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  • Item #: 021502
    ISBN: 9780800786083
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    When a stranger challenges a congregation to consider what it really means to follow in the steps of Jesus, it certainly has an effect. Over the next year, six people in particular who decided to make that effort to walk in His steps experienced the Christian life as they never had before. This classic was first told by pastor Charles Sheldon over 100 years ago and has had a profound influence worldwide ever since.

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  • Item #: 002340
    ISBN: 9780867170696
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    Lifepac Set Only - No Teacher's Guide. English II. Development of English, Listening & Speaking, Writing Effective Sentences, Power of Words, Elements of Composition, Structure & Reading, Oral Reading and Drama, The Short Story, The Novel: In His Steps, Looking Back.
  • Item #: 002327
    ISBN: 9780867172218
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    Boxed Set contains LIFEPACs, Teacher Guide with answer keys and a required reader: In His Steps. 10th Grade is English II. LIFEPAC topics include: Development of English, Listening & Speaking, Writing Effective Sentences, Power of Words, Elements of Composition, Structure & Reading, Oral Reading and Drama, The Short Story, The Novel: In His Steps, Looking Back.

  • Item #: 000437
    ISBN: 9781118022436
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    Subtitled "Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling," this volume lives up to its name. Using a Basic Phonics approach (aka "pure" phonics), no sight words are introduced until basic decoding and reading skills are well-established. Even then, such words are introduced in clusters according to sound and spelling pattern so that they may be more easily learned. If you are familiar with other phonics programs, this one strikes me as a cross between Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and Alpha-Phonics. It is well organized, systematic, incremental, and thorough in its presentation. Instructions are clear and lessons require no preparation time. After reading through the brief introduction, you can sit right down with the book and your child, spending 10-15 minutes a day on the lessons. If you feel overwhelmed or ill-equipped to teach your child to read, you should be able to succeed with this program because the author has already done the "legwork" for you. She provides it all - how to present and explain each phonogram, spelling rules that apply, reviews, exercises and helpful tips. Additionally, the author includes exercises for vision/motor coordination exercises (which are apparently identical to ones prescribed by ophthalmologists for problems with eye strength or tracking). Testimonials abound, with success stories in regular classrooms, from home schoolers, with learning disabled children, and with older and remedial students. The approach is multisensory, so it will be just as usable with a visual learner as an auditory or kinesthetic one. Going beyond teaching phonograms, the book covers contractions, plural forms, homonyms and homophones, homographs, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. An additional helpful feature is the attention given to syllabication. The author's approach here makes it possible for the young reader to confidently tackle even the longest words. As she so aptly states, "How children learn may be different - but what they learn should be the same. Everyone should be able to decode even the longest unfamiliar words, syllable by syllable." Indeed, the book progresses from "a" to "A strong foundation to a house is indispensable" with sure mastery of skills in between. Typeface for the student to read is large (24 pt) so as not to strain the eyes and both printed and written forms of "a" and "g" are taught. The program is self-contained with no supplemental readers or materials required (though you will probably want to supply your student with additional reading material at his skill level). Welcome additions to the 10th edition include: pictures illustrating every sound introduced, lessons in dividing multi-syllable words, and nonsense word reviews to ensure learning. The paperback format also features easy-to-copy, lay-flat pages. The appropriate integration of spelling rules into the phonics lessons (reminiscent of An Acorn in My Hand) make this an excellent spelling reference also. Little proverbs of encouragement, both for teacher and student, are sprinkled generously throughout. One oddity of the book is that it seems to be written from a third person point of view - speaking to the student but, at times, addressing both you and the student as though the author was there speaking to both of you (kind of like a phonics facilitator). This threw me in the first bank of instructions, but, after that, its references to the teacher as a separate entity disappear, and the text can be used as your verbal instruction to your child. The completeness, ease of use, and relatively low cost of this program should make it valuable to homeschoolers as their basal phonics curriculum.

  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
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       This is a guide to developmentally appropriate activities in many learning areas – home life/social emotional, math/manipulatives, art/music, science/sensory, language/literacy, outdoor/gross motor, and field trip suggestions. Very little prep is needed to do the activities, just gather the supplies and books listed for a complete introduction with young children or accompaniment to your math and phonics/reading for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade. Each month (September through May) incorporates a theme and a character trait into the activities, and is 3-hole punched so you can place the pages in a binder for easy access and storage. Printables are included and step-by-step instructions will make it easy for any parent to work through the activities. You should plan on 2 to 4 activities per day, but plan for what fits into your schedule – “flexibility” is the name of this game. 296 pgs, pb.

