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  • Item #: 061597
    ISBN: 9780881225792
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  • Item #: 031137
    ISBN: 9781892069733
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    Each page holds a riddle like: "Your pet lizard has escaped and you've got to find him right away because your parents' guests are due to arrive in thirty minutes! Use the clues to draw a path to your lizard's hiding place." The grid holds pictures of possible hiding places and to figure out which item he's hiding behind, you need to solve the addition problems. Each problem has the form 4 + __ = 8 (W). Using the missing number and directional cues (N, E, W, S) found in parentheses as above, you start at the black star in the grid and travel the appropriate number of spaces in the direction given for each problem.

  • Item #: 049158
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    I'm not sure what's more likeable here – the simple concept or the cute packaging! The small, portable game consists of nine picture dice packaged in a sturdy flip-out box about the size of a card deck. The dice are printed with simple black-and-white pictures on each face for a total of 54 different images. A few examples include: a clock, a bee, a shooting star, a key, a flashlight, an apple, fire, a magnifying glass, a question mark, a book, a light bulb, and a tree. Originally designed for storytelling, there are three game ideas included inside the cover, each of which entails rolling the dice and using some or all of the dice to create a story. You can modify the number of dice, play solo or as a group for more variety. Of course, you could also use a roll of the dice to pick a theme for extemporaneous speaking, to inspire young children to write a story (using just one or two cubes), or as writing prompts. I'm sure you can come up with some of your own educational and party ideas as well! - Jess

  • Item #: 003128
    ISBN: 9780547577098
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    The 1990 Newbery Medal Winner. As the Nazis begin arresting the Jewish people of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen and her family work to keep their Jewish friends and neighbors safe.

  • Item #: 066519
    ISBN: 9781338106367
    Retail: $21.99
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    Introduce your younger students to the world of electricity in this hands-on, fun kit by Klutz. Mold 15 different clay projects using 5 colors of clay, 20 LEDS, a battery pack (requires 4AA batteries, not included), and over 50 punch-out paper pieces. You will get four colors of conductive clay blue, green, orange, and black; and one block of white, insulating clay. The conductive clay allows electrons to flow through, and the insulating clay is firmer and doesn't allow the flow of electrons. The kit includes a 52-page book with numbered instructions with illustrations for each clay project. Make a Rocket, UFO, Flower, Shooting Star, Jack-O-Lantern, Flashlight, Cupcake, Snowman, Astronaut, Robot, Night Window, Police Car, and Dragon all with light-up features. The book also includes a list of other things you might need for the projects (household items), LED care, cleaning up, powering up the battery pack, clay shaping basics, how to use the paper punch-outs, and explanations of simple circuitry. Jess, Ramsey, and Gemma made the dragon, and he was adorable with his light-up eyes. I think the amazing thing is that you can use clay to teach basics of circuitry in a way that really makes sense to young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 059422
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    Colorful, cardstock poster shows a large 10x10 number grid with the 5's and 10's in a different color. The large format (17x22") has a star border with rainbow colored balloons across the top. This would be great as a math reference tool, of course, but also for the 100th day of school! Use it as a count down (or up!) On the back of the poster are 50 activity ideas for the 100th day, a smaller version of the number grid that is reproducible, and a 100th day certificate you can copy for your students to color. ~ Sara
  • Item #: 009301
    ISBN: 9781586093440
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  • Item #: 009197
    ISBN: 9781454710547
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      Learn about the stars while having some dot-to-dot fun with these oversized, challenging puzzles. Each constellation is given two pages – information about the constellation on the right and the constellation puzzle on the left. Information for each includes the mythology of the constellation, its place in the zodiac, and information about special stars within the constellation. Each puzzle takes up a full page (11.5” x 11.5”); just follow the tiny stars and dots to complete the constellation. The number of dots per puzzle varies from 300-500+, with the actual constellation formation imposed onto the puzzle you are completing. It includes 29 constellations in all to “brighten” up your science curriculum. Diagrams of the answers and a short glossary are included at the back of the book. Discover the constellations as you learn and draw your way through the night sky. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 007612
    ISBN: 9781402755217
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    Looking for a little more excitement from your dot-to-dot puzzles? These puzzles add color and a few other elements to make things interesting. Six colored pencils (with erasers) are included in a pouch in the front of the book. The dots in the puzzles are all different colors. After picking a puzzle, start with the pencil that matches the first dot and keep using that color until you reach a dot of a different color, when you will switch to the pencil that matches the color of the dot. With several color-switches in each puzzle, you'll have lots of fun creating pictures that are colored appropriately. Another feature of this book is that some puzzles include stars among the dots. When you reach a star, pick up your pencil, find the next number, and start drawing again from there. Puzzles have anywhere from 100 to over 300 dots and make all kinds of fun scenes. Eighty-four puzzles are included in all, with answers provided in the back. 96 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 002290
    ISBN: 9781942454014
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    Fabric crafts are a fun way for students to design and wear their own art. This set would make a great gift for that artsy tween/teen because it includes everything but the clothing and an iron! Ok, you might also need some colored pencils to plan out your design first, cardboard to keep your fabric taut while you create and brown paper when it’s time to iron. But let’s talk about what this kit teaches and includes! Inside you’ll find 10 colored stamp pads (each 1.25” square); a dark fabric marker; 10 foam geometric shaped stampers; 6 pages of cardstock stencils to use; and an inspiring idea book with room to plan original designs. The stencils have things like butterflies, peace signs, bows, hearts, fruit, stars, argyles, cupcake, doughnut, candies, numbers, locks & keys, even chains so you can design a necklace on a tee! Photo instructions are clear and simple to follow. Once you are done stamping, heat set your design with an iron and it will be hand-washable. The design book gives you so many ideas on creating patterns with the stamps and stencils. It was amazing to see chevron and hound’s-tooth created with the stampers! Use the marker to outline your designs or add details. While you can make simple designs, there is instruction to get really intricate too, making this a fun book for older kids who have a flair for fashion! Experiment with overlapping colors and how the colors change with the background fabric. A white tee is the simplest way to get started. I loved how the kids are encouraged to plan out their creations rather than just go for it. I think that element takes this from craft to fabric design. All materials are contained in one unit (14” x 9.5”) with the spiral book on one end and the materials at the other. ~ Sara

