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  • Item #: 054876
    Retail: $30.00
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    This fast-paced word game rewards the quick thinker! 2 to 4 players draw letter tiles and place them white side up on the board. Each player tries to be the first to call out a word made from the letters and start his sand timer. The letters used in his word are turned over to their orange side. Other players can still use the orange letters, but they are of less value now. When the next player calls out a word, he starts his sand timer and turns over any white letters he used to the orange side. Play for this round continues until all players have made words or time has run out on the last timer started. White tiles score 10 points per letter, orange tiles score 5 points, and the first player to call out a word gets double points. Some tiles are bonus tiles which entitle the user to bonus cards with extra points – view these only at the end of the game. Write down the scores, sweep orange tiles off the board, put white tiles back in the draw pouch, and begin the second round. Game ends when any player is unable to draw the designated number of letter tiles. Tally your scores, look at your bonus cards, and see who won! The cleverly designed game board/tray system makes cleanup and preparation for the next game a snap. Games only take about 15-20 minutes.

  • Item #: 047614
    ISBN: 9781615389629
    Retail: $14.95
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    Just the right stuff! That's what you'll be thinking as you use this warm and inviting reading program from Memoria Press. The Study Guides are really a worktext (horizontal orientation) that provides the student with vocabulary and comprehension worksheets. The teacher needs to take a quick peek at two pages at the beginning that give the plan for the Word Study, Read, Comprehension, and Language (introductory grammar) segments of each lesson. The Just For Fun section is self-explanatory. There's writing involved (7/16" lines with dotted midline) but the top binding makes it easy for either right-handed students or lefties. The StoryTime guide covers five classic children's books in 16 lessons. More StoryTime provides another 16 lessons and seven children's books. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052129
    Retail: $16.00
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    Kids will easily pick up their states, capitals, and U.S. geography as they yell, slap cards down, and use their quick-thinking skills to win state cards and put an impossibly scrambled-up United States back to rights. Each player receives 5 State Cards to create their own "State Line", along with a U.S. map. Then, as a Scramble card is uncovered, players race to fit one of their states to the Scramble card, with clues such as matching the color of the state to the Scramble card, or finding words or names within the state capital. Each of the state cards contains the name of the state, a state outline map, the capital city as well as the state nickname, and, of course, any of this information is fair game to be matched with a Scramble card. When a player is able to match one of their State cards with a Scramble card, they immediately slap it down on the Scramble card and yell out the name of the state. Or, a "Go the Distance" card is played, and the players have to determine which of them has a state that is the closest to that in question, and of course, if they have the lucky card, more slapping and yelling goes on. The game can be played with 2-4 players, and several variations are included to keep it challenging for players of all ages. Loud, noisy, and boisterous as it is, there's plenty of hidden motivations here for them to pick up vital information about each state - and remember it! - Jess

  • Item #: 045171
    ISBN: 9780718086107
    Retail: $17.99
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    When I taught science and Bible in a Christian school, people would often tell me that seemed an odd combination of classes to teach. I think science and Bible together makes complete sense, and this book of devotions for children makes the connection between the information in the Bible and science in the world around us. There are 100 two-page devotions, each including a Bible verse, devotion, a 'Be Amazed' section, and a prayer closing. Read them as a family devotion or as a quick supplement to your science curriculum. Packed with scripture, these devotions will tie the Biblical basis for the things we experience in science. Every page includes photos, illustrations, and animations as children learn about the earth and space, weather, animals, and much more. 207 pgs, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 013323
    ISBN: 9780894558092
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  • Item #: 013322
    ISBN: 9780894558085
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  • Item #: 040034
    ISBN: 9780825162565
    Retail: $21.00
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    With the same concept as the volume for younger students, this small-format workbook provides 180 quick activities dealing with analogies. Using analogies, students fill in blanks, complete multiple-choice questions, identify different types of analogies, and more. With a few activities on each page, this workbook provides a great supplement for reviewing, practicing, or teaching analogies at a high school level. Answers included. 190 pgs, 8" x 5.25", pb.

  • Item #: 013320
    ISBN: 9780894558061
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  • Item #: 000907
    ISBN: 9780064440257
    Retail: $4.99
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    Oscar Otter loves sliding down the otter slide with the other otters, until Beaver blocks the slide with a tree. Infuriated, Oscar sets off to build a new slide, but soon is being tailed by predators. Think quick, Oscar!

  • Item #: 053023
    ISBN: 9780328709458
    Retail: $151.47
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    This is another quality, standards-based curriculum that is now available to homeschool families. If you want to be sure that your child is covering material found on standardized testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade-level classrooms or put your child back into the classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers the necessary information at each grade level.

