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  • Item #: 003792
    ISBN: 9780070579286
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    ISBN: 9780070579330
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    ISBN: 9780070579347
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    ISBN: 9780070580459
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    ISBN: 9780070579262
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    ISBN: 9780070579323
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    ISBN: 9780070579309
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    ISBN: 9780070579293
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    ISBN: 9780070579279
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    ISBN: 9780070579705
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    ISBN: 9780070579316
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    ISBN: 9780070580510
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  • Item #: 021475
    ISBN: 9780064408790
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    In 1914 Russia, twelve-year-old Katya Ivanova lives a life of privilege. She's the daughter of a lady-in-waiting to the empress and lives in the Tsar's palace in St. Petersburg. Katya befriends the royal family and becomes particularly close to their youngest daughter, Anastasia. But life's not so great outside the palace walls. A terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and the Russian Revolution is brewing. Many struggling peasants want to overthrow the Tsar—and Katya's cousin, Misha, sides with the poor! Katya must seek to understand what's happening to her country as her pampered way of life begins to erode. By Gloria Whelan. 288 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
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  • Item #: 036911
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    If you've found yourself thinking that the reading/phonics/spelling programs available are just not quite what you're looking for – take a look at this all-in-one program. Square One provides step-by-step lesson plans that teach reading and spelling at the same time it teaches the alphabet (and you can throw in keyboarding for good measure if you wish). It's a different approach, granted, but you'll have to admit as you explore the rationale of its author, Don McCabe, that it makes sense – and addresses some of the weaknesses of typical reading programs. So, here are some of the basic premises of this program. Students need to learn that it is the letters that make the sounds that make the words (rather than just learning a "picture" of a word). Learning alphabetic order is important, so it is taught alongside learning letters that are more commonly used. Words are introduced and taught alongside the letters. Letters are presented in handwriting fonts so students learn to identify the varying appearance of letters. Teaching keyboarding at the same time actively involves both hemispheres of the brain.

    Instruction is divided into 19 units. Most units have three or four lessons and are obviously designed to be completed at whatever pace is comfortable to both teacher and student but perhaps one per day. Review lessons are provided periodically. Beginning lessons are stepped out in detail, but as the teaching pattern becomes familiar, the later lessons provide the needed instructional content in list form: new basic words, power words, names, decodable sentences (for reading, copying, dictating, and/or keyboarding), more decodable sentences, and, possibly, still more decodable sentences.

    With an emphasis on multi-sensory instruction, teachers need to be equipped with a dry erase board and an alphabet strip (which they make) plus cards (also made by the teacher) that include letters, pictures, and words. Letters are presented in manuscript, upper and lower case in whatever font style you choose. You can be flexible here, however, and the author gives you permission to use letter strokes from another system if preferred. There is a big emphasis on legibility. Letter names ("bee") are taught alongside letter sounds ("buh") with examples of words. Words are constantly being added as letters are added so the student develops an increasing vocabulary of basic words (words commonly associated with beginning reading), power words (less familiar but more interesting words), and names (a good way to use upper case letters and to develop familiarity with letters). Decodable sentences are introduced from the beginning and are provided for a variety of activities – reading, copying, dictation, and/or keyboarding. Phonics rules (and tips) are introduced as appropriate. For instance, Unit 3 is concerned with mastering the Y. A phonics rule includes "the sound that the letter y makes depends upon its neighbors." Lesson 1 covers the "ay" word family and mentions some "sight word" exceptions such as "says." Lesson 2 shows the long I (eye) sound and its rules (when it is at the end of a one syllable word and when it follows the letters b, l, m, and r). Lesson 3 teaches that the letter Y has the long E ("ee") sound when it is at the end of a word with two or more syllables. As you can tell from this unit, the alphabetic instructional sequence also provides comprehensive phonics instruction. Letters are taught in this order: A, B, C, D, R, S, T, Y, E, F, G, H, W, I, N, J, K, L, M, O P, QU, V, X, and Z.

