I only had two doing ECC two years ago. I put the book between them. Even then, sometimes one girl would inadvertently (I'm kindly assuming) shift the book closer to herself. Somethings that helped were:tiffany wrote:I have 3 students using ECC. During the science portion, I read the text aloud to them and then have them do their drawing and science facts for their notebook. The problem is in sharing the book for the completion of their notebook page. It takes so long to get through 3 people (none of which seem to be in a hurry, I might add.)
We are accustomed to shuffling things around. Like, the older two on math, while the younger one does his handwriting. I don't mind doing that so much with our math and language arts, but I'm not excited to have another subject that requires that kind of rotation.
Any suggestions? Also, how many of you have your children make a page for their notebook for every science lesson? I'm thinking about cutting back to 2 a week. What do you think?
1. Let one girl do book basket while the other did her science sheet and then swap. That way, each girl had a chance alone with the science book. You'd have to add a third "subject" such as spelling or math windows. This might be your best option. The only drawback is that two of your children wouldn't do the sheet immediately and it's probably easier to do immediately.
2. Have available other resources on the exact same subject. If you are studying desert vegetation, use the science "spine" as well as other resources (encyclopedia, internet articles, other books from library or home) on the same stuff. Put them out for science sheets. This requires more work from you. Put out the main science book and then set a timer. Each child gets one minute with the main science book and it rotates when the timer dings.