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  • Item #: 016882
    ISBN: 9781933407494
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $1.95

    Trace the history of scrapbooking from its humble beginnings as a commonplace book to today's modern scrapbooks. Learn the nuts and bolts of scrapbooking and color theory. Study the lives of famous scrapbook enthusiasts Mark Twain, L.M. Montgomery, Thomas Jefferson, Rutherford Hayes and Grover Cleveland and trace your own family history/family tree.

  • Item #: 039220
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.26
  • Item #: 054591
    ISBN: 9780920656662
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Beautifully illustrated and user friendly for novice sky gazers, this book will quickly become a family favorite! Conveniently divided into three sections, each topic is presented through a two page spread. The first section, Cosmic Voyages, takes you on a ten step voyage from the Earth to the distant reaches of the universe. Section two, Alien Visitors, provides close-up views of our solar system, planets of other stars, nearby stars, black holes, quasars, and a cursory look at aliens and UFOs. The final section, Sky Gazing, provides beginning sky gazers the "nuts and bolts" necessary for a successful astronomical experience. Some evolutionary content. 72 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 005227
    Retail: $32.50
    Rainbow Price: $15.06
    Daddy's power tools are off limits, so why not give your youngster a drilling set of his own? This colorful plastic play set features a reversible power drill with three drill bits (Phillips head, flathead, and a hexagonal bit) that can be attached to a screwdriver. It also comes with 28 plastic nuts and bolts. Use the drill (or a screwdriver) to assemble four cardboard vehicles with the oversized plastic bolts. Also included are eight wheels for the vehicles, a drilling practice board, and a storage case. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). With enough practice, your little one will be ready to graduate to the real thing in a couple of years! –Chad
  • Item #: 041240
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    This pretty little press allows up to 6 layers of flowers or other plant life to be pressed at the same time. It has a very basic design and layers can be re-used. Unlike item #041196, blotting paper is used in this press (12 pieces are included). Using this press is quite simple: all you have to do is put two pieces of blotter paper between two cardboard layers, place the soon-to-be crushed plant between the paper, insert the layers between the wooden top and bottom of the press, and screw the included bolts through the holes using wing nuts. Diameter of blotting paper is 3 10/16" of an inch, which is the maximum size pressed plant could be. Press measures 4" wide x 4" tall x 2" thick (with all layers).

  • Item #: 006086
    Retail: $73.50
    Rainbow Price: $72.95
    Kit includes: alphabet chart, banner paper, bolt, butterfly kit, cardstock, circular pie pan, clear tape, clothespin, comb, construction paper (10 pack, plus 1 orange), cotton ball (2 pk), cotton string, crayons, red drink mix, economy magnifier, envelope (4" x 8"), feathers, glue, grass seed pack, large paper plates (5), large straw, large test tubes (2), limestone rocks, Marigold seed packet, metal nut, microwave popcorn bag (2), mirror, paint set w/ brush, paper sack, pattern blocks, pebble, pencils (2), personal-size handheld fan, picture pack, pinwheel, plastic ruler 6" (3), pulley-single (2), rope, sand, sandpaper, scissors, screw, small bell, student clock, tissue paper--blue, toothpicks, white paper, wooden board, and a wooden ruler.
  • Item #: 010368
    Retail: $70.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.50

    Doing labs in Exploring Creation with Physics is much more convenient with this accompanying lab kit. It includes: safety goggles, pencil, 4 ping pong balls, masking tape, stopwatch, 2 rulers, protractor, modeling clay, pen, 2 rubber bands, pinto beans, aluminum foil, sand, nut, bolt, small block of wood, ¾" washer, thread, four 1" washers, pipette tip, cardboard tube, marble, spring with loops, 5 paper clips, mass scale, copper pipe, flat mirror, flashlight w/batteries, black paper, magnifying mirror, 3 balloons, 2 Styrofoam plates, AA battery, insulated copper wire, compass, 3" nail, small nail, toothpick, and plastic tub w/ lid. Items aren't bagged by lesson (like at the elementary level) and there are still items you will need to gather from around your home, but this kit makes the list much shorter. A packing list is included with the kit. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 000354
    ISBN: 9781888827460
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    “A Time Management, Organization, and Career Exploration Course for Christian Home-Schooled Teens.” A rather lengthy subtitle, but very accurate. The author of Spelling Power has placed both a learning and planning tool in the hands of teens. If you want to control your child’s educational plans for the future - skip this. But if you want to empower your teen to begin to take charge of his life - this is great! As students work through this 9-week, ¼-credit course they learn essential planning and organizational skills while constructing a plan for high school and beyond. Definitely Christian in perspective, students are encouraged to seek God’s will when setting goals and to “make time for God” when creating weekly and daily schedules. The book is interesting, well-written, and logically organized into nine main units: Establishing Goals and Setting Priorities; Create Your Tentative High School Plan; Working Out This Year’s Plan; Planning Individual Courses; Completing Assignments and Projects; Making Weekly and Daily Schedules; Keep Records of Your Accomplishments; Making Decisions About Post High School Education; Paying for College. Accompanied by a helpful array of reproducible forms, these take your students through long- and short-term goal setting, through the nuts and bolts of planning each year, down to weekly and daily scheduling, keeping records of progress, and looking into the options for the future, including college. Your student will emerge with a better, “big picture” view of his education and its relevance in his life. The author does not assume a particular philosophy of education throughout, but, rather, does an excellent job of allowing for different educational approaches and learning preferences. She explains how to include outside activities and learning experiences as coursework and translate them into credits. While it would be ideal to use this course at the outset of high school, it could be implemented any time during the high school years.

