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  • Item #: 021885
    ISBN: 9781090432421
    Retail: $40.00
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  • Item #: 021884
    ISBN: 9781090531315
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: JMPSET
    Retail: $50.00
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  • Item #: 045027
    ISBN: 9780976291886
    Retail: $32.95
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    Barbara Shukin, creator of the History Portfolios, has assembled another delightful notebooking study, this time a nature study organized by the seasons of the year. Inside the sturdy binder you'll find student notebooking pages, notebooking materials and a parent guide. The pages are divided into three-month blocks: September, October and November; December, January and February; March, April and May; and June, July and August (yes, you can do nature study year-round!). Within each three-month block, there are five habitats, each with three subjects to study. The habitats include yards and gardens, woods and fields, ponds and streams, desert, and seashore. So, for example, in March, April and May you would study frogs, dragonflies and wild flowers in the "Ponds and Streams" habitat. There are 48 notebooking pages in all, with at least one facing two-page spread for each group of three subjects in a habitat. To use this as a year-long nature study you would need to complete 1-2 notebooking pages per week. Now before you jump in, there is just a bit of organization you will need to do. First you need to locate your resources for reading about the nature topics. A very helpful reading guide is included at the very end of the binder to aid you. This includes a detailed chart divided by season, habitat and subject, with recommended readings noted from Handbook of Nature Study, Take-Along Guides, Wonders of Nature Sketchbook, and other recommended picture books and readers. Although you can enjoy the course just as much by utilizing any other resources of your choosing, the author recommends these three resources in particular which you will be able to use throughout the study. You will also need to look at the parent guide pages and decide which activities you will want to complete from the list suggested, and if you need to make copies of any reproducible forms. Activity suggestions include ideas for observation of the subject, copywork from related writings on the topic, narrations based on the reading material you have chosen, classifying the topic by answering questions based on physical characteristics, and learning related vocabulary. When you have gathered your resources, it's time to have fun. You'll read about the topics, go outdoors and observe firsthand, then fill in the sturdy notebooking pages with the activities that you chose. The suggested activities, pictures and forms are recommendations, but you may also come up with your own ideas to fill in the blank areas on the notebooking pages. At the end of each season, you'll find a coloring page and a decorative page for copywork. Poems of the appropriate length are included in the parent's section if you choose to use them. I can't imagine a cozier, more open-ended way to study nature than spending a year with the Nature Portfolio. I love that the chosen nature topics are all common creatures that should be fairly easy to observe, and the study is very open-ended as far as how you fill the pages. The resources the author recommends will be a joy to read together as well. – Jess

  • Item #: 003584
    ISBN: 9781887823388
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    "For People Who Can't Even Draw a Straight Line," "No Talent Required" - hey, this woman knows me! From Sandra Angelo (Discover Art), comes this easy self study guide and workbook that, using a simple, four-step drawing system, transforms your skills from barely beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. I like the directions to "begin at the beginning and work your way through the book sequentially," nice and simple. It's full of irreverent pearls of wisdom, like "The race goes not to the hare but the tortoise" and "those who don't give up succeed," and (my personal favorite), "Talent is REALLY not necessary." Sandra gives us a short introduction that would give hope to even the most drawing-challenged person. If you draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, you can finish this book in 60-90 days (if you're in a hurry to improve). Otherwise, plan on spending longer relative to the amount of time per day you can allocate to drawing. Next, a materials section acquaints us with the "tools of the trade" - some basic equipment we need to gather before jumping in. Then on to the instruction. Some of this book is reminiscent of the Draw Today program, especially the use of grids for beginning artists. As promised, the instruction is super-easy to follow and all the work can be done right in the book. Instruction progresses logically from seeing and drawing shapes, to lines, to shading, creating texture, gradation, hatching, and plenty of good practice in a lengthy additional exercise section. The methods and exercises look great, and, if I didn't have a lot to do..... But, someday, I'll actually have some time each day to use this! In the meantime, I'm hoping many aspiring artists out there will benefit from Sandra's instruction. 150 pgs. in all, with 130 black-and white photos and 25 line drawings - including plenty of "before" and "after" testimonials to show this method really works.