    Typically, you will find introductory information at the beginning of a curriculum product. Not so here. 25 pages at the back of the binder-bound volume explain the AVKO rationale and techniques for teaching phonics/reading as well as general miscellaneous explanations. AVKO and Don McCabe brought us Sequential Spelling and his approach to teaching reading – just as with the spelling - is consistent with his experience in teaching dyslexics and in being himself a dyslexic. Instruction in this program is laid out clearly and lessons provide a step-by-step approach. It is not a glitzy program, and what is provided is instructional and textual. All "props" must be provided (usually constructed) by the teacher. This program is aptly subtitled "the only handwriting/keyboarding curriculum that teaches reading and spelling as the alphabet is being taught using only decodable words." That pretty much sums it up. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 047741
    ISBN: 9780375806216
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    This cute book is based on a mostly-true story about Benjamin Franklin's invention of the popular math puzzles commonly known as "Magic Squares." It begins with a general history of Franklin's accomplishments from childhood and leads up to his service as a clerk in the Pennsylvania Colonial Assembly. At 48 pages with challenging vocabulary, short paragraphs, and funny yet detailed illustrations, this book is perfect for students who are comfortable reading on their own. Instructions are included on how to make your own magic squares, as is an author's note about the historicity of the story.

  • Item #: 026100
    ISBN: 9781427204455
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    The classic children's story of Chester the loveable cricket is now available in this unabridged audio format, read delightfully by Tony Shalhoub. Listen to the heartwarming tale of adventure and friendship in the car, at home, or wherever you may be. Contained on two CDs, the story runs about 2.5 hours. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 056731
    ISBN: 9781591865940
    Retail: $24.99
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    Oh, the smell of rain, fresh dirt, and…spring! Doesn’t it make you want to get outside and start growing things? Square foot gardening is a great, easy way to have a garden with your kids. It starts with building a simple box to house the garden; for children they recommend a 3’ by 3’ box to allow kids to reach everything inside. The box sits on top of the ground, on top of a weed barrier, or you can put a plywood bottom on it if you want the garden to be portable! Wood strips divide your garden into 9 squares. Then in goes your special soil blend, which is full of plant nutrients and contains no weed seeds (unlike the soil in your yard!), so the only weeds you’ll be pulling out of there are whatever gets dropped inside, which is very minimal. The soil stays loose, so pulling those occasional weeds out is something a child can handle. Then kids get to decide what to plant in each square. The book is full of information, and talks about tons of different things you can plant, how many of each plant can be supported in a square foot, tips and tricks for making the small space work for growing almost anything, and how to care for and protect your garden. Easy-to-follow directions accompany each step and other fun activity ideas are included. After perusing this book, I couldn’t wait to go out and get my square foot garden started with my kids, and now we are enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of our efforts! By Mel Bartholomew, 192 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 005587
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    How about a little twist on your average four-in-a-row game? The object is to be the first player to complete a square on the tile board. But the catch is, the tiles move! Each turn consists of placing a piece and then sliding one of the eight tiles into the only open space on the board. Pay attention, because if you're not careful, you could wind up helping your opponent as easily as helping yourself! Squares can be made over multiple tiles, and each move is not allowed to undo the other player's last move. Simple to learn and quick to play, you'll exercise your cranium every time! For two players. – Chad