  • Item #: 053964
    ISBN: 9781427624383
    Retail: $23.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.57

    Looking for fresh ideas to breathe new life into your Homeschool? Whether you are new to homeschooling or have been homeschooling for a season, this book will inspire you and equip you toward teaching your children using a hands-on, holistic approach to education: the unit study. You may be asking, “What is a unit study?" Simply, a unit study is an educational approach that seeks to bring all school subjects together under one topic. There are many benefits to this style of education including our children’s ability to retain information they have been taught; less time spent in teaching our children individually as they learn together and passing a love for learning on to our children.

    In this valuable resource, Kym Wright provides the fundamental “nuts and bolts” of the Unit Study including an expanded definition, vision and philosophy, benefits, and subject by subject overview based on a unit study philosophy. Once the foundation is laid, she walks you step by step through planning a unit study-including a variety of forms for creating a unit study tailor-made for your own family. Forms are reproducible for your personal family only. She also provides a variety of strategies designed to energize your teaching strategies. One of the greatest aspects of this segment is the vastly helpful Unit Study Q & A section, where common questions are answered from the perspectives of three homeschooling unit study moms. A wonderful resource for new-to-unit study families or the experienced unit study family looking for fresh ideas and vision. 193 pgs, pb. Deanne

  • Item #: 067069
    ISBN: 9780981813738
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

     

    Organizing homeschool play groups and co-ops just got easier! This handy resource contains everything a leader/teacher needs for success. Divided into 3 sections for ease of use, homeschool groups, boys’ or girls’ clubs, preschool or early learning play groups will appreciate the 25+ group activities organized and planned to save you time. Christian content. A smattering of reproducible activity sheets is included. Contains 168 loose leaf pages, 3- hole punched and ready for your 3-ring binder.

      The first section begins with an overview and vision for “activity days.” The author provides organizational tips and helpful thoughts for handling discipline issues before tackling the nuts and bolts of the activities. The second section divides activity days into two groups: easier and more challenging. Each activity day provides you with a background summary of the activity, duties to be done ahead of time by the coordinator, and step-by-step teaching suggestions. For example, an easy activity day for community helpers includes various coordinator duties like make arrangements/appointments for agency visits and gather and copy handouts (from this or a community resource). This is followed by teaching suggestions related to various helpers. For example, teaching children about the necessary components of fire and fire safety for the firefighter to an extension activity of learning first aid and CPR for older students while studying doctors as community helpers. Activities are flexible and group coordinators can choose to do some or all the activities that are suggested. Don’t let the simplicity of this activity underwhelm. The author has provided teaching suggestions for a wide range of events including an international day, community service project day, track and field day, literature day and more. The third section includes suggestions for long-term activity days that will spread across the semester or year, such as bible quizzes, journalism classes or creating a yearbook. The final section provides resources like websites and books to make your planning easier. Celebrate! Your leadership just got easier! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 017580
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $469.60

