Getting Started 1 – What to Do First

Getting Started – The Steps

1 – Listen to the Intro Video at the top of the page.
2 – Go through the subjects and videos in the Preliminaries Section
3 – Explore the Levels and Subjects of the Curriculum to learn what is here.
4 – When you have ‘studied it out in your own mind’ ask Our Father if this curriculum is right for you and yours.
5 – If the answer is “YES,” sign-up by going to the VIDEO & PDF ACCESS – the DROPDOWN at the TOP OF THE PAGE.
* Select REGISTER and follow the Directions there.

6 – Begin with the
* Devotional (Opening Exercises)
* Include Brain Gym Exercises.
* Select your Scripture course or courses. Familiarize yourself with them and dig-in. Follow the course routine.
* At this stage, if you haven’t previously, take advantage of the Orientation to Learning Course and the Learning Readiness Testing that follow this Getting Started 1. If your child is young or struggles to learn, it is especially important to use the Learning Readiness Testing that appears here in Getting Started 2 to 2r. Then –

7 – Continue with the Language Arts, Level One, Unit 1
* Go to the Brain Gym area and download the list of Brain Gym exercises especially important for Language Arts.
* Do 3 of these exercises at the beginning of each Language Arts class. As they all work well, rotate the three you choose each time you do Language Arts.
* Test – BEGINNING WITH the LEVEL ONE, UNIT ONE, Unit Exam
* If your child receives 70% or less, he/she should start in LEVEL ONE, Unit 1.
* If he or she scores better than 70%, have him/her study, learn, and master what he/she does Not know in the unit.
* Mastery means a score of 100% on a retake of the Unit Exam.
* When mastery for the unit have been achieved, move on to the next unit.
* Have your son or daughter MASTER each unit as they move through the program.
* As you learn about them, begin using the 5 Basic Habits, the Beehive Brainbox Learning System, the Prayer Chain Project, the Learning Journals, and the Assignment Notebook.
* Once you have learned the above-mentioned Study and Success Skills begin to add other subjects to your course line-up.
* USE THE STUDY SKILLS IN THE OTHER SUBJECTS – As Well as in Language Arts and Scripture Study.

8 – Next, Begin the Math Regimen
* Download the list of Brain Gym Exercise specifically useful in Math.
* Do three of these exercises at the beginning of each math class.
* Begin testing and finding your child’s level with Level One, Unit 1, the end of the unit exam.
* If your student achieves a score of 70% or less, begin his work in this unit.
* If he receives a score over 70%, have him study, learn, and master what he/she does not know in the unit.
* REMEMBER TO USE THE STUDY SKILLS LEARNED PREVIOUSLY.
* Then, when he is ready, have him retake the end of unit exam.
* When he masters Level One, Unit 1, End of Unit Exam, have him move on to Level One, Unit 2 and repeat the process by taking the end of Unit 2 exam and mastering what is missed.
* Repeat until the student finds his working level.
* His working level is the level at which he misses 30% on the end of the Unit exam. In other words, when he receives a 70% or less on a unit exam, it is time to STOP and begin working in that unit and level.

HINT: BE COMFORTABLE with your routine in your Scripture, Language Arts, and MATH courses before adding the other two subjects.

9 – Begin work in Man on Earth, History Plus and in the Science-Health & Fitness-T.E.C.K. curriculum Levels.
* Here we suggest that you again begin in Level One, Unit 1. WHY?????
– 1) Because there are probably things here your student doesn’t know or remember. Card, learn, master, and move on until you get to the 70% or less score and begin working in earnest in that unit.
– 2) Because there are lower level lessons on the US Constitution and in US & World History in Man on Earth – History, Plus, and lower level lessons in Science, Health & Fitness, and TECK that your students does NOT know and which are vital to his understanding.
– 3) Because when your student finds his working level, he and you will be happy that he has learned what he needed to know, but didn’t know in the lower levels.
– 4) Because the knowledge he gains will raise his self-esteem and self-worth.
– 5) Because YOU will be pleased to know that your student now knows what he does.

Now, YOU HAVE THE BASICS – ENJOY – and EXPLORE THE PARTICULARS in the REST OF GETTING STARTED…

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