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  • Item #: 006188
    ISBN: 9780988203068
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     The Special Edition Journal contains a reading guide for all four Gospels and could be used for any book of the Bible. Journals in this series are color coded to differentiate each book, identified below.  Approx. 127 pgs.  sc. 

  • Item #: 006180
    ISBN: 9780988203013
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  • Item #: 006172
    ISBN: 9780988203044
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  • Item #: 006170
    ISBN: 9780988203051
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  • Item #: 006167
    ISBN: 9780988203006
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  • Item #: 296749
    ISBN: 9781606828540
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    Selah. Stop. Listen. Pause. Reflect. In Hebrew, the systematic meaning of this word is unknown, yet it has been widely speculated. One thing translators and commentators do seem to agree on is that the word intimates the importance of the passage preceding it. This word is used predominately in the book of Psalm. Personally, I believe there is no greater place in Scripture to slow down, hear from God and reflect on Him than God's songbook!

    Inviting you to drink deeply from His Word, this self pacing study offers twelve lessons on Happiness and Righteousness; Songs for waking and sleeping; Considering God's Name, His Enemies, His Creation; Declaring His Glory; God's Goodness; Waiting on God; Godliness and much more. Each lesson begins with scripture to read, an introduction to the study, related topical questions with additional scripture references and concludes with the Selah, Pause, and Think on These Things points. Space is provided for short answers although I suspect keeping a journal nearby would be beneficial to your personal quiet time reflections. As someone who spent several months learning from the book of Psalms alongside Charles Spurgeon's Treasury of David, I can assure you that a journey into Psalms can be quite satisfying. KJV is recommended although other versions may work if you have access to an online KJV for any translation differences. 105 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 068491
    ISBN: 9781543012774
    Retail: $14.50
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     Here is a unique blend of devotional, Bible reading plan and coloring book. Subtitled, Read the New Testament in 90 Days, you’ll find a daily reading plan for reading three chapters of the New Testament each day. Using this reading plan (or a plan of your choice), this devotional provides space to respond to your reading. For each of the 90 days, a two-page spread provides daily devotionals direction. On the left page, a key verse directs your thoughts. A half page is provided for recording a verse that “touched my heart.” On the right, record how God spoke: a promise, a warning, a command, an encouragement or wisdom to understand. Then, end the devotional time with a prayer, the day’s focus and plans. Each page has small, detailed drawings to color. As you color, meditate and pray on the day’s passage. Periodically, pages are placed to record four ways to bless, four ways to praise God, etc. A simple, beautiful way to be daily in the Word. 6.25x7.25”, 220 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 068485
    ISBN: 9781519517272
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     Subtitled A Quiet-Time Handbook for Creative and Active Children, this book combines a coloring page (highlighting a Bible passage with discussion questions) and a page to indicate the child’s daily reading Bible passage; thankful list; prayer list; plans and goals. Each page will include a Bible verse. After coloring, the child focuses on specific personal aspects: “I want to change…”; “Never forget”; “Ways to serve God,” etc. Reproducible for single family use. 100 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 056217
    ISBN: 9780062545039
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    Enjoy the journals of Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time. This journal was written in the 1970s and discusses family, community, Christianity, parenting, marriage, and more. Musings on happiness and daily life will leave you with a sense of calm and peace. 245 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 045678
    ISBN: 9781633260894
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      This beautiful hardcover journal can be your daily companion as you take your walk through the Bible. How many times have you started reading through the Bible and forgotten where you left off, or wish you could remember some of your quiet thoughts while reading. This journal offers you daily reading to be checked off as you read from your own Bible and space to write down your prayers, thoughts, and inspirations. The pages begin with January 1 and end with December 31; there are two days per page. The pages aren’t assigned days of the week or even a specific year, so they are ready for use when you decide to get started. This would make a thoughtful gift for someone else or for you! It’s always a good time to get started in the Word! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 030406
    ISBN: 9780972697705
    Retail: $55.00
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    Maybe your girls have read some or all of the American Girls books just for fun. If they haven't read them yet, what's a better and more reader-friendly basis for studying American history? That's what Cindy Sotelo must have been thinking as she put together this curriculum for her girls. The idea caught on with their friends, and a girl's history study group formed, eager to participate in all the activities of the study. The study is divided into seven units, each based on one American Girl, and arranged in chronological order of their time periods from Felicity to Molly. Each unit is designed to take about six weeks to complete, less if you would like to fit all seven units into a traditionally scheduled school year, or more if you feel you would like to spend more time on each unit and fill more of the year with it or stretch it over into the next school year. The primary reading material for each unit is, of course, the six American Girl books for the featured American Girl, although additional reading suggestions are included and there is plenty of room for your own as well. The American Girl Teacher's Guides, Welcome to ______'s World, as well as the American-girl specific Cookbook, Craft Book, Paper Dolls, Theater Kit/Six Plays, as well as selected Childhood of Famous Americans are also recommended for each unit. Unfortunately, many of the supplemental American Girl items such as the Teacher's Guides and Cookbooks are out of print, however, you may be able to find them at your library. The Craft books appear to be coming back as Color & Crafts, and the Paper Dolls have been republished as well. Internet resources are also listed for each unit, each with a synopsis of what you will find and use from each site. Each unit begins with a list of resources, both book, video, and internet, followed by a content overview for that unit. The week-by-week unit plans include projects for each day. Necessary forms are included throughout the unit, as well as on the accompanying CD-ROM. The daily projects include the approximate time required, materials needed (mostly arts/crafts items and household items you have on hand) as well as the skills covered, followed by detailed instructions. Along the way, numerous samples of student work is included, so you can see some examples of what other students have done with the projects, or have added to the rest of the study.

