Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.This year we are including 4th Grade – Building Life Castles from Positive Action Bible Curriculum in our homeschool. I was very excited to see this Bible curriculum!
I wasn’t sure what I was going to use for Bible this year, so this came at the perfect time. Evie is in 4th grade this year and we are studying the Medieval period this year, so castles fit right in. Thomas is in 3rd grade so I was looking to see if I could have them work together.
Evie has decide to be much more independent this year and was happy to work on what she could by herself. I admit I’m a little sad, because I will miss working with her, but I’m also very proud that she’s getting more confident and independent. She has been working on through her Building Life Castles workbook on her own. I think Thomas is not quite ready this yet, so it worked out great!
For this review, I received a larger binder with the teacher’s manual and a student workbook. There are 35 lessons that are broken up into 3 lessons. We work on this 3 days a week and it fit right in with the 34-35 weeks of school that we do.
The teacher’s manual is written for teaching a group. Everything you need is all right there with no prep time needed. It is easily adjusted for one student.
Here is what the teacher’s manual looks like. It has all the information you need to teach the lesson and all the answers from the student’s workbook.
Crossword puzzles are definitely her favorite!
It has been easy for me to assign each day’s work for my daughter. She has been about to follow the directions to look up the Bible passages and fill in the answers. I like that she can do this on her own, then we can discuss it using the teacher’s manual. It’s probably backwards from the way it was intended, but it is really working for us. I like that she can do some independent Bible study and form some of her own thoughts and then discuss it with me. I think this will set her up for more independent study and a personal relationship with Jesus.
At the end of each week there is a page called Building Your Life Castle. I like this as a review/follow up/personal reflection to wrap up the lesson.
There is also a optional hymn study in both the student workbook and the teacher’s manual.
This is a page from the student workbook. It’s a nice place to be able to keep a record of scripture memorization.
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