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  • Item #: 035311
    ISBN: 9780547898858
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    ISBN: 9780547898261
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    Based on the three-point instructional method: "this is;" "show me;" and "what is?" as well as an underlying Socratic question/answer format, ShillerMath Language Arts is Montesorri at its best. The totally scripted teaching manuals each provide a semester's worth of daily lessons (71-84 lessons in each book). Kit 1 (Books 1-4) is designed for ages 3-5. We understand there will be two more levels: Books 5-8 are for ages 4-7; Books 9-12 are for ages 6-8. If these age levels seem a bit odd to you (they do to me as well), it's because there are two levels of things happening here. One is phonics instruction and the other is an amazing/exciting combination of language arts "more." For example, here are the "more" topics covered on the Book 4 Review Test imitate (speaking, listening, reading, writing), introduce yourself, repeating 5 words back in order, articles (as in part of speech), retelling a story, emotions (tell me about a time when . . .), touch typing (home position basics), rhyming words, identifying adjectives, describing basic geographic features, describing peripheral vision, naming the months of the year, naming first ten ordinal numbers, comparisons, copying a very diverse collection of shapes, showing directions, and, lastly, identifying Shakespeare and naming a sonnet. The bottom line is that there is a lot of learning going on here and a lot of flexibility. An older student (5 years) might start with Kit 1 and fly through the learning but still come away with new information.

    Lessons require no preparation and vary in both length and complexity. There is also great variety in the content which is why the teacher is encouraged to skip lessons if the student is not ready for its content. Since one of the basic premises of Montesorri education is that children are natural learners, the teacher's role is to provide a learning-friendly environment and the proper tools. Students are usually the best gauge of their own competence and will know when they have closure on a topic so be prepared to be flexible and sensitive. There is a checklist included, as the back cover of each lesson book is to be used to record when a lesson is completed.

    A good part of Montessori instruction is managing the dialog between teacher and student. Although appropriate wording is modeled in the lessons, there is also general information at the front of the Lesson Books on building an environment conducive to learning.

    As mentioned before the Lesson Books are totally scripted. This means that everything you need to say to the student is provided for you. For instance, Lesson 24, Book 4 practices comparative terminology. There are eight points to the lesson. The first point covers "est" words and comparing three or more things. The second point talks about the "er" words and comparing two things. Then there are five sets of pictures of various objects to compare starting with three objects of varying sizes but progressing to four and six objects. About 95 pgs each, spiral-bound.

    The lesson on emotions is illustrative of the different directions this curriculum takes. First we are told that "emotions are what we feel." There are pictures of four children illustrating these emotions: shy, sad, jealous, and sorry. As part of the lesson the child is encouraged to demonstrate how she/he feels with each of those emotions as well as to tell a story about a time when he/she was . . . . . All in all, an interesting and excellent introduction to an intriguing subject.

    The Mother Goose Book includes 358 "stories." These are to be used as part of each day's lessons (read-aloud) and can be requested by the child as desired. These stories are printed in large print and would be read by the child (if able). There are multiple stories on each page. Please note there are no illustrations at all in the book. 152 pgs. spiral-bound.

    The Lesson Mat needs to be mentioned. It is large (22" x 34") and cream-colored. Fabric is some sort of foam but the touch is velvety. It is slightly stretchy in one direction. This mat is used with all lessons and serves as a portable workspace allowing you to take your lessons anywhere inside (or outside) of the house.

    The Kit contents all have a purpose within the lessons. While most of the items are somewhat typical (letters, numbers, crayons, Play-Doh), that is not true of the Montessori shapes manipulatives. There are ten shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle, trapezoid, quatrefoil, pentagon, oval, elipse, and curvilinear triangle) illustrated two different ways: blue shapes with molded lifters and ten matching pink stencil shapes. Stencils are 5.5" squares; shapes are various sizes with 3 7/8" square being the largest.

    Kit 1 includes Lesson Books 1-4; foam mat; magnetic alphabet (uppercase & lowercase letters plus numbers); quinoa grain, washable large crayons; shapes with knobs and matching bases (10), 4 tubs of Play-Doh; book of Mother Goose Rhymes; and CD with 24 language arts songs. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 035319
    ISBN: 9780547898384
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  • Item #: 024909
    ISBN: 9781623990824
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  • Item #: 037106
    ISBN: 9781623990763
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  • Item #: 024920
    ISBN: 9781623990800
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  • Item #: 034750
    ISBN: 9781623990879
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  • Item #: 055922
    ISBN: 9781610061056
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    This book is the combined effort of two professional teachers, one at the high school level, the other college levels. Both believe that the Bible has a lot to say about the field of economics, so you'll find lots of scriptural references in the early sections of the book, and four scripture memory verses. This worktext is intended to be used over one semester.

    You can tell that the course was designed by instructors with an eye to making it easy to use for the teacher. A Student Course Syllabus makes planning simple, dividing the work into the 18 weeks. Grading is equally easy, as the book provides a schedule of point values per assignment and space to record each grade. Lessons were divided into 2 or 3 sections each. Text is short, usually 2 or 3 pages, followed by 3 to 5 review questions, with space to fill in the answers. Color graphics enhance the visual appeal of the book. Practical Application Activities,

    Imprimis

    Articles for Group Discussion, Oral History Projects, and Case Studies are interspersed here and there throughout the semester. 7 tests and quizzes are provided to use over the course of the semester, as well as a 2-part final exam.

