to everyone I know that homeschools or would like to homeschool. My boys just got tested and they are above their grade because of BJU Distant Learning Program!
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby zookrma Excellent Product!!
This is my first year home schooling and I loved this curriculum!!! I have other children and will DEFINITELY use this same program for them!!! I loved how the Bible was talked about throughout each subject. The teachers were really good too. Also had lots of fun interactive projects including cooking stuff and a spanish lesson!!
June 6, 2013