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  • Item #: 001917
    ISBN: 9780794537364
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.69

     

       Learn about portraits, still lifes, landscapes, sculpture and loads more terms/concepts as you follow a silly presentation of some serious art! There aren’t many art books that are a funny read. It is just full of interesting little nuggets! Did you know that for thousands of years artists used a color called mummy brown (made from actual mummies)? As you read, there are lots of activities for the reader to complete that have to do with that page’s theme: when learning about color tones, you will color in the same little picture with a warm and cool color palette to notice how they feel different to the viewer. Four pages of stickers make it even more interactive! I think students who love art would enjoy this book, but it would also introduce the non-artist to some great information! Some of the famous artists include: Van Gogh, Lowry, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Klee, Rousseau and many more. 80pp, 8.5” x 11”, pb.  ~Sara

  • Item #: 015139
    ISBN: 9780805444339
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.34

    Not the first or only book written about getting started in homeschooling, but if you're just beginning the journey and want a mentor to "walk" beside you and share her (their) experience and wisdom, then you won't do better than this book. Tackling all the beginning "stuff" - your reasons and your vision - Mark and Christine Field remind us that it's the relationship that we have with our children that is most important. Each subject area is examined in turn and put into perspective. By this I mean that we are constantly being encouraged to look first at the big picture and what we want to accomplish. The focus in these chapters is general direction, but their end-of-book resources section provides a satisfying amount of discussion on various products/publishers. This book lives up to its name, and you'll find that you have received a first-rate introduction to all aspects of Christian homeschooling. 294 pgs. pb Janice

  • Item #: 009848
    ISBN: 9781932012989
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Any book that claims to be the “ultimate” had better deliver, and this one does! Not just an update of an out of print classic, this is THE book to read if you’re planning to homeschool or considering homeschooling. Answering the real questions (i.e. What if I don’t want to homeschool?) as well as the expected (i.e. How do I get it all done?) – and with a candid honesty you will appreciate – it also addresses concerns of seasoned homeschoolers (i.e. preventing burnout). Several themes run throughout the book – organization and planning are good things, creating and maintaining a love-of-learning environment is important, raising independent learners and responsible kids is desirable, and staying connected with other homeschoolers is necessary. The new to homeschooling couple will find a realistic discussion of all the questions rumbling around in your brains/hearts – Can we do this? What will it cost us? How do we choose curriculum? What type of learner is our child? Will this be the best decision for us? A family worksheet is included to help you sort through all the issues and make a wise decision about homeschooling. There is also a lot of help for making curriculum decisions. Subjects are each covered by examining where you want to go and how to get there. Strategies for each grade level along with guidelines and recommended resources are included. In fact, lots and lots of resources are provided – for books, curriculum, publishers and suppliers, programs, organizations, and technology. Though all grades are covered thoroughly, the discussion on homeschooling high schoolers is excellent and extremely comprehensive including discussions that I’ve not seen elsewhere (i.e. What about organized sports?). Any homeschooler – just getting started or seasoned – will appreciate the thoughtful discussions, multitudinous resources, and reality-based encouragement found in these pages. Janice

  • Item #: 051792
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    Who is Charlotte Mason and how does her philosophy of education provide such great appeal for homeschooling families? This succinct book introduces us to Miss Mason, a British Educator in the 19th century, and offers a gentle overview of her philosophy, allowing families to determine if this approach is right for them. Miss Mason once described the essence of education as “an atmosphere, a discipline, a life”, and this book takes a look at the meanings behind these words philosophically and in the practical application. We also are given a glimpse of what a typical “Charlotte Mason School day” looks like in the home of the Queen family. Providing an excellent introduction to the Charlotte Mason methodology, this book is indispensable in equipping you to use a Charlotte Mason approach. 34 pgs, pb. - Deanne

  • Item #: 053108
    ISBN: 9781600510205
    Retail: $3.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.45

    Classical education. What is it? How is it different than the traditional education found in schools today? The resurgence of classical education in the homeschool and private school arenas has aroused curiousness from many. This booklet provides an excellent introduction to classical education: its history, distinctive elements; demonstrated results and extraordinary achievements of students. Also included is a section on Christianity and Classical education, as well as a look at common oppositions to the modern classical movement. An indispensable guide for parents who desire to understand the Classical education movement. 44pgs. - Deanne

  • Item #: 003344
    ISBN: 9781433506956
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    Describes a philosophy of education based on the Charlotte Mason approach - an approach concerned as much with instilling good character and high morals in children than with learning basic skills. After acquiring basic abilities in the three R's, children learn through "living books" (as opposed to dry texts) and life experiences. Macaulay draws heavily on the philosophies of Charlotte Mason, but from a Christian viewoint. Besides imparting Mason's philosophy and sharing her personal experiences as a homeschooled child, Susan shares the joy, freedom, and beauty possible in life and learning.

