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  • Item #: 061308
    ISBN: 9780486786261
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    This draw and write journal by Dover provides fascinating pages for kids to fill-in and becomes a fun keepsake to look back on! Each page focuses on a different thought, such as writing about three great experiences, designing the ultimate hangout, where they would go if they could go back in time, and typical journal pages such as favorite everythings, physical and personality characteristics, family, future dreams, etc. The pages are gray-scale with lots of fun illustrations, so children can color each page as they journal along.

  • Item #: 053209
    ISBN: 9781939814562
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    The A-C books provide space for drawing with the blank-on-top, bottom-lined pages, along with some all-lined pages.

    Book A (Kindergarten) uses wide double lines.

  • Item #: 053212
    ISBN: 9781939814586
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    The A-C books provide space for drawing with the blank-on-top, bottom-lined pages, along with some all-lined pages. BookB usesregular double lines.

  • Item #: 041975
    ISBN: 9780890519837
    Retail: $39.99
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     Full of colorful artwork and photos as well as black & white illustrations, vocabulary tidbits, maps, and biographical sketches, it is skillfully formatted into an appealing and engaging text. Each of the 28 chapters (i.e. weekly lessons) have text interspersed with Narration Breaks (place to stop and recount orally the information that has been covered) and questions: "Ready to Explore".Each chapter ends with a two-page photo montage (a feature I love) that pertains to the chapter's focus. For instance, there is a collection of Native American dwellings each with short informational captions inAmerica's Story.

     

  • Item #: 041943
    ISBN: 9781683440581
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  • Item #: 004033
    ISBN: 9780965326339
    Retail: $12.95
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    Memorizing new words and their meanings can be pretty hard or just downright boring! But this innovative book may have your children begging for more! When I (Jessica) reviewed this entertaining book, I could barely put it down long enough to write this review! The words are presented in such a fun way, they're sure to stick with you for a long time. First, each word is written in BIG, BOLD letters with a pronunciation and the definition. Then, under that, the word is changed to what it "sounds" like. Then the best part! There is a short paragraph, a setting that you picture in your own mind, sometimes using the presented word, but centered around what it sounds like. Funny, and interesting, this is the part that really assures retention. Here's an example:

    OBSCURE (obb-SKYOOR) adj.- hazy, unfamiliar, difficult to understand. Sounds like: Hobb's cure.

    Picture in your mind a patient coming out of Dr. Hobb's office. The patient's wife questions him about the examination.

    Wife: What did Dr. Hobb say? Patient: I'm not sure. Wife: Well did he say its curable? Patient: I think so, but maybe not. He was pretty vague. Wife: What's the prescription for? Patient: I have no idea. He told me but I didn't understand. Wife: This is Dr. Hobb's cure? Send yourpatient away in a fog? Patient: It might be. How would I tell?

    See, isn't that fun? Adding to the mental "picture" there are humorous black and white cartoon drawings for about 100 of the words. Each entry ends with an example sentence using the featured word. The book ends with a list of an additional 135 words with definitions and advice on avoiding common "traps" on the SAT. Learn as many new words a day as you want -and keep them with you....for life! 120 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 050101
    ISBN: 9780971787452
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    If you can train yourself in the habit, keeping a nature journal offers not only the opportunity to continually hone artistic skills, but also provides ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, develop a deeper appreciation for nature, enhance penmanship and writing abilities and become a precious keepsake for years to come. This guide takes students lesson-by-lesson through developing their own nature journal and building the skills they'll need to capture examples of nature's beauty. Created by Barry Stebbing, author of the How Great Thou Art courses, these lessons are formatted similarly with short, easy-to-read lessons and a related assignment. There are 47 lessons total, the first segment focusing on assignments that can be done in the classroom, and later assignments which students will get to head outdoors to do. Lessons include designing the journal cover; learning how to appropriately frame the page; creating various tones in green and brown, and drawing specific objects or scenes such as onions, vines or tree trunks, landscapes, night scenes, farm animals, feathers, insects and much more. The lessons are illustrated with a variety of related drawings (both color and black-and-white) by Barry, some of which serve as examples to copy, and others to provide inspiration or examples for students' own drawing. The last piece of the book provides several blank journal pages with lines, a space for an inspiring quote and blank areas for drawing. You'll need a few specific supplies to complete the lessons, including a hardbound journal, a legal pad, a rubber band, colored pencils, a drawing pen, a writing pen, glue stick, tape, washable markers, a #6 watercolor brush (to use with the markers) and semi-gloss paper. Especially if you're not already emphasizing art in your curriculum, a course in nature journaling can provide your students a rewarding, creative tie-in to your science, English or even handwriting program – and get them outdoors to enjoy that sunshine! – Jess

