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  • Item #: 052535
    ISBN: 9781338219630
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

    Another great project book, complete with all the LEGO® elements needed, from your friends at Klutz. Starting with ever-popular LEGO® components, the book guides the user to make 11 different machines of varying usefulness. Build a working claw, a catapult, or a gravity-powered claw. Components include specialty pieces such as wheels, gears, and pins that work with your existing bricks, so use the prompts in the book to design even more complex projects on your own.

  • Item #: 008211
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $40.95

    ExploreOne Aries Telescope is an ideal beginner scope that is easy to use and includes a simple alt-azimuth mount (for separate horizontal and vertical rotation) and tripod for easier movement and focus. It offers a 50mm aperture (opening), a 600 mm focal length, and two eyepieces. The eyepieces are interchangeable for varied viewing. It also comes with a red dot finder for easy object location, astronomy software and a star map. The red dot finder allows the user to point the finder at the object to be viewed and then proceed to bring the object into focus.

  • Item #: 034386
    ISBN: 9784774307084
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Beginning scissor users start by cutting along straight lines, zig-zag lines and curves until they're cutting out simple figures and shapes. Directions are simple and often illustrated for non-readers.

  • Item #: 002784
    ISBN: 9781888827392
    Retail: $64.95
    Rainbow Price: $42.75

    Homeschool teachers will go to great lengths to help their students overcome difficulties. Take Beverly Adams-Gordon, for example. An engineer and Montessori teacher, she left her teaching job to homeschool in an effort to solve her youngest daughter's severe spelling problems. Finding no suitable material, she thoroughly researched the subject and developed her own spelling curriculum.

    So what is different?

    • * It's all in one book. One purchase for all years for all kids.
    • * A chapter on research details the most effective methods of spelling instruction.
    • * Complete instructions for introducing, implementing and evaluating the program. Directions are given for adapting to different learning styles and ages.
    • * The program takes only 15 minutes/day.
    • * Extensive Word Lists are based on research done after 1979 of most frequently used and misspelled words. Word lists used in most other programs are based on lists created in 1915 or 1947. Two lists are provided, with 5,000 and 12,000 words, respectively.
    • * General and specific placement tests start each student right where he needs to be.
    • * Program is based on phonics and spelling rules, not phonics alone.
    • * Review is built into the program which uses a "spiral" approach (repeated and spaced review) similar to the approach Saxon takes in it's problem sets.
    • * Directions for over 100 games and activities are included which concentrate on specific skills and make spelling more interesting. Most are individual or partner games, but some can be played by up to 6 players.

    Now available in its 4th edition. Spelling Power retains all of its award-winning effective procedures, but it is more user-friendly with larger type and more graphics. Easier to read and less intimidating, there is also improved organization of resources. The 4th edition Spelling Power package includes access to the Teacher's Online Resources on the publisher's website and an updated Quick Start DVD seminar. The Quick Start DVD provides a personal step-by-step introduction to using the Spelling Power program featuring author Beverly Adams-Gordon who explains each step as "real" homeschool moms and students demonstrate. The Teacher's Online Resources includes printable forms, searchable word lists, charts, printable Activity Task Cards, bonus activities, and the Digital Spelling Tutor which allows you to create spelling lists for multiple children, offers learning, drill and testing activities, tracks several children's progress, allows you to create and print progress reports, and can be used with any spelling word list.

    Spelling Power provides the most thorough coverage of spelling that we have seen. This one is a "classic."

  • Item #: 054686
    ISBN: 9781935495703
    Retail: $39.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.50

    User-friendly companion that provides space for answering On Your Own and Study Guide questions as well as for developing Lab Reports. Study helps include graphic organizers and a Module Summary for each module (fill-in-the-blank). Digging Deeper sections provide opportunity for practical applications and writing activities. For the teacher there are grading rubrics for lab reports and suggested answers for some of the graphic organizers. The History of Science module includes a nicely done timeline.