    Students will be able to build on knowledge from previous grades as each progresses grades 2 explores familiar territory with "People and Places."

    Homeschool bundles include the necessary student and teacher information at each level. Grade 2, 3, & 4 bundles include a spiral-bound teacher book (also includes pouch cards for vocabulary and reading along with a plastic pouch), hardcover student text, and a workbook that includes vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and project pages.

    The Teacher Edition includes small-format student text pages with teaching notes in the margins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handbook for citizenship, research, and geography. Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other resources are included in the overview of the curriculum and for each unit. You will see some resources mentioned that aren't included in this bundle, but are not necessary for the completion of the course transparencies, quick studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found in the teacher edition. Online resources can be found at the publisher's website, sfsocialstudies.com library, current events, atlas, activities, and biographies, along with live links to learning partners for this curriculum Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

    Student Texts provide grade-appropriate reading opportunity along with a plethora of visuals diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps ideal for those who need a little more than just the reading. Units are divided into chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and "think and apply" questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition).

    The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content.

  • Item #: 037743
    ISBN: 9780890514566
    Retail: $12.99
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    Do you ever get tired of reading interesting books, but having to weed out all the praise of the "evolutionary process" and how it is responsible for God's wonderful creations? Well, that won't be a worry here! Written by Christian authors, this book offers wonderful photographs and tons of information on some of the world's most magnificent animals. Not just full of facts, the book is quick to point out all of the unique and useful points of each animal and show how creation cannot conform to an evolutionary mindset. The introduction puts readers who believe in Creation at ease as the authors point out how God's hand is all over in creation, use Bible verses, and point out several areas in which evolution is full of flaws. Then, thirty different animals are discussed - each receiving a two-page spread for a beautiful photograph and a page of fascinating information and some quick facts. A glossary in the back gives definitions for some of the words, and an appendix shows off the animal tracks. This is one book you can read to your kids (or have them read on their own at a slightly older level), in conjunction with a science course or just for fun, without having to think about omitting information! ~ Megan
  • Item #: 026795
    ISBN: 9781433551932
    Retail: $22.99
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    Who among us couldn't use a little help as we try to parent our children according to God's Word. Parenting is a calling, and children are a blessing, so we want to perform the task in the wisest way possible but sometimes we get caught up in the daily and forget our real purpose. Paul Tripp has written this book to help parents refocus and reorient, and find the joy in parenting. His goal is to give parents a "big gospel parenting worldview."

    In many books you might skip the introduction and go straight to chapter one, but please don't do that in this book. The introduction of this book is titled "Ambassadors." Do you parent with an ownership or an ambassador attitude? As owners, we are driven by what we want for our children and what we want them to be. But as ambassadors, we parent according to the will and plan of God. After talking through the differences in several different areas, the author then goes through fourteen chapters, areas in which we are to exhibit an ambassador attitude calling, grace, law, inability, identity, process, lost, authority, foolishness, character, false gods, control, rest, and mercy.

    This book doesn't offer any quick fixes or strategies, but a big picture of what parenting should look like. It is intended to "give you a new way of thinking and responding to everything on your plate as a parent." 216 pgs., h/c. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 013321
    ISBN: 9780894558078
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  • Item #: 000953
    ISBN: 9781578262748
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    When our kids aren't involved in business or household duties, they tend to jump on the trampoline, hike, bike, swim, or play baseball or volleyball. So we did not see the need to offer a book on physical education. However, not all children are so inclined. With childhood obesity on the rise, physical fitness is becoming increasingly important in the schools. As of 2005, 48 states now have physical education requirements which need to be met for graduation. If P.E. needs more attention in your home, don't panic. Dr. Bruce Whitney (also a homeschool dad) has all the planning and instruction right here in this recently updated guide that's easy to read and use. In seven chapters, he offers a "quick start" with weekly lesson plans; ideas for motivating your family; information and instruction on building muscle strength, endurance and flexibility; information and instruction on aerobic fitness, instruction for games like Capture the Flag, Around the World Table Tennis and snow soccer; fitness tests with scoring charts; lesson plans to help build specific skills and even rules and teaching labs for sports. From specific exercises to strengthen your ankles to how to play softball, it's all here. Just think of this book as your family physical fitness trainer.Get moving! 166 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 074181
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    A word-guessing game in which teams compete against each other’s time until one team is too slow? This could be interesting! In Smash Talk, it’s all about speed: clue givers draw a card with 5 words on it, such as “Carnival”, “Fog”, “Reptile”, “Tube”, and “Tuesday.” Once they press the timer, it’s game on as they rush to give verbal clues for each word to their team! When finished, they press the timer again (though it really is more of a “smash” as the title suggests), and it records their time. The second team must then beat their time. If they do, play continues with team 1, until one team is too slow and they lose the round! The first team to win 3 rounds wins the game. It sounds simple, but can you keep up with the pressure as the time available gets oh-so shorter? For 4+ players.

