Brenda's Buttons, Books & Such
A Beka #10155 Video Manual
Daily Lesson plans for all subjects
Used softcover book in excellent condition. This book only shows minor storage wear.
There are not any student books included with this book, only teacher manual of daily plans, also buttons are not included.
On sale $ 14.15 $ 8.50
A Beka Book
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ABeka Book Reading Program
ADVENTURES IN GREATNESS
SPEED AND COMPREHENSION READER
FOURTH EDITION STUDENT BOOK 6th grade
Unused reader, shows minor storage wear.
Buttons and teacher guide not included.
A Beka Book
American Government, Third Edition, Set of 6, 12th Grade
This set includes:
1) American Government, Third Edition, Student Textbook, Book is in excellent condition, with minor reader wear.
2) American Government, Third Edition, Study Outline for State and Local Government. Book is in excellent condition, with minor reader wear.
3) American Government, Third Edition, Video Manual. (**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE VIDEO JUST THE MANUAL**) Book is in excellent condition, with minor reader wear.
4) American Government, Third Edition, Answer Key for student textbook. Excellent condition, with minor reader wear.
5) American Government, Third Edition, Teacher Quiz/Test Key. (**THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ACTUAL TESTS. JUST THE ANSWER KEY**) Book in excellent condition with minor reader wear.
(6)American Government Home Teacher Materials-The progress reports only include one copy of each semesters report.
A Beka Book
Arithmetic 2, 1st Edition, Set of 4, 2nd Grade
This set includes:
Student Work-Text Book. Excellent condition, with minor shelf wear.
Teachers Edition for student workbook. Excellent condition, with minor reader wear.
Teacher Key for Tests and Speed Drills. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE STUDENT TESTS AND DRILLS BOOKLET. Excellent condition, with minor reader wear.
Teacher Curriculum /Lesson Plans for Arithmetic 2. Excellent condition, minor shelf wear.
January comes with the expectation of beginning again. It is a time of reflection and examination. In life and in school life.
I use the first week back to see where we are academically. I ease back in to the school work and evaluate pages completed and pages that need to be completed. I'd like to be able to say we are ahead and doing great. We are not at that place. After examining notebooks and pages we are a few weeks behind. On top of being slightly behind, it is time to start 3rd semester books (for high school). Sitting the children down and going over this is not an easy thing to do. You will need to have them see that they are behind and extra pages need to be completed to get back on track.
Many of you are dealing with flu and lack of motivation in the children after the holidays. Children sleeping in late because it's winter and it's cold and they don't want to get out of bed, sluggish at school time, distracted, bad attitudes, and no motivation on their part (or mine). This is all typically part of January beginning again. Be encouraged, it does get better.
It's time to be consistent and get back on track. Bit by bit get caught up. It will happen you will eventually get back on track. Spring will come and before you know it this school year will be completed. Take time to enjoy the journey!
There's something to be said for "Solitude". This poem from the book Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne says it all:
I have a house where I go
When there's too many people,
I have a house where I go
Where no one can be;
I have a house where I go,
Where nobody ever says "No";
Where no on says anything--so
There is no one but me.
The illustration is the cutest. It is a child outside sitting on the ground, under a makeshift tee pee, all alone. I imagine it is a rejuvenating solitude. There is something to be said for taking time to rejuvenate after a busy season in your life. As moms that have our children with us 24/7, you have to make time to just regroup. You do not need to feel guilty about this time. It is a necessity for a busy homeschooling mom. You have to make that time. You are the only one that can gift that to yourself.
After the holidays, after the company, after all the busyness, don't jump right back into schooling. Give yourself the week to catch up on housekeeping. Put your decorations away, clean house, take care of business at the store, get groceries, get prepared for next weeks school lessons, just get caught up. Give yourself a day to relax, then you can breathe a bit easier when you do get back into the full swing of schooling.
Don't be surprised if it’s a slow start to school in January.
I know this post will find most of you extremely busy, without time to read another thing! I just wanted to say slow down. Enjoy your holiday season with your children. Time passes way to quickly, take time to enjoy this season. I want to refer to one of my previous posts, "Homeschooling is a Lifestyle" If you followed my advice in that post, you will have a bit of wiggle room at this time of the year! You could slow down on the school work a bit, as activities increase during the holidays. The following excerpt is from that post:
When we start a school year I always hit the school days pretty hard. I usually try to have the children do double lessons in their school books when possible. Most curriculum is designed in a way that the first quarter of the book is review or concepts that have been previously taught. If my children know the lesson or concept, I would go ahead to the next one.
This way if something does happen during the school year I have a reserve to pull on, we are ahead. Believe me, there will be days that your school schedule will be altered for life events. You have to remember, you are not limited by any other schedule except your own life schedule.
Even if you are not ahead, you can always catch up. Just let the children know ahead of time what you are doing. That way in January they are not surprised when you say, "We are doing double school work this month." You can even let them know ahead of time what you are planning. I would say to the children, "We are completing a light school month during the Christmas season. Be prepared in January, we will have to do a few extra lessons to get back on schedule." I would always do math every day. Even if it's a light school week. It is hard to catch up in Math, and I always try not to get behind in that subject. Double lessons in other subjects seem easier. I would take a different subject each day and do a double lesson. That way at the end of the week in each subject an extra lesson was completed. I would not make the children do double lessons in each subject every day, only one.
Find what works for your family. That is the joy of homeschooling. Finding what works for your unique family.