  • Item #: 040960
    ISBN: 9781603425780
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Know where your needle is at all times! Be safe and take your time! Remember that nothing has to be perfect! These are the authors' rules for children learning to sew for the first time. Color photos and clear directions make this one user-friendly book and a good choice for visual learners. Starting at age 5, you can teach your children to make basic stitches used in several simple project ideas. First they make a basic sewing kit and practice stitches, then they get to make a pin cushion and original stuffed toy. Later they can make a skirt, modify a t-shirt, even repair old clothes and toys. This book seems easier to use than some of our others that have more elaborate directions or projects. Age appropriate for little kids and non-sewing mothers. It may not be pretty at first, but it will be original and hopefully encourage future sewing enthusiasts! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 073964
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.40

    Start ‘em young looking at the wonders of the biological world through this 8X microscope. This unit has a couple of advantages over the typical 5X ‘scope for young children. Besides the greater magnification, the slides are arranged with 3 images per slide that are related. First is an image recognizable to the naked eye, followed by two magnified images of parts of the same item. The Experiment Manual provides all the info you would expect in a user manual, but also includes a 16-page story that incorporates the use of the slides. This helps the child see the images in context. Correct placement of the slide into the slide holder is assured by notches on the slides and a directional arrowhead, with geared movement of the slide under the microscope. Light under the image is powered by 2 AAA batteries (not included). One of the lenses can easily be removed to act as a 2X magnifying glass. What’s not to like?

  • Item #: 023755
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.99
    Do you just not seem to have enough black paper around to satisfy your metallic gel ink users? Here's a journal so they can scribble, doodle, and write to their hearts content with their beloved gel pens. And who can blame them? It's such a unique look. The journal measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 70 pages eagerly awaiting your writer/artist's talents.
  • Item #: 052135
    Retail: $68.99
    Rainbow Price: $59.95
    While the word "extreme" may be overused when describing a toy, it fits the bill here. With an available 17" of lift, your average child can easily become adult size and master the art of balancing on stilts. These are made of lightweight steel, with foam-covered shoulder rests and handles, and adjustable to let the user change the height from 5" to 17" by using extensions as they become comfortable. Riders up to 210 lbs. and ranging from 4' to 6'6" tall.
  • Item #: 042050
    Retail: $111.10
    Rainbow Price: $87.95

    What a great starter scope! Many of the features you'll find on a more expensive scope are now available for the young scientist. This battery operated (3 AA batteries are not included) microscope has:

    • • rotatable nosepiece with 4X, 10X, and 40X objectives
    • • 10X widefield eyepiece on an inclined head
    • • 6 hole disc diaphragm
    • • real optical glass lenses
    • • 3 ½" x 3 ½" stage with spring mounted stage clips
    • • coarse focus knob
    • • dual LED lights
    • • powder-coated metal construction with sturdy plastic base

    View slides using the light below and solid objects with the upper light. You won't find this feature on any of our other microscopes. See slides up to a 400X magnification and solid objects up to 100X magnification. Look closely and you'll be able to see Abraham Lincoln sitting in his memorial on the back of the penny!

    This microscope comes with a nice accessory set which includes: 5 blank slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 concaved slide, slide labels, 10 cover glasses, pipette, forceps, lens paper, small plastic test tube, small plastic Petri dish, straight teasing needle, and red and blue dye. A 10-page user's manual explains how to prepare slides, operate the microscope, and offers suggestions for observation.

    The LED lights burn longer and cooler than incandescent lighting, so no chance of little fingers getting hot. An automatic stage stop is helpful in keeping the objectives from touching the slides; however, it doesn't work well with the 40X objective. This objective is longer and the stage doesn't stop soon enough before putting pressure on the slide. You'll also notice that there is no 'fine focus' knob. I thought that would be a problem getting things in focus, but really had very little difficulty. I looked at several slides and objects on all of the settings of this microscope. I'm really impressed with the features offered for such a low price. ~ Donna



    If you're not sure which microscope best fits your needs, check out our Microscope Comparison Sheet for a side-by-side comparison of all microscope models we offer.

