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  • Item #: 044599
    ISBN: 9780980100525
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    What do crows, peacocks, and bird nest soup have in common? They're just a few of the fun and fascinating things that your student will WANT to write about. Within its 24 lessons (a year's worth) it covers TWSS Units 1-7 (taking notes, summarizing narrative stories, writing from pictures, mini-research report, and creative writing) and several stylististic elements. Teacher prep is non-existent – you only need to read through the lessons with your student and be prepared to be "wowed" by their writing (and, of course, do a little evaluating). Although your student will want to make a final portfolio copy of their writing assignments, all the preliminary work – outlines, brainstorming charts, along with checklists – are provided in the consumable, 159-page spiral-bound text. Appendices include: banned words & prepositions and substitutes, -ly words. The purchaser may download an optional accompanying teacher e-book from the publisher's website. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 069908
    ISBN: 9781615388622
    Retail: $6.00
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  • Item #: 018301
    ISBN: 9780471679042
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    America's history is packed with all kinds of heroes, and this book does an excellent job of teaching about them in an interactive way. Forty-four fact filled biographies are included from heroes spanning America's history. Examples include Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jesse Owens, John F. Kennedy, and Sally Ride. Each biography includes a black and white drawing of the person, birth and death dates, information on the person's childhood, details on how the person rose to greatness, and how the person affected America. Each biography also includes a famous quote from the person and interesting, little-known tidbits about their life. Each concise biography is presented on one to two pages. The great feature about this book is that there's an activity or two that goes along with each biography which corresponds to the featured hero. The activities are usually easy to complete and require materials that are easy to find. A list of things you'll need is presented along with step-by-step directions for completing the project. Exercises like word searches, fill-in-the-blank, and matching are included for some heroes, but more interactive activities are also presented. Following food recipes, constructing crafts, doing experiments, and making and solving puzzles are a few of these types of activities. Make ice cream that George Washington loved, measure tree height without climbing like Lewis and Clark, build a flashlight like Thomas Edison, create gold medals like Jesse Owens won, or use a balloon to see how jet propulsion helped Neil Armstrong reach the moon. This book makes sure students have fun while they learn about some of America's greatest heroes. Reproducible, 122 pgs, pb. Answers included. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 049282
    ISBN: 9781623410926
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    The content of this DVD will be helpful for every parent. It is divided into 2 parts and the first is the one in which I suspect most will be interested – why boys and girls think, see, hear, and handle stress and pain differently. The second part of this presentation is about things Mr. Pudewa learned from his teaching career concerning motivation and coaching parents on how to encourage their children. Understanding how children think can definitely make a difference in how you teach and motivate them. - Donna

  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land "down under"? This writing course will give you that option – or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills – note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches – all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 040025
    ISBN: 9780977986064
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    If you've been wondering what to use for grammar alongside your IEW material, the problem is solved. Fix Its are passages from well-loved books – 132 per book to be precise. Working on 1 passage per day, students look for and correct embedded grammar errors and learn a new vocabulary word. As added reinforcement for the IEW methodology, students are also expected to identify Dress-Ups and Sentence Openers (part of the IEW writing style instruction). By using stories, students are exposed to great classic literature and become eager to read the originals. Because there is a continuing story line, the daily grammar edits become fun and entertaining as well as challenging. The 132-passage sets (a year's worth; 33 wks of 4 per week) come from 5 different stories each with a recommended grade level: Tom Sawyer (grades 3-6), Frog Prince, or Just Desserts (grades 4-8), The Little Mermaid (grades 6-9), The King and the Discommodious Pea (grades 7-10), and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (grades 9-12). Accordingly, this one book provides daily grammar edits for five years or for multi-age students. Each series of passages starts out with an introduction to both the grammatical content and the story as well as providing background information on the story and its author. Each student will need a dictionary. It's also assumed that the student and teacher will be familiar with either the Teaching Writing Structure & Style or the Student Writing Intensive seminars from IEW. However, the Fix It edits can be done as a stand-alone program. The Fix It manual is intended as a teacher resource. The passages to be edited are presented in parallel columns with the corrected version. These can be presented to students on a blackboard/whiteboard or as an overhead for a classroom situation or worked on paper for individual students. Student worksheets with the uncorrected sentences are available in e-book format on the IEW website (all access information is included in the Fix-It manual). The manual's appendix is extensive and includes IEW writing style techniques (Dress-Ups, Sentence Openers, and Advanced Style), reference guide for Grammar & Mechanics and Abbreviations, Proofreading Symbols, Samples of Student Work and In Class Teacher Corrections, and an Index. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 061304
    ISBN: 9781938233036
    Retail: $15.00
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    Better Together perfectly sums up my family’s homeschool co-op experience. It started as a small group studying one country each month and grew into the most significant experience of our homeschooling years. My children’s and my own lifelong best friends come from that group. The educational experiences that originated from that co-op shaped and continue to shape our lives.