  • Item #: 074072
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  • Item #: 073391
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  • Item #: 073389
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  • Item #: 069882
    Retail: $10.00
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    A hilarious, easy-to-play party game for up to 8 players, this one has a small footprint and can easily be taken on the go. The small box holds 225 cards, each with a category and four sub-categories. One player acts as the reader and reads the sub-categories to two players. As each is read, the two players try to give the same answer simultaneously to win a token. For example, one card category is "Bugs" and the first of the sub-categories is: "A bug that has many legs" If the players both say "centipede" at the same time, they would both win a token. The reader continues through all four sub-categories on the card, and the players win tokens for all identical answers. For 3-8 players; even players younger than 12 can play, especially in a family setting. - Jess

  • Item #: 069879
    Retail: $11.95
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     With game play similar to “20 questions,” and small 4”x4” tin container, Brain Flip is an easy game to just pick up and play. The game is made up of 50 double-sided, colorful picture cards. To start, lay out 36 images in a 6x6 grid. The Brain Master of the round secretly selects an image. Then players take turns asking yes/no questions to try and identify the secret object, but only 10 questions can be asked in total. The twist is that the Brain Master will give the opposite-of-correct answer – so you have to pay attention! Successfully guessing the object, scores you a point. Reach 3 points and you win! 2-6 players, 15 minutes. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 069507
    Retail: $25.00
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      It’s going to take a quick and dexterous hand to win this active game! Each player has a tray or “room” of balls connected to one side of a lantern-looking central box. Each side of the central box has a round window and the top has an open “skylight” with doors that open back into the trays around the sides. Players each start with 5 ping-pong like balls of a different color and they must bounce balls off the table, into the central box, and be the first to empty their “room” and close the door! Easier said than done when balls keep rolling into your room! The game includes multiple variations of play, and you’re sure to come up with some challenging ideas of your own! 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 069474
    Retail: $9.99
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       We often get calls inquiring about activities for babies. This inexpensive resource provides suggestions and instructions for 52 quick activities that you can do with your child from 0 to 12 months of age. Some might seem very routine, things you might do naturally like moving with music, singing songs to your child, and looking at pictures in books. Other activities that you may not think include using a flashlight to point to objects in the room or create a time capsule for your baby. Though a lot of fun, these also work on important developmental skills – coordination, motor skills, language and listening skills, color and shape recognition, and more. Each activity card in this pack shows the appropriate age and an illustration, with an explanation on the back. Activities are pretty simple and use things found in your home. This is a very simple resource with some solid ideas for baby development. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 068492
    ISBN: 9781544924151
    Retail: $27.50
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    Need more guidance to create a nature study notebook? Check out this new nature study journal from Funschooling Books. First, get a quick look at how to use the book along with a list of 10 things to think about when you go outside. Then you are whisked into activity pages. An assortment of independent activities is included: for example, drawing and coloring pages; brief research exercises; collecting items and creating nature crafts; spelling and vocabulary review, etc. To supplement these pages, I would recommend a Science Encyclopedia, the Handbook of Nature Study from Anna Comstock or accessing a library. The author does provide space to record additional reading/movie resources used with the journal. Created specifically for Dyslexic Children, and utilizing the Dyslexie Font created by Christian Boer. Children without dyslexia may also find them engaging. This is a fun supplement for your nature studies or to keep learning alive through the summer. Black & White graphics. SC.223 pgs. Non-reproducible. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067251
    ISBN: 9781784042776
    Retail: $9.95
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    Tap your inner detective with these 50 tales of intrigue. Unlike our other Whodunits, the mysteries in this book are divided into two levels. In the first level, the vignettes are shorter (3-5 pages) and straightforward, with one clue provided for mystery solving support. Once comfortable with these, tackle the second level mysteries. Longer scenarios, complicated events, and less clear evidence culminate to provide a greater challenge to your deduction skills. Additional clues are available at this level, but use selectively. There may be a few red herrings to test your tenacity. Worth mentioning, one noted use of profanity on pg. 56. A quick spot check did not reveal others, but be aware, there may be others. Includes comprehensive solutions. 304 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065359
    ISBN: 9781496405296
    Retail: $15.99
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    From trophies for every child who participates to teens walking around with selfie sticks and counting how many people are following their Twitter and Facebook accounts, it’s no wonder that our culture produces entitled children. And we as parents want our children to be happy. We are quick to give our children the things they want, make them the center of our lives, and fix their mistakes and problems. We may not recognize how these things are contributing to the attitude of entitlement. In this timely book full of practical advice, Kristen Welch (writer of the parenting blog We Are THAT Family) shares her family’s journey of changing their attitudes (and not just the kids’!) from entitlement to gratefulness. Ten chapters cover such topics as Wants vs. Needs, Seven Ways We Parents Miss the Boat, Making Smart Choices about Technology, Cultivating Obedience, and Gratitude is a Choice. Each chapter identifies factors contributing to entitlement; offers advice on how to handle situations differently to instead cultivate better attitudes which will go against the flow of the culture around us. Chapters close with specific strategies for parents themselves as well as for parents to implement with toddlers/preschoolers, elementary aged children, and Tweens/Teens. Though the author herself is coming from a Christian perspective, the tips in this book will be helpful to anyone looking to combat the sense of entitlement in their kids, no matter what their basis or personal reasons. Appendices in the back include a well-conceived cell phone contract for parents to have with their children; a sample Christian Parent Manifesto; and a list of Recommended Resources. A discussion guide follows with questions to think about yourself, to talk over with your spouse, or to examine together in a small group study. – Steph

