Vacation Stations: Beyond the Back Door (for rising 1st graders; 2nd ed.)

Vacation Stations: Beyond the Back Door (for rising 1st graders; 2nd ed.)
Your elementary students can maintain and extend academic skills over the summer or anytime with our Vacation Stations activity books. Just two pages a day provide review in math, language, and reading. Rising first graders will enjoy reviewing using familiar objects and activities. Phonics and counting skills are dominant review topics.
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  • ISBN - 978-1-59166-575-5
  • Author - BJU Press
  • Copyright Year - 2008
  • Edition - 2nd ed.
  • Format - softbound
  • Length - 152 pp.
  • Grade Level - K5,1
  • Publisher - BJU Press

Vacation Stations: Beyond the Back Door (for rising 1st graders; 2nd ed.)

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$16.50
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by This is a great way to keep the material fresh in their minds! I am using Vacation Stations with my soon to be first grader this summer. While she drags her feet to do it, she usually ends up doing well at it. It has a good balance between keeping her sharp on things shes learned in K-5, but not being so hard that she gives up. I did notice that she stumbles when they use different letter type than the pre-cursive letters that she learned to write her letters in. I am there to help her, though, and I realize that library books will also have different fonts. I also find that she has a hard time when they make the letters or numbers smaller (about 1/3 the size) than what she is supposed to write on the line. She really relies on those handwriting guidelines to help her form her numbers and letters. My other daughter would not have found this hard at all, but for some children, it may cause them some confusion. That said, I love that BJU makes these books available for students on all the same material (math concepts, grammer concepts, etc) that they previously learned. Its amazing how quickly they can forget, so this enables them to review during the summer and hit the ground running in the fall. I will continue to use these books with both my girls (rising first grader and rising fifth grader). July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Keeping things simple The Education Director from my daughter's school recommended this tool for summer engagement. I am pleased with the simpliciity and ease of use for both of us. She will work on her two pages each day and color the reading opportunities. I review her work at the end of the day and discuss what she thought was easy or difficult. I enjoy the conversation that can come about using this tool and knowing that she is keeping a steady check on subject matter she already has a grasp on will hopefully keep her prepared for walking into the door of her 1st grade classroom this fall. July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! We are having fewer parents who want to spend the money or vacation station. For this reason, we offer, if the student does the work through the summer, when they turn in their completed book (at open house night) we give them a $10.00 lunch ticket. We feel it's that important!! June 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good Material, but not much of it Overall I am pleased with the material, but for the price it's a terribly thin book. Other publishers provide just as good material for the same price with double the pages. Also disappointed that there's not as much Bible integration as other BJU curricula. April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun kindergarten review! Used these with my two older daughters. They always had fun finishing the pages with me every day, and the Vacation Stations always have fun incentives to finish the pages and to read every day. They make reviewing the school year enjoyable, and keep the previous material fresh in my girls' minds. That is why I have bought them for my youngest daughter. I want her to enjoy them, also. April 28, 2013
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