Rated 5 out of 5 by JaiMomof3 LOVE BJU
This was our 4th year with BJU. LOVE BJU Distance Learning!! However, the printed Teacher's Edition being replaced with a CD was a HUGE disappointment! I can't imagine a single parent wanting to insert/remove a CD every time you want to utilize the Teacher's materials. Ended up ordering the printed edition, which was an extra expense. Not sure why the price of the DVD distance learning did not decrease when the printed Teacher's Edition was eliminated. To my knowledge, the DVDs and student materials were not new this year.
As for the teacher's...they are great! Our daughter can hardly wait to start 5th grade after seeing some of her favorite teachers on the 5th grade list.
May 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MBur Love it but TE in paper not CD-ROM
We have used this K5 for all three kids. Absolutely love it...but the CD-ROM replacement of the TE in paper is NOT a good change.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cynthia It as been a big help
It's a relief for me as a homeschool mom. I trust the curriculum.
September 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mom24boys Would recommend DVD's however lack of printed materials needed are a major downfall to this curriculum.
I have homeschooled for 13 years. This is my first year to use BJU Press DVD's. I have never used any type of DVD program before. After speaking with several homeschooling moms I chose BJU over Abeka. I love the teachers and the content of the videos. However, the biggest complaint I have is with the printed material. I would have rather paid extra upfront and received all the printed material I needed rather than continuously print out extra materials. I wish someone from BJU press would have explained to me about this treacherous task that was before me. I do not have a multi purpose copier or printer, just the basic deskjet type, which is very costly to print large amounts on. After reading more reviews on this product I realized that this has been an issue for a while. I would recommend BJU Videos to other parents, but I would definitely warn them about the difficulty of finding out what is necessary to print and then printing or ordering those items. Most homeschooling parents have multiple children and trying to determine what has been needed to print or order has consumed an enormous amount of time.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nnick Our family loves the curriculum!
We're really impressed so far with the 4th grade curriculum! Trying to economize, we started out with dvds only, then sent it all back and ordered the dvds with books after seeing how integral the books are to the lessons.
BJU isn't cheap, and that was prohibitive to us at first. For different reasons, most pointedly because the dvds have such a dated feel to them (10+ years old), we strongly feel that BJU Press should be SELLING the dvds for the prices they charge, not leasing them.
However, for our family at this time, the high price has been worth it. Our daughter, who has always been homeschooled had been asking for the last year to try public school. We prayed and prayed about a solution, and after just a week of the BJU Press dvd series, she came to me and said, "I like this kind of school so much that I don't want to go to public school anymore." For us, THAT was worth every penny!
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharon I would recommend this product.
My youngest daughter loves all of her DVDs. She really loves her reading DVD.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MImom love the DVDs!
I was reluctant to use DVDs, having always used just the textbooks and since we don't have much spare cash. A friend urged me to try it, so this year was our first attempt. My boys absolutely love them! They find the teachers very interesting, learn more than they were learning before, and don't spend any extra time on school than in the past. I only wish I could keep them long enough for my daughter to use as well, rather than having to order them again. I also wish I had ordered the whole package, curriculum included, as that would have been almost the same price as I spent on used books plus new DVDs. We chose DVDs so we could take them in the car with us. I also wish I had been using the Bible curriculum all along. This was the first year we tried the Bible, and I absolutely love it! It has such thought-provoking questions and has triggered many profitable discussions with my children.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by xxxx Bob Jones is great!
This is our 2nd year of using Bob Jones 3rd-5th grades. The first year was online and this year we use the videos. We really like it and the children learn a lot!
February 12, 2013