     The 9th grade science supply kit includes lab apron, safety goggles, safety gloves, paper cups, 100 ml graduated cylinder, wooden ruler, string, 100 ml, 50ml, 250ml &1000 ml beaker, rubber band, red cabbage indicator solution, Magnesium Sulfate, ring support stand, ring support, wire gauze, Micro Lab Butane Burner, laser pointer key-chain, wooden clothes pins, card stock sheets, protractor, 25mm marble, stopwatch, disposable gloves, bench pulley, sandpaper, friction block w/hook, 50g, 100g, 200g hooked brass weight, ramp, 1000g & 2000g spring scale, demonstration balance support, knife edge lever clamp, Hall's Carriage (kinetic cart), balloon, Erlenmeyer flask, 8” crucible tongs, pipette, paper clips, syringe, stirring rod, 600 ml beaker, thermometer, Styrofoam cups, digital scale, Burette clamp, fur friction pad, rubber friction rod, alligator clip connectors, D-cell battery holders, D-cell batteries, bulb holder, screw base for bulb, compass, lodestone, 3” Alnico bar magnet, iron filings, 6-volt batteries, bolt, knife switch, insulated copper wire, right angle clamp, 3/8” nut, Hooke’s Law spring, buzzer w/ lead wires, tuning fork, diffraction grating slide, multimeter, solar cell, dissection pins, glass mirror, straight pins, 50mm and 150mm convex lens, Meter Stick Optical Bench Kit, PVC Pipe, flat washers, Copper II Chloride, Lithium Chloride, spectroscope, Strontium Chloride, wooden splints, Manganese Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Copper electrode, Brass electrode, Boric Acid, Copper II Sulfate, Iron III Oxide, white sand, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bromothymol Blue, Calcium Hydroxide, clear vinyl tubing, insect catching jar, sand, wood block, Calcium Carbonate, plastic cups, red litmus paper, blue litmus paper, Sodium Hydroxide, wash bottle, Hydrochloric Acid, 1-14 range pH papers.

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1, 4). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 024275
    ISBN: 9780970877055
    Retail: $13.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    A common marketing expression years ago was "Ask the man that owns one," the idea being that someone who has lived with something over time knows it pretty well. Who better then to share their experiences with you than Rick and Marilyn Boyer, parents of 12 children who began their home education experience in 1980. They have experienced the rewards and challenges, highs and lows, kudos and questions that arose from raising and educating a large family.

    This book offers encouragement. The first section deals with making the decision to home educate and opens with the chapter "Of Course You Can." Rick (the primary author) addresses teacher credentials, time constraints, financial limitations, and social pressures. Chapter 2 reviews the biblical principals involved concerning child training, with the third chapter focusing on clarifying your goals, motivation, and training methods for successfully educating your children.

    Part 2 gets into the nuts of bolts of home education, starting with the curriculum and materials to be used. Next comes the structure of the training – when and where do we work with the student, what type of learner is each student, which subjects should I focus on and at what age, what testing is appropriate. And, how do I make learning fun and interesting, so that the student really wants to grow in wisdom and knowledge?

    The last 6 chapters address peripheral but important issues – spiritual training, appropriate discipline, where does Dad fit in if Mom is the primary instructor, socialization, preparing for a career and the advisability of college.

    Many books of this ilk are chock full of the author's personal experiences and cute stories about their kids. To their credit, the Boyers clearly present their beliefs and preferences without getting into a lot of family history. You will find many quotes from and references to the Bible, practical advice and a good summary of their home education experience, and the idea that ordinary parents can produce extraordinary children. 271 pg, pb. - Bob