  • Item #: 068489
    ISBN: 9781539605157
    Retail: $17.50
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    In this Thinking Tree math workbook, students write their own math problems and solve them by following a directed mystery. As they do, they draw pictures of the various items such as cars, frogs, a cake, cups, flowers and more. Each page has an activity. Here is an example: Addition - Pick 3 numbers and write them in 3 boxes labeled X, Y and Z. Read the mystery: Liam went puddle jumping. He jumped in X little puddles, Y ankle-deep puddles and Z giant puddles. How many puddles did Liam jump in? Write out the numbers as a math problem, then write out your answer as a sentence on the spaces provided. Below that are 2 boxes, one with lines and one with a grid to be used as you like. At the top are 2 boxes: one to color and one to draw your own path of puddles to jump. Other pages work on subtraction, division/fractions, and multiplication. Enliven math practice with drawing and coloring. No math instruction included. Reproducible for a single household only. 8.5x11", 80pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 068032
    ISBN: 9780936110097
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

     

      How do you teach a child to follow directions? Practice. Practice. Practice. In this case, 50 creative practice activities that will save you (the teacher/parent) loads of time. While following directions may be more of a life skill, than a book-learned skill, these activities build critical listening (aka active listening.) The pages are pretty much scripted for you. Let the kids know they have to listen to play; students cannot ask you to repeat yourself over and over. You may need some basic props (such as crackers or paperclips) and an occasional simple worksheet, but the students will only need a pencil (maybe crayons), paper, scissors and a ruler. Tell them they can only react once you have read the entire direction. No jumping in too soon! The activities really look fun to me! I would have loved this as a student. It would work in small groups as well as classrooms (the target audience.) You can also adapt this for 1 or 2 students. Sometimes they will be at their desk with paper, other times the activities are more physical. Either way, the kids will be on the edge of their seats awaiting your directions! sc, 110pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 065493
    Retail: $0.00
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    Essential that which is absolutely necessary; extremely important. Which is exactly what you get in these new Essential Packs for Diana Warings History Revealed series. The Packs include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus these NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealeds four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options 3-Day (1.5 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a nontraditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), youll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Warings multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065491
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $89.97

    Essential that which is absolutely necessary; extremely important. Which is exactly what you get in these new Essential Packs for Diana Warings History Revealed series. The Packs include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus these NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealeds four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options 3-Day (1.5 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a nontraditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), youll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Warings multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 059861
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    1,2,3,4,5,6 six colorful math games in one sturdy box! Students practice numbers 1-20, 1-100, place value 0-999, and addition and subtraction skills as they play the variety of games. Numbees features a hive on the board where each hexagon on the board holds a number between 2 and 17. Players start in the middle of the board, spin the spinner to show + or 1 to 3, and then move to the appropriate spot to make their way out of the hive. 1-100 Tracks is reminiscent of a train-themed Chutes and Ladders board as players spin the spinner to move up to 9 spaces. Landing on an arrow takes you up or down by 10. The Great Snail Race has two players rolling a die to race to the finish; certain spaces allow children to add or subtract small numbers to jump. In Place Value Round Up, players roll the die and move that amount of spaces, and then round the number on their new space either up or down to the nearest ten. Each ten holds a special instruction to follow if you round to it, such as moving extra spaces forward or backwards. Number Dominoes have children match addition and subtraction facts to numerals and pictures. The last game is really more of a manipulative, holding different colored hundred, ten, and one cards on a ring, each with 1-9 in order to create numbers up to 999. The bottom card has a visible tab that has hundreds, tens, and units written on it, so students can see which number is in which place. Parents and teachers can use it to play "Guess My Number." Most pieces are made out of thick, coated cardboard to last though many uses.

  • Item #: 038234
    Retail: $134.95
    Rainbow Price: $121.40

    With this kit, you aren’t limited to just one robot build. Young engineers can build and program 8 different robots, each utilizing an ultrasound sensor and controlled by an easy-to-learn visual programming language. The kit includes 233 pieces and a 64-page, full-color experiment manual. You will also need to download the free Robotics: Smart Machines app, available for iOS and Android. The manual introduces the ultrasound sensor used in the robot builds, provides a general overview of the app and programming, and then goes into building and programming each of the 8 models. Jump in and build the shy turtle robot, the helicopter robot, dozer bot, dancing robot, rover bot, scorpion robot, desert explorer or scout rover. Requires a tablet or smartphone with iOS (iPhone 4S or later, iPad 3 or later, iPod 5 or later) or Android (Android 4.3 or later on a device with Bluetooth 4.0 support).

