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  • Item #: 054325
    Retail: $18.40
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    37.5" long, one-piece wood stock, fires Pull Off Caps.

  • Item #: 018745
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    Use indoors or out - has large, visible numbers in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Includes mounting screws and is made of durable, waterproof plastic. 3" x 14½".

  • Item #: 054332
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  • Item #: 054313
    Retail: $17.00
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    37.5 inches long, one-piece wood stock, fires Pull Off Caps.

  • Item #: 054307
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    144 single action shots in 12 rings.

  • Item #: 038315
    Retail: $20.00
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    10” x 5” x 8”. Throws anything light, round, and under 1" in diameter over 15 feet! Includes miniature plastic balls.

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
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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 #: 067781
    ISBN: 9781441318374
    Retail: $12.99
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    This journal for teens and adults is an introspective journey to learn oneself better. It could even be used with high school students to help shed some light on a career path. Each daily prompt falls into one of the following areas: who are you? What do you do? Your stuff, your people, food, your body, memories, places, dreams, outdoors and lastly a topic called this or that? They suggest you work through the book front to back. The questions really do get you thinking about what you value in life. Some days you will write a page, others will be just a short question with a few lines. A student could use this as a daily writing warm-up activity. A grandparent could fill it in for their grandchildren, creating a cherished memento as grandchildren (and probably their own children!) learn new things about them. However it is completed, and by whomever completes it, this is sure to become a keepsake for posterity. hc, 158pp, 6x8”, with an attached satin ribbon bookmark. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064759
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  • Item #: 054315
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    37.5 inches long, one-piece wood stock, fires Pull Off Caps.

  • Item #: 054310
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    160 single-action shots.

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    Item #: 053282
    ISBN: 9781606522493
    Retail: $17.95
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    What product can you buy at a dollar store and use for cleaning up oil spills, recovering cell phones dropped in water, and drying out long-stemmed flowers? Cat litter! Surprising? This book is packed with hundreds of uses for all the common goods you can find for just a dollar at your local dollar store which means saving money. Why buy five single-use items when one ordinary product will perform all of those jobs just as well? Eight chapters are organized around typical aisles: groceries, health and beauty, gardening outdoors, cleaning and home supplies, housewares, notions, school and party supplies, and tools. Sprinkled amidst the 1,377 tips are sidebars that highlight the fascinating invention and history of many products we take for granted today. And although dollar stores no longer offer the lunch bar counter of local five-and-dime stores past, a short chapter at the ends serves as a tribute, holding over 30 recipes that were “Lunch Counter Legends.” Just make sure to keep some page markers (or extra ribbon, paperclips, index cards, clothespins….) handy as you read, because the biggest trick will be remembering all of these! - Steph

  • Item #: 043520
    Retail: $11.70
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      Geared towards students, the XL line of paper from Canson features a better quality product at a more affordable price range. Even amateur and professional watercolor artists can appreciate the heavy 140 lb (300 gsm) weight of this rough-tooth textured cold press paper. The acid-free paper works great for watercolors and other mixed media applications. Each pad contains 30 sheets and is bound with a Euro Fold cover that easily folds all the way over flat, making it great for outdoor studies, laying on easels and studio work. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 064761
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  • Item #: 064760
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  • Item #: 054334
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    2 rolls per package, 1200 shots total.

  • Item #: 054333
    Retail: $19.00
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    11" long, die-cast with plastic handle, revolving cylinder and break action. Shoots roll caps.

  • Item #: 054323
    Retail: $25.00
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    29.5" long, modeled after the 1903 Springfield. Bolt action, break away sling.

  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
    Retail: $15.00
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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 #: 044921
    Retail: $18.00
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    If you crossed a common, ordinary pocket microscope with a Swiss Army knife, you just might end up with the X-Scope. Truly the "Cadillac" of magnification tools, this handy little pocket-size 30x microscope also includes an 8x pull-out telescope, a 9x magnifying hand lens, a clock, a whistle, a compass and a flashlight! Ok, if you aren't bedazzled with all those extra features, you will definitely be impressed with the quality of magnification and the bright, sharp viewing provided by the LED bulb. Just flip the light switch, place the object you want to observe underneath, and look through the lens on the top. Compared to other pocket microscopes in our office, this one allowed us to see all those Asian beetles in our office in much more detail! Jess