  • Item #: 015284
    ISBN: 9781885814296
    Retail: $59.95
    Rainbow Price: $55.95
    The synthesis of years of planning, teaching, writing, and testing, this "Guide to Teach Your Child to Read" is truly inspirational! It incorporates so many great ideas and methods in an unforced, natural manner that it had to be written by a homeschooling mom! Valerie Bendt, author and homeschooling mother of six, has provided yet another wonderful tool to help us teach efficiently, effectively and personally! The course consists of 108 lessons which the author recommends using at the rate of 3 lessons per week with review and reinforcement of skills in between. Employing an approach similar to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, this low-stress (for teacher and student), gentle format allows you to sit alongside your child and enjoy a one-on-one adventure in learning to read. While Valerie has borrowed some great ideas from methods employed in that volume, her offering is distinctively different, too - both in format and, more notably, implementation. While both volumes are constructed as beginning reading programs (not intended as totally comprehensive phonics instruction), the instruction in Reading Made Easy goes far beyond teaching phonics rules to become a more fluid and total age- and skill-appropriate language arts presentation for the beginning reader. Valerie's program also puts much more emphasis on the value and enjoyment of reading and on instilling a love of the written word in your child than any other phonics/reading program I've seen. She incorporates multi-sensory learning that will appeal to children of all learning modalities, using both kinesthetic manipulation (via cards and drawings) and auditory exercises. Whether instinctively or deliberately, she has created an almost ideal reading program to incorporate many of the "multiple-intelligences" as well! But, enough with the praise! On to the nuts and bolts of the program! Like Teach Your Child..., the lessons are meant to be taught side-by-side, preferably close enough to snuggle. Scripted lessons generally begin with skill review and practice, then progress to introduction of new phonetic constructs (and/or sight words) and end with reading practice. A special system of marking is used to enable the beginning reader to quickly master new and unfamiliar rules. Stories are all captivating, entertaining, and illustrated with a simple black-and-white illustration. Reading comprehension is incorporated in the reading exercises even at the earliest levels. Both volumes will have your child reading simple chapter books by the end of instruction. This is where the similarities end. Now for the differences in both format and content. While Teach Your Child... uses larger type face in the beginning, progressing to a smaller (but still bolder) typeface at book's end, Valerie employs a consistent point size throughout. The type size is roughly the same as the ending type in Teach Your Child.... This will be better with older beginning readers, but may deter the very young reader. However, the marking system used in Reading Made Easy is less distracting. Teach Your Child... uses overlines to indicate long vowels and makes silent letters smaller (in comparison). Consonant digraphs are shown by actually joining the letters. When you put this all together it looks a little - well, funny. The reader is weaned from these special markings by the end of the volume, however, and typeset becomes consistent. Valerie uses more evenly-sized lettering throughout, graying short vowels, bolding long ones, and "ghosting" silent letters (forming them with dots instead of solid lines). Blends and digraphs are circled, a visual cue that they work as a phonetic unit. This system of marking is employed throughout the program in reading sections. Some weaning is done in copywork and sentence work, however. As a whole, the text has a less cluttered appearance than Teach Your Child. I appreciate Valerie's scripted text being in a different font rather than in the red ink found in the latter. Missing also are the arrows beneath every practice letter, word, and sentence. If your child has an extremely difficult time with left-to-right tracking, you might appreciate the arrows; if not, it just adds extra busy-ness to the page. I do miss the stand-out bolding found in Teach Your Child. Some children may find it easier to ignore the rest of the writing on the pages if their "part" really stands out. If you plan on using Italic Handwriting, Valerie's use of LucidaSansSchool font (used in Portland State's Italic Handwriting program) will appeal. If you plan on using a pre-cursive (or modern manuscript) program, ditto. Reading Made Easy also uses a written "a" while Teach Your Child uses a typeset "a". Reading Made Easy covers a little more phonics "ground" than Teach Your Child and includes a list of phonetic constructs at the end of the book for concepts not covered in the body of the book. The biggest differences in the two programs, though, is in their implementation. Lessons in Reading Made Easy are far more "spontaneous" and offer more variety in format. Impromptu games and activities are sprinkled liberally throughout, giving the program a more playful nature. Parents construct Sight Word Worms and a Sight Word Bingo game to help children add critical sight words to their reading repertoire. The incorporation of these in stories then results in more natural, interesting reading selections. Children are encouraged to flex their artistic wings by duplicating simple illustrations and writing is incorporated as they first write sentences, then stories to accompany them. Index cards are used extensively (buy lots of them!) for preparing aids to learn word and sentence construction. Many lessons include putting words from a simple sentence on cards (one word per card and usually marked using Valerie's notations), mixing, then having your child reconstruct the sentence. This kinesthetic activity helps children understand capitalization, ending punctuation, and sentence construction from early on. While all lessons include a short reading selection to reinforce your instruction, the final lessons in Reading Made Easy contain a real chapter book. In each of twelve lessons, you read a chapter of the story after which your child reads a simpler (but not too watered-down) adaptation written at his level of reading ability. Copywork is also included in most lessons (in the tradition of Ruth Beechick), but the author suggests omitting it if your child's fine motor skills are not ready for additional writing. One final feature that every mom will appreciate is ending each lesson with read-aloud time from a book of your choice (Valerie has thoughtfully included a list of recommended picture and chapter books in the ending section of the book). We all know that reading to our children regularly increases both reading aptitude and appreciation. This inclusion assures that we will make the time for it and provides our children with a fitting "reward" for completing each lesson. Reading Made Easy is now available in paperback format or on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains .pdf files of all pages and a 55-minute audio workshop entitled "Teaching Your Child to Read."