Gideon at Home with Online Support

And yes, we are enrolling new students right now!

Our method uses pencil & paper.

Less screen time is better for everyone, and writing by hand creates better memorization.

 

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Our system gives you structure.

All our booklets are sequenced in a step-by step layout with mastery standards.

 

 

Help sessions scheduled on demand.

We are now offering phone and online help in addition to the explanations already in each booklet.

 

Gain real academic progress.

Use all this extra time at home to make excellent strides in math and reading while school is disrupted.

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Contact us today to receive more information about your selected center. That’s one step closer to mastery!

School may be out, but Gideon is in…your home!

First and foremost, we pray everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.  We will get through this together as a community.

With all this free time at home, this is an EXCELLENT opportunity to gain more academic progress.  We know you do not want your child sitting idle and watching screens all day.  Instead of doing Gideon at home 5 days a week, you are simply upping this to all 7 days for a short time. 

For over 25 years in this industry, we have used this option many times with great success for students who live too far away.  Let’s keep those minds active and growing by getting a lot of Gideon completed!

Not an active student yet?  Find your nearest location to get started!

Your center director will be in touch each week to:

  • receive scores or proctor tests
  • give any needed explanations
  • discuss new & completed booklets swap
  • answer any questions

Best Practices with Gideon at Home:

  • Do the work each day.
  • If a booklet has a test on pg. 21, proctor it yourself at home OR ask the center director to do so.
  • If a booklet does not have a test, simply move on to the next booklet.
  • Get in touch with your center with any questions and to swap completed booklets with new ones.

Read more from our 10 Secrets to Success Series below.

Need Extra Help?

  • Reread the explanations and directions in the front of the booklet (or on that page).
  • Watch the explanations videos on Youtube – LINK.
  • Contact your center director for a help session.
  • Read below for best practices on doing Gideon each day.
  • See below on how to proctor your child’s test once the booklet is almost completed.

MATH: Instructions for Parent Proctoring of a Test

Locate the Test:

  • Your student should be on the last four pages of the book (pg. 21-24) or use the loose-leaf test. 
  • Your center director can email the loose-leaf one to print out.

Practice Oral Facts (front inside cover of book):

  • Have the student just say the answer to each problem as a warm-up.

Test – Ready, Set, Go!

  • Keep the testing room quiet and distraction free.
  • Start the timer!
  • Have your student complete all the problems on all four pages.
  • Once the student has completed the last page of the test, stop the time!

 

Grade Your Student’s Test:

  • Find the answer key in the middle of the book. Mark an X on the number or next to a problem the student answered incorrectly.

Send Results to Gideon:

  • Contact the center director via phone, email, or text.
  • Provide the mistake count.
  • Provide the amount of time for the test.
  • Detail any other concerns or issues.

READING – Codebusters (CB): Instructions for Parent Proctoring of a Test

Locate the Test:

  • Your student should be on the last four pages of the book (pg. 21-24) or use the loose-leaf test. 
  • Your center director can email the loose-leaf one to print out.
  • All numbered activities count towards the test. The amount of mistakes with these activities determines whether the student has passed the test or not.

Letter Names and Sounds (first page of test):

  • Point to each letter and ask your student “What is the name of this letter?” and “What is the sound of this letter?”.
  • Look for short, clipped sounds.
  • Unsure about this pronunciation?  Ask your center director to listen to your child say the names & sounds over the phone.
  • GRADING: Give him/her three chances to correctly pronounce the name and sound. If your student does not correctly answer after three tries, mark an X on that number. 
  • Watch the CB video online to receive more guidance via the QR code on cover or this link.

A) Vocabulary (first or second page of test):

  • Have your student identify all pictures.
  • If he/she does not recognize the picture, tell him/her what it is. Your student should repeat after you.

 

B) Vocabulary (first or second page of test):

  • Point to each picture and ask “What is the beginning (or ending) sound of this picture?”.
  • Look for short, clipped sounds.
  • GRADING: Give him/her three chances to correctly pronounce the sound. If your student does not correctly answer after three tries, mark an X on that number.

C) Beginning Sound – Last Page

  • Have your student circle the letter of the beginning (or ending) sound for each picture.
  • GRADING: If your student does not correctly answer, mark an X on that number.

Blending (second or third page of test):

  • Point to the first letter in a blend as you ask, ”What is the sound of this letter?”
  • Point to the second letter in the blend as you ask, “What is the sound of this letter?”
  • Underline the blend and say, “Blend the sounds together.”
  • Unsure about this pronunciation?  Ask your center director to listen to your child say the blends over the phone.
  • GRADING: Give him/her three chances to correctly pronounce the sounds and blend. If your student does not correctly answer after three tries, mark an X on that number.
  • Watch the CB video online to receive more guidance via the QR code on cover or this link.

Review (at the bottom of the third page):

  • If your student struggles with a certain letter name or sound, please circle that letter or make a note.

 

Enrichment Activities (throughout test):

  • Each test may have a variety of enrichment activities. Have your student complete them as unaided as possible.
  • Have your student write all letters within the “walls” of the bubble font.

Send Results to Gideon:

  • Contact the center director via phone, email, or text.
  • Provide the mistake count.
  • Detail the types of mistakes.

READING – Word Builders (WB): Instructions for Parent Proctoring of a Test

Locate the Test:

  • Your student should be on the last four pages of the book (pg. 21-24) or use the loose-leaf test. 
  • Your center director can email the loose-leaf one to print out.

Word List (first page of test):

Vocabulary (second page of test):

  • Have your student spell the vocabulary word under each picture.
  • GRADING: If your student does not correctly spell a word (including a backwards letter), mark an X in that box.

Handwriting/Sight Words (third page):

  • Follow the directions for each activity. None of the activities are counted toward the mistake count of test.

 

Maze (fourth page):

  • Have student stay within walls.

Send Results to Gideon:

  • Contact the center director via phone, email, or text.
  • Provide the mistake count for the oral word list (pg. 1).
  • Provide the mistake count for the spelling (pg. 2).

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