  • Item #: 019218
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.25

      Our kinesthetic learners are those students who solve problems or create by moving their bodies. This is also the learning style most overlooked in the classroom but can be accommodated at home. All kids can benefit from an activity break during their lessons. Walkabouts combine an activity break with a lesson! Getting kids up and moving increases brain plasticity, and it’s fun!

      Each Walkabout lasts 7-10 minutes and starts with a peppy song. Students watch them on a computer or tablet. You have a happy little animated host (Jax or Gia) guiding you through the lesson, as you walk, hop, march, jump, squat, gallop, and more! There is a lot of following directions, which is always helpful to learn. As questions come up on the screen, children answer by moving their bodies. For example, in a lesson about irregular plural nouns, the screen shows the word “fish” at the top of the screen with “fishes” to the lower left and “fish” to the lower right. Students show the right answer by doing a log roll jump (a double hop with a sideways jump) in the direction of the correct answer. Then they move the single noun to the middle of the screen with an answer above and below. Students do a jumping jack for the top answer, and a squat for the bottom answer. It is really cute!

      Getting started is a breeze. We mail you a paper with your access code and you are in! The teacher dashboard has 5 buttons. Only five! Most of you will use the big green button more than the others. It is where you create the Walkabout. All you do is select a grade level (PK, K, 1 or 2) then choose a math or ELA/Reading standard and that is it! The standards are written out and list a skill, so even if you are not required to meet any of these specifically, you can choose a skill to practice. I found the lessons reinforce, rather than introduce, concepts. You can choose from Headstart, Common Core, Nat’l Assoc for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or your specific state’s standards. You can have a single student use this or a group doing it together and even assesses individual student’s comprehension (up to 4 individuals.) A homeschooling parent can assign a Walkabout and give it to a student to practice certain skills. It is so quick and easy to use! I liked the option of printing out a worksheet to go with the lesson. They cleverly call these walksheets. I know a worksheet means sitting down with a pencil, but after taking an activity break, it is way to hold a student accountable for their activity and assess their comprehension. If you have an ADD/ADHD child, activity breaks are especially useful in helping them focus and learn. The ease of use and the quality of activities, along with an affordable price for a 1 year subscription all make Walkabouts a good option for parents and classroom teachers. ~ Sara

     

  • Item #: 057181
    ISBN: 9781611030778
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    It's often been said that the single most important skill for test-taking success is good reading comprehension. I totally agree. Even math section scores will be higher if the student reads carefully. Providing a pretest and posttest, along with in-depth instructional sequences, this book will positively impact reading comprehension skills. The pretest is unusual in its length, with excerpts from eight different types of writing and detailed answer explanations that provide great help in understanding why you missed a question. The twenty lessons are organized into four units – building a strong foundation, structure, language/style, and reading between the lines. Introductory information at the beginning gives specific suggestions for becoming an active reader – skimming ahead/jumping back, marking up the text, highlighting or underlining, circling unfamiliar words, making notes in the margins, and making observations. Lessons are detailed and varied. For instance, lesson 4 on the difference between fact and opinion includes a lesson summary, a page of detailed instructional material, and three practice exercises, two of which include a passage and questions (with answers) and a third which actually allows you to manipulate sentences back and forth between fact and opinion. Another type of lesson, such as lesson 14 on tone, starts with a lesson summary then walks the student through different examples of how tone influences meaning and exercises on analyzing tone from several examples. The concluding posttest utilizes the same methodology as the pretest – excerpts from different types of writing and detailed explanations of answers. A ten page study skills section in the appendix provides excellent suggestions and effective tips. If you feel like you're just getting started when you come to the end of the book, there's a code in the book that gives you access to additional reading comprehension practice with immediate scoring, detailed answer explanations, and personalized recommendations for further practice and study. This seems an excellent resource for solid high school level reading comprehension skill-building which, of course, is excellent preparation for standardized and college entrance testing. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052735
    ISBN: 9780064440738
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    Nobody else can see it, but Harry has a horse in his room. He loves riding him in circles or jumping him over the bed. And then one day, Harry gets to see real horses. From the author of Danny and the Dinosaur.