     

      Within the packet of pages, you will receive a monthly overview printed on card stock that can be hung up so mom can see what they will be covering during the month – a good visual and planning tool. Sections on the monthly overview list the activities to be done in each area of learning. An Introduction to the program explains the philosophy and a list of what will be covered by theme and character trait. The rest of the pages have beautiful photographs, and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

      Let me give you a sampling of one month of the program. The theme for September is “The World I Live In,” and the character trait is “wonder.” Mom’s Toolbox is the first part of every month and this is where some special resources or items will be listed. In September the “Private Eye” loupe and the book Global Art by Mary Ann Kohl are mentioned. Anything found in the “Mom’s Toolbox” section would be good to get your hands on for incorporation later in the lesson. Home Life and Social/Emotional is the first activity section for September and includes the activities of using balloons and a laundry basket to ‘take a hot air balloon ride,’ make a hot air balloon snack, practice your manners by saying please/thank you, clearing dishes after a meal, and planning an emergency exit plan for your home. You can tell already that not all activities will work for all ages, but that’s the beauty – you can adapt as you need to, pick-and-choose as you see fit. The book list for September includes Hot Air, A House is a House for Me, Can You Hear It, Frog and Toad, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Language and Literacy for September includes tactile letter practice, children developing their own story, and making a book. Math and Manipulatives include activities such as counting and swinging, making a spindle box (counting box), making shapes, a nature math book, and playing a water bottle marble game. Science and Sensory will have your little ones exploring outdoors with simple tools like magnifiers, binoculars, nature guides, etc., making a nature journal and a pendulum, cooking up a batch of herbal tea play dough and creating nature scenes, making an artistic pond, and make a nesting set using cans. Art and Music includes using chicken wire to use as a weaving loom with fabric scraps, making a painting on a long piece of butcher paper, sculpting clay tree faces, using coffee filters to create artistic reproductions, making salt and mirror art, and learning the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Gross Motor and Outside has activities to develop ball skills and play games like Squish the bug, Hit the Hula Hoop, Wonder-Ball and running an obstacle course. Field Trip suggestions are touring the local news station or grocery store. At the end of each month is a supply list so you can see everything at a glance for easier preparation; most items will be things from around your home. A page for monthly memories and two planning pages are included at the end of the month, as well.

      Throughout each month, on every page, are photographs of the activities and children performing the tasks mentioned on the pages. Each month follows a similar format, so it’s pretty easy to get into a routine that fits your lifestyle. The Printables are on card stock and include photos, game instructions and game pieces, and other items that are mentioned during the monthly activities.

      Intended to give some guidance but not dictate the schedule, Year of Playing Skillfully can become a partner for you and your family as you begin the educational journey with your young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 000237
    ISBN: 9780942617511
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    A step up from Whatever Happened to Penny Candy in both subject matter and grade level, this deals with inflation, paper money, gold supply and interest rates. The concept of "velocity" of money circulation is discussed, with its resulting effect on your career, business, and investments. Richard Maybury also gives his two cents as to where you should invest your money.

  • Item #: 036857
    ISBN: 9780738212418
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    Mark Kistler, cartoonist and author of the ever-popular Draw Squad and Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler, has taught children to draw using his methods for years. In this book, he takes his fun, yet start-with-the-basics approach and offers it up to adults who think they can't even draw a straight line! He promises that yes, anyone can learn to draw if they set aside twenty minutes a day for a month. If you're game, you can grab any old pencil and sketchbook and embark on an adventure that will take you from drawing spheres to tackling the human face! I like the balance of simple form and more advanced skills he meshes together here. Although you begin by drawing a circle, you immediately turn it into a three-dimensional sphere by adding shading. So you skip that whole "drawing a straight line" thing and head straight into the world of 3-D. Lesson drawing subjects progress in difficulty, beginning with the basics: spheres and cubes. From there you build onto the cubes and spheres that you know, creating koalas, roses, cylinders, houses, rippling flags, pyramids, mugs, trees, rooms and cities in one-point perspective, buildings in two-point perspective, and the human eye and face. Each lesson goes step-by-step, with Mark's illustrations showing the student exactly what to add each time and his written instructions are clear, easy-to-follow and entertaining. Many of the lessons are reminiscent of those in Draw Squad, but the pace is a bit quicker, and the subject matter slightly more sophisticated. Lessons often end with a "Bonus Challenge" where you can take your new skill to the next level, and several examples from Mark's other adult students offer inspiration as well. Drawing supplies are minimal, although Mark makes suggestions and recommendations in several lessons. With its 30-day commitment and incremental lessons, I would recommend this one as an introductory drawing course for your high-schoolers, especially if they have not had much drawing instruction in the past.