    As far as subject content, the study covers quite a bit of social studies and history, some diverse science topics, biographies of famous people, U.S. geography through history, supplemental math activities, and character education. Language arts is also covered in some detail, including dictionary skills, literature, grammar/usage, general writing skills, creative writing and journalism. I should note the math included is not intended to provide a solid mathematical foundation but is included as a supplement. You will need to continue a complete math program during this study. If the child is an early reader, you may also need to supplement with further phonics and reading instruction, and unless you take an aggressive approach to the spelling/vocabulary found in the reading of this program, you will probably need to supplement a spelling program as well. That being said, the rest of this curriculum contains a solid social studies, literature, and language arts core that provides numerous avenues to more in-depth topics, available to you to wander through and research as you wish. The author has suggested numerous other ways to extend the subjects, including keeping a portfolio by time period and other projects her daughters and friends became interested in as they studied each era. She also arms you with lists of tips, helps, and adaptations for different situations (new or reluctant readers, children with attention difficulties, and older students), as well as multiple suggestions for using the study with boys. An appendix contains additional forms, along with suggestions for real-life writing, quiet/devotional time, and a sample schedule for a girl's history club meeting. While you can just pick up the book and use it with a set of American Girls books, a few supplemental books and a computer, the study will be much more well-rounded and beneficial if a little research and organizational time is put in up front. A great unit study that is sure to get your girls (and maybe even boys) interested in history and a variety of other subjects. This would also work well for a co-op class. - Jess

  • Item #: 024722
    ISBN: 9781452109039
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    This clever little book is a journal, doodle pad and sketch book all in one. Half the book is full of writing prompts and the other half is full of drawing prompts. One cover says I Like to Write. Flip it over and the other cover says I Like to Draw. The book is colorful with simple, sketch-like illustrations. You may see a paint palette to fill in, with a task at the bottom like I see you are a painter. The paint is all over your studio! Your job is to fill in the colors on the palette. On the writing side, you may see 2 champagne glasses with bubbles. Your prompt reads: A toast is the perfect time to share love and gratitude. Whether you are raising your glass of apple juice or toasting a pair of champagne flutes, practice your skills. Write down several toasts to use in a pinch. All will cheer and you will have no fear. You write on both pages for this topic. Most take 2 pages. The book lies open nicely for this purpose. Reinforced soft cover, 128pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 019866
    ISBN: 9781940110585
    Retail: $42.00
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    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019865
    ISBN: 9781940110752
    Retail: $29.00
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    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 019834
    ISBN: 9781940110738
    Retail: $29.00
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    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
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    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 049605
    ISBN: 9781893103498
    Retail: $6.95
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    The early days of colonial America were filled with struggle and success. Written as journal entries, this insightful child's book shares some of the struggles and many of the successes of the soldiers at Valley Forge. While the harsh winter of 1777-1778 took its toll on the men who believed in our new nation, General George Washington provided encouragement and leadership to support his men through these difficult days. Recommended resource for Beautiful Feet's Literature Approach to American History Primary Level. Black and White Illustrations, pb, 32 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 001505
    ISBN: 9780486292793
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    Loaded with satire and classic American humor, Humorous Stories and Sketches will without a doubt amuse its readers. Compiled within are eight of Mark Twain's most entertaining pieces of work: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Journalism in Tennessee, About Barbers, A Literary Nightmare, The Stolen White Elephant, The Private History of a Campaign that Failed, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences, and How to Tell a Story. Each piece is between 5-20 pages. 74 pgs, pb. ~ Tasha

  • 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 #: 064206
    ISBN: 9780794535124
    Retail: $12.99
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       Play some warm-up games to get creative-writing juices flowing. Spend time perfecting story planning - beginnings, middles and ends! Your budding writer can do both of those things as well as focus on developing characters, descriptions and actions amidst the full-color designs on these lively colored pages. 8” x 9.5”, spiral bound, HC, 64 pp.