  • Item #: 070916
    Retail: $109.00
    Rainbow Price: $64.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 6 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 070914
    Retail: $169.00
    Rainbow Price: $85.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 12 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection required (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 068225
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

     No lefty wants to cut with right-handed scissors for very long. It hurts! This pair is made for big hands and has an 8” pointy bottom blade and gently curved upper blade. They have reversed blades, making it easier for the left-handed user to see what they are cutting. Imagine cutting on a line you can’t really see! The hard plastic, formed red handle is ergonomically designed for comfort. Perfect for fabric or paper; they cut all the way to the tip. Overall length is 8.5”. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067234
    Retail: $26.49
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

      If you have been looking for a wall mount (or shelf) pencil sharpener like your parents had, search no more! Made of sturdy black metal, the base is die cast and the barrel easily twists off to empty shavings. It can be mounted to a table (using the removable metal clamp) or to a wooden surface (with the included screws). The oversized ergonomic handle uses antimicrobial plastic, making it a great option for multiple users. Sharpens smoothly, quietly, and sharpens beautifully; cutters are replaceable. The 8 holes range from 1/4” inch to 1/2”. From Bostitch. Measures approximately 4.5”x 4.5”. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 042886
    ISBN: 9780761182788
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 010247
    Retail: $89.30
    Rainbow Price: $56.95
    The newest extension to the Snap Circuits line includes over 40 parts and 185 projects to experiment with the world of sound. If you don't think that sound is as exciting as light, think again. This kit will allow you to make some really cool sound effects like echoes, and you can even build a voice changer that allows you to record speech or music and play it back at different speeds. You can build a keyboard with optical theremin and conduct a sound energy demonstration. You can even connect up to your (or your parents') smart phone and analyze sounds with certain downloadable apps. Like the other Snap Circuits kits, this one comes with a fully illustrated manual that walks the user through all projects and the pieces are compatible with other sets. – Jess
  • Item #: 000345
    ISBN: 9781929683598
    Retail: $100.00
    Rainbow Price: $75.50

    Continuing the excellent phonics, reading, and language arts instruction of the LLATL Blue Program, the Red Program incorporates the same effective methodologies and teaching strategies. The user-friendly teacher's manual (Red Book) with 36 weekly lesson plans is comprehensive and thorough with little teacher preparation needed. The heftier Student Activity Book reviews skills taught in the first grade program and reinforces new skills with a similar assortment of excellent activities: word wheels, flip books, games, and cut and paste activities. More emphasis is placed on poetry, sentence structure, grammar and writing - all learned in the context of stories. Spelling is also emphasized more with weekly word lists, visual representation of words, and puzzles and games for review/reinforcement. The six readers are longer but just as engaging with soft-hued color print rather than black & white. Periodic skill assessments give the teacher the tools to decide what the student needs to review. The program includes the Red Book (teacher's manual), the Student Activity Book, and six readers. The Student Activity Book and readers are sold separately for additional students. The Read-Aloud Library is integral to the program but sold separately (or available from the library). ~ Janice

  • Item #: 070915
    Retail: $239.00
    Rainbow Price: $134.00

    Now through 12/29/18, when you purchase this subscription, you will also receive a free additional 24-month subscription! You will receive two activation codes in your email from Rosetta Stone. You can either choose to keep the bonus code, or you can gift it to a friend. Both codes must be activated within 6 months of receiving them.

     

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 24 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

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    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067329
    ISBN: 9781936981960
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $89.95

    SnapWords® Volume 1 includes six sets of SnapWords® (Lists A, B, C, D, & E plus the NCDMS List). The Snap WordsÒ Mini-Lessons – a175 pg, spiral-bound book – provides straight-forward, easy-to-use lessons for each card and accompanies this set. Each “lesson” consists of 2-3 paragraphs that introduce the word, talk through the motions as well as the picture and provide sentences to illustrate the word. The remaining component of Volume 1 is a collection of sentences made from the sight words (i.e. sentences to read). These provide reading practice. This booklet – Sight Words in Sentences – is also user-friendly with sentences based on the SnapWord®sets. Each page has five sentences printed on alternating strips of color/white. Print size is large for easy reading, which is good practice for reading the words that are being learned. Taken altogether this is a solid set for learning sight words. Those who follow the “phonics is best” school might resist but it’s easy to see that this method of learning works very well for some learners – right-brain, autistic, aspergers, maybe even dyslexics. There is a cleverness to the visual depictions that will win you over. Volume 1 with its 306 words makes an excellent follow-up to Alphabet Tales and can be used in conjunction with the Easy-for-Me™ Readers. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 064205
    ISBN: 9780794520236
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.19