  • Item #: 010029
    ISBN: 9780393253627
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $26.95

      The 4th edition of this Classical favorite updates all product information (eliminating products which are no longer available and substituting new favorites for previous recommendations). The general organization and structure of the book is the same, although a new introduction/overview section on homeschooling high school has been added.

    If you're looking for some real guidance in product/curriculum selection for providing your child with a "classical" education, here it is -- down to the titles of the books and where to find them! These ladies have very clear recommendations for each subject area, both for elementary through eighth grade and high school levels, and they're anxious to share them with you. Written by a mother and her daughter (a second-generation homeschooler), the book provides what many are looking for - concrete, specific recommendations for materials to help in providing an academically rigorous, comprehensive education. Using the trivium as their pattern for education, the book is divided into sections by stage: the Grammar stage (grades K through 4), the Logic stage (grades 5 through 8), and the Rhetoric stage (high school). They wrote this book after coming to the conclusion that "if you want your child to have an excellent education, you need to take charge of it yourself. You don't have to reform your entire school system. All you have to do is teach your own child." And they, very capably, supply you with the when, what, and how of it all from there.

    Jessie Wise taught her daughter, Susan, at home, using the classical method. And Susan, a literature professor at the college of William and Mary in Virginia, uses it with her own three sons. Their experience and knowledge of materials has enabled them to provide us with both a clear explanation of the theory behind a classical education and the means to implement it. Each part of the book begins with a very good description of that stage, how it differs from the others, and what your priorities should be. Then, subject by subject, and grade by grade, they provide much advice about what to teach, schedules for teaching, and many, many curriculum (text and non-text) recommendations. Later sections of the book address socialization, character, time management, grading and record keeping, standardized testing, athletics, dealing with your local school system, getting help (when needed), going to college, working, obtaining materials, and starting in the middle. Appendices list home-education organizations and other resources. Parents who want to provide this type of education will find much support in this volume. Revised in 2009.

  • Item #: 000846
    ISBN: 9780880620741
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    A set of three well-written, helpful books by Dr. Beechick. A Home Start in Reading is chock-full of no-nonsense advice for teaching your child to read. Dr. Beechick includes a phonics system, chart, advice on dealing with those “messy” phonics problems and sight words, what to do “after” phonics, and suggestions for teaching spelling. A wealth of hints and helps packed in 32 pages. In A Strong Start in Language, Dr. Beechick explains an easy-to-use, natural method for teaching a child to write. Sample lessons are provided as a starting point. Discover Dr. Beechick’s “powerful, real-life, home method” for teaching your child to go beyond mere memorization to thinking mathematically in An Easy Start in Arithmetic. Includes teaching ideas, games and activities.

  • Item #: RBWKGN
    Retail: $398.60
    Rainbow Price: $299.95

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  • Item #: RBW1ST
    Retail: $467.77
    Rainbow Price: $364.95

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  • Item #: RBW2ND
    Retail: $506.26
    Rainbow Price: $369.95

    2nd grade package features Horizons Phonics & Reading for language arts, Saxon Math 2 and manipulative kit, Story of the World Volume 1 and Volume 1 Activity Book, Exploring Creation with Astronomy text, Exploring Creation with Astronomy Jr. Notebooking Journal and the Astronomy lab kit (packaged by Nature's Workshop).

    The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a required resource. If you do not already have a copy, you will need to purchase one separately.

  • Item #: RBW3RD
    Retail: $458.90
    Rainbow Price: $357.95

    The third grade package continues with Horizons Phonics and Reading Grade 3, Story of the World Volume 2 (and Activity Book), and Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 (text, Jr. Notebooking Journal and lab kit). At this level, math is switched to Saxon Math Intermediate Grade 3.

    The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a required resource. If you do not already have a copy, you will need to purchase one separately.

