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  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 038151
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.25

    You don't have to worry about losing any pieces here – all 25 bars of this deluxe xylophone are mounted inside a carry case! The notes include sharps and flats, and the bars are made of sturdy chrome steel. Two mallets are also provided.

  • Item #: 062112
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.35

  • Item #: 044889
    ISBN: 9781615386024
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    This supplemental book helps you expand on the music mentioned in the Memoria Press curriculum guides for K-2. This book gives some background information, instruments used in the piece, composer information, and more, on each piece of music. A few questions for discussion are included and links to Spotify and YouTube playlists for listening to selections. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 010669
    ISBN: 9780891078692
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Johann Sebastian Bach would seem right at home at a Christian homeschool gathering - he had twenty children! In The Gift of Music, we learn a great deal of biographical information about more than 30 of the greatest composers from the 1600's to the present. More importantly, we learn it from a Christian perspective. The authors are uniquely gifted to be our tour guides. Jane Stuart Smith is an opera singer who lectures on music at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. Betty Carlson studied at the Conservatory of Music in Lausanne, Switzerland, and writes and works at L'Abri Fellowship. Together, they have crafted a book that is interesting, readable, and inspiring. So grab my favorite musical instrument (the tape player), play some selections from one of the featured musicians, then learn about the man behind the music.

  • Item #: 060686
    ISBN: 9780739048146
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50
  • Item #: 060685
    ISBN: 9780739048115
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50
  • Item #: 041994
    Retail: $14.94
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
    This Victor model V30-RA is comparable to Texas Instruments TI-30XA. It features a 10-digit LCD readout, is made of 40% recycled plastic, has antimicrobial protection, and a removable hard slide cover. It is battery-powered and includes two LR44 button cells and an owner's guide. It has the capability for the following functions: decimal/scientific/engineering notation, fractional calculations, angles, trigonometric functions, statistics and probability, logarithm, exponents, square and square root, reciprocals, common exponents, cube and cube root, hyperbolic functions, convert rectangular to polar coordinates and the reverse, add subtract, multiply, divide and positive and negative integers. Approx. 5.75"x 2.875".
  • Item #: 037444
    Retail: $11.79
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    These black plastic caps easily slide onto one end of any Boomwhacker to lower the tone by an octave. Placing caps on higher octave tubes creates the same tones as the bass octave tubes and placing them on the bass octave tubes takes it down another octave, making a 3-octave range possible. Play the tubes as normal or hold them vertically and tap them on the floor as a "stamping" tube. Pack includes eight tube caps.

  • Item #: 037442
    Retail: $31.79
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This 8-note set contains the most popular boomwhackers and a scale that is generally preferred by most music educators and people more familiar with music. It contains C', D', E', F', G', A', B', and C". If you're interested in just one set, this is the one to get.

  • Item #: 034589
    Retail: $9.89
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 033886
    Retail: $19.79
    Rainbow Price: $12.25
  • Item #: 033881
    Retail: $3.69
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 033879
    Retail: $3.69
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 038167
    ISBN: 9780972101400
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.50
  • Item #: 038157
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.50
  • Item #: 038156
    Retail: $120.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95
  • Item #: 037456
    Retail: $6.59
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    Another great songbook for Boomwhackers, this contains children's songs with color-coded music notes to match the Boomwhackers Tubes and lyrics directly beneath the colorful staff. It has twenty favorite songs like Old MacDonald, The Muffin Man, and On Top of Old Smokey. The colored notes allow anyone to easily play the songs and learn about reading music at the same time. Some of the songs in this book are the same as those in the Building Blocks Series, but the difference is that these songs use actual notes on a bar that are different colors and the other series uses colored squares without a bar. This book also does not have detachable charts for playing; in fact, the book measures only 5.5" x 8.5" and includes all the notes for a song on one page. It's a handy little book full of fun, easy-to-play songs that any Boomwhacker player would enjoy. It is designed to be used with the C Major Diatonic Scale Set.

  • Item #: 037443
    Retail: $21.29
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Set contains the 5 sharps/flats for a standard octave. It forms a different pentatonic scale, which has its own pleasing sound, or it's a great addition to the C Major Diatonic Scale as they combine for a full chromatic octave of 12 notes.

