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  • 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 #: 052495
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    Never have to remind children to do chores again! Making that promise may not be realistic, but you can communicate your expectations clearly. This clever yellow magnetic chore chart will let children see how they are doing for the week using a star magnet. Across the very top are spaces to write in 4 children's names. Each name has a red, blue, green or purple star by it. Write your chores down the left side. There are 20 magnets with chores (and illustrations for early readers) printed on them to use here also. The days of the week are numbered 1-7 across the top. Place a color-coded star on the chart when kids finish a chore for the day. You get loads of star magnets in the four colors. Some of the chore magnets include: brush my teeth, share my toys, say please and thank you, wash hands, do my homework, and take a bath. As your kids' chores evolve, just write them in with a dry-erase marker (1 included.) Charts like this motivate kids to finish their chores and become more independent. Some children will want more stars than the other kids, or will want to be first to get a star for the day. A sturdy rope lets you hang this 17" h x 14" chart easily; it is lightweight for a magnetic chart. ~ Sara

  • 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 #: 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 #: LLCPPR
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    Includes Teacher Book, Student Book and the required literature.

  • 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 #: 004392
    ISBN: 9780500650394
    Retail: $24.95
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     My Big Art Show is a card game (art rummy) which can be played by 2 or more players. Shuffle the cards and deal out 7 to each player. The remaining cards go face down in a pile in the middle, with the top card turned up on a second pile. Look at your cards & decide which paintings to collect. Each card shows a color image of a painting, its title & date, the artist’s name, the movement & theme, a number of stars for fame & value (up to 5 stars each) and a Find Out! question which can earn you an extra star. Each card is about 4” x 6” w/rounded corners. You need to collect one set with the same theme, one set with the same movement, and you have to have a set of 3 & a set of 4. The 6 themes include: animals, still life, stories, people, places and religion. The 12 art movements include: Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Pop Art. When it’s your turn, take a card from either pile and discard 1 card to the face-up pile. The winner is the first player to get a set of 3 and a set of 4 in theme & movement. At the end of a round, the winner counts the stars as points. The player with the most stars wins. Five bonus cards can either add or take away stars from your score. You can keep it simple or get trickier by answering the Find Out! question every time you pick up a face-up card to earn another star. Instructions for 4 more games are also here, but there is much more to be found in this little book! There are summaries and examples of all 12 movements and the 6 themes shown on the cards. Then, you have information about the 47 artists on the cards! Some of the artists include W. Blake, Paul Cezanne, S. Dali, F. Goya, P. Klee, R. Lichtenstein, J. Miro, Raphael, H. Tanner, D. Velasquez and A. Warhol. This part of the book is color-coded by movement and can be used as a reference when playing the various card games. The last page is a glossary of 18 art terms such as fresco, impasto, etc. The cards are durable and the set comes in a box that will keep it all together nicely. Use to introduce art or reinforce your art appreciation study. The rummy game is easy to catch onto and a variety of ages can play together. Though I think the text in the book would be directed to upper elementary and middle grade students, older students can appreciate learning about the paintings and artists as they play the various games. Some paintings will be familiar, but not all! Perfect for an art unit study, too! Set includes 54 playing cards & 60 pp book. Box is 8.5” x 6” x 1.75” ~ Sara

  • Item #: RMPPKG
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  • Item #: RBW6SP
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  • Item #: RB6SPS
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  • Item #: MP5RAP
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  • Item #: LLTLPR
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    Includes: Farmer Boy, Trumpet of Swan, Caddie Woodlawn, Number the Stars.

  • Item #: 067248
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      Measuring 11 ½” x 8”, this heavy-duty magnet is perfect for organizing your child’s monthly schedule. Hang it on the refrigerator, a magnetic white board or any other metal surface in your home or school. Each date box measures approximately 1 ½” x 1 ½” with a total of 35 boxes. Skyline scene at the bottom of the calendar holds words “POW!” “SUPER!” “ZAP” “BAM” and “WOW!” Includes colorful numbers for dates (1-31 and one blank), 2 stars and the month names. Also works with dry erase markers for personalizing schedules. After all, super heroes need to be on time! ~ Deanne

  • 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 #: 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
    Retail: $20.00
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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 #: 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 #: 059374
    ISBN: 9780761178118
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 042695
    Retail: $16.99
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    Bright and chunky, this is a lacing set your child is likely to enjoy. It contains 2 long pieces of string and 27 wooden pieces for lacing. Each piece is multi-colored and large enough for little hands to hold. The shapes of the pieces vary including 4 stars, 4 circles, 4 squares, 4 barrel-shaped pieces, and 10 cubes that have numbers 1-10, along with matching dots, on them. Use for fun or to aid in the learning of numbers and patterning. Lacing Beads come in a 10" x 8" x 2" storage container. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 029083
    ISBN: 9780688099336
    Retail: $7.99
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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 #: 020018
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    Two ounces of water-based craft paint absorbs light and glows in the dark! Apply 1 or 2 coats to any craft or fabric surface. It would be fun to paint a pumpkin and have it glow for Halloween, or paint a skeleton onto black sweats for a quick and easy costume! How about painting designs on a t-shirt and playing flashlight tag in the dark? Paint your house numbers to make it easy to find at night. Let the kids paint some rocks to glow in the garden. Stencil stars on a bedroom ceiling! ~Sara

  • Item #: 013035
    ISBN: 9780974769554
    Retail: $67.95
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    If you've used Carrie Austin's Little Hands to Heaven and have enjoyed the flexible framework and biblically-based lessons, you will want to take a look at her second offering in the series, Little Hearts for His Glory, aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds. The program is made up of 34 units, each divided into 5-day increments. The layout is like Little Hands, with each day thoughtfully laid out on two facing pages, making it easy to see the whole lesson at a glance. More subject material is covered here, but the presentation is very manageable, and the activities and lessons are designed to appeal to children of different learning styles. Another huge plus here is that lessons are tied to biblical concepts and stories. So, not only are you studying the Bible together, but the author has also made every effort to present other subjects studied in a way that ties neatly into the Bible topic studied, reinforcing the biblical topic all day long! I suspect this will also form a lasting "mental bridge" between these topics and their correlating Bible concepts for years to come.

