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Old 06-18-2011, 09:08 AM
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Do you use ABEKA curriculum? Please share

your advice/experience. I posted for help in the elementary section but thought here might get more response from private sch teachers that use the ABEKA curriculum. I really could use some advice on how to set up and run a combo Kinder/1st grade class. I've taught ABEKA PK and Kinder for many years (1 year PK/K combo class), this will be first year in 1st grade. Will be a very small group of Kinder children. If enrollment goes up we will separate them, but for now just not practical.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:18 AM
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I wish I knew who it was on here that also did that. The member may not even be active anymore. Hopefully though!
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:40 PM
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I use ABEKA and have taught k5 and 1st. However, I don't know how I would combine the two. Maybe once you get into looking over plans it will come together. There is a lot of overlapping in the grades with phonics and stuff. Good luck!
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:31 AM
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It should be fairly easy to do if you can split the kids into work groups. Much of the ABEKA curriculum for first grade is all K review and they can work independently some once you give explanation. Could you set it up to have one group work in centers/seat work etc...as you teach a lesson to the other group and then swap out? Our 3rd/4th grade class was combined this year and this is how that teacher handled it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:39 PM
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Yeah, I was going to suggest that probably the easiest thing to do here is "ping-pong."

K5: Phonics Lesson//1st: Arithmetic Seatwork
K5: Phonics Seatwork//1st: Phonics & Lang lesson Lesson
K5: Reading Groups//1st: Phonics Seatwork
K5: Number Writing Practice//1st: Reading Groups
K5: Penmanship//1st: Spelling lesson
K5: Arithmetic Lesson//1st: Language Seatwork
K5: Readiness Skills book and Bible Activity book//1st: Arithmetic lesson
K5: Activity Time (Sci, Comm Workers, Health or Hist)//1st: Penmanship
K5: Centers//1st: Activity Time (Sci, Health or Hist)
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:02 PM
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Wow! Homeoflove4Him that's awesome! I was hoping to do as many "lessons" together as possible but the two grade levels are not on anything the same at the same time except at the beginning a little while introducing vowels & blends to Kinder & reviewing with 1st. That doesn't even flow. I like your idea. Now to work out the time schedule to fit everything in with specials, etc. Thanks so much for your help!!

Please keep the ideas, suggestions coming!
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:26 AM
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In the beginning of the year for 1st is almost the same for K in phonics so you could review with 1st while introducing the basics to K.
Do you use Abeka for Bible or ACSI? You could do at least Bible together.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:41 PM
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Yep...Bible could be done together fairly easily since the curriculum pretty much follows the same lessons for the younger grades.
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