  • Item #: 030540
    ISBN: 9781893791473
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      This small, inexpensive book can be added to any phonics or spelling curriculum, or use it as an introduction to letters and their sounds before you ever begin the teaching. There is one page for each letter of the alphabet with space to draw pictures, glue letters or pictures, stamp pictures and letters, and space at the bottom to write six words that begin with the letter. When finished, your child will have a complete alphabet book made by them! For reference, there is a chart that shows upper and lowercase letters with a picture of an object that begins with that letter printed at the back of the book. The book measures 7.5” x 9.25”, 28 pgs, pb. ~ Donna 

  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
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    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 006848
    ISBN: 9780880853828
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    Children can construct a unique ABC journal as they learn their letters. A page for each letter of the alphabet shows the upper and lower case letters and stroke sequence for writing or tracing with a finger. Then each letter is used in a sentence at the top of the page: "Aa is for alphabet," "Bb is for book," etc. The book is formatted in landscape position to give children plenty of work space as they complete an activity on the page. On the letter "I" page ("Ii is for inside"), for example, there are basic shapes and children are asked to draw something inside each shape. The "D" page ("Dd is for dinner") shows a plate and tableware and asks the child to draw his favorite dinner. At the bottom of many pages is a sentence to complete. On the "D" page this is "I like to eat ________." Finally, each page has an "I Can Do More" activity to round out the experience. These range from reading a coordinating book to answering a question to performing some activity/project, like "Help make dinner tonight!"

  • Item #: 041958
    ISBN: 9781683440598
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  • Item #: 041933
    ISBN: 9780890519806
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       The Teacher Guide is a combination book. It is part teacher book, with some course instructional information, detailed daily lesson plans, an overview of the activities built into the student worksheets, teaching tips for struggling learners, supply lists, suggestions for special projects, and answers for student worksheets. Information for the teacher (about 10% of the book) includes a section on the importance of narration and words of encouragement from the publisher. The remainder of the book is student worksheets (which are reproducible for your own homeschooling family). These worksheets provide the heart of a student’s journal to accompany the course. Very nicely designed and well-illustrated, there are daily front-and-back worksheets. These are similar but appropriately different for each age level between the two series. The whole TG is three-hole punched, and for the record, there are no tests in either series.

      America’s Story worksheets include Draw-Write pages (journaling lines, space for sketching, copywork), Mini-Project pages (cut & glue projects), Written Narration pages, Timeline pages (cards for each chapter with space for students to create their own timeline), a Special Prayer Book (a cut apart book for writing a weekly prayer for his/her country), and Artist Study (quick introduction to an artist with a variety of related art activities). Mapwork and vocabulary study are also a featured part of these pages.

  • Item #: 033908
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    This set of three DVDs covers some similar ground as the book course above, but offers some distinct differences. The set of DVDs provides six lessons (each approximately an hour long) which focus on specific drawing topics while the book format contains 47 smaller, more specific lessons. Because of the format and structure of the DVD course, it would work well as a shorter course for use with multiple children or as a family, and the visual demonstrations would be helpful for students (and parents!) that have not had much experience drawing. Each lesson covers some specifics about what to write and how to maintain the journal, along with several drawing assignments that fit a specific topical theme. In the first lesson, viewers get an introduction to keeping a nature journal and will learn what to write, where to draw, and how to mix colors and draw flowers. Lessons 2-6 are centered around drawing trees, landscapes, the four seasons (and the color wheel), insects/butterflies/birds, and "treasures in nature" (pine cones, acorns, etc.), respectively. Each lesson discusses the writing portion of the journal a bit, then turns to drawing exercises, which Mr. Stebbing demonstrates on-camera. Recommended supplies include a hardbound, unlined sketchbook, a set of 12 colored pencils, black pens (different sizes for drawing and writing), water-soluble markers, a brush to blend markers like watercolor, glossy paper for marker drawing, a small drawing board (optional) and small drawing pad (optional). – Jess