    The program includes history, science, Bible study, story time/reading, math, music, rhymes and finger plays, dramatic play, and schedules in handwriting/fine motor skills and phonics. The assignments and activities are clearly listed in each subject's box on the page, which often include "text connections" to required resources for the reading portions. Most often, there is a hands-on, active assignment described in the subject's box, followed by the recommended reading. A "key idea" for reinforcement is also clearly written in each box, so you can keep the lesson on track (not always an easy thing to do with young ones!). The history portion of the curriculum covers a broad span, covering Creation through U.S. history. While it sounds extremely ambitious, keep in mind that the history is covered in big topical "chunks," keeping the topic familiar to young students and omitting a lot of the "in betweens." This gives youngsters a broad view of biblical and chronological history, while keeping it focused so they don't get lost in topics they don't understand. About half of the units focus on biblical history, while the last half covers the Roman Empire, the Age of Exploration, and early U.S. History. The history readings primarily come from two sources: the Bible and History for Little Pilgrims, from Christian Liberty Press. The daily Bible study correlates with the history lesson, while the daily action rhyme reinforces the Bible/history concepts as well. The science portion of the lesson has its textual basis in Christian Liberty's The World God Made, and oftentimes, the hands-on activity relates to the Bible/history topic as well. (Our Father’s World and God's Wonderful Works by Christian Liberty Press are supplemental text connections noted in the Appendix for grades 1 and 2). The science activities are very hands-on, but simple, and require few and convenient supplies. For example, in one of the lessons on the apostles, students read (or listen to) the stories of Stephen’s stoning and Paul’s conversion. The hand rhyme for that day ("Where is Jesus?") reinforces the idea that Jesus is in Heaven and the Holy Spirit is here among us. The Bible study focuses on Saul's conversion and students memorize Matthew 5:16. The science lesson ties in with Saul's conversion and the blinding "bright light" with students making construction paper stars, studying the brightness of stars, and discovering how we can only see them at night because the light from the sun outshines them during the day. The music portion of the day also corresponds with the main idea from the Bible/history section and uses songs from Hide 'Em in Your Heart Volume 1. Occasional art and dramatic play activities are substituted for the science lesson, and these coincide with the topic studied that day. The second portion of each day's lesson focuses on the academic basics, and features instructions and lesson plans for handwriting, phonics, reading, and math. Like the boxed assignments on the history-focused portion of the lesson, these also often contain an activity, an assignment from a required or recommended resource, and a key idea for reinforcement. The reading assignments feature a read-aloud from a Thornton Burgess story, followed by a discussion section. The discussion often includes comprehension, vocabulary, tie-ins to the child’s life, and identification of story elements. For math, a hands-on activity is presented for each day, illustrating a math concept. The author recommends using Singapore Math’s Essential Math Kindergarten A & B for a text connection to the math concept studied. By incorporating her very visual, manipulative-based activities with Singapore Math, children receive a very well-rounded and understandable introduction to important math concepts. The fine motor skills/handwriting portion of the lesson requires the use of either early concepts books, (Do It Carefully and Finding the Answers from Rod and Staff or Going on Eagerly and Just Thinking and Choosing from Rod &Staff), and handwriting books (either Italic Handwriting or Reason for Handwriting are recommended). The one exception to the activity/assignment/key idea lesson plan rule is the phonics section. While the author recommends either The Reading Lesson, or Reading Made Easy for good, economical, phonics programs, she believes that phonics instruction is a personal decision for each family and is best left to their discernment. In that spirit, phonics time is scheduled in for each day, but the lesson itself is left to your judgment. An appendix contains recommended pacing for suggested phonics programs, a condensed list of readings for each unit and day from the required texts, an alternate math schedule using Singapore Math's Primary Math 1A and 1B (in case you have already covered concepts from Essential Math Kindergarten A & B), suggestions for additional reading that tie in with the history topic, and the action rhymes. All in all, this is a very well-designed course that has obviously been very thoughtfully designed. I love the fact that all subjects are covered in a very balanced way, and that the Bible, history, science, music, and action rhymes all correlate to form a very cohesive lesson. The author has also carefully chosen the required resources, and wisely tied the lesson into these, rather than trying to "reinvent the wheel," by incorporating all the material into this already very sizeable volume! Like Little Hands, the format is flexible and adjustable to your schedule, so portions of the lesson can be completed throughout the day in the order that you choose. Also, because she has done the groundwork in assigning specific lessons from outside resources, there is very little lesson planning left for you: always a huge help to anyone already trying to manage older children's schoolwork AND not short-change the younger ones. Even if you haven't tried Little Hands to Heaven, you'll enjoy discovering this program. Because this curriculum depends on additional resources, we have listed these below for your convenience. Items we do not currently carry are listed without item numbers or prices. ~ Jess

  • Item #: 009197
    ISBN: 9781454710547
    Retail: $14.95
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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
    Retail: $12.95
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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