  • Item #: 029913
    ISBN: 9780679861669
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    Children will be fascinated by the story of this little Indian princess whose life changes forever when the Englishmen arrive in America. The Indians are scared of the strangers and her tribe captures John Smith, but Pocahontas saves his life and makes friends with some of the white people. However, this doesn't stop the fighting, and soon Pocahontas finds herself kidnapped and living among the English. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786576
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    Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a "Tell the folks at home all about it!" which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend you're on the phone while they tell you what they've "seen" in their journey. Each chapter's text ends with a "Postcard Home" which further embodies the "journey" theme. Postcard templates are found in the back of the book, or can be printed from online resources.  For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary "notebooking" as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a "Reaching Out to His World" section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. "Further Explorations" in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two "Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions" round out each chapter, and although they're not "required," I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. An appendix at the end of the book contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 023655
    ISBN: 9780471215950
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    Subtitled "40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids," this book contains an assortment of activities to take kids back in time, allowing them to recreate the discoveries of the past, or use what was "new technology" back then. The activities are arranged chronologically through time, with each activity given an introduction, list of (common) materials, a step-by-step procedure, and a fairly lengthy explanation. Additional ideas for extending your investigation through each period of history are also offered, as well as other timely, relevant facts for each activity. After reading about a Mesopotamian soap recipe, kids gather a few materials to see for themselves exactly how soap works. We've all heard of Archimedes' great discovery made in his bathtub, now kids can recreate and experiment with this concept - no bath necessary. And although readers may be surprised to know that the ancient Egyptians made and used glue, they can whip up some of their own to use. The equipment used is nothing fancy (chances are if the ancient Egyptians owned it, so do we!), and the simple procedures are easy enough for most kids to work through on their own (although adult help is noted in several activities). While the results of these experiments won't necessarily come as a surprise, participants are able to put themselves in the place of that time period or civilization, and imagine that what they're accomplishing was at one time regarded as a very sophisticated method! Please note that the book is from a secular publisher, most noticeable in the dating terminology used (B.C.E./C.E.) and in the first section of the book on early humans. However, we feel that the value of the book's activities overall outweighs these easy-to-omit features. - Jess

  • Item #: 019501
    ISBN: 9781575423906
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    In Zach Gets Frustrated, Zach’s father teaches him how to handle his anger using the 3-step frustration triangle.

  • Item #: 001295
    ISBN: 9781629500003
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    Here is a book that will help a student achieve more in all subjects, indeed, in all of life. It starts by helping the student understand what type of learner he is (left brain vs. right brain; visual, auditory, or kinesthetic) and how this affects his ability to study. Assessment tests are provided to make this step easier. From here, step-by-step procedures are included for improving students' organizational skills, time management, problem solving, note-taking, power reading, test taking, memory skills, and more! Peppered throughout are plenty of practical suggestions and ready-to-use forms. Help your students become more effective and efficient learners with this 288-page revised edition.

  • Item #: 200261
    ISBN: 9781591660132
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    Alone in the middle of a war, 12 year old Hans and 9 year old Gretchen aid a young Jewish boy in his escape from the Nazis. Their long dangerous journey takes them through two hundred kilometers of Austrian countryside, hunted by the Nazis with every step. They risk everything, but in the end they gain more than they hoped for.