  • Item #: 064893
    ISBN: 9781572938182
    Retail: $16.99
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       How often have you heard or used the excuse, “I just don’t have time to do a daily devotion.” This little devotion book, “Three Little Words,” does away with that excuse. Written by a Christian parent, this devotional reminds us to “put God first,” “do your best,” and “just be yourself” – good advice put into three-word phrases. That’s what this book does – each day there is a three-word phrase supported by three Bible verses (quotation and reference) – no additional information or guidance. Each devotion is a simple read, and takes very little time – so no excuses for not fitting in a daily devotion.

      All scripture quotes are RSV, NKJV, KJV, and NIV. “Put God First,” Exodus 20:1-3, Matthew 6:33, Mark 12:29-32; “Do Your Best,” 1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 5:16, 2 Corinthians 8:10-11; “Just Be Yourself,” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 1 Corinthians 7:20 & 24, Proverbs 26:4. Keeping it simple helps you to remember the thought for the day and relay that thought to your children and to others around you. 256 pgs., pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064595
    Retail: $15.99
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    The premise of this fast-paced grabbing game is simple: each player takes turns rolling a dice with a colored shape on each face. The goal is to quickly identify the missing colored shape, then be the first to grab and collect the matching cup from the table. However, no cup is safe (even those in front of you!); if a color of a cup held by a player is rolled again, any player can take it for themselves. The first person to collect three cups wins. For 3-8 players; 20 minutes.

  • Item #: 064282
    ISBN: 9781847807007
    Retail: $19.99
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    Lets get ready for art school! This art book covers the elements of art and design principles in a playful, unique way that are presented throughout by 5 charming, caricatured professors with distinct personalities: the Professors of Ideas, Form, Senses, Making and the Planet. You feel like youre actually attending a design school, with the book divided into 4 sections: 1) Welcome to the School of Art where you have orientation and meet the 5 professors; 2) Term 1 covering the elements we need to make art and the first 17 lessons; 3) Term 2 covering the design principles that help us make art and lessons 18-33; 4) Term 3 bringing it all together to see what you can do with your newfound skills in lessons 34-40. And what school would be complete without the Final Exhibition at the end? Each lesson has a quick, simple activity to engage your mind and get you thinking like an artist. This book is fun, clever and educational, while presenting complex concepts with bright illustrations and scenarios that will have you wanting to read from start to finish in one setting. A valuable resource and great introduction to the world of art & design! 96 pgs, 10.5 x 11.25 hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 058367
    ISBN: 9781594710995
    Retail: $12.95
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      You can’t judge a book by its size! This small, unassuming book by the late Henri Nouwen is packed, cover to cover, with a concept that will really make you think about your role here on Earth.

      This book closely examines Matthew 20:22 - “You don’t know what you are asking, “Jesus said to them. Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” What does it mean to “drink the cup?”

      Nouwen breaks drinking wine down into 3 steps – holding, lifting and drinking – and talks about what each step really means. Holding is examining ourselves and looking critically at who we really are – skills, abilities, shortcomings. He compares the cup to life, Jesus gave his life (blood) for us, so it is not only our life, but that of others as well. Lifting the cup is sharing and joining with others – being able to be honest with each other and work together for the good of the Kingdom and life here on earth. Drinking the cup is fully trusting God and embracing unconditional love, being ready to deal with the consequences of living as Jesus did.

      Henri Nouwen uses stories from his own life as he explains the process of holding, lifting, and drinking. This is a quick and interesting read – only 123 pages – that might help give you a new perspective on a life worth living. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 057269
    Retail: $9.99
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