    Because text is short in duration and limited to main points, you will find no deep discussions of economic theory here. This course could be used successfully at any high school grade level without concern that the concepts are over the student's head. 290 pgs, sc. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 034726
    ISBN: 9781623990855
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    Focus on math practice as it aligns to the Common Core Standards. This workbook series offers activity pages in the areas of place value, rounding, multiplication/division, fact families, time and money, and problem solving. The books are colorful and visually engaging for young math students. Each activity in this 96-page book is one page in length, and an answer key is at the back of the book. Activities vary and may include measuring, graphing, coloring, fill-in-the-blank, decoding, or cutting. At the bottom of each page is a suggested extension activity. Use these for extra practice or just to make sure you cover all of your bases for grade-level math. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 034739
    ISBN: 9781623990862
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  • Item #: 037078
    ISBN: 9781623990770
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  • Item #: 037090
    ISBN: 9781623990787
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  • Item #: 024908
    ISBN: 9781623990817
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  • Item #: 034761
    ISBN: 9781623990848
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  • Item #: 037104
    ISBN: 9781623990794
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  • Item #: 024917
    ISBN: 9781623990831
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  • Item #: 067716
    ISBN: 9780890519431
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    Phonics instruction integrated with Bible stories and verses. Is a well-done program with these characteristics exactly what you're looking for? Master Books has introduced an easy-to-use program with straight-forward lessons and little prep for the teacher. Starting with letter recognition it proceeds through short vowels, long vowels, and some digraphs. Both letter sounds and printing letter strokes are taught.

    Organization is not typical (N, D, A, T, S, P). The accompanying narratives are in biblical chronological order, however. Daily lessons introduce letters with a biblical narrative (N is for nothing, none, not even a bit! Genesis 1:1-2) and a Bible verse. The lesson/narrative is scripted for the teacher and includes questions for the student, finger tracing, listening, identifying words with the letter sound, and reading practice followed by a worksheet for the student to complete. Bonus (optional) activities are provided to use as needed and time permits. Introductory material for the teacher includes general instruction, a writing readiness assessment, sight words for each lesson, helpful hints for teaching the lessons, a materials list, a daily lesson schedule (5 days a week for 18 weeks), and a progress chart. There are periodic reviews.

    This is a one semester course for either Kindergarten or First Grade. It seems like the publisher may be planning a sequel but if not this is an excellent standalone and will get your student off to a good start. ~ Janice

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  • Item #: 067693
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  • Item #: 067695
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  • Item #: 056956
    ISBN: 9781935796381
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  • Item #: 056957
    ISBN: 9781935796398
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  • Item #: 056958
    ISBN: 9781935796374
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  • Item #: 040195
    ISBN: 9780781443807
    Retail: $79.99
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    This survey course is intended to be "a journey through the basics of the Christian faith." The program is divided into 30 lessons and assumes a group setting with an instructor and multiple students. The first unit is seven lessons on the Bible, and the next seven are on church history. Four lessons cover the major doctrines of the Christian faith, with the next three discussing the defense of your faith (apologetics). Four lessons discuss other religions and the occult, three discuss our current age (the postmodern culture) and the last two help the student to become a more effective witness.

    The course materials consist of a book with perforated pages and a CD-ROM. Both the instructor pages and the student pages are in this book. Instructor pages give teaching directions, basic material that the teacher should present in class, and sometimes charts or a quiz with answer key. The instructor may want to flesh out the information to be presented in class with additional research. (This will certainly be necessary with the section on other religions, as almost no material is included here.) Student pages contain additional information (different from the information in the teacher pages). The CD-ROM includes PDF's of appropriate maps (also shown in the book) and the student pages.

    As mentioned at the outset, this is a survey course, so the course is covering a lot of ground and not going into much depth. Besides being used as a Sunday School class, the course could serve as a 1-year refresher for a high school student before going off to college. sc, 291 pgs.

  • Item #: 058149
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    Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool is a complete, turnkey, high school curriculum designed to fully equip homeschool teachers with everything needed for a dynamic learning experience. We've included lesson plans, teaching delivered via video by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts, and a blended learning website, foundationsU.com. In addition, more than 35 activities are included which focus on providing 21st century personal finance knowledge and skills in a student-centered approach to learning.


    This set includes:


    Teacher's Edition on CD-ROM:


    This brand new addition to the Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum is a 160-page digital teacher guide on CD-ROM with more than 35 activities, case studies, and assessments.



    Instructional Videos

    This set of 5 DVDs offers more than 12 hours of engaging classroom instruction taught by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.



    Student Text


    The Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool Student Text is a comprehensive, 288-page student soft-cover consumable.



    foundationsU Blended Learning Site


    Our Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool curriculum comes with access to our blended learning site. FoundationsU.com is full of interactive tools, relevant articles, and real-world activities on a student-focused website designed for all devices.

  • Item #: 004432
    ISBN: 9781880960950
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    What a great memorization tool for you to use with your high school aged children! The scriptures in this little booklet are taken largely from the gospel of John and they present Christ as the foundation of the Christian life (hence the title). At the beginning of the book, tips for memorization are given to help your child make the most of their time. There are twelve assignments for your child to completely memorize, and each one goes through a different aspect of Christ. This is advanced memorization, as each assignment covers several sections that can each be 2-5 verses long. The verses are printed in both the King James Version and New King James Version, so you'll have to choose which version they will memorize throughout the book. At the end of the assignment, commentary is provided to help your child understand what the verses mean. The goal is to have them be able to memorize a whole assignment and recite it back to you without any prompts! Your children will be blessed by their efforts! This first book of the series is paperback, and 96 pages. - elise
  • Item #: 059309
    ISBN: 9781425810962
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