  • Item #: 069066
    ISBN: 9781629820378
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       This great resource can be used at the PK-K level to teach simple science concepts connected with Bible truth. 34 easy-to-use lessons include colored illustrations and pictures and supply list. “What to do” gives the steps for the activity or experiment, an explanation of what happened or was observed, and an application with Bible reference. Lessons are short and age-appropriate and can be used in conjunction with the Christian Liberty Preschool Activity Book or as a stand-alone science program. 28 lessons are themed with a letter of the alphabet. For example, J for Joyful Noise (Music). Children use jars of water in varying amounts to create music by tapping on them. The Bible Application is about music as worship, David playing his harp for King Saul, and the angels singing at Jesus’ birth. The 2-3 page lessons are random science concepts with fun hands-on activities. Note taking pages are included at the back. Spiral bound, 130 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 066037
    ISBN: 9781481404242
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     Sparky is excited to receive his K-9 badge, collar and cap. Finally, he can be a real hero. Searching for dogs in need, he meets Tidbit, who’s greatest struggle is learning to read. Sparky steps up to conquer his greatest super hero challenge in this encouraging story for young readers.

  • Item #: 065417
    ISBN: 9781930749245
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    Written by a Jewish Christian, Zola Levitt, this booklet provides perspective and explanation on the symbols and steps of Passover. In addition, the Jewish perspective clarifies Gentile interpretations of Communion and Easter. Relaying the components of the Passover meal as his father had directed it, Levitt evenly discusses the first Passover (from Exodus) and modern celebrations and how these point to our Savior Jesus as the Passover lamb. While helping us connect with our Jewish neighbors, this booklet will expand and clarify our understanding of a key event in biblical history and the Christian faith. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060927
    ISBN: 9781602002319
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    I don't think I've ever heard men referred to as an endangered species. Not the half of the world's population that is expected to be able to grow a beard – but the miniscule fraction of that larger group who are actually willing to step up and assume the responsibilities of a man. This book is talking about manhood as understood from the manual for life – the Bible. Author Dennis Rainey explores five stages of a man's life – boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor, and patriarch – in a sincere exhortation "to action, to duty, to courage." Mr. Rainey writes with a passion and conviction that openly illustrates his desire to see boys grow into men of faith, substance, honor, gentleness, strength, and wisdom. Full of personal stories and practical examples, this book challenges boys to become men, and men to abandon mediocrity! 214 pgs, hc. – Zach
  • Item #: 060270
    ISBN: 9781466477469
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    This activity book (workbook) is designed to help students uncover what they value most and help them self-define the morals and values that make them who they are. The reader works through twenty chapters which focus on character and morals. The first 8 provide a basis for the students understanding of himself: learning to think about ones own thoughts and feelings, interpreting mistakes, finding balance and journeying to reach for ones dreams, etc. Then, the remaining chapters address some specific morals: honesty; learning; respect; peace in nature (appreciation for and value of environment); boundaries; healthy relationships; consequences; forgiveness; humor; gratitude and diversity. Note: no rationale is suggested for why one should have these traits; there are no Biblical references or motivations listed other than those implicitly suggested by quotations from other children who have also worked through this book. Ultimately, the student himself will determine the reasoning. Each trait is briefly described; a criteria checklist is then provided to help the student evaluate his own ability in each area. The student then reads quotations from other kids regarding the topic. The next step asks the student to think about and practice the principles, imagining and drawing themselves using that principle. Finally, the student is asked to answer specific introspective questions. The lesson culminates in writing a final summation of the students view about this trait. These twenty summation statements then become the students overall mission statement.

    To explain this practically, lets use the trait of Honesty. Some goal statements are "I will strive to be honest with myself and with others; I can count on myself and count on others". After reading other kids statements, the student is asked to think about honesty and practice it that day. Finally, the student is asked to write "Why its important to be honest; think about a time when you were dishonest; How did your dishonesty affect you and the person you lied to?", etc. Then the student sums up what he/she has learned and create a mission statement. After completing the book, a student will have developed a life mission statement based on the 20 statements theyve created in the workbook. Designed as a complete workbook with no additional items necessary. Note: no Biblical content. 196 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 058750
    ISBN: 9781771470032
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    If you're like me, you love comic books. However, if you're lucky enough to have the drawing skills that I lack, then this book is for you. Draw Out the Story presents ten tips for using the comic book medium to tell your own tales and adventures. These tips cover subjects like taking your time, knowing your tools, and letting your personality shine. The author, Brian McLachlan (creative mind behind Princess Planet and regular contributor to OWL Magazine) presents his points not only in text, but with drawn examples to make sure each of his 10 main ideas is understood. Some great starting activities are included, such as writing and drawing exercises and writing prompts. This book is a great next step for the artist who is looking to tell stories with his characters. 143 pages with lots of color illustrations; sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 057948
    ISBN: 9781601841278
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    Word problems are a fun way to build logic and comprehension skills. These particular problems focus on language rather than math. Children have to pay close attention to the wording and details to solve the problems. Introduce a problem a day as a warm up activity. Because these are made for young students, the vocabulary and situations are relatable and familiar, built around a family named the Wordly's. There is a performance assessment after every 7 problems, and 77 total problems (not counting the testing opportunities.) Here is a problem from the middle of the book called Pajama Drawer:

