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The thought of using more than one of the ABCJLM Curricula at once may seem daunting. But by incorporating the ideas below, combining the curricula is an attainable goal.
Read what Amy shared on the ABCJLM Facebook Group:
This is my first year combining curriculum (Year 3 and Year 5). I LOVE how easy it is to combine... I don't do everything in every week- but, I'm easily able to combine due to the way the lessons are crafted. Thank you! I love using this as an outline for our days- my kids LOVE their activities we do each day... and most of the time, they have no idea they are learning. It's just fun. I love having the objectives each day. Thank you for all you do!!
While the curricula are completely separate, there are objectives which can be combined to lessen preparation and sit down time. I suggest that you...
Objective Poster: Print the "We are Learning..." Poster to help you combine the any of the five curricula objectives. Then, use the 36 Week Scope and Sequence provided in the printed Lesson Plans books, to quickly choose the objectives you desire to cover. Combined objectives will be placed in the bold boxes. Objectives specific to a child will be placed in the thin boxes. By placing the poster in a plastic cover or picture frame and using a dry erase marker, the sheet is reusable from week to week.