"Teacher Material" Activity Name in Scheduler...?
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    Hello there! Quick question....when the Scheduler refers to "Teacher Material" followed by a number, what material does this refer to? Specific independent lessons provided by the homeschooling parent to teach specific subjects or skills not covered by the T4L curriculum (ex. handwriting), or are there materials provided by T4L that I should be using? Also, should a log of the materials used and time spent, etc. be kept? Thanks!

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    I'm afraid I'm not familiar with this phrase. I have passed your question on to someone who will know the answer.

    As far as keeping a log I think it would depend on your state. I a state like New Jersey I would not bother. It is just extra busy work for you. In a state like New York it could be an important part of your portfolio.
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    Hi. What grade level and subject are you looking at? Are you sure you are looking at the Activity Scheduler and not the lesson plans/scope and sequence? Please let us know the answer to these questions and we will take a look at it for you. There is some optional printable parent material referenced in some of the lesson plans, but I don't think it's called Teacher Material.

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    I saw it in mine too. It is the Language Arts Kindergarden level. I assumed it was the optional worksheets and exersises avaliable in the packet at the top of each chapter when you look at the lesson plan.

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    I want to make sure I'm understanding correctly. These teacher materials are showing up on the schedule generated with the activity scheduler, and not just on the lesson plans/scope and sequence?

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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    My bad - it was the math I saw it on. When I go to the scheduler and do:
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    the result has this:

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    Aha! With that information from you, I found them. Yes, it is the optional worksheets which are all lumped together for kindergarten, instead of being separated out the way they are in the rest of the grades.

    I would generated the schedule as usual. When I saw that teacher material, I would take a look at it in the lesson plans and print a few chosen itens to do that day. This is very much like what a teacher finds in a teacher manual. They get the basic material, plus a whole lot of extra pages with ideas for extension activities and worksheets. Each teacher choses what he or she likes, has time for, or has materials available for. Several teachers in a school using the exact same textbook may each present the lessons a little differently. I go into detail about that because a lot of new homeschoolers, when presented with a bunch of options, want to know which is the "right" choice; and the answer is that there really isn't a "right" choice. If you know your student enjoys worksheets, choose two or three he might enjoy. If he hates to put pencil to paper, but you think he needs practice with that, you might just print one.

    Hope this helps.

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