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    Includes Teacher Book, Student Book and the required literature.

  • Item #: 068003
    ISBN: 9781420681994
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  • Item #: 064456
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       These little 2.5”x 4” cards are colorful and can be used as an incentive at home or in small groups. Each card has the colorful slogan in the middle with a place to write a child’s name and is surrounded with 20 places to be punched as goals (the goals are determined by you, not pre-marked) are achieved.  Living My Faith has hearts to mark the spots to be punched. Use for completing chores at home, memorizing verses, etc. When a card is full, let your child trade the card for a reward.

  • Item #: 062772
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    Finally, a game of knowledge about things that really matter! (Foam) duel your companions in a heated competition of list-making about comic books, games, science fiction, fantasy, and more. Can you recall four characters from the Star Trek universe? Easily! But could you think of 18 or more? You'll have to if your buddies are as geeky as you! Each turn, a player rolls a colored die. A corresponding list challenge is chosen from a card. However, that card is just a baseline trial. All players can up the ante by calling out how many items they think they can list. The player who lives up to their word and writes down the most entries succeeds in the epic quest of attaining that card. The first person to get a pre-determined number of cards can revel triumphantly in geeky glory! For 2 or more players. Game time: approx. 30 minutes.
  • Item #: 049150
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  • Item #: 040810
    ISBN: 9781586095710
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  • Item #: 029083
    ISBN: 9780688099336
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    Help young students understand how much a million, a billion, and a trillion are with this fun picture book. The book has Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician showing kids exactly how large these numbers are by explaining how high it would reach if a million (then billion, then trillion) kids stood on each other's shoulders. He also explains how long it would take to count to these numbers, how much space a million (then billion, then trillion) goldfish would take up, and how many pages it would take to print out a million (then billion, then trillion) tiny stars. Full-color, captivating graphics illustrate the story and help kids see how large these numbers are. A few activity ideas to help kids further understand the vastness of a million are also included. This book by David Schwartz has been a favorite for over 20 years. 40 pgs, pb ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 022555
    ISBN: 9780965326353
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    An excellent resource! This book was designed especially for students before they begin high school. The subtitle is "Stuff You Need to Know, and Mistakes You Need to Stop Making, Before You Step Foot into High School." It's an awesome book designed to ensure students know some relatively basic facts before they hit high school. For example, they should know the order of the planets, most of the more familiar presidents (although if they want to learn them all, they can do that here too), a basic timeline of world and U.S. events, how to find the diameter, radius and circumference of a circle, how to make subjects and verbs agree in sentences, at least five major artists and musicians, and the most famous works of some of the most famous authors in history. It sounds like a lot of information - and it is - but this book is in no way overwhelming. It is very non-threatening, with only about 70 pages including the introduction and other informational pages. The size isn't the only thing that is non-threatening -the text is written in very personable, often entertaining style from an author who doesn't want to bore students or surround them with long definitions, but really wants them to learn the basics to create a good foundation for their more advanced schooling. He speaks not in a know-it-all tone, but in a this-is-great-stuff-to-know manner. The book starts at the very broadest of issues, the universe, and works its way down to the smaller things like individual topics and famous people. Each topic is usually presented on a two-page spread, although some (like World History) take up a little more space. Here is a sampling of the spread and type of knowledge given on each topic, using the universe pages as an example. A column on the left side of the pages gives a brief overview to what we can know about the universe, and then we move on to "stuff you should know about your universe." This section provides a basic yet in depth summary of the universe, with important terms in bold. These bolded terms are Earth, the Solar System, star, galaxy, Milky Way, cluster, and light year. Enough information is given to students about each of them to give them a basic knowledge and understanding, sufficient but not enough to write a research paper about. The right hand page covers constellations, good terms to know such as black holes, nebula, and supernova, and finally a small section titled "Don't Make These Mistakes Anymore!" which tells students the difference between astronomy and astrology, what exactly a light year is (it is not a measure of time, but a distance), that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, which moves with the entire galaxy as it turns and moves through space, and what exactly an astronomical unit is. This same format (although it varies by topic) is used throughout the book to provide students with an excellent base for further learning. I know this is kind of a long list, but I want you to be able to see how complete this book actually is, so here is the table of contents: the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, Continents and Oceans, Countries and Cities, Islands and Mountains, Lakes and Rivers, U.S. Geography, Canadian Geography, World History, American History, U.S. Presidents, Canadian History, Math, Science, Writing and Grammar, Art and Music History, Literature, Major Religions, Languages, People, and Life and Miscellaneous. I think every pre-highschooler should definitely have access to and read a copy of this book, as well as any high school student or even beyond who would enjoy keeping a copy of the basics around. By the same author as 500 Keywords for the SAT, and How to Remember Them Forever and 100 Math Tips for the SAT, and How to Master Them Now! - Melissa