  • Item #: RBW5TH
    Retail: $482.83
    Rainbow Price: $373.00

  • Item #: RBW6TH
    Retail: $532.39
    Rainbow Price: $435.00

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  • Item #: RBW7TH
    Retail: $579.25
    Rainbow Price: $459.95

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  • Item #: RBW8TH
    Retail: $575.17
    Rainbow Price: $449.95

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  • Item #: RBW8UP
    Retail: $584.47
    Rainbow Price: $459.95

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  • Item #: 041712
    ISBN: 9781935495659
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.75
  • Item #: 011333
    ISBN: 9781942192763
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $26.95

    Are you like me? Color and beauty make me happy. A well-organized, common-sensible planner makes me want to plan. When both are wrapped up into one user-friendly, cheerful, full-of-extras package, I'm ready to grab my pen!

    First, let's talk about the basics. Each week has a two-page spread in the spiral-bound (lies flat) 8.5 x 11" planner. Days (Mon-Fri) are across the top (three on left-hand page; two on right-hand page). Each of these columns has five subject sections (Bible, Math, History, Science, English). Each of these sections has four lines. In other words, for each day, and each subject, you can briefly record a 2 ¼" line for each of three or four children – or use two lines for two children or four lines for one child. There are additional boxes (total of seven lines) at the bottom of each column any other subjects. Each of these lines in each column ends with a small colored box for check-offs. The remaining vertical column on the right-hand page has lined space to record weekly priorities, daily dinner menus, and weekend activities. There is also a box with one question and its accompanying answer from the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Each week includes a Bible verse on one page and a notable quote (think inspirational Facebook status posts) on the other. Also included are small monthly calendars for the current and following month (with the current week highlighted).

    Now for the extras - sample planner page, greeting card registry, place to insert a family picture, family budget page, weekly cleaning schedule, special projects page (monthly boxes with reminders of those easy-to-forget occasional cleaning tasks), important contacts, children chore cards (perforated and ready to tear out), teacher schedule, class plan (curriculum) and student schedules for four children, year at a glance, semester goals, monthly calendar with accompanying page to record books to read, field trips, and monthly expenses, perforated shopping lists (set of six for each month), semester accomplishments, attendance records, and grade recording sheets. A set of four perforated, cardstock report cards are in the back (due to a misprint in current planner, there is only 1 report card, but if you have purchased this planner and want the others, you can email customerservice@wellplannedgal and they will send you more). Each month is inaugurated with an encouraging article and has its own color scheme – vibrant, subtle, cool, warm – each satisfying. The graphic theme (which changes each year) is lively, and frankly, delightful. An extravagant claim perhaps, but I'll stick by it - using this planner will remind you daily that homeschooling is a wonderful calling, full of beauty and grace. Janice

  • Item #: 022747
    ISBN: 9780230100350
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Perhaps you think you know what “classical” education is all about. It doesn’t take much “googling” to come up with the trivium and a few key authors. However, Leigh Bortins proves that there can be many ways to skin the proverbial cat. In this highly readable book she tells us what is wrong with American education, what our model and ideals should be and then, subject-by-subject she outlines a plan. It’s a workable plan, not necessarily easy to implement (it will take diligence and consistency) but definitely do-able. One can easily see both the potential of her methodology and the means by which it is accomplished. Classical Conversations (the community-based, one-day-a-week, classical homeschooling option the author co-founded) is attracting a surprising number of homeschoolers eager to implement her ideas. In this book she tells us how to incorporate classical study into daily routines involving the entire family. Maybe you need to be convinced that this is the direction you want to go. Maybe you need a road map to help take you there. Maybe you just want to know that others are following a similar path. It’s in here! 238 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 017347
    ISBN: 9780978541309
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    If you need some help getting organized, but want more flexibility than a standard lesson-plan book provides, read on! This journal combines lesson planner with other helpful forms uniquely suited to homeschooling. Intended as a permanent record, the spiral-bound volume can be filed away with your children’s work as a lasting reference to your school year. The first few pages contain helpful instructions for use and 2-year calendar to aid in planning. A“Linear Schedule of Home Schooling Events” - your year-at-a-glance summary of school-related activities - is followed by a page of yearly requirements like dental exams, test dates, home schooling conventions, etc. A two-sided page for recording by-subject test scores follows. The next several pages are devoted to recording information pertinent to planning field trips, including goals for learning. The heart of the organizer is a generous 200-day daily subject log. Recording boxes are ample and each page helpfully includes a lined, wide “NOTES:” column which allows for detailed recording of particulars on field trips, special activities, journal entries, whatever. At the end of the planner are 13 full pages of library list forms, allowing you to keep a record of books read or books that you hope to locate for use in unit studies. Reasonably priced, this journal could be a wonderful investment in tracking and organizing your school year.

