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  • Item #: 004753
    ISBN: 9781427647047
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    The equivalent of a one-semester credit in horticulture. Along with lesson plans, FunSheetsâ„¢ and Kym's Konstruction Kit, this study includes:

    - Getting to know the tools:

    - Bases & containers; buying & making

    - Materials: fresh, manmade, dried

    - Gadgets

    - Successful Techniques

    - Design & Inspiration

    - Seasonal Arrangements

    - Stationery & Stationary arrangements

    - Drying & preserving

    - Critiquing for betterment

    - Marketing Plan, pricing, contacts,

    - Advertising, booths & shows

  • Item #: 022612
    ISBN: 9780972089074
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    Is your student ready for the hard questions? This study puts it this way: "Do the good ideas we find in scripture match reality better than any of the false ideas opposed to scripture?" In nine weeks of study, your student will be introduced to those questions, have the opportunity to examine and think about them; talk about the different ways to respond and become much better prepared to give an account for the hope that is his. In the form of a devotional, each of nine weekly lessons provides a study centered around one topic (understanding worldview; nature of man; nature of God; four types of worldview; how do you know?; ideas have consequences; sacred/secular dichotomy; apologetics and evangelism; and finding your identity in Christ.) A relatively brief essay (usually around 4 pages) is followed by questions for the student to think through and answer (space is provided). The week's study concludes with a set of discussion questions, clearly begging for interaction either as a family or perhaps a small group of friends. Scripture references and reading assignments are integrated into the questions encouraging the student to think deeply on these things for a bit rather than plowing through on a comprehension-only type of approach. Due to the devotional and discussion approach of this study, there is no answer key.

    Concise and to the point, but still very applicable and practical, this is for those who may not want to complete a really extensive course, but still want a course with good discussion topics and thoughtful questions. There are suggestions for further reading/study in both the endnotes and on the author's website (Worldview Academy). 72 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 014298
    ISBN: 9780801493843
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  • Item #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
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     Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 020860
    ISBN: 9780970040527
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    The Lamb's Book of Art is an excellent starting point for any beginning artist. The lessons and instructions are easy to follow and could be used for self-study for an older child. A variety of concepts are taught like drawing, color theory, portraits, anatomy, nature studies, cartooning, perspective, shading, lettering, and more. The lessons are fun, and you won't find yourself getting bored with monotonous activities. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and Bible verses accompany most lessons. Art doesn't have to be hopeless! Lessons are reproducible for in home use and there are plenty of blank pages in the book to create art on.

    This book was revised in 2006 and is higher quality than the original. The basic lessons and format are the same, but there are now 168 pages instead of 128, with easier to read text and a fun set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. Instead of the spiral binding of the original book, this edition sports a perfect binding. With this upgraded edition, they've taken a good thing and made it even better.

  • Item #: 071130
    ISBN: 9780763618711
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  • Item #: 002242
    ISBN: 9781770857445
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      The naturalist in me adores this book! Introduce your littlest ones to the 12 most common backyard birds through the beautiful images, background information and clear realistic sounds. Each 2 page spread features one bird. On the left, you will find the common and scientific name, a summary paragraph and specific details including location found, diet, size, description of eggs and more. The opposite side has a beautiful, lifelike image of the bird, and a “Did you know” statement. The book itself is composed of thicker, board book type pages. The sound module is encased in durable plastic and is attached to the book. Each bird’s sound button has a lifelike picture of the bird’s face that matches the image inside the book. A list of the included birds is the House Wren, American Goldfinch, Red-Winged Black Bird, Killdeer, House Finch, Great Horned Owl, Blue Jay, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, American Crow and the Song Sparrow. Don’t be surprised if your children are outside playing and come running to share the name of the bird singing from the trees! Book measures approximately 8 3/4 x 8 1/4”. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 045656
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    Inexpensive, with informative readings and activities sums up this set of workbooks. Each non- reproducible workbook includes textual information, colorful pages and graphics, a variety of activities, an answer key and an achievement certificate. Workbooks can be completed in any order, and topically cover mammals, ocean life, reptiles and amphibians and insects and spiders. 32 pgs each, pb. Sold as a set. An excellent supplement to nature studies and unit studies or engage younger children while you work with the olders.

      Mammals introduces mammals followed by showing their various habitats including mountains, deserts, rainforests, along with unusual mammals and more.

      Ocean Life introduces our watery world followed by ocean animals including fish and sharks. Children will learn about biomes and how they swim and eat.

      Reptiles and Amphibians covers basic differences and looks at lizards, snakes, turtles, alligators and crocodiles, frogs and toads, and more.