  • Item #: 001616
    ISBN: 9781948129039
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

    Are you looking for a dynamic, colorful, engaging way to introduce students to Spanish? Teach & Learn Spanish (TLS) fits the bill! No knowledge of Spanish needed to get started! This monthly unit comes in a spiral bound book format with an attached CD. TLS appeals to a variety of learners using high quality, colorful visual aids, songs, chants, games, role plays, and a variety of fun activities for children ages 3 to 8 years old. With the audio CD and activities, lessons will take between 15 and 30 minutes. Some topics included in the February book include hearts, mail, exercise, jobs, puppet show, months, Valentine's, Macarena dance, and colors.

  • Item #: 041921
    ISBN: 9780979505102
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Subtitled "Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age," I could see this book serving as a great introduction to Latin for the family who is not sure they want to jump right into a full-fledged Latin course. Of course, it would be just as useful for an older student (or even Mom and Dad), if they have never studied Latin but want to learn it on their own. The course was designed out of necessity by author William E. Linney, after he was asked by a relative to teach Latin to her children. He set out looking for a course that would not require a Latin teacher, was self-paced, self explanatory, offered lots of practice exercises, was non-threatening, and inexpensive. When he couldn't find a course that suited his needs, he designed this one. The book contains 134 lessons, which are short (usually less than a page in length), un-fluffy, and incremental in progression. Lessons strike a nice balance between introducing new vocabulary, explaining simple grammatical concepts, and memorization of noun and verb forms. No lesson covers all of these tasks, but instead focuses on one objective and covers it well. Lessons that introduce new Latin vocabulary feature a new Latin word, its English meaning, and sometimes a pronunciation tip. This is usually followed by about ten sentences to translate. Lessons on grammar are also bite-sized, and different forms and cases are introduced gradually. As they are introduced, they are added to a chart, and students will translate sentences that use the forms and cases that they have learned. As charts are filled with endings or forms, students may be asked to memorize them, to aid in future lessons. Just for fun, "Latin Expressions" are scattered throughout the book. In each one, the author takes a common Latin phrase like "caveat emptor," or "etc." and explains the Latin history behind each phrase. Don't underestimate how these little "sparks" of knowledge whet your appetite to learn more! By the end of the book, students will have stockpiled basic vocabulary of around 100 words, be comfortable translating simple sentences in Latin, and have a grasp of basic Latin grammar.

    There are a couple of aspects of this course worth noting. First of all, because the book is more of a text than a worktext it is not designed to be consumable. For translation purposes, the author recommends translating the sentences in a separate notebook. If extra practice is desired, you may wish to translate the sentences back to the form given in the lesson. Secondly, while we all realize that pronunciation is very difficult to teach "out of a book", the author has considered this, and has come up with an ingenious solution. He has provided MP3 audio files free of charge on his website, which can be downloaded and used with the lessons. As an added bonus, you can choose from either classical pronunciation or ecclesiastical pronunciation. Audio commentary on the lessons and a host of other helpful resources is also included on the website. Lastly, this course would be excellent prep for an older student who will be studying Latin in high school or college who hasn't had the benefit of laying a basic Latin foundation earlier in life. Upon completion of this book, I think students would be more ready to tackle Lingua Latina, Oxford University Latin, Henle Latin, or Cambridge Latin, than if they were starting off cold. Latina Christiana I or other complete courses designed for younger students could also be considered reasonable continuations, although there would be much more overlap/review between courses. This is a terrific way to get started in Latin and I am glad that the author did not find what he was looking for to teach Latin, because he has certainly written a course that fulfills all of his goals! – Jess

  • Item #: 001505
    ISBN: 9780486292793
    Retail: $3.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.50