    If you would like to start, organize or participate in a co-op, this little book provides an excellent road map. Covering all the necessary territory from definitions to benefits to FAQs to schedules and assignments to tips for preparing lessons, it’s all here and so much more including samples and reproducibles. I was the administrator of our co-op for over ten years and these are exactly the things I would tell you to do; the places I would tell you to start; and the pitfalls I would suggest you avoid in one well-organized, user-friendly, attractive, and unintimidating training manual. 46 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 035432
    Retail: $20.00
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    A space-age habitat for ants! In 2003, NASA conducted a mission to study insect life in micro-activity conditions. This unique ant habitat is based on the technology used by NASA in the shuttle experiment. The 5 1/2"h x 6"lw x 1 1/4"d plastic habitat is filled with a special gel that not only keeps the tunnels from collapsing, but also provides the necessary food and water that the ants need to survive. This unique, self-contained environment allows you to observe your ants as they travel through the 3-D, translucent tunnels they create. A magnifying glass and extreme zoom lens is provided to help you watch every move they make! This home is ideal for 20-25 ants that you can either collect yourself or order using the enclosed order form. A detailed instruction manual provides you with instructions on using your tunnel-starting tool to help get your ants digging, where to store your habitat, special things to observe, and all sorts of fun facts about ants. So, if furry pets aren't allowed or fish sound too high-maintenance, then why not consider investing in a low-maintenance ant colony that is "out of this world"? – elise.

  • Item #: MPC3CS
    Retail: $271.17
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    This package includes:

    Latina Christiana I Review Worksheets (2ED)

    Latina Christiana I Student Book (4th Edtn)

    Ludere Latine I Student Book (2nd Edition)

    Timeline Composition & Sketchbook

    Bear Called Paddington Student Book

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level D Student Edition

    Exploring Arithmetic Grade 3 Pupil and Wrksts

    Exploring Arithmetic Grade 3 Speed Drills

    Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 3

    Christian Studies Book I Student

    D'Aulaires Greek Myths Study Guide - Student

    Charlotte's Web Literature Student Study Gd

    Farmer Boy Literature Student Study Guide

    States and Capitals History Student Study Gd

    All Things Fun & Fascinating

    New American Cursive III

    Mr. Popper's Penguins Literature Stdt Stdy Gd

    English Grammar Recitation Wkbk I Studnt Book

    Poetry for the Grammar Stage Student Guide 3E

    Mammals:Lessons from World of Animals Stdt Bk

  • Item #: 009576
    ISBN: 9780448482101
    Retail: $12.99
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    This book is about flight of all kinds, and I mean ALL KINDS! From birds and flying squirrels, to hot air balloons and bombers, to the space shuttle and the lunar rover, it’s all in here. Drawing pictures is just one little part of the book and kids are encouraged to draw their own creative flying machines. The quirky illustrations use photos and drawings, sometimes in the same image! It’s just a lot of fun! This would make a great addition to a unit study on flight, the solar system, inventions, technology, NASA, the Smithsonian Institute (this is a Smithsonian book) and even one on travel. Your space enthusiasts will find the text fascinating. It’s a book you can read and re-read. sc, 127pp, 8.5x11”.  ~ Sara

  • Item #: 031797
    Retail: $17.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.05
    A popular item, the Pump Rocket is fun for all ages. Easy to use and safely made from a light-weight but durable foam, the rocket can be used both indoors and outdoors, though with a range of about 150ft, it might spend most of its time out in the back yard. These bright colored rockets are fired off by hand-pumping air into the handheld launch tube - a pretty easy thing for even younger children. An ideal gift for kids who are fascinated by flight.
  • Item #: 045975
    ISBN: 9781465414229
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

     You must see it to believe it! Lively graphics, astounding facts, and incredible statistics come together in this visually appealing book that covers hundreds of comparisons. Did you know that the largest hailstone was found in South Dakota and was three times the width of a tennis ball? Or that it is estimated that there may be 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a human body: enough to circle the world four times? This is just a sampling of the fascinating details your children will learn. Comparisons cover a range of foundational science concepts including space, earth science, weather, human biology, zoology, computers and engineering. Excellent resource to set out on a coffee table to encourage free time reading or reluctant readers. As our reviewer noted, “The only thing lacking is a couple hundred more pages of these spectacular comparisons!” 192 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067913
    ISBN: 9781618931535
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

