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  • Item #: 001917
    ISBN: 9780794537364
    Retail: $12.99
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       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 #: 009848
    ISBN: 9781932012989
    Retail: $20.00
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    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
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    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 #: 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
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  • Item #: RBW1ST
    Retail: $467.77
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  • Item #: RBW2ND
    Retail: $561.01
    Rainbow Price: $439.95

    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: $483.83
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  • Item #: RBW6TH
    Retail: $533.39
    Rainbow Price: $435.00

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  • Item #: RBW7TH
    Retail: $581.25
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  • Item #: RBW8TH
    Retail: $575.17
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  • Item #: RBW8UP
    Retail: $584.47
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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 #: 064688
    ISBN: 9781587923241
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.50

     

      Don’t hunt and peck your way through keyboarding. This Keyboard Basics Learning Chart will help show you proper finger placement (home row), and the placement of other function keys. The chart measures 17x 22”, is printed on cardstock, and has a large computer keyboard in the center. Important keys are labeled with a simple explanation of the function – tab, escape, delete, return, caps lock, modifier keys, space bar, directional keys, shift and home row. Hang it up as a visual reminder for learners as they practice their keyboarding skills. The back of the learning chart has three 8.5x11”, black and white reproducibles – Fast Finger Workout and Show What You Know for practice and a small-format image of the front of the learning chart.

  • Item #: 045937
    Retail: $36.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.82

    Addition & subtraction facts – 2 digit, hundred counting chart, place value to 100, fractions, telling time, length/capacity/weight/temperature, data & graphs, ordinals, and symmetry.

  • Item #: 032707
    ISBN: 9781592690145
    Retail: $74.95
    Rainbow Price: $48.50
  • Item #: 910041
    ISBN: 9781579246839
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $21.94

     This set has nine 4.5" x 22" sections that you can mount end to end to display the whole alphabet. Cut on the dividing lines between each set of letters to display the individually; each letter section would be 4.5" x 7.25". Both upper and lower case letters are represented and are used with 2nd through 6th grades. 

  • Item #: 045942
    Retail: $36.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.82

    Multistep equations, inequalities, exponents/factors/multiples, numerical & geometric proportions, finding volume, percents, introduction to probability, Pythagorean Theorem, slope, and nonlinear functions & set theory.

  • Item #: 045955
    Retail: $36.95
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    Living & nonliving things, where do animals live, life cycles, food chains, my senses, human body, weather, seasons, the sky, and land/water/air.

  • Item #: 045927
    Retail: $36.95
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    Main parts of plants, how do plants grow, grouping of plants & animals, relationships among living things, rocks/minerals/soil, changes on earth, matter & its properties, work & machines, and solar system.

  • Item #: 045929
    Retail: $36.95
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    Cells, invertebrates, vertebrates, animal growth & reproduction, food chains & food webs, rocks & minerals, earth, weather & climate, force/motion/energy, and electricity & magnetism.

  • Item #: 015399
    ISBN: 9781615384051
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.15

      These are a component of Memoria Press’ special-needs readiness program. They are light blue and white with dark blue letters/numbers printed on card stock. A simple corresponding image is shown below each character (apple, bird, cat, etc. and 1 penny, 2 socks, 3 triangles, etc.)  It includes two charts that are 8.5” x 11” and four that are 17” x 4”.

  • Item #: 088740
    ISBN: 9781579241605
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.50