  • Item #: 047585
    ISBN: 9781429117401
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    This step-by-step method of teaching writing skills will fit into any reading and language arts program. These reproducible workbooks challenge students to organize their thoughts in descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and mostly expository writings by using the four-square method. This method instructs students to write their main thought above a four-square box. Students then proceed to fill in the box, putting primary thoughts in three of the squares and a conclusion in the last. Each book in this series is broken down into five sections. In section one, students become familiar with the foursquare method by looking at examples and filling out some straight-forward squares. Students are primarily taught how to use this method in expository writing, so in section two, the book gives instructions on how to use the method for other styles of writing. In section three, the book provides samples of the method and essays that come from the samples. The essays can be used as models for students, and instructors could also use this section for reference. Section four supplies hints for applying the four-square method to other subject areas, as well as to a longer research or term paper. The last section in each book provides prompts to help students get started after they have learned the entire method. Overall, these books provide useful instruction to students who are visual learners and also to students who just need help organizing and focusing their writing. This unique approach to teaching basic writing skills will help students understand their writing and how to structure it better. The books with CDs are revised and updated versions that include an enhanced CD of printable PDFs of additional material – examples, activities, and writing exercises. The book for Early Learners focuses on introducing and explaining the method and simply illustrating its use through drawing and dictation. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 016756
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  • Item #: 023644
    ISBN: 9781595571632
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      Subtitled, 31 Days of God’s Glory and Grace and written by Frank Hamrick, this small book focuses on and magnifies God’s glory and majesty. Starting with the premise that in our human condition, we have an improper self-focus, the book’s three sections redirect our focus on God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. This devotional’s strength is in conveying foundational theology in brief and practical explanation. The first 21 readings turn you to examine the character of the triune God. Then, the last 10 daily chapters focus on God’s grace to the believer: how God empowers the Christian to live a life that honors God. Each entry is just over one page with supporting Scripture included. 5.5x8.5”, 62 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059213
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    Inexpensive 2" tins contain Holiday-inspired putty in one of three styles: Evergreen, Ornament, or Throwback Icicle. Sorry, no choice, but if you order more than one, we will try to assort.

  • Item #: 016870
    ISBN: 9780762413386
    Retail: $22.95
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    Battle to the death with your opponent in the arena! This kit comes with a gladiator figure with more gadgets than a Swiss army knife: net, 2 swords, a trident, 2 shields (one large, one small), 2 leg guards, an arm guard and a helmet. In a pull-out drawer you also get: a map of the Roman empire at its pinnacle of power, a book on gladiators, playing pieces to play 2 games, a time-line, a instruction sheet, and the pieces to build a release ticket and a colosseum! Please note that in the book, one of the pictures of a leg wound is somewhat graphic. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 007748
    ISBN: 9780064441803
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    When Small Wolf encounters settlers on the Island of Hills, (now Manhattan), he discovers that their ideas about who owns the land are much different from those of his people. A poignant story about the impact of European settlers on Native American's.

  • Item #: 040460
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    This 16.5” x 11.4” write-on/wipe-off magnet chart with a colorful chalk theme and polka dot border will add style to any magnetic surface. Use your favorite dry erase marker to take notes, keep track of chores, and write down assignments. Each square is 1”x1” -EmilyG

  • Item #: 016351
    ISBN: 9780740338281
    Retail: $56.95
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    This is a one-semester course that will introduce business management to your budding entrepreneur. Students will learn the ins and outs of creating and developing a small business, organizing a business, and the benefits (and challenges!) of being your own boss. Course now comes on a USB flash drive. System requirements: Windows 7/Windows 8 and 8.1/Windows 10.

  • Item #: 068477
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       Get more out of electronic learning by adding a multi-sensory element. Square Panda uses 45 chunky smart letters that a child places on a sturdy work station (12x9”) to play interactive games. The games teach phonics with animation and stories prepare your child to read with skills such as identifying letters, phonemic awareness, learning letter sounds, rhyming, left to right directionality and vocabulary building. Download 10 game apps, prop the iPad on the desk area, lay out your letters and play away! The letters are roughly 1.5x1.5” with purple consonants & yellow vowels. Works with 3rd/4th gen iPads, and all models of iPad Air, Mini, Pro and Android tablets (not included.)

  • Item #: 038617
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    Children who want to help their family on building projects or just feel like a crafter often find themselves in an awkward spot: real tools are too dangerous, and pretend tools don't work. This traditional tool kit bridges the gap between "child" and "builder" with high-quality wood and steel tools that actually work - without being too dangerous for small hands! It comes with a variety of tools, including a 10" ruler, pencil, hammer, Philips and Flathead screwdrivers, and a saw. Note that the saw is not as sharp as a standard saw, but adult supervision is still recommended! Tools come in a beautiful wooden toolbox measuring 1' long by 5" tall. So then next time your child wants to help out around the house, or just play carpenter, give them a tool set they can use!

  • Item #: 040769
    ISBN: 9781586095529
    Retail: $17.99
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