      Insects and spiders explains basic differences and looks at insects and people, protective mechanisms, spiderwebs and silk, spiders’ food, spiders and people and more. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
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    More structured than a nature journal, this "outdoor workbook" is a great tool for families and students who prefer some guided instruction and inspiration as they observe, record, and learn from nature throughout the year. It features a varied, interactive format that kids won't soon get bored with, great forms for observation you can print from the publisher's website, and lots of terrific activity suggestions. The book is divided into three parts: "How to Be a Naturalist," "Learning the Sky," and "Exploring Nature." The first part introduces students to the skills and tools of the naturalist, provides suggestions and forms for setting up a nature journal, offers ideas for observation and appreciation (listing species that live in your neighborhood, making a "nature arrangement" or using observations to write a nature poem), and even includes quick drawing lessons that all culminate in an "field expedition." Because weather plays such a large role in nature, it gets its own chapter, and students are encouraged to draw the sky over different days and times, "read" clouds, draw a weather map, learn why we have seasons, play with shadows, keep a moon journal, discover nocturnal animals, learn three constellations and write a sky poem. The majority of "Exploring Nature" is organized by month (January-December) and provides specific activities and mini-lessons on seasonal nature topics. In March students will learn about the spring equinox, check for life in small pools of water and streams, turn over logs and rocks, draw birds, observe and draw budding twigs, and much more. In August, the focus is on water (the book assumes a family vacation here!) and students learn about the water cycle, find out more about a local stream or river, experiment with water, learn about water creatures, find sources of water in nature, keep a nature journal on vacation, and sleep under the stars. Several forms are provided for all months, including "Nature Notes" and "Nature Quest" forms, and a blank page for a "Picture of the Month." You can print more of these online for ongoing observation projects. Quite a few helpful resources for parents can be found in the appendix, such as safety information, suggestions on how to use nature journals in teaching and how to use the book to meet state curriculum standards, a bibliography (including suggested field guides and books for kids), recommended websites and a list of nature organizations. If you're new to nature studies and looking for some time-saving forms and activity suggestions, this is a resource to consider – and its reasonable enough you may want to get each child their own copy. – Jess

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
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     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 067084
    ISBN: 9781465435521
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      Children love learning about animals. Satisfy their curiosity with a healthy dose of learning using this well illustrated and engaging book. After a brief introduction to the animal kingdom, each of five sections is dedicated to different animal groups: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Creepy-crawlies, and Fish. Each section begins with an overview of the animal group before covering specific animals and traits of the group. Information presented clearly explains basic intricacies of the animal world and the vibrant illustrations bring animal life alive! Includes special features to facilitate learning: quizzes, “turn and learn” to follow a topic, and “weird or what” animal facts. Additional reference section included. Excellent introduction to the animal world for children. Evolutionary content. 168 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067083
    ISBN: 9781465414571
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     Beginning with microscopic life, this beautifully photographed encyclopedia invites children to a world teeming with diversity and color. Children will learn fascinating details. Did you know that even though all spiders make silk only some species catch prey in their webs? Did you know the polar bear is the largest land-based meat eater? This enthralling resource offers more than 1500 photographs!

      Information is presented according to how the animals relate to one another. The first section microscopic life covers bacteria, single-celled life, zooplankton and seaweeds. Next are short chapters on fungi and plants as the foundation of the tree of life. Subsequent chapters are dedicated to invertebrates, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The photography is up close and personal; children will be able to see the intricate details and vibrant colors of each animal represented. An excellent resource for your home or class library. 302 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 063614
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    In response to parent requests to create a course like Every Herb Bearing Seed for middle schooler students, this text weaves together anatomy and physiology with healthy natural living. Topically you will study healthy bones, nerves and brain, muscles and tendons, vitamins and minerals along with chiropractic care, harmful effects of alcohol and cigarette smoking, gluten and autoimmune disorder, plus much more. Written at a level middle school children can understand and relate to.

  • Item #: 063613
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    Younger elementary children and those who struggle with reading and writing abilities are the intended users of this year long science course. Mixing stories about common farm and home animals, coloring pages, oral discussion and copywork later in the book, children will learn about bees, horses, birds, cats, mice and other friendly critters.

  • Item #: 061501
    ISBN: 9780615834108
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    Charlotte Mason wrote extensively of the purpose and promise of a notebook-inspired education, and many modern authors have attempted to encapsulate and inspire a new generation of notebook enthusiasts—yet few have done so as poignantly as Laurie Bestvater. Beginning with an overview of notebooking, the author guides us through an array of topics to inspire children (and adults!) to feel comfortable with the blank slate that overwhelms those new to the art. She then returns to the vision of self-education through notebooking before guiding us through setting up the "self-activity" or structure of notebooks. She concludes with the life-long benefits: development of imagination; inner growth (spiritual disciplines and character); and relationships with God, man and the universe in which we live. The extensive appendix includes recommend supplies, samples, general lesson plan template,

    Way of the Will

    chart, additional resources, bibliography, glossary and notes. A tremendous resource for those seeking more support for a notebooking lifestyle; reminiscent of Charlotte Mason and the Parents National Education Union (PNEU) and one that you will refer to in years to come. 193 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne
  • Item #: 068704
    ISBN: 9781543083972
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     Love the idea of unschooling, but struggle to find a balance between too much unproductive time and a strictly scheduled day? This resource may provide the perfect balance. Subtitled, “The Beginner’s Journal”, this animal and farm themed curriculum gently guides learning in several areas including reading, handwriting, logic, spelling, classic literature and music, mathematics including practice in addition, subtraction, and multiplication, creative writing, and more.

