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  • Item #: 017703
    ISBN: 9781942192213
    Retail: $19.95
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    With all the color and vibrancy of its larger sister (see above), this purse-sized planner (6" x 9") is more oriented to general homemaking duties and responsibilities. Weekly two-page spreads (spiral-binding lays flat) include daily columns (Sat/Sun in one column) that allow for both daily to-dos and appointments as well as one extra column for a shopping list and one that has space for recording weekly to-dos (while I'm out, household projects, purchases to make, events reminders, bills to pay, birthdays/anniversaries). Extras include goals, money management planning forms, homemaking cleaning and projects, greeting card registry, address pages, planning and note pages, monthly calendars and budget-keeping pages precede the weekly pages (all in a similar color scheme). Happy planning on a smaller scale. Janice

  • Item #: 011325
    ISBN: 9781942192220
    Retail: $14.95
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    WPD planner pages with gender appropriate graphics.

  • Item #: 017700
    ISBN: 9781942192244
    Retail: $16.95
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    Weekly two-page spreads with lined space for each weekday to write assignments, plus an inspirational quote. Extra features include year-at-a-glance, overall semester schedule, goals and literature list, two-page monthly calendars, projects/activities planner, and a set of resources (year-by-year checklists, credit requirements, electives, transcripts, standardized exam help, and test-taking tips)

  • Item #: 017705
    ISBN: 9781942192237
    Retail: $14.95
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    WPD planner pages with gender appropriate graphics.

  • Item #: 011333
    ISBN: 9781942192206
    Retail: $29.95
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    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 " 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.  Each week includes a Bible verse on one page and a notable quote (think inspirational Facebook status posts) on the other. 

    Now for the extras - sample planner page, place to insert a family picture and record family memories, a 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,  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. There is also two year at a glance calendars-current year and the upcoming year.

    A set of four perforated, cardstock report cards are in the back (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 #: 011310
    ISBN: 9781942192268
    Retail: $0.00
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    Is it a planner? Or a how-to book on homeschooling high school? You’ll have to decide for yourself. For each of the four high school years there is a 44-page planner section; it includes six monthly two-page layouts, a two-page six month calendar, a journal-type semester summary, attendance record, and achievement record for each semester, plus two articles that pertain to planning that year. The layout for each month shows five columns with lined boxes for each day. There’s room to write assignments for six subjects, complete with check-off circle. A sixth column has a character challenge, a monthly summary (e.g. grades, attendance, and activities), and a brief note on future planning. Each month’s pages also include a scripture verse and miniature current and following month’s calendars. The beginning of the book has a sample month, course requirements, a course planning worksheet, transcript requirements, and a sample transcript. The end of the book provides a section on college preparation – a checklist on what to do when, blank high school transcripts, college portfolio worksheet and details, worksheets (college and scholarship considerations), and notes.

    As with other planners from Well-Planned Day, color and graphic schemes (different for each year) are inviting and strike a nice balance in appealing to both genders. Planner is 8.5” x 11” spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 024275
    ISBN: 9780970877055
    Retail: $13.95
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    A common marketing expression years ago was "Ask the man that owns one," the idea being that someone who has lived with something over time knows it pretty well. Who better then to share their experiences with you than Rick and Marilyn Boyer, parents of 12 children who began their home education experience in 1980. They have experienced the rewards and challenges, highs and lows, kudos and questions that arose from raising and educating a large family.

    This book offers encouragement. The first section deals with making the decision to home educate and opens with the chapter "Of Course You Can." Rick (the primary author) addresses teacher credentials, time constraints, financial limitations, and social pressures. Chapter 2 reviews the biblical principals involved concerning child training, with the third chapter focusing on clarifying your goals, motivation, and training methods for successfully educating your children.

    Part 2 gets into the nuts of bolts of home education, starting with the curriculum and materials to be used. Next comes the structure of the training – when and where do we work with the student, what type of learner is each student, which subjects should I focus on and at what age, what testing is appropriate. And, how do I make learning fun and interesting, so that the student really wants to grow in wisdom and knowledge?