  • Item #: 020061
    ISBN: 9780310481614
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Historical events and lists are summarized in convenient form on these charts. Includes genealogies, chronologies of events, Jewish calendar, military battles, classification of Psalms, lists of kings, archeological information, theologies of Gentile nations, language comparisons, comparisons of disputed theological issues, weights and measures, even a mileage chart between cities. An indispensable resource as you study the Old Testament.

  • Item #: 036670
    ISBN: 9781596360228
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    This book is a visual treat for visual learners (like myself). I am a huge fan of the Rose Publishing pamphlets due to the wide variety of visually-pleasing Bible charts, maps, and time lines they offer. As a result, I was thrilled when this amazing book wound up on my desk. I had to force myself to stop looking through the pages so I could write this description! This book has 188 pages of spectacular full-color charts, maps, and time lines – many of which you can buy as individual pamphlets, but some that are not available individually.

    The content of this book can be broken up into six different categories. The first category is a section dedicated to general Bible charts. In this section there are charts that present the books of the Bible, an overview of the Old and New Testament, insight on how we got the Bible, lists of 100 well-known people and prayers, and a Christian history time line (which is really good!). Next you move into the Old Testament Charts, which provides you with an outline of creation, 100 well-known events, family trees, names of God, insight to the Ten Commandments, and wonderful charts that bring clarity to Judges, Kings, Prophets, the prophesies of Daniel, and important archaeological finds that support the Old Testament. The third section of this book gives New Testament charts. This section includes charts on the genealogy of Jesus; 100 prophesies fulfilled by Jesus; events, miracles, parables, and teachings of Jesus; information on the twelve disciples; 100 well-known events from Acts to Revelation; archaeological finds that support the New Testament; and other charts that cover well-known portions of scripture such as the Armor of God and Fruit of the Spirit. The next section contains twenty beautiful and well-labeled maps that highlight different features of the Middle East and The Holy Land, as well as showing where Jesus walked and the locations of Paul's missionary journeys. The fifth section includes colorful illustrations and diagrams of places described in the Bible, such as Noah's Ark, The Tabernacle, The Ark of the Covenant, Solomon's Temple, Herod's Temple, and a detailed diagram of Palm Sunday to Easter. Lastly, the final section provides information on Christianity, Cults, and Religions, denominations comparison, the Trinity, and a comparison of Islam and Christianity.

    This book is hardcover and has a spine, but it has a hidden spiral binding that allows you easily reproduce the pages for your classroom. This resource may seem a little pricey; however, if you bought all of these charts separately in pamphlet form, you would pay much more. Plus, you will be hard pressed to find another resource that so clearly presents the truths of the Bible in such an amazing visual format! – elise

  • Item #: 043940
    ISBN: 9781596362758
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Fans of the original Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Timelines will be thrilled with this sequel. Similar to the original, this second volume is packed with even more eye-pleasing, informative charts. This book is organized as follows:

    Basic Bible Charts

    • Names of Jesus

    • Names of the Holy Spirit

    • Women of the Bible

    Reliability of the Bible

    • Bible Translation Comparison Chart with 20 Translations

    • Why Trust the Bible?