  • Item #: 044579
    ISBN: 9780979226823
    Retail: $15.95
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    What do oobleck, invisible ink, and ice cream all have in common? Hmm… besides the fact that they have universal appeal with youngsters, they are also all examples of fun ways you can explore chemistry in the kitchen! This activity book features plenty of fun chemistry-based experiments that you can build… er, "mix" up in your kitchen to demonstrate chemistry concepts. Ten chapters cover atoms and molecules, mixtures, reactions, acids and bases, solids, liquids, gases, changing states of matter, polymers and water. Each chapter begins with some basic information about the topic, written in an informal, straightforward manner that even non-chemistry students can understand. The projects are found at the end of each short chapter. Most of them really CAN be done in your kitchen with basic household materials, except for the ever-popular "diet cola and mint explosion" experiment that you will probably want to perform outdoors. Although many of the experiments are tried-and-true "classics," such as making a baking-soda and vinegar volcano, pulling a soft-boiled egg into a jar opening smaller than the egg, and layering liquids of different densities, they are presented in an entertaining way mixed in with some high-interest stories about science in action. I definitely enjoyed the story of how scientists eventually tracked down the source of the neurotoxin that killed thousands of birds in 1961 and inspired Hitchcock's movie The Birds. Fascinating! 122 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 036779
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  • Item #: 027864
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  • Item #: 027861
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  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
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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 #: 024796
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    A versatile short sword ideal for any age or skill level, the Bolt measures 2 feet long, has a diameter of 2.2” at the tip, and weighs in at 4 oz.

  • Item #: 023860
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    The classic toy in its original form! It's surprising how much fun and entertainment this coil of thin metal can provide. Unlike many newer types of slinkies that are made from plastic, this is made from the traditional, silver metal. Walk the slinky down stairs or slopes or just move it rhythmically back and forth in your hands! A favorite toy for kids of all ages!

  • Item #: 018042
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      Alright, Jr. Ranger: which park was preserved by Teddy Roosevelt? I’ll give you a hint: It contains the remains of a small ancestral Puebloan village. Still not sure? Ok, one more: The canyon is 18 miles wide. Yes, Grand Canyon National Park! Learn these facts and more about all 59 national parks. A perfect car activity for a road trip out west, or use them as flashcards on your own. The game includes 59 park cards, each with about 13 facts about that park, as well as rules and variations of play to keep it fresh and interesting.  – Laura

  • Item #: 045027
    ISBN: 9780976291886
    Retail: $32.95
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    Barbara Shukin, creator of the History Portfolios, has assembled another delightful notebooking study, this time a nature study organized by the seasons of the year. Inside the sturdy binder you'll find student notebooking pages, notebooking materials and a parent guide. The pages are divided into three-month blocks: September, October and November; December, January and February; March, April and May; and June, July and August (yes, you can do nature study year-round!). Within each three-month block, there are five habitats, each with three subjects to study. The habitats include yards and gardens, woods and fields, ponds and streams, desert, and seashore. So, for example, in March, April and May you would study frogs, dragonflies and wild flowers in the "Ponds and Streams" habitat. There are 48 notebooking pages in all, with at least one facing two-page spread for each group of three subjects in a habitat. To use this as a year-long nature study you would need to complete 1-2 notebooking pages per week. Now before you jump in, there is just a bit of organization you will need to do. First you need to locate your resources for reading about the nature topics. A very helpful reading guide is included at the very end of the binder to aid you. This includes a detailed chart divided by season, habitat and subject, with recommended readings noted from Handbook of Nature Study, Take-Along Guides, Wonders of Nature Sketchbook, and other recommended picture books and readers. Although you can enjoy the course just as much by utilizing any other resources of your choosing, the author recommends these three resources in particular which you will be able to use throughout the study. You will also need to look at the parent guide pages and decide which activities you will want to complete from the list suggested, and if you need to make copies of any reproducible forms. Activity suggestions include ideas for observation of the subject, copywork from related writings on the topic, narrations based on the reading material you have chosen, classifying the topic by answering questions based on physical characteristics, and learning related vocabulary. When you have gathered your resources, it's time to have fun. You'll read about the topics, go outdoors and observe firsthand, then fill in the sturdy notebooking pages with the activities that you chose. The suggested activities, pictures and forms are recommendations, but you may also come up with your own ideas to fill in the blank areas on the notebooking pages. At the end of each season, you'll find a coloring page and a decorative page for copywork. Poems of the appropriate length are included in the parent's section if you choose to use them. I can't imagine a cozier, more open-ended way to study nature than spending a year with the Nature Portfolio. I love that the chosen nature topics are all common creatures that should be fairly easy to observe, and the study is very open-ended as far as how you fill the pages. The resources the author recommends will be a joy to read together as well. – Jess

  • Item #: 041546
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    These brightly colored stickers represent the national flags of 120 different countries. Each sticker is screen printed on vinyl and measures about 1 5/8"x 1 1/8". Stickers can be used outdoors and are fade-resistant. ~ Rachel P.