    The last 6 chapters address peripheral but important issues – spiritual training, appropriate discipline, where does Dad fit in if Mom is the primary instructor, socialization, preparing for a career and the advisability of college.

    Many books of this ilk are chock full of the author's personal experiences and cute stories about their kids. To their credit, the Boyers clearly present their beliefs and preferences without getting into a lot of family history. You will find many quotes from and references to the Bible, practical advice and a good summary of their home education experience, and the idea that ordinary parents can produce extraordinary children. 271 pg, pb. - Bob

  • Item #: 041995
    ISBN: 9780805444544
    Retail: $14.99
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    One of our main reasons for deciding to homeschool was that we wanted all aspects of our children’s education to be integrated and established on Biblical principles. From the beginning, Ruth Beechick’s writings were of the greatest help in accomplishing that goal. Now, this educator who has become a homeschooling icon has given us a step-by-step summary of how to provide our children with a home education that is thoroughly Biblical. Starting with the Bible and how to teach it, subsequent chapters progress through the various school subjects, each chapter reflecting a biblical approach to the particular subject. In addition to the subjects like history, science, reading, writing, and grammar, there are chapters on worldviews, thinking skills, and study skills. A final chapter on educational materials cuts through the mystic and mystery surrounding curriculum selection. The term “common sense” homeschooling is often applied to Ruth Beechick and her ideas and it’s easy to see why. Almost every page will find you nodding and saying “yes, that makes perfect sense!” – and it’s so doable. 179 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 000953
    ISBN: 9781578262748
    Retail: $19.95
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    When our kids aren't involved in business or household duties, they tend to jump on the trampoline, hike, bike, swim, or play baseball or volleyball. So we did not see the need to offer a book on physical education. However, not all children are so inclined. With childhood obesity on the rise, physical fitness is becoming increasingly important in the schools. As of 2005, 48 states now have physical education requirements which need to be met for graduation. If P.E. needs more attention in your home, don't panic. Dr. Bruce Whitney (also a homeschool dad) has all the planning and instruction right here in this recently updated guide that's easy to read and use. In seven chapters, he offers a "quick start" with weekly lesson plans; ideas for motivating your family; information and instruction on building muscle strength, endurance and flexibility; information and instruction on aerobic fitness, instruction for games like Capture the Flag, Around the World Table Tennis and snow soccer; fitness tests with scoring charts; lesson plans to help build specific skills and even rules and teaching labs for sports. From specific exercises to strengthen your ankles to how to play softball, it's all here. Just think of this book as your family physical fitness trainer.Get moving! 166 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 073546
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 025502
    ISBN: 9780440400592
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    Follow the adventures of one Jewish immigrant family living in the upper east side of New York City during the turn of the 20th century. Although they live a simple life, the five girls - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie (and later baby Charlie!) find adventure in everything they do from visiting the market and the library to performing routine chores in their own home. These loveable characters share a strong family bond and delight in celebrating both Jewish holidays and everyday adventures together. This is the first book in the wholesome, enjoyable, well-written series by Sydney Taylor.

  • Item #: 005417
    ISBN: 9781891400179
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
    Catherine Levison authored these two books to help parents understand and apply the methods of Charlotte Mason in their homeschools. In her first book, Catherine gives a brief overview of Charlotte Mason and her methods. Then, subject by subject, she reveals how the method is applied in each area of learning. The final chapter deals with "The Formation of Habit". In it, she discusses the necessity of instilling proper learning habits in your children. After laying this groundwork, Catherine tackles more specific applications of the method in More Charlotte Mason Education. Especially helpful is the "Questions and Answers" chapter in which she addresses some commonly asked questions and addresses potential trouble spots. Other topics covered in the book are the application of short lessons, an explanation of "Liberal Arts", keeping a "Century Book", choosing curriculum, scheduling, teaching high school, and selecting appropriate books. Recommended books and resources are found at the end. Throughout the books, many references are made to the Original Homeschooling Series of six books. If you are serious about pursuing the Charlotte Mason method in your homeschool, you will probably find it a wise investment to continue your research by reading through the Original series.
  • Item #: 045857
    ISBN: 9780983099666
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

    We had a customer request for this book. The first reviewer in our office after spending a little time with the book suggested that it was a new approach to homeschooling – somewhere between classical and the principle approach. Another remarked (without a close look at the book) that she thought it was associated with unschooling. Actually, both observations have merit. Sometimes called Leadership Education, the goals of an education styled after that of Thomas Jefferson seeks to teach its students how to think and prepare them to be leaders in their home and communities, entrepreneurs in business, and statesmen in government.

