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How are you liking it? Is it overwhelming to put it all together? I have to admit that I'm a bit intimidated by the whole thing. How are you using it? Please share your experiences/opinions!
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I have the book. Just got it, started flipping through it.

A lovely lady on here (I can't remember who though), put together this fabulous document that's a little easier for idiots like me to see how it can all work out...

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I have been using BFSU for about two months and I have to say I LOVE this curriculum! I am really lucky to be doing it with a friend who has kids who are close in age to mine. Not because this curriculum is difficult to use/present but because I may have been too intimidated to start if I didn't have the motivation of working with someone else. So far we have done 6 lessons and they have been surprisingly easy to present once you have read (and often reread the lesson).

The lessons also don't take all that long. I think the longest we have spent on formal BFSU at any one time is 45 minutes and that's with 5 kids only 2 of whom are formally participating. So that includes a lot of getting the 3 year olds set up with an age appropriate version of the activity or a snack or shoes so they can go out side etc.

The lessons have not required allot of time to prep, however, I do have to really sit and concentrate when I read the up coming lesson. For me it's not the kind of thing I can read/ prep without giving it my full attention. As I mentioned earlier I sometimes need to read it twice to get a full feel for the lesson, this is not because it is poorly written but rather because the lessons are deep and meaningful when it comes to scientific thought and understanding. I wish that my own early science experiences had been like this.

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We did it last year and we wdored it. This test we are doing his new book, grades 3-5.
I am amazed by his lessons. It can be intimidating though. I just take it one lesson at a time.

Children deserve the respect of puzzling it out.
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