    Key Bible Topics

    • Christ in the Old Testament

    • Christ in the Passover

    • Life of the Apostle Paul

    • Lord's Prayer

    • The Beatitudes

    Key Bible Verses

    • Where to Find Favorite Bible Verses

    • Bible Promises for Hope and Courage

    • 10 Keys to Witnessing to Cults

    History of Christianity

    • Reformation Time Line

    • What Christianity Has Done for the World

    Cults, Religions and Religious Movements

    • Christianity and Eastern Religions

    • Worldview Comparison

    • 10 Questions & Answers on Magic, Spells and Divination

    • 10 Questions & Answers on Jehovah's Witnesses

    • 10 Questions and Answers on Mormonism

    Like Vol. 1, this book is also hardcover with a spine concealing a spiral binding. This allows for easy photocopying of the pages for student use. Includes a bonus feature of a 22" Genesis timeline foldout. 256 pgs. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 057213
    ISBN: 9781596368699
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    With the same eye-pleasing appeal of Volumes 1 & 2, these full-color charts focus on Bible topics, comparison of the various Christian views on baptism and the Lord's supper, Bible character studies, and, finally, books of the Bible overviews. Additional features include a Jerusalem timeline (a fascinating study of the history of the city of Jerusalem from 1000 BC to AD 2000), several one-year Bible reading plans, and a creeds chart that compares various historical creeds with Bible references. The hardcover book has a hidden spiral binding within the spine that allows for easy viewing and reproducing the pages (surprisingly permitted for classroom use). 240 pgs, hc. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 042635
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.25

    Inexpensive and handy chart formats in a large (11" x 17") desk mat. Venn diagram shows overlapping blue and red circle with blanks for titles atop. Chart relationships, discuss attributes, talk set theory. T-Chart is great for contrast and comparison, pro and con lists, before and after lists, etc. Although you can use either a dry-erase or wet-erase marker, if using with wet-erase, use only a damp (not wet) cloth to wipe as too much water will ruin the mat.

  • Item #: 004243
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    Learn a lot about U.S. geography by taking a trip across the U.S.A. A big, colorful 11" x 17" map accompanies this engaging book, giving students plenty of practice using a map as they "travel" all over the country. Fifty pages of questions and activities have students practice using direction, position, distance, and comparison, analyze information, and draw conclusions. Besides learning basic map skills, your children will learn a great deal about the individual states including locations, abbreviations, nicknames, industry, and more. Even math and reading skills are put to good use as children compute mileage and distance, navigate time zones, and read charts. At the end of the book is a blank map of the U.S. for children to write the names of the states in (after finishing this book, it should be easy), a list of state nicknames and abbreviations, and an answer key.

  • Item #: 037499
    ISBN: 9781580175548
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    If you and your kids want to learn about birds, and I mean really learn about birds (more than the information provided by little books or field guides), then this is the book for you! Packed with full-color illustrations and photographs and detailed, yet easy-to-read information, bird lovers of all ages will learn something new. The book begins with an up-close-and-personal look at the bird. Learn the finer structures within feathers, types of feathers, bird anatomy and structure including bones and internal organs, types of bills, bird senses, and much more. The second chapter talks about the various places birds call home and which types prefer which environments and habitats. Bird communication, communities, nest preferences, eggs and food are all discussed. The third chapter is in a field guide layout – introducing thirty types of birds with an introduction, size comparison, habitat, bird call, and range across the U.S.A. given. The section ends with a compact chart of all the birds discussed and the essential information about each one. Then students will learn about birds that are endangered and bird migration. The fifth chapter entails how you can interact with birds and make your yard a bird haven. There are some ideas for building projects such as nesting boxes and arbors, and ideas for keeping a calendar of the birds you see and when you see them to learn their schedules. The sixth and final chapter shows the gold-medal winning birds in lots of different events such as fastest runners, highest fliers, deepest divers, best dressed and more with short explanations of which bird species came in first. A glossary, resource list, index, and a short bird-watching quiz are all included in the appendix. So read up and head outside to put your new knowledge to the test! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 025524
    ISBN: 9780769660479
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Weighing in at 352 pages, this has got to be the biggest elementary-level workbook on the solar system that we have ever seen! This engaging workbook is divided up into chapters on our solar system, the planets in our solar system, the sun, our moon, stars, and space travel. The pages are full-color and illustrated, featuring informational text, pencil-and-paper activities, hands-on activities and experiments. Paper activities include word scrambles, riddles, short answer, graphs, comparison and contrast, word searches, crossword puzzles, blank diagrams to label, matching, follow-the-directions, filling in charts, games, research, and much more. Hands-on activities include creating planet landscapes from mud and rocks, demonstrating the difference between night and day, making planet mobiles, exploring the states of matter, investigating weight and mass, and more. A complete answer key is appended. Previously known as the Complete Book of Science, this updated version includes a poster and planet stickers. Use this high-quality workbook as a supplement to your elementary earth science lessons, for unit studies, a summer project, or just for fun for the astronomically-oriented. - Jess