Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:12 pm
Tina - AlaskaMom wrote:i wonder is it better (cheaper) to just buy a booklet for all the children, instead of making copies? or just one booklet for the family, and just have one person fill in the areas... any suggestions???
I am sorry that I can not remember the ages/grades of your kids because different ages use a different number of pages. For instance a 7th and 8th grader(and most 6th graders) could do all of the pages. They will need direction especially at first with these pages ie. where and how to locate information. The pages for each continent are very similar so after the first couple of continents my son has begun to be quite independent in doing the pages with help from me when needed.
Kids in 2nd grade as you will see in the manual are not expected to do any of these pages and in 3rd grade only a few that you select to do WITH them. For 4th and 5th graders you just decide how much time you would like to spend with them and how independent you think they can be. Some of the pages do not require much research at all and are fairly easy to complete while others are more difficult to locate the information.
Also, since all your kids will be working on some of the same pages together you can have the older ones helping the younger ones.
O.K. so what does all of that have to do with making copies? If you think that several of your kids will be doing most of the pages then purchase extra books but otherwise just decide which pages you want the younger ones to do, run those off, and give the rest to the older child. You may want an extra book in case you need an extra copy for someone(like when they mess up and want to start over).
Hope that helps you think through what would work best for your family.