  • Item #: 017912
    ISBN: 9781561372546
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  • Item #: 017911
    ISBN: 9781561376056
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  • Item #: 005824
    ISBN: 9780756628048
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    The vast majority of us spend virtually our whole lives in towns, cities, or some other relatively developed area, surrounded by hundreds or thousands of people. The possibility of being lost or stranded out in the wilderness is certainly a rarity, but also a fascinating possibility to most of us. Although we may fantasize about being stranded far away from civilization, building fires, signaling for help, or hiking along a river, generally our thoughts don't go into collecting sometimes unsavory morsels such as insects to eat, or thinking of a way to carry water with us. This is the fascinating aspect of the book.

    The title sums it up pretty well, I'd say. Let's start with "complete." Complete must mean the way it covers nutrition, fitness, basic survival equipment, items you should have in your camping kit, survival kit, and basic tools. Then it launches into a description of how to tie basic knots, choose an appropriate campsite, build a shelter or raise a tent (which alone can be an intimidating feat for some of us), build fires, clean up camp, and find and collect water, while making it safe to drink. Now that we have water, what about the food? The next section features detailed descriptions of good foods to take traveling followed by plants, fungi, invertebrates, and fish which can be used for food if necessary, along with those which are poisonous or dangerous. And it doesn't stop at the eating of fish - it also tells how to catch them using your home-made hooks, harpoon, or one of a number of basket traps. The book next moves into cooking methods and improvised utensils. Then we learn how to find our direction using the stars, sun, compass, some map basics, and how to navigate the topography, including snow or crossing rivers, which leads us right into how to build a few basic rafts or boats.

    And... each main topic I've mentioned has been adapted to include survival skills that apply to several major, very diverse settings such as a temperate woodland, rain forest, desert, or cold climates. The book concludes with an appendix on surviving at sea, some dangerous creatures found around the world, natural hazards and extreme weather, signals (semaphore, ground-to-air, and Morse code), and of course, a sizeable section on first aid.

    Whew! On to the training part. The manual gives easy-to-follow instructions on how to build each structure, tool, or fire discussed, with plenty of pictures or photos of just about EVERYTHING so you can try out these survival skills in your own backyard.

    At 192 pages, the book covers a wide breadth of topics in a variety of settings and takes into consideration whether you're alone or leading a group of survivors so, while the range is huge, the amount of coverage on certain topics may be a little brief. This is not only an excellent survival resource for the beginner or more experienced adventurer, but is also a great resource to complement your camping excursions, backyard adventures, unit studies, or just to fire up your imagination!

  • Item #: 004266
    ISBN: 9781425889852
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  • Item #: 003189
    ISBN: 9780544336261
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    Another Newbery Award (1994) winner from the author of Number the Stars. A remarkable coming-of-age story about a young man who overcomes his society. Set in a "utopian" or "dystopian" (depending on your point of view!) society which is extremely regulated and controlled, Jonas is selected for the very special job of becoming the Receiver of Memory in this story about a community of the future. When Jonas realizes, however, what has been lost and what the price of conformity is, he makes a daring decision that will forever change his life. Our whole family read and discussed this book, finding it an excellent starting point for frank discussion of individuality and responsibility vs. security and homogeneity. Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory for his community. As he becomes aware of the choices his world has made, he is faced with a difficult decision.

  • Item #: 003151
    ISBN: 9781452137414
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    We've seen constellation playing cards, templates, and games, but we've never seen something like this! An awesome way to introduce your youngest students to astronomy, this set includes 10 sturdy cardboard lacing cards and 10 off-white laces. Each dark blue lacing card features a well-known constellation with yellow stars, as well as a whimsical outline of the animal featured. Holes next to each star are numbered, so children can lace the constellation, then take it into a dark room to see the outline and the stars glow (the laces do not glow, so they don't distract from the scene). The back of the card features brief information about the constellation. – Jess

  • Item #: 019866
    ISBN: 9781940110585
    Retail: $42.00
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    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.