    First is the word problem, "The youngest Wordly boy's dresser holds his pajamas, pants, & shirts. The dresser has 3 drawers. Each type of clothing is in a separate drawer. The middle drawer holds his shirts. His pants are in the bottom drawer. In which drawer are his pajamas? Then you talk about it, "Are his pants & pajamas in the same drawer? (no) How many drawers are there? (3) How many different types of clothing are there? (3) The next step is called picture it: (materials: paper & pencil) Draw 3 drawers. Draw to show where the shirts are. Draw where the pants are. Draw where his pajamas are. And finally, the solution: The pajamas are in the top drawer.

    The performance assessments have this same format, the students are just doing it without any help from you. In the back is a page index where you can look up a certain skill such as time, money, shape, sequence, etc. The problems are short and sweet, as a warm up should be, but are enough to get your little learners thinking critically and actively. Spiral bound, sc, 6.5x8.5", 90pp ~Sara

  • Item #: 057382
    ISBN: 9781571108104
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    It may sound like a book for your child, but it's not! It's a book for you as you teach your child (or, in the orientation of the book, as you teach a classroom of children). And, an amazing resource it is! In an effort to get beyond standards-inspired writing formulas, the author has identified characteristics of beyond-the-norm writing – motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter – each becoming a chapter. His objective, then, is to teach the teacher how to teach. Chapters are determined to plunge you deep into the particular skills. Take, for instance, the chapter on Detail that covers these concepts: show rather than tell; come to your senses; share not-what-everybody-else-would-notice details; support with layers of facts; resources/quotes; select, summarize, expand/delete; and use grammatical structures to embed detail in your writing. These concepts are fleshed-out as teaching segments where the author gives you a step-by-step plan for presenting the concept to your students, including the use of lots of writing examples, organization charts, analysis, and suggested assignments. I particularly like the pithy, to-the-heart-of-the-issue quotes that he sprinkles into the sidebars.

    As you've probably guessed the author has well-defined ideas of what writing instruction is and isn't. His definition takes you way beyond formulas and test-preparation and into another realm – where writing is a transaction, a learned skill, freedom/power, and ignited passion. You'll want to come with him into that realm and you will definitely want your children to go there. The grade level (3-9) of this book is an interesting designation. With its obvious orientation of teaching the upper elementary and middle school teacher, I think it has other applications in the homeschool world. Obviously, moms teaching their own children or co-op classes will find much useful information and empowerment here. However, middle school or high school students could also profit from working their way through this book either independently or with a parent/mentor. I'm excited to imagine the wonderful writing that will be the result. 287 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 057378
    ISBN: 9781593638627
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    Whether you are parenting a son who has been diagnosed with ADHD, or deep in your heart of hearts, you recognize your son may be a bit more active or impulsive than his peers, this book gives you the tools to help your son find success in school and beyond.

    The beginning holds sections on understanding ADHD as a disease process, myths and facts about ADHD, and the treatment options available, including a section on weighing the benefits of medication therapy. The purpose of this book is found in the detailed strategies for parents to help their sons from the preschool through teen years. In the introduction, the authors show their heart and compassion for parents, "It is important for you to remember that your parenting styles and the decisions you've made usually are not your son's main issues. Being a more skilled parent will not make the ADHD go away. Poor parenting does not cause ADHD (but..it can aggravate it). (Yet) as parents, we can improve the way we deal with our sons." And this is why this book won my affections. Learning to be a proactive parent for the protection and nurturing of our children is just one of the many roles we have. This book provides research, answers your questions, and equips you with practical knowledge to help your son succeed. Each chapter ends with points to consider and action steps to take and the book concludes with a Putting it All Together chapter with open-ended questions, giving you the tools to create a personalized plan for your child's unique needs. This will be a "go-to" resource for your son throughout his growing years. One caveat is found within the section on Homeschooling. While the authors are supportive of home-education, they write of a requirement to register with your school district. This is not accurate in many states, be sure to check with your state homeschool association or HSLDA for legal information specific to your situation. 240 pgs, pb ~Deanne