  • Item #: 028157
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    Lite-Brite Glow Art Black Light Studio (PK-AD)(ages 4+) This fun kit has all sorts of goodies to create images that will glow under a black light. There are 10 graphic black & white design pages to color with the 8 neon markers. Also included are 52 stickers to color and a plastic stencil with letters & designs. The little black light projector takes 3AA batteries (not included) and has a stand. The box doubles as an easel to create and display your pictures on, simply point the black light projector in that direction to light it up. An invisible ink marker allows you to write secret messages. Use the markers "outside the box" to dress up your other papers and journals too! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 026491
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  • Item #: 026075
    ISBN: 9781942446064
    Retail: $19.95
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    "Two-fer" studies are such a good idea. One course; two subjects covered. This particular combination – literature and art – makes so much sense. Richly illustrated with both full-color reproductions of masterpiece art plus step-by-step art lessons, this book will serve as a reference (for literary terms), an art appreciation course, and a drawing instruction manual. This should give you a little idea of its flexibility. The book is organized around different types/genres of literature: epic poetry, fable, science fiction, novel, and journal writing – to name just a few. Each genre is defined plus examples cited (good suggestions for reading lists). Masterpiece art that relates in some way to the genre is provided, and several art projects are described and facilitated. To give you an idea of how this all works, take the example of the segment on free form verse. Starting with some biographical information on Robert Frost (an American master of free form verse), Mrs. Jeffus focuses on a specific poem – The Road Not Taken – giving website links to where it can be found and read. She then has two artwork examples of paths – each very different from the other, and she describes the differences. Then citing another Frost poem – this one mentioning a crow – she has a short segment on painting birds and references Audubon providing an example of his work with the suggestion that the student reproduce the shapes found in the painting. She continues with the shape theme of the art lesson with examples of other bird paintings by Thorburn and a rabbit by Durer. With the rabbit picture, the student is led through the steps of creating a similar rabbit. Likewise with an owl painting. She ends the segment by noting how we can communicate certain characteristics by artistic additions. For instance, we communicate that an owl is "wise" by adding a graduation cap and glasses. This segment is longer than some but others follow a similar pattern.

    There are no lesson plans, per se. However, there are reading suggestions throughout plus lots of art projects and even discussion questions. The tone of the course is conversational and comfortable. This course could be completed independently, I think, by a high school student or to varying degrees of accomplishment and with varying amounts of assistance by younger students. A short, illustrated vocabulary and a simple end-of-course test (define genres and give examples) conclude the book. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 011826
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  • Item #: 010791
    ISBN: 9781580174930
    Retail: $18.95
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    Learn to slow down and enjoy life as you observe and reflect upon the world around you. In Part One of this book, you will learn what it means to keep a nature journal, how to start exploring, and how to express your thoughts using the written word and drawings. If you're not a great artist, don't panic! This book will help you lay aside your fears as it encourages you to improve your skills through practice.

    Part Two of this manual focuses on the ongoing journal, providing ideas to keep your journal active throughout the changing seasons. Centering a portion of your seasonal observations on a stationary object or place such as the tree across the street, an easily observed park or street corner, or even the moon will lend a sense of continuity to your entries.

    The final section is entitled "Learning and Teaching Nature Journaling." This segment consists of a number of exercises to help the reader gain confidence with basic drawing skills including contour, capturing basic shapes, foreshortening, perspective, and shading. The author has also provided helpful tips to simplify drawing flowers, landscapes, weather, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and other objects which may prove difficult to capture on paper.

    The last few chapters of this section are devoted to the idea of teaching the art of nature journaling to people of all ages, and adapting nature journaling to a group activity. This portion stresses the role of the teacher in creating learning situations that stimulate learners to begin writing or drawing in a journal.