    Loaded with satire and classic American humor, Humorous Stories and Sketches will without a doubt amuse its readers. Compiled within are eight of Mark Twain's most entertaining pieces of work: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Journalism in Tennessee, About Barbers, A Literary Nightmare, The Stolen White Elephant, The Private History of a Campaign that Failed, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences, and How to Tell a Story. Each piece is between 5-20 pages. 74 pgs, pb. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 019409
    ISBN: 9781556524578
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Personally, I love these activity guides. They're well done, tell a good story, give a lot of good details, and offer some really neat projects to accompany the study. This study is especially interesting, as it focuses on a period of history that is normally not covered in any great depth - that of the ancient Israelites, the Phoenicians, and the Philistines. Several important aspects of each of these three civilizations are studied, including their history, architecture, clothing, language and writing, work, food, and religion. A nice timeline is included at the beginning, featuring a strip for each individual civilization, so you can see what was going on in each of the other countries at the same time. An introduction gives you the basics on the land you will be studying, as well as the time period - from 1200 B.C. to 538 B.C. Then we jump into the Israelite section. Much information as to Israelite history is drawn from the Bible, although, since the book is from a secular publisher, it is not taken to be infallible evidence. Much archaeological evidence is cited for the history of each civilization as well, which is fascinating, and sparks some neat projects! Each topic is discussed in each civilization on several pages, in a highly readable and interesting style packed with pictures such as artifacts and preserved buildings. Interesting related facts are frequently included off to the side. As mentioned above, the activities are great, and enough of them are included so you can pick and choose to suit your time and interests. For instance, in the Israelite section, you may construct a model pillared house, complete with some spare furniture, write in the ancient Israelite alphabet on a smashed pot, make your own stamp seal, create a model terrace farm, carry water on your head, stomp some grapes into juice, cook up an ancient Israelite meal, and making a blessing scroll. That's not all; I'm sure the kids will also really get into making a costume for each civilization, including headwear and other accessories, such as jewelry. Including an activity guide like this in your history studies will definitely add some spice - and a lot of fun! - Jess

  • Item #: 034385
    ISBN: 9781933241029
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    After your child has become comfortable using scissors, they'll be ready to jump into this workbook, which aims to help children build skills in both cutting and pasting. Activities progress from simple to more complex, often resulting in a simple craft.

  • Item #: 002512
    ISBN: 9780794501150
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.74

    Short? Check. Colorful? Check. Good for children? Check. With colorful illustrations and kid-friendly writing, this book will get your kids playing chess in no time. Covering the bare basics, you will learn how to move the pieces, the point system, some basic strategies, as well as special moves: castling, en passant, and so forth. Meanwhile, cool little knights and pawns decorate the sides of the pages, and occasionally illustrate a point (like the armored knight jumping over enemy pawns, while they gaze up with a mixture of fear and awe). These little things help kids take an interest, enabling them to learn faster. While not for those that already have basic knowledge, it will jumpstart a child's interest in chess. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 000594
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Disclaimer: You're going to have a hard time keeping these playing pieces in the box. They're almost guaranteed to run off to your children's play kitchen! Okay, now that we got that out of the way, Smart Cookies is a special edition of the Meta-Forms game by the same manufacturer. Instead of attribute-block-like shapes, the primary-colored shapes in this game are cookies, with textured, lightly browned, soft plastic edges. Along with the nine cookies, you get a 9-square grid, instructions, and a book of challenges. Each challenge tells the player where to place specific cookies on the grid, and they must use logic and the basic rules (not repeating a color or shape in any row) to place the other cookies. We are big fans of this edition; Smart Cookies is sure to jump off the shelf (for play or puzzling) more frequently than the original!

  • Item #: 054874
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.25

    This one might be too pretty to be a math game! The smooth colorful tiles, the chunky die, the cone-shaped pouch… it all adds up to a game that begs to jump off the shelf and be played. In the game, 2-5 players all use their tiles to add onto a central number "crossword" made up of tiles. At the beginning of the game, the die is rolled to find the "key" number. This will be 3, 4 or 5. Players will each draw eight tiles to start, and the first player uses as many of their tiles as possible to build a row that not only adds up to a multiple of the key number, but doesn't repeat any color of tile. So if the key number is '5' you could lay down a green '1,' an orange '9,' a purple '3' and a red '7.' The total of the tiles is 20, which is a multiple of five, and no color is used more than once. The next player then uses as many of their tiles as possible, while adding onto the first player's row. You can also add more tiles to an existing row, as long as you don't break the color or number rule. The game ends when all tiles have been used that can be used, and the player with the most points wins. Variations for other versions are also included.

