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  • Item #: 017705
    ISBN: 9781949828016
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    WPD planner pages with gender appropriate graphics.

  • Item #: 011325
    ISBN: 9781949828009
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    WPD planner pages with gender appropriate graphics.

  • Item #: 017700
    ISBN: 9781949828078
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    Weekly two-page spreads with lined space for each weekday to write assignments, plus an inspirational quote. Extra features include year-at-a-glance, overall semester schedule, goals and literature list, two-page monthly calendars, projects/activities planner, and a set of resources (year-by-year checklists, credit requirements, electives, transcripts, standardized exam help, and test-taking tips)

  • Item #: 011310
    ISBN: 9781949828030
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    Is it a planner? Or a how-to book on homeschooling high school? You’ll have to decide for yourself. For each of the four high school years there is a 44-page planner section; it includes six monthly two-page layouts, a two-page six month calendar, a journal-type semester summary, attendance record, and achievement record for each semester, plus two articles that pertain to planning that year. The layout for each month shows five columns with lined boxes for each day. There’s room to write assignments for six subjects, complete with check-off circle. A sixth column has a character challenge, a monthly summary (e.g. