This is a collection of fourteen of the My First Report in which you save 40% from purchasing each separately. Instead of just filling in workbook short answers, introduce your children to expressing their knowledge in complete sentences of their own. When purchased separately, each packet contains sheets on at least twelve different topics and suggestions for unit-study activities. Basic questions are given for directed investigation. Besides reporting skills, your children will automatically practice language, penmanship, and library/encyclopedia/dictionary skills. Students then create their own reports with or without a picture. Included is a set of reproducible report forms with varying line heights. Activity suggestions for each subject include art, music, language, reading, math, social studies/history, science/health, P.E., Bible, and field trips. A list of additional resources is included, as well as other information; e.g., the scientific classifications of the animal and/ or plant kingdoms in packets where these are studied. Using one topic per week, a packet will last an entire quarter.
Written with Grades 3 and 4 in mind; Grades 1 and 2 can do these with parental direction. These are perfect for remedial work for Grades 5–8. The set includes the first fourteen First Reports listed under Related Items below.
A Customer Writes:
I received my order yesterday of the 14 My First Reports, and I just want to say thank you. My daughter has some learning challenges, and although [she] is 13, [she] is not doing 8th grade work. We have made great progress this year with some big curriculum changes, but I have been looking for something that would challenge her thinking/reasoning skills, work on researching a topic, and push her writing to a new level, and that's when I found your My First Reports.
When I started looking through the binder, I nearly cried—the organization is wonderful and easy to follow (I also work fulltime in addition to homeschooling my daughter), and the ties to Scripture are magnificent. We will be able to expand on go so much deeper with these than I ever imagined. Our encyclopedias will be getting a LOT of use thanks to these studies. I know a lot of high school age kids and even adults who could benefit from these unit studies.
So, I thank you for creating these wonderful materials and at such wonderful prices. This morning I am back on your website and ordering the packets of the 10 additional First Reports. I am also ordering the Chronicles of State History materials so we can do an indepth study of our state of Michigan.—K.O.