  • Item #: 029609
    Retail: $4.09
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

      Make the colors in your drawings and illustrations jump off the page with this heavyweight, jet black paper from Pacon®. Great for white and bright chalks, oil pastels, metallic colored pencils, and neon crayons. Paperweight is heavy enough for scoring, folding and curling. Pad contains 40 sheets and is made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 025176
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  • Item #: 007672
    ISBN: 9781932786538
    Retail: $34.95
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    What better way to ground your studies of ancient history than with a solid understanding of the geography of those cultures? Written in a similar style to the first two volumes, the third and newest volume in the A Child's Geography series explores the classical world - including Italy, Greece, Malta and the Balkans in 15 chapters. The text in each chapter transports readers to the region, imagining that they are touring the country, weaving in details of people they may meet as well as the history and stories of some of the buildings and sites. Full-color pictures of the landscape, landmarks and ruins adorn just about every page, giving readers the chance to see the places visited in the text. Occasionally you'll also find web links to encourage further exploration. I also love the various menus with popular dishes listed! Each chapter ends with prompts and questions for notebooking and discussion, and you'll find timelines, map activities, hands-on projects, recipes, the prayer guide and more on the enclosed CD-ROM. While the content of this course makes it a perfect companion to an ancient history study, you can also enjoy it on its own. You can work through it in a year spending two weeks on each chapter, or spend a semester on it going through one chapter a week. Even if you haven't tried either of the previous volumes, I would encourage you to jump into this one; it is well-produced, interesting and you will learn an incredible amount about the geography and culture (present and past) of the birthplace of Western Civilization. 224 pgs, pb. Jess

  • 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 #: 041072
    Retail: $39.99
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    For all you Ms. Frizzle fans, here's another Magic School Bus Science Kit. You can let your little ones do chemistry like all the students in Ms. Frizzle's science class. This Chemistry Lab comes packaged in a replica of the Magic School Bus (made of cardboard measuring 15" long by 8 ½" high) with storage space and trays for all the kits components. This kit includes most of the hard-to-find materials needed to do experiments: Petri dish, string, peppercorn, balloon, wooden craft stick, piece of iron, ph chart, 25 ml measuring cup, ph paper, pipette, blue and red litmus paper, pencil, safety goggles, plastic measuring spoon, plastic funnel, 3 plastic test tubes, test tube brush, soap, cardboard, clay, white blue, borax, yeast, chromatography paper, foil, liquid dish soap, straw, and ruler.

    51 glossy cards accompany the kit and will help your young chemist get started learning about scientific tools, measurements, acids and bases, and much more. The first twelve cards offer general information, messages from Ms. Frizzle, safety and instructions for the kit. Cards 13 through 51 are experiments. The front of each card gives a list of materials needed, steps to follow for the experiment, and illustrations. An explanation of the experiment is found on the reverse side of the card. You will get to make sticky ice, test materials for acidity, inflate a balloon without blowing into it, make pepper jump, learn about buoyancy, make a speed boat, and much more as you learn with Ms. Frizzle and her class.

    A data notebook is included for recording data in specific lessons. This is a small 5"x 7" stapled booklet with space to record observations. If you are doing the experiments with multiple students, you can have them work in teams to record the information or let them make their own notebook – this one is pretty simple. Use this kit as a chemistry unit study or alongside your curriculum – either way you will have fun with Ms. Frizzle and the gang! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 039113
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    Help foster logical thinking in children with this adorable game. Simply place the mushrooms and rabbit(s) according to the puzzle booklet, and then move the rabbit to one of the brown rabbit holes in the amount of moves noted in the booklet. There's a catch though: the rabbit cannot move without jumping over an item. For more challenge, add in one or both of the foxes. These pieces slide around the board instead, often providing the necessary item the rabbit must leap over to reach safety. With 60 puzzles to solve you may just want to try it yourself! Nine pieces

  • Item #: 030838
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    Even before opening the box you get the 1950's feel from this jump rope. It features wooden handles and is approx. 82" long .