      Due to the open-ended nature of this course, you will notice repetition in many of the activity pages. For example, the backyard science/nature walk study pages, animals of the world, and reading time pages allow children to document varied observations and studies. Many struggling learners thrive on familiarity, which helps create a fun learning experience for struggling or younger students. Parents will need to assist their children in choosing topics of study, completion of some activities and securing additional, recommended resources.

      Recommended educational resources include a computer with your own Minecraft world, audio books, Story of the World for the Classical Child, Classical music CDs, a variety of educational videos and movies, and a math curriculum (Life of Fred or Math-U-See are suggested). Necessary school supplies include pencils, colored pencils, gel pens, origami paper, and a ruler. Assorted dyslexia games from the author’s Series A and B are included, and the Dyslexie font is utilized. Author states a child may work in this book up to 3 hours daily for 6 weeks, with 30 minutes of computer time 3 days per week, although flexibility allows you to fit to your family’s needs. Reproducible for children in your household. Black and white graphics. SC. 294 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 059835
    ISBN: 9781613749494
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    Understanding and appreciating nature begins with immersing ourselves into the environment in which we are most familiar. Whether in the city or suburbs, seaside or countryside, we all have the opportunity to develop a love for nature through the study of birds. This beautifully illustrated book will inspire you through graphics, hands-on activities and observations. Topically, children will learn how to create a bird journal, identify feather shapes and field marks, beaks and feet marks, migration, and the variety of food eaten by birds. A sampling of the 30 hands-on activities includes making bird feeders, drawing birds, measuring (your) wingspan, creating a territory map, designing a poster and numerous observation activities. Adding to the value are a glossary of terms; common and scientific names list; recommended online resources and a 2-page teacher guide with extension activities. A perfect resource for introducing Nature studies or for complementing a bird unit study. 108 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
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    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 013833
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    Children are never too young for nature studies or simply just checking things out in a way that only kids can. Whether watching the birds of the air or a radical game of good guys and bad guys, sturdy binoculars are a must-have. Designed for a perfect fit, they offer enlarged eyepieces (no eyestrain!), focus free binoculars, 2x magnification, rubberized edges, and an easy-carry breakaway strap. While the magnification is slightly less than our other child-friendly option #005397, these are a bit heavier duty for preschoolers, provide soft, rubber cushioning around the eyes to allow for longer and more comfortable viewing and "easy grip" sides. Multi-colored. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 041001
    ISBN: 9781615385331
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    Take a walk, find something interesting (a fallen log, a patch of moss, a beetle) and encourage your child/student to take the time to observe, draw and write about what he sees. Each page has 5 large (dotted half-line) writing lines and a space to draw a picture (about 7 x 4) at the top. Younger students can tell you what they see while you write for them and they draw a picture. Older students can write a few sentences on their own. While you are creating a keepsake, children are learning to be curious about nature and practice their handwriting skills. A few pages at the beginning of the workbook explain some classifications children can include and there are some prompts if you need a little guidance on your nature walk. You dont have to find a lush forest; a yard or park will do the trick! Take a magnifying glass and some colored pencils with you. Each page has a verse from a poem or Scripture at the bottom. Memoria Press, 36pp (26 journaling pages), 8.5 x 11 pb ~ Sara

  • Item #: 032235
    ISBN: 9781581342598
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    This book was written to be a natural follow up to the much-appreciated For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. While that book has inspired (and continues to inspire) many parents and educators, it has also left them with a desire for an even deeper understanding of the Charlotte Mason philosophy and her teaching methods. This book was written in response to their requests for further help and guidance in implementing these techniques. The book was written by a handful of contributors, including Macaulay, all of whom are deeply involved in education and are Charlotte Mason advocates. The book holds six chapters. The first two cover "The Value of Charlotte Mason's Work for Today," and "The Child is a Person." The third chapter discusses the "Four Pillars of Education" - atmosphere, discipline, life, and the science of relations. In the "Distinctives of a Charlotte Mason Education" chapter, a wide variety of topics are addressed, including living books, narration, poetry, history, mathematics, nature study, music appreciation, foreign languages, physical education, and many more. The last two chapters are entitled "Broader Application of Charlotte Mason's Teaching Principles," and "An Applied Philosophy." This is a highly-informative book which takes the topic of education quite seriously. 254 pgs, pb. - Melissa

  • Item #: 028535
    ISBN: 9780544165625
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  • Item #: 020005
    ISBN: 9780486267296
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    Already in its third printing, this large-format coloring book teaches as you color. An ideal supplement to your nature study (especially during those fall/winter months), your young naturalists will be able to easily spot these in the wild after becoming familiar with their appearances. Includes interesting captions.

  • Item #: 007868
    ISBN: 9781493025848
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  • Item #: 006777
    ISBN: 9781452131474
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  • Item #: 006712
    ISBN: 9781452131481
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  • Item #: 006707
    ISBN: 9781452141244
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  • Item #: 069708
    ISBN: 9781908489227
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