    The book has just a bit of evolutionary content in it, but nothing that can't be avoided. A helpful appendix at the back of the book gives suggested reading, additional resources, and a suggested scale for teachers to assess nature journaling skills. Complete index. - Rachel

  • Item #: 009818
    ISBN: 9781450881074
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  • Item #: 009473
    Retail: $16.99
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    Binoculars can be used for so much more than spying on siblings or birdwatching. This set provides a set of decent-quality kids' binoculars and an activity journal that provides ideas and activities for using them. The small purple-and-aqua binoculars feature 4x magnification, a built-in compass and an easy-to-use center focusing knob. And when you're done peeking around your yard and neighborhood, you can open up the 22-page Wildlife Activity Journal and use your binoculars to observe, write and draw about birds, wildlife and trees. It holds several guided activities you can do to take a closer look at your local wildlife, and includes spaces for drawing and lines for writing. – Jess
  • Item #: 007597
    ISBN: 9780970040589
    Retail: $15.95
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    Barry Stebbing is a firm believer in keeping an art journal. After all, if aspiring writers are encouraged to keep up a journaling habit, how much more valuable is it to artists as an opportunity to sketch, write, and practice new techniques? This helpful companion offers encouragement and advice to young artists as they begin and develop their own art journals. In the beginning of the book, Barry gives students plenty of reasons to journal, along with tips on how this book will complement other How Great Thou Art instruction books. He also offers instruction on getting started, including how often to journal, how to write descriptive entries that complement the sketches, and more. The remainder of the book is broken up to focus on the parts of the art journal, including penmanship, format, recommended art materials, drawing basics, and using pen and ink and colored pencils. In each section, exercises are included to build both art and writing skills and get artists comfortable drawing different subjects in pencil, pen, or other mediums. Advice, encouragement, quotes, and examples of the author's and other artists' journals are sprinkled throughout, giving the book a leisurely feel instead of a series of assignments. Designed to be an art journaling guide, this is not a complete instructional book, but it can easily be used alongside any How Great Thou Art materials, or even any other art program you are currently using. And why not? The benefits are endless – you're improving your writing and drawing skills while creating a memento you and others will enjoy looking back on for years to come! – Jess

  • Item #: 073943
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    This LEGO®-themed sketchbook provides the perfect springboard for creativity, brick or not! Each book has a 4x6 base plate attached to the front. LEGO® pens, markers, minifigures, and basic designs can all be connected, making it suitably “personalize-able.” The interior is blank, awaiting your latest LEGO® designs or other artistic endeavors!

  • Item #: 073942
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    This LEGO®-themed sketchbook provides the perfect springboard for creativity, brick or not! Each book has a 4x6 base plate attached to the front. LEGO® pens, markers, minifigures, and basic designs can all be connected, making it suitably “personalize-able.” The interior is blank, awaiting your latest LEGO® designs or other artistic endeavors!

  • Item #: 073681
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    Create and connect with these LEGO markers featuring 4x2 LEGO bricks at the end of each one in vibrant colors. Attach your favorite LEGO minifigure and take them along for the ride as you draw and color, or attach multiple markers together and draw colorful multi-line drawings. These could also be attached to LEGO art supplies like colored pencils and gel pens, or journals and sketchbooks featuring a LEGO holding brick. Great gift for any LEGO fan! ~ Emily

  • Item #: 073679
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    Cute, round white eraser discs feature a round 2x2 brightly colored LEGO brick in the center, making any LEGO enthusiast hoping to make a mistake so they can use them! Connect the erasers to a LEGO pencil topper, gel pen or any journal and sketchbook featuring a LEGO holding brick to keep organized. Maybe attach a LEGO minifigure for some pretend play fun between homework assignments. Sold as a 2-pack eraser set. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 073678
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    Cute, round white eraser discs feature a round 2x2 brightly colored LEGO brick in the center, making any LEGO enthusiast hoping to make a mistake so they can use them! Connect the erasers to a LEGO pencil topper, gel pen or any journal and sketchbook featuring a LEGO holding brick to keep organized. Maybe attach a LEGO minifigure for some pretend play fun between homework assignments. Sold as a 2-pack eraser set. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 073313
    ISBN: 9781537264608
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  • Item #: 071526
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  • Item #: 071525
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  • Item #: 071524
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