Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Placing the ABCJLM Curriculum in a 2012-2013 Calendar



Several questions have been asked about the official start date of the ABCJLM curriculum.  While I have done my best to make it easy to figure, every few years we are thrown a curve ball. The 2012-2013 school year is one of those year.

Thanksgiving is early and overlapping weeks don't fall in the normal pattern.  Easter fluctuates so it will need to be moved some years.

The official start date this year is August 27th.  This lines up Christmas and the New Year.
 
With that said: The curriculum is basic enough to tailor to your needs.  The only reason why it is set to a calendar is so that you can incorporate holiday activities to the learning.  Since the calendar changes, sometimes holidays activities will need to be borrowed from a different lesson plan.

Also, "things" are going to come up - sickness, family emergencies, activities, etc. - during the year that you are not expecting.  That is why review weeks are given to provide you with more flexibility.

So, begin when you desire and move around what is needed.  Remember that the curriculum is a guide and not a rule book.  Have fun and enjoy your kiddo!

The calendar below is also posted on the Weekly Lesson Plan tables for each curriculum. 

Aug 27 - Week 1
Sept 3 - Week 2
Sept 10 - Week 3
Sept 17 - Week 4
Sept 24 - Week 5
Oct 1 - Week 6
Oct 8 - Week 7
Oct 15 - Week 8
Oct 22 - Week 9
Oct 29 - Week 10 (Halloween)
Nov 5 - Week 11
Nov 12 - Week 12
Nov 19 - Week 13 (Thanksgiving)
Nov 26 - Week 14
Dec 3 - Week 15
Dec 10 - Week 16
Dec 17 - Week 17
Dec 24 - Week 18 (Christmas)
Dec 31 - Week 19
Jan 7 - Week 20
Jan 14 - Week 21
Jan 21 - Week 22
Jan 28 - Week 23
Feb 4 - Week 24
Feb 11 - Week 25 (Valentines)
Feb 18 - Week 26
Feb 25 - Week 27
Mar 4 - Week 28
Mar 11 - Week 29
Mar 18 - Week 30
Mar 25 - Week 31 - (Easter)
April 1 - Week 32
April 8 - Week 33
April 15 - Week 34
April 22 - Week 35
April 29 - Week 36




When are you starting?



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