Title: Finding God's Promises Bible Curriculum
Target Age: 2nd Grade
Format: Printed
Price: Student Manual $12.95 (price discount on 5 or more)
Teacher manual $33.95

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This teaching curriculum is  printed materials for teachers and students. The teacher’s guide (TG) comes with 3-ring binder with an engaging full-color cover. The student materials are a bound workbook with activities to complete each week. We worked on the 2nd Grade materials entitled Finding God’s Promises. This is a study of Moses through the book of Exodus.

The catalog states that the TG includes:
  • 35 lessons (one per week)
  • Plans for 3, 4, and 5 days Bible class schedules
  • Target truths (objectives)
  • Teaching strategy section
  • Life principles and charter trait activities
  • Practical applications
  • Interesting stories
  • Ideas for puzzles, skits, artwork, buzz groups and discussion
  • 190-270 pages of material
  • Student’s manual answer key pages
  • Weekly quizzes; one per lesson (Grades 2-6)
  • Quizzes printed on separate pages for ease in copying
  • Answer key for quizzes provided

As you get into the lessons, there are scripture verses to memorize, hymns to sing, and choruses to learn. All are in context with the lessons being learned. The scripture memory program is on a three-year cycle so that students learn the scriptures more than once. Each scripture builds on the previous one. So, students could learn a small verse, and then add to it to get the full message. 
The full-color student workbook has vocabulary sections, words for the songs, puzzles, artwork, and maps, and life application sections. In the second grade program, the students will learn that when God gives a command, he also gives a promise.
The Queen’s Assessment:
We loved this curriculum. When I would give the prince a choice of which subject to do next, he would choose “Bible.” He loved the stories and worksheets. (The princess could participate in the discussions too.) He always wanted more. The prince also wanted more hands-on activities (i.e., worksheets) than were available. He wanted to do 2 or three sheets a day, and there were only 2-3 planned for the week.
I loved how the curriculum was presented. The information in each lesson was easy to follow. However, I found the plans for the 5-day program a little hard to follow. Also, there seemed to be more information in the TG than in the student workbook. We could usually do all of the student worksheets in one day and not have any to do when we got to the instructions that said “complete student worksheets.”
The FREE Scope & Sequence materials from the company will give you an idea of what is covered in each level. It will also show you how to the different grade levels can be taught together. The Scope & Sequence is available in print or download.

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Disclaimer: This was a review of my experience with the product described. I tried to give a complete and honest assessment. In order to review the product, I received a free copy of the curriculum with no additional compensation. This in no way influenced my review of the product. The opinions expressed are my own and were not affected or edited by anyone prior to publishing.

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date Monday, January 3, 2011

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