    The author describes four phases of learning: Core Phase (years 0-8) when learning is the product of the structure and flow of family life providing a rich learning environment and a culture of self-education. Love of Learning Phase (ages 8-12) requires exposure to many areas of human knowledge, high standards of quality, and areas of exploration and skill-building. Scholar Phase (ages 12-16) when the student is ready to apply a new level of effort to personal academic achievement through the process of commitment and accountability and is exposed to a variety of options in materials and classic works. Depth Phase (ages 16-22) marked by a profound hunger to prepare for oncoming responsibility and future contribution to society.

    In America today we have three types of education – conveyor belt (move everyone along on the same track teaching them what to think), professional (prepare for a particular career teaching them when to think), and leadership education (prepare to lead teaching them how to think). The first two are based on the myth that it is possible for one human being to educate another. But author Oliver DeMille says “No!” Teachers teach and students educate (themselves). And a Thomas Jefferson Education is all about students becoming excited about learning and applying themselves to their own education. The means by which this is accomplished? Mentors and Classics – the two types of teachers that consistently motivate student-driven education. Mentors inspire through the transfer of knowledge, the force of their personality, and individual attention. The Classics were created by other great teachers to be the experiences of life found in books, art, music, and other media. DeMille goes on to describe characteristics of the mentoring relationship, how to teach using the Classics, and the learning environments conducive to successful mentoring. Other chapters include how to implement a TJEd in the public schools and in colleges, a look at leadership careers, and how statesmanship can make a difference in our society. He concludes the book with some excellent appendices – 100 Classics, Classics for Children & Youth, Sample Discussion Questions (covering 26 Classics), a recommended reading list, and a section called "Putting Thomas Jefferson to Work", which features step-by-step instructions for integrating the Thomas Jefferson Education into your family's life. 198 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 005416
    ISBN: 9781891400162
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95
    Catherine Levison authored these two books to help parents understand and apply the methods of Charlotte Mason in their homeschools. In her first book, Catherine gives a brief overview of Charlotte Mason and her methods. Then, subject by subject, she reveals how the method is applied in each area of learning. The final chapter deals with "The Formation of Habit". In it, she discusses the necessity of instilling proper learning habits in your children.

    After laying this groundwork, Catherine tackles more specific applications of the method in More Charlotte Mason Education. Especially helpful is the "Questions and Answers" chapter in which she addresses some commonly asked questions and addresses potential trouble spots. Other topics covered in the book are the application of short lessons, an explanation of "Liberal Arts", keeping a "Century Book", choosing curriculum, scheduling, teaching high school, and selecting appropriate books. Recommended books and resources are found at the end. Throughout the books, many references are made to the Original Homeschooling Series of six books. If you are serious about pursuing the Charlotte Mason method in your homeschool, you will probably find it a wise investment to continue your research by reading through the Original series.

  • Item #: 027958
    ISBN: 9780060759605
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Sweet little story by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) and illustrated by Garth Williams (Little House illustrations) in a board book format with a touchy-feely- “fur coat” cover. The smallest member of a “fur” family goes exploring all the while noting whether animals have fur or don’t have fur; coming home to his loving fur family at night. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 033096
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95
    Veteran and beginner homeschool families alike will find encouragement and practical suggestions in this 2015 annual print magazine from The Old Schoolhouse. Topics range from much-needed mom support like overcoming homeschool burnout, the importance of homeschool marriage, time management, mid-year enrollment, frugal living, and adoption. Providing a quality home education is also supported through articles that focus on teaching foreign languages, struggling readers, economics, hobbies, entrepreneurships, college prep, teaching children with special needs and much more. You will also find the 2014 Excellence in Education Awards, the Freebie Directory and product reviews within the pages of this multi-faceted magazine. 288 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
  • Item #: 068420
    Retail: $69.99
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      Add this charming house to your train table. The 46 piece set includes walls, windows, doors, floors, and more for endless modular building as well as four figures (two girls, two boys) and furniture for pretend play.