  • Item #: 037438
    Retail: $9.39
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    A pair of durable 11-inch wooden mallets with one-inch black rubber heads. Use these to play boomwhackers as a xylophone or to play the shorter tubes of the Treble Extension Set.

  • Item #: 036392
    Retail: $5.49
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    While not as colorful as our other recorders, this ivory colored recorder has a durable, quality feel to it and can be taken apart into three pieces for detailed cleaning. If you just want to quickly clean it after playing, there is an included plastic cleaning rod. Simply thread a strip of scrap fabric (not included) through the eye at one end, then insert into the base of the instrument. Comes in a clear, vinyl pouch with a fingering chart. – Laura

  • Item #: 035642
    Retail: $79.95
    Rainbow Price: $69.95

    This version combines 36 of the music lessons from Music Ace and Music Ace 2 into a single, carefully constructed product. It does not include all the lessons of Music Ace Gold, but it does include enough instruction for students to master important music concepts and skills. Maestro Max still leads students through the lessons and the Music Doodle Pad is still included. Thirty-six games (one per lesson) sharpen music skills while adding lots of fun, and this edition allows you to determine the game difficulty as well. Other features of the deluxe version enable users to select clef instruction (treble and bass, treble only, bass only, or alto only), determine rhythmic stringency (relaxed or strict), and adjust the appearance of notes (with or without faces). The software tracks the progress of up to 10 users, and like all the Music Ace versions, the lessons are self-paced and work for any instrument. The deluxe version also features more than 2000 musical examples from 75 composers to reinforce traditional music instruction, both vocal and instrumental. The software is also compatible with general MIDI keyboards (which are optional for the use of the product). Great coverage of beginning music topics including note reading, ear training, notation, keyboard, scales, rhythm, melody, key signatures, time signatures, harmony, and musical terms. Operates on Windows and Macintosh. System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X.411 or later. 50 MB free RAM, 60 MB free hard disk space, 16 bit sound, CD-ROM and mouse. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 033882
    Retail: $3.69
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 033880
    Retail: $3.69
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 032054
    ISBN: 9781570917769
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Pythagoras's cousin Octavius needs help with his out-of-tune music pipes. Why does Octavius' instrument sound bad, but Pythagoras' pipes play beautifully? The cousins compare the relationship between the longest and the shortest of Pythagoras' pipes to find the ideal musical ratio. Soon, cousins Reyna and Amara want their lyres fixed, too. Can the cousins tune their instruments so they can play together? The end of the book explains the history of the Pythagorean Ratio, with instructions for making water glass instruments. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 031455
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    “Any man who has been placed in the White House can not feel that it is the result of his exertions or his own merit. Some power outside and beyond him becomes manifest through him. As he contemplates the workings of his office, he comes to realize with an increasing sense of humility that he is but an instrument in the hands of God.” Profoundly reflective, this quote summarizes President Coolidge’s experiences in the executive office. Weaving together glimpses of childhood, collegiate years, and his venture into law and politics, this book looks into the heart and soul of a man who loved his country. He gave his all to restore dignity to the oval office and preserve the American ideals of frugality in government. Engaging read with black and white photographs. One of the Exploring Government (Notgrass) literature recommendations. 273 pgs. SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 029440
    ISBN: 9781943600007
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

      This set of four 17x22” posters covers music basics and livens up a music room. Each poster has a colorful border of music symbols around a white area so information is clear and easy to read. Display Clefs & Notes (shows notes from G2 to A5 on a staff as well as location on a piano), Reading Notes (explanations of Every Good Boy Does Fine and other similar pneumonic devices), Basic Music Symbols, and What Good Musicians Do (listen to music, set goals for practice, etc.) The set also includes 4 reproducible worksheets for quizzing or for use as an activity. – Laura

  • Item #: 029434
    ISBN: 9781934256718
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    This set of four 17x22” posters covers music theory essentials and livens up a music room. Display Notes & Rests (a breakdown of the terms from whole to 1/16 notes and rests), Intervals (Explains the building blocks of chords, the relationships between two notes, etc.), Scales (Major, Chromatic, types of Minor Scales as well as Whole Tone and Pentatonic Scales), and The Circle of Fifths (The explanation of keys and their relation to one another). The set also includes 4 reproducible worksheets for quizzing or for use as an activity. – Laura

  • Item #: 023918
    ISBN: 9780947183370
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95
  • Item #: 023874
    ISBN: 9780947183226
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95