  • Item #: 007913
    ISBN: 9781942968849
    Retail: $14.95
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    Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We’ve received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these tapes/CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.
  • Item #: 043988
    ISBN: 9781572815865
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    Kids will have a blast sending codes back and forth to each other with this fun set. Included are two Morse Code flashers and two cards that display the phonetic alphabet and Morse Code. The flashers measure 2.5" x 2.5", are made of durable white and black cardstock, and also display the international Morse Code on the back for easy reference when you're signaling. Simply squeeze the flashers to display white signals and communicate in code! This is a very fun way to help kids learn the phonetic alphabet used around the world and keep them quiet at the same time. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 032581
    ISBN: 9781683441175
    Retail: $42.99
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  • Item #: 025888
    ISBN: 9781603425315
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    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 #: 011610
    ISBN: 9780590424042
    Retail: $5.99
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    Herein lies the classic true story of Helen Keller, written by Margaret Davidson. Learn about an unbelievably determined girl whose life in this world was a dark, quiet struggle before the day her teacher, Annie Sullivan, joined her. Though Helen and Annie got off to a rough start, it didn't take long for a miracle to happen - Helen finally grasped that everything had a name and a meaning, and she was no longer trapped in her own world. Annie taught her words by signing into her hand, and Helen listened with her palm. When she was twelve years old, she stubbornly decides that despite her challenges, she was going to go to college. Teacher and student spent the next six years in intensive study so that by the time Helen was eighteen she would be prepared. She was - she graduated after four years cum laude! She went on to dedicate her life to helping others. She visited injured soldiers from World War II who had found themselves blind and feeling like they didn't want to go on, and she spoke all over the country and sometimes overseas. She was always up for adventure and had a deep appreciation for the written word and good friends.

  • Item #: 010305
    ISBN: 9780970027306
    Retail: $13.95
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    Having a close relationship with your daughter is very important. Every child needs someone to look up to, and a girl's mom is the ideal person to be a mentor to her. The better relationship you keep with your daughter, the more comfortable she will be asking you questions and talking to you about her life. This book was created to help bring you and your daughter closer together. Spending time together, of course, is an essential part of having a good relationship, and this book allows you to get together and discuss important aspects of a girl's life and pass along your Christian values. This book covers those hard-to-broach subjects including her changing body, relationships, friendships with boys, and love nature. You and your daughter can discuss the value of good books, life's work, ideals, the Christian life, repentance, trusting Jesus as your savior, and the importance of prayer. It will also help your daughter to develop character traits such as obedience, modesty, truthfulness, and a sunny disposition. The 32 chapters provide discussion questions for each chapter of Beautiful Girlhood, and also incorporate Scripture into your study with Bible activities and life applications. There are also inspirational quotes, writing topics, and blank pages for journaling so that your daughter can record what she has learned to make a cherished keepsake of your time together. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 005572
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    While new homeschool curriculums crop up fairly often for history, science and language arts, it's a rarity that a new homeschool health program is developed! Author Michele Spadafora has done an incredible job in pulling together this easy-to-use, thoroughly Christian P.E. and nutrition course that incorporates weekly lessons in "faith, fitness and fuel." It's an 18-week course that includes three segments on each of those "building blocks" per week, with tests included after every 3rd or 4th week and lots of helpful and inspiring video content as well. Scheduling works most naturally if you do health three days per week for one semester. Each week includes three topical reading segments (each about two pages in length), questions for the student, space to write goals for all three areas for the week, and space to journal about the week. "Faith" reading assignments focus on a biblical message, typically a goal that we could all work towards in our relationship with the Lord. These include: giving God control, replacing stress with peace, prayer, worship, loving others, serving others, making disciples, and more. Scripture references are sprinkled throughout the text, and several questions typically follow the reading. "Fitness" readings focus on the practical and include the benefits of exercising, frequency of exercising, warm-ups and cool-downs, proper form, weight loss basics, core strength, exercise gear, etc. "Fuel" readings focus on nutrition, like eating portions and proportions, understanding food labels, the importance of breakfast, avoiding sugar, the importance of whole grains, eating healthy snacks, avoiding diet mistakes, understanding eating disorders, and more. Readings on fitness and fuel typically do not have questions for the student, but are always followed by a space to write a goal for the week. The tests are fairly short and made up entirely of multiple-choice questions (an answer key for these is included at the end of the book).