  • Item #: 056906
    ISBN: 9780310098553
    Retail: $129.99
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    The Beginner's Bible was the first Bible story book that my children read by themselves. It will always have a fond place in my heart for that reason alone. But the brightly illustrated, simply written book that tells the story of God's people and His Son, Jesus, is a favorite of many. You can take that well-loved story book one step further with this curriculum kit. Designed to provide 30 preschool lessons based on the stories from the Beginner's Bible, each video lesson covers three or so book lessons and utilizes the same artwork but with dramatized audio. You can either watch the video lessons or read the stories from the Bible (or both). Additional Resources in the Kit include PDF files for each lesson. A teacher's lesson sheet includes a master supply list and an optional supply list, step-by-step lesson plans, suggested activities, and applications for the lesson. Color sheets and a family page outline devotion activities for the week. Included in this kit: The Beginner's Bible hardcover storybook Bible, The Beginner's Bible Curriculum DVD-ROM (28 animated stories, 2 review lessons, 30 printable lessons in PDF format, and a Getting Started Guide). Although technically designed as a preschool curriculum, I could see this being used as a young family's first homeschool Bible curriculum; it even provides reading practice for emerging readers. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 053516
    ISBN: 9780983732105
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    Rainbow Price: $31.46

    Just so you know – I'm not particularly an art person. However, I do like to understand the interrelationships between historical events and culture. This book bridges an amazing gap – historical events and art history. Designed to be a brief survey of art (from 1830 to 1970) it functions as an art history, an art appreciation, and an art techniques (doing art) course. Not to mention the insights it provides into the people and places covered in the history course. This not-particularly-an-art-person is totally impressed!

    Each of the 16 lessons covers an art history period – romanticism through psychedelic art and tie dye – with impressionism, expressionism, modernism, and surrealism among others in between. Each lesson starts with an overview of the history and art of the time period. The succinct coverage is augmented by suggested web links/books/videos but there are also full-color reproductions (in various sizes) of period works included in the book. Sidebar information includes research questions and learning objectives rounding out the instruction. The lesson then moves into the doing art portion with clearly stated assignments, lists of needed supplies, student and author examples, and step-by-step illustrations. For instance, Lesson 5 is Art Nouveau and Symbolism (an ism I missed earlier) which is coordinated with the BF lessons on The Jungle and teaches us that Art Nouveau was an attempt to apply a new look to all of the applied arts while Symbolism was dramatically different – artists defining their art with dramatic emotions rather than story telling. Among the developments of the period; posters became a fine art medium for the first time. The activity for this lesson is designing a decorative initial in the Art Nouveau style.

    Help is available for the young artist (and/or his teacher). The KnoodleU.com website (book purchaser is entitled to access) contains tutorials, resources, tips, quizzes and even mid-term exams. Use of the DK book, Art, is suggested to augment the lessons and provide additional visuals (there's some nudity in the DK book and the author addresses this question helpfully and cautiously). A very helpful timeline that includes world events, art events, art projects and the BF book list is provided.

    Easily a stand-alone art class – or more by just adding the BF books as read alongs, this a perfect complement to the entire Beautiful Feet course and will provide the student with an excellently rounded-out history/humanities course. 65 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 053184
    ISBN: 9781554538027
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.94

    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to play we go! Divided by seasons, this book is loaded with fun activities to pique your kids' interest in nature and the world out side their back door. Step-by-step project instructions are interspersed with facts about creatures and natural phenomena. Spring ideas include making bird houses from plastic bottles, collecting swamp water to observe, and juggling bubbles and lots of games to play with friends. Summer ideas include composting with worms you find, beach games, making a treasure hunt, summer constellations to find in the night sky. Fall activities include watching animals prepare for winter, Frisbee golf, making rock art, and hide and seek games. Winter has a lot of indoor games like pick up sticks, cards, coin tricks and other stuff like feeding birds with suet you make and playing hopscotch in the snow. The next time your kids say there's nothing to do outside, pull out this book and see what they come up with. 174 pgs, pb. ~ Sara