  • Item #: 036191
    Retail: $22.50
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  • Item #: 048477
    ISBN: 9780805448443
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    As a veteran home school mom, I began to read this book prepared to refute views that were contrary to my own. However, a pleasant surprise was to be found within these pages! This book provides a balanced presentation of the four main options available to most Christian families. Whether you are considering homeschooling, public schooling, open admission Christian schools or covenantal (Christian admission only) Christian schools, this book will provide insights and information to enable you to make the decision that will be best for your family.

    Written by four different gentlemen who are "living" their perspective, each shares a bit of their journey and the benefits (and potential downfalls) of the educational choice they have made for their family. Following their individual narrative, an opposing view is presented by a proponent of a different perspective and an occasional "counter view" is added to respond to the opposite view. Each gentleman writes respectfully, intelligently, and passionately about their convictions, enabling you to form your own opinion about which option suits you best.

    I believe this book can also be a valuable asset on all family bookshelves. The gracious and thoughtful manner in which these opposing educational views are handled will allow each of us to better understand and relate to our brothers and sisters who have chosen a different educational path. Personally, I was challenged in my thinking and given a greater appreciation for the different educational options available to Christian families.

    Perspectives on your Child's Education is highly recommended to inform and assist you in choosing the educational direction for your family, and as stated by one of the writers, our choice is not permanent, God may call us out of our current educational path and into another one. This book will assist you in gaining the insights and information you need to respond to His call. Softcover, 130 pages. Deanne

  • Item #: 036193
    Retail: $22.50
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  • Item #: 071401
    ISBN: 9781338180237
    Retail: $10.99
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  • Item #: 006788
    ISBN: 9781448699759
    Retail: $0.00
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    You ever get the feeling that everyone else makes learning a lot more fun? This book will help you make it enjoyable, too. Oh, and provide for the different learning styles of your children, illustrate the power of play, and encourage family togetherness. Although the activities are called "educational games," the title is a bit misleading; the book is really a collection of learning techniques and activities that can be used with all sorts of subjects. "Field-tested" and contributed by homeschooling moms on an email loop (moms using Spell to Write and Read), some are specific to that program and all other suggestions have variations applicable to SWR. However, there are many with general applications as well, and a section on Games to Purchase (mom and kid tested). Each activity/game is laid out in a homeschool-friendly fashion. Age/grade level, materials needed, step-by-step directions and, often, illustrations are provided for each. Trampoline Games (for your active learner), Clothesline Cards, and Musical Learning are a few of the titles in the Games to Make at Home section. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 038499
    ISBN: 9780764132995
    Retail: $3.99
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    Fiction about a family searching for a home. Covers "long i, o, and u" sounds.

  • Item #: 004106
    ISBN: 9780970759795
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    This pamphlet by Mary Hood helps you transform little nooks, spare rooms, extra kitchen cabinets, a corner of the garage or backyard, or any other "extra" space around your home into a learning center. Learning centers are areas based around a particular subject or theme to help children learn, similar to the way a kindergarten or daycare is set up, but for older grades. Putting all of your supplies for one subject together and in reach of children allows easy access to educational tools and encourages them to spend time there. Learning centers are easily set up, and with a little rotation of materials or change in theme, they can provide continuous stimulation. After outlining basic guidelines for the establishment of learning centers, Hood turns to ideas for specific centers, offering helpful suggestions for each subjects including reading, writing, science, math, social studies, music, and art. The booklet ends with tips for other centers, such as sewing, baking, gardening or woodworking, or themed centers to correlate with unit studies or seasons. Steph

  • Item #: 063450
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  • Item #: 028118
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  • Item #: 028058
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  • Item #: 028105
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  • Item #: 028102
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  • Item #: 028029
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