Monday, July 30, 2012

What Supplies are Needed and Should I Print or Purchase?


A lot of questions have been asked on the ABCJLM Facebook Group about what is needed to use the ABCJLM Curriculum.  I wanted to write a blog post combining the answers.

Supplemental Materials:

The Lesson Plans contain specific items to enhance the objectives:  children's Bibles, games, videos, craft products, CD's, and books.  Also, each curriculum contains a Supply List (image below).  Each of these items are chosen because I have used them with our children.  Also, I believe that they have aided in our children's learning of the specific objectives.  Fill free to substitute with items in your home as nothing is required unless you are using ABCJLM with children other than your own.  In that case a License is required for churches, preschools, daycares, and other businesses to use the ABCJLM website.  Read our Licenses Terms.


Lesson Plans and Worksheets:

The Lesson Plans and worksheets are 100% free for immediate family use and are all available on the website.  Simply go to the ABCJesusLovesMe website to view and print the Lesson Plans and worksheets.

But many families find this to be time consuming and costly (ink and paper).  Two more options are available: spiral-bound books in print and an electronic edition of the Lesson Plans.

Online Electronic Edition Printed Lesson Plans and Workbooks
Print from Home X

Worksheets Available X
X
Free of Ads and Internet Distractions
X X
Daily Schedule

X
Scope and Sequence (Yearly Overview)

X
For Family Use XX X
For Church/Business Use with a Current License XX X

The Electronic edition is available on Amazon for Kindle and can be used with the FREE Kindle Reading App available to download to your web browser, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android phone.
 
Which Books Do I Order?

I suggest that for each curriculum, you purchase:
  • Lesson Plans book
  • Coordinating Workbook
  • Bible Coloring Sheets Workbook (Covers all Bible worksheets used in 2-5 Year Curricula)
  • Visual Perception Workbook (Used in 4 and 5 Year Curricula) 
  • Handwriting Book  (If you do not purchase the coordinating workbook or would like further handwriting practice.)
What Others are Saying...

You've hear my thoughts, now let me share what others have told me.  
And I would definitely recommend buying the curriculum book and work book. I made the mistake of trying to print everything my first year and is was way too much work. Much cheaper to buy the books. - Amanda

I purchased the curriculum and it has saved me time from having to print out the pages myself. Everything is at my fingertips. - Takiyah


The books are organized and allow me to highlight activities that I want to do. Because it is bound, I can easily reference what we plan to do. I'm glad I bought the 3 Year curriculum and I've already bought the 4 and 5 Year as well. - Lori

I can honestly say that last year I did the 2 yr. old curriculum with my girls and printed out all the worksheets. I probably spent close to $100 in just ink doing that. I have ordered the workbooks for the girls this year to save myself some time and money. I cannot WAIT!!! It's so worth it to order the workbooks and curriculum book, too! - Annie

What are you waiting for?  Time to get started being intentional with the children in your care.

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  1. I can honestly say that last year I did the 2 yr. old curriculum with my girls and printed out all the work sheets. I probably spent close to $100 in just ink doing that. I have ordered the workbooks for the girls this year to save myself some time and money. I cannot WAIT!!! It's so worth it to order the workbooks and curriculum book, too!

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    1. Thank you Annie for weighing in on this. Hope you enjoy your books!

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  2. I was wondering do you have a sample page of what the curriculum lesson plan looks like for a week in one of the books?

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    1. With the new ordering pages, you can now see sample pages for each book.

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  3. The Curriculum in Book Form look exactly as you see them on the internet.

    You can view the Kindle sample which will give you another idea of what it will look like. Click on this link - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WO793O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006WO793O&linkCode=as2&tag=abjelome-20

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  4. DoEs the kindle curriculum include the workbook, coloring pages andvisual perception content ?

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    1. The Kindle curriculum contains links to view all of the links. But a Kindle is not set up to print content.

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  5. There used to be a scope and sequence that included all the age groups. Is this still available? We are a preschool and have purchased licenses, this would be so helpful to our director.I have been using the curriculum as a two and three year old teacher at our preschool and it and the website are so helpful!
    Thank you,
    Karen

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    1. I am so glad that you are enjoying the curriculum and ABCJLM website! The Scope and Sequence is still available in the Lesson Plans books but is not available on the website. If you haven't updated your Lesson Plans books (that were included with your Licenses), I encourage you to because all of the Lesson Plans and Workbooks have been completely redone. Let me know if you have more questions!

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  6. I purchased the 4 and 5 year lesson plan books several years ago. Do I need to up date them?
    I am a Nana homeschooling our grandson. Boy what a challenge it has been. I am so thankful for the ABC Jesus Loves Me and your other website. God bless you.

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    1. I would encourage you to update the Lesson Plans and Workbooks as they were recently completely redone. God bless you!

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  7. For teaching a group of 10 young 3's what is the best curriculum with an attention span of less than 10 minutes. I am looking for a yearly curriculum with calendars and lesson plans.This is for a Christian School non profit, so could you provide me the price please?

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    1. ABCJLM contains 5 curricula for ages 1-5. We include Lesson Plans with objectives and learning ideas. Since you are teaching in a school, the 3 Year Curriculum License would be needed. You can learn more on our website - www.ABCJesusLovesMe.com. There you can view the Tutorial Video and look at prices on the Ordering page.

      Please let me know if you have further questions.

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  8. My son is turning 1 at the end of September and my daughter is 2 yrs old. I want integrate both the 1 and 2 yr curriculum. Would you say this could be done or should I continue to keep the curriculum separate. Trying to juggle both curriculums seems a bit overwhelming. Thanks for the suggestions/advice.

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    1. With the 1 and 2 Year Curricula you have a little more leeway. I think you could put them both on the same curricula but know that each curricula builds upon the former so there will be things above or below the other child. Check this page and then decide what would be best for your children - http://abcjesuslovesme.com/curriculum/combining-the-curricula

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  9. My son is 2.5 years old. I'm thinking of getting the 2 year curricula. What books do I absolutely need? Do I need lesson plans, workbook and coloring pages?

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    1. Since everything is available online for families, nothing is absolutely needed. But if you desire to have everything needed and not need to print anything, then I would encourage you to order 2 Year Lesson Plans, 2 Year Workbook, and Bible Coloring Workbook. You can order here - www.ABCJesusLovesMe.com/order

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