    The video content is one of my favorite aspects of the program. It not only allows the author to "talk to" the student via video, but it also provides a way to demonstrate proper exercise form, workout ideas, or cooking technique. There are 32 short videos that complement the content in the book, and prompts to view them are found at the end of the readings. Students are also directed to several "Burst" videos throughout the program. These videos are about ten minutes in length and, just like the name suggests, these offer short energetic workouts to get the blood pumping. These are also found on the author's website. A DVD is also included with the book which features three full-body workouts, each about a ½-hour in length. The workout routines are fast-moving, yet simple enough to follow along with and feature upbeat Christian music from a variety of contemporary Christian artists. No fancy gear is required; while exercise bands make an appearance in several of the workout videos, and weights and exercise balls are discussed in the book, most fitness routines do not require any equipment. Whether you use the routines included or your own fitness program, the student is asked to work out at least three times a week, outside of specific assignments from the book.

    This easy-to-implement program would be perfect to do together as a family. The readings are fairly short and easy for students at different ability levels to understand. Technical details on nutrition and fitness are kept to a minimum, and the fitness routines and exercises will appeal equally to girls and boys. Compared to a full-year health course, you won't find nearly as much content on the human body or physiology here; the emphasis is truly on practical knowledge and motivation to stay fit. It would make sense to incorporate the nutritional information into the whole family's diet as well. The text is designed as a consumable, but if your students all write in their own journals or notebooks, you could use the text as a family. Christian families will especially appreciate the emphasis on building your faith while you build your physical endurance. 171 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 001546
    ISBN: 9780449213940
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    "Won't you join up, Comrades?" Kantorek, a schoolteacher, addresses his class of young men. Those days seem long ago to Paul Bäumer and his classmates, all of whom enlisted in the German army of World War I. Although they are hardly twenty years of age, in a matter of time the fighting, death, and poor living conditions around them have aged them well beyond their years. Paul remains close to his classmates and they find a few other good friends in the army. Time after time, their unit is called up to the front, and they are forced to deal with the horrors of bombardments on their trenches, the shells, the gas, and the death of so many comrades. This book is a very vivid account of a war where young men of the same generation but different uniforms were forced to grow up early in the war. - Melissa

  • Item #: 037245
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    Have you ever wondered what a root vegetable, such as a carrot or radish, looks like while it's growing underground? Well, with this handy Root Viewer you can watch your carrot seed sprout and grow into a delicious carrot ready for harvest. The easy-to-follow instructions make the Root Viewer a fun and educational experience. The included growing journal allows your child to take notes about changes that occur during growing time. This kit also includes 3-5 ½" clear viewers, a wooden tube holder (which holds all 3 tubes), growing medium, and carrot, onion, and radish seeds. The wooden holder measures 6 ¾" x 2" x 5 ¾". ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 032406
    ISBN: 9781554515608
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    "Rock-bottom prices!" "Reach for an ice cold one!" "Only $12.99 a month!" Although some form of advertising surrounds us from the time we get up until the time we go to bed at night, we rarely think much about it, except perhaps when a commercial really catches our attention. However, as more and more advertising strains to reach the child consumer, who will supposedly sway Mom and Dad to buy them that new cereal or the hot new electronic gadget, it becomes important - and interesting - to delve into the study of advertising. This fascinating and energetic book introduces readers to the world of advertising, including its history, seeing yourself as the "target," advertising strategies, common ploys of advertising, hidden messages in ads, recognizing advertising in disguise, becoming familiar with favorite advertising language, discovering some of the most outrageous advertising schemes, learning about the consumer's role and what they can do about advertising. The text is upbeat and clearly written, with plenty of anecdotes and real advertising stories from real companies sprinkled throughout. Readers will nod as they recognize some common advertising themes in the commercials they see every day, and will be shocked at the lengths to which some companies go to get their product "out there!" Illustrations are plentiful, and this is a fun read, with information packed in that most young people (or older ones) may not be familiar with. Lighthearted, but informative enough that I guarantee you'll never look at Toucan Sam® the same way again! 114 pgs. - Jess