       Start out with user guide pages that explain dictionary use, history, and other useful information about the English language. Then, for each letter of the alphabet (coded by color), words are explained with pronunciation, parts of speech, a brief definition, and sample sentences. Each page includes at least one illustration. Many are “exploded” diagrams that label components, such as parts of a house, grasshopper, or motorcycle. Includes an index, 6 ¾”x9 ¾”; 288 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $51.95

    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052565
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $58.00

    Dianne Craft is well known for her successful approaches for equipping families (and teachers) to overcome problems faced by their struggling, but bright learners. Designed for home use, this manual provides an overview of how the brain works, right brain vs. left brain traits, detailed information on the four identified learning gates, brain training exercises, suggestions for a weekly sequence plus daily lesson plans for struggling learners.

    Overwhelmed yet? Don't be. Mrs. Craft has created an easy to use resource that may save you hundreds of dollars in occupational therapy. Beginning with a clear introduction to brain integration therapy she walks you through a brief overview of struggling learners, the importance of crawling and understanding the function of the brain with a focus on the role of the left and right brain.

    With the foundation of the importance of brain integration put forth, she then introduces us to the four learning gates: Visual Processing, Visual/Motor (writing), Auditory Processing, and the Attention/Focusing/Behavior. Observable characteristics of the blocked gates are presented alongside simple activities to determine if your child presents with a blocked gate in one of these areas. For example, a parent might recognize that their child who is struggling to learn to read has a blocked Visual Processing gate if the child needs to underline or point to each word as they read or reverses letters (or words) while reading. While the manual focuses on therapies to improve blocks in the first three gates, Mrs. Craft does offer detailed information on correcting a blocked Attention/Focusing/Behavior gate in her Biology of Behavior audio CD series, which we are pleased to offer separately.

    The remaining sections in the manual are dedicated to explaining a variety of exercises to improve brain integration. These include detailed explanations and step by step instructions paired with numerous black and white photo demonstrations, which leads me into one of the most valuable aspects of this manual: the detailed schedule suggestions.

    The suggested schedule is divided into three areas: Brain Training Sequences designed to be done daily Monday through Thursday; the once a week Brain Training Session which provides exercises specific to one of the blocked gates, and daily lesson plans for reading, writing and math. Parents will find time spent in each subject varies but parents should anticipate 30-45 minutes daily on each subject.

    All in all, this is a user friendly guide for home use. The exercises are well explained and laid out. The background information provides the parent with a deeper understanding of our children with learning glitches. Detailed diagnostic checklists, a diagnostic reading grade placement test, case studies and the optional online support from Mrs. Craft provide parents with necessary tools to best meet the needs of their unique learner. One caveat I would make is regarding the time commitment necessary to gain full benefit of the brain training. The program described will be time intensive for the parent, and the author acknowledges that a parent's willingness to devote a consistent and fairly intense effort is vital to success. If you are looking for something more specific in scope, we also offer Dianne Craft's Teaching the Right Brained Child DVD and Smart Kids Who Hate to Write DVD. Mrs. Craft's materials can be used independently as standalone products, or use them together as they complement each other well. There is minor overlap between the Brain Integration Manual and her workshop DVDs, but there is not a great deal of redundancy and using them together provides parents with additional tools. 2013 Edition. Spiral bound with included 18"x 12" Writing Eight Exercise template. 151 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 035582
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Spend time in the great outdoors with this quality outdoor set by Explore One. A sturdy canvas carry bag has enough room to store all of the items in the kit: binoculars (4x30), lens cloth, LED headlamp, mini compass, and aluminum water bottle. The binoculars have a center focus dial for clear viewing and rubber grips for a firm grasp. The LED headlamp has 4 settings (low, medium, high, and flashing), adjustable elastic band, and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). The canvas carry bag can be worn on your belt, or attach the included adjustable strap for over-the-shoulder convenience. An included user manual shows you how to use each of the tools on your outdoor adventures.