      The Animal Kingdom is one of the most fascinating aspects of planet earth. Millions of species exist: flying, walking, and swimming on our planet. This visually stunning book may not capture them all, but it certainly hits the highlights! Inside are over 2,500 animals, complete with over 1,000 color photographs. This vast array begins with introducing the Animal Kingdom and is divided into convenient chapters: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Arthropods, and Other Invertebrates. Chapters are loosely organized into sub-sections such as “Big Cats,” “Dogs, Wolves, and Foxes,” etc. While the book’s main strength is the incredible visual presentation, each page contains brief entries providing a concise animal overview, a “card” with the common & scientific name, size, habitat, and food preferences. Rounding out entries are concise “About Me”, “Fun Facts,” “ROAR,” and “Surprisingly Human” boxes to maintain reader interest. An excellent choice for any “general interest” animal lover!

  • Item #: 016194
    ISBN: 9781885593382
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    One of our favorite things to do when we were young was play our Oregon Trail computer game. Though we hardly ever made it alive to the end, we enjoyed planning for the trip by buying supplies, making trail decisions when our wagon broke, hunting for food, fording rivers, and other aspects of traveling the trail. Like most kids, we were fascinated by the idea of leaving behind your home and traveling all the way across the country amid many dangers, in search of a better life. This book brings the adventure of going west to you through stories, "pretend-it-was-you" decision making pages and activities using common materials. The reading is split between interesting historical accounts of life back then and a fictional story of one family's decisions to go west. "Try It" activities litter the book, encouraging you to do things like they did on the trail, including churning butter, drying apple slices, and playing games. Ideas and directions for other activities, such as constructing your own paddleboat, creating a popsicle-stick Ft. Laramie, holding your very own frolic (complete with treats!) and other western aspects appear every few pages to add even more fun to your journey. Though the frontier is gone, and the journey would only take hours today, it's still fun to imagine yourself experiencing life on the trail. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95
    Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo or would like to complete an animal study within the comfort of your own home, this creation-based resource provides you with lots of information, tips, and activities for a fascinating look at 27 different animals. The book speaks to the user in either situation; however, it certainly leans toward the zoo-goer. The hardcover “field-trip-in-a-book” houses a spiral bound book as well as a “tool kit” – a pouch in the back cover holding additional materials. The book is divided into the following four sections: Before the Zoo, At the Zoo, After the Zoo, and Appendices. In the Before the Zoo section, you’ll become acquainted with the Complete Zoo curriculum, utilize the planning calendar and supplies list if you are taking a trip to the zoo, and enjoy 7 devotionals meant to prepare you for the trip and the amazing creatures God has designed. The At the Zoo section is the heart of the book. Here there are a couple of pages with information about field assignments (assigning children to different roles at the zoo – photographer, trail finder, etc.), field journals, and tips for behavior while at the zoo. Then it’s on to the animals! The 27 animals detailed are organized in 5 tabbed sections - birds, paws and claws, hooves, reptiles, and amphibians. There are 2-3 pages devoted to each of the 27 animals. These pages include lots of interesting text about unique characteristics/design, behavior, and lifestyle as well as photographs, fun facts, and a map showing where in the world the animal lives. The After the Zoo section holds several reproducible follow up activities for younger ages, intermediate students, and advanced students including matching exercises, word searches, coloring pages, and other activities to complete using the materials found in the tool kit. In the Appendices section, you’ll find helpful resources such as scripture verses to memorize, educator notes for parents/teachers, and a glossary. Throughout the entire book you’ll enjoy lots of colorful photographs of a variety of animals.

    The Tool Kit holds 4 different resources. First, there is a field card for each animal covered in the book. These cards hold general statistics for the animals, including how big, how heavy, diet, habitat, life span, special features, and more. Each statistic appears in the same order on all of the cards for easy comparison and information gathering. Next there are 7 biome cards, each with a picture of the biome on the front (along with a map showing where in the world that biome exists) and information on the back. Thirdly, there are 3 field journals included with the book (a reproducible form is included in the book in case you need more than 3). These “journals” are pamphlet-sized and made out of cardstock (an 8.5” by 8.5” sheet folded in half). The journal features 32 boxes to fill out on the trip to the zoo (or on the trip through the book!). The students record the type of animal, write its name in the blank, and draw or describe any special features in the blank space. Lastly, there are 12 name badges, which are glossy cardstock and feature space for the student’s name as well as their field assignment. All in all, this curriculum offers a great way to expand your trip to the zoo and does an excellent job of dispelling evolutionary myths about God’s creation and instead pointing to our wonderful Creator. – Melissa

  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.