  • Item #: 023146
    ISBN: 9781601448538
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.99

       Introduce diagramming while practicing critical thinking in a user-friendly way. The 12 lessons begin with simple subjects and verbs, work through predicate nouns and verbs, continue to prepositional phrases, and end with compound predicate adjectives and nouns. With each lesson, students work through four steps: finding the diagramming error; diagramming a sentence; writing a sentence to match a provided diagram; and diagramming a given sentence. The first 3 exercises provide the diagrams, while the last asks the students to form the full diagram. Each step provides a handful of exercises, so students from a wide age range will finish this book with a solid grasp of beginning grammar. The 68 perforated pages are reproducible for one classroom use. sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 016519
    ISBN: 9780761143833
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    At the Rainbow Resource Center's nationally acclaimed (well, maybe that's a little bit of a stretch!) company Christmas party, the crew is divided into teams and pitted against each other in a (friendly?) rivalry based around several of our own products. One of the challenges in past years has been a paper airplane competition. Those of us who are lucky enough to have attended one of these celebrations realize that none of the Rainbow competitors have ever read this book. If they had, a score of a few yards would not have won the competition this year, and much embarrassment over other quirky flights would have been saved. This book shares the story of the man who made it into the 1985 Guinness Book of World Records for longest flight duration of a paper airplane. He then went on to break his own record in 1989 and then again in 1994. This man is serious about flying paper airplanes, and after telling his story the book explains the physics and aerodynamics behind paper planes. It also shows how different models fly differently and the best throwing techniques and places to fly. There is then a section on competitive flying, which explains how to organize a contest including location, event categories, construction of event planes, and rules for throwing. The rest of the book provides instructions and actual paper to make planes out of. The glossy papers include dotted lines to indicate fold lines and colorful decals and sporty designs. Enough pages are included to make several models of each of the sixteen different plane designs. Instructions are included for every plane, so users can fold each airplane to reach its maximum flying potential. The instructions are numbered with black and white drawings to illustrate the procedure and adjustments you can make if your plane flies differently than you would like. The different plane designs featured in this book include the basic square plane, the basic dart, the stunt plane, the interceptor, the hornet, the vortex, and the world record plane which has held the world record since 1983. A flight log is also included in the book, which provides space for recording throwing dates, airplane type, location, time aloft, distance, and other remarks. For those more serious about paper airplanes than our own staff. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 008212
    Retail: $139.99
    Rainbow Price: $127.95

    The Aurora is my favorite from the ExploreOne series. The aperture of 4 ½ inches on this 114mm telescope is designed for deep sky viewing. With a focal length of 500 mm and two Plossl (also known as symmetrical eyepiece) eyepieces, this reflector model allows the user to view galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. It also comes with a fully adjustable metal tripod, a red dot finder for locating coveted celestial targets, and astronomy software. We set this telescope up in our office and had an opportunity to play with it. Once set up, we were able to focus on a variety of objects, and the view was clear and crisp.

  • Item #: 000702
    ISBN: 9780887249525
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    A very user-friendly introduction to pre-algebraic concepts. This workbook contains skill introductions, practice problems, and drills for students needing review and extra practice or to challenge beginners. The book is divided into 11 sections with each section featuring student work pages, a review page, and a unit test. Each page covers a different pre-algebraic concept or topic with a box on the top explaining the concept and giving an example of how to work it followed by 10-20 student practice problems. Concepts covered include integers, variables, metric measures, formulas, operations, inequalities, properties, exponents, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, graphing, percents, rational numbers, square roots, the Pythagorean Theorem, probabilities, and much more. An answer key is included in the back with answers to all of the practice problems, reviews, and tests. The overall workbook is very clean and well organized with more practice per topic and less wasted space than the Pre-Algebra (Step-by-Step) workbook. It is comparable to the 100+ series in the number of practice problems, but explanations are better in this workbook. A very complete, easy to use workbook. ~ Megan

  • Item #: MPSC4N
    Retail: $98.00
    Rainbow Price: $81.00

  • Item #: MPS3NU
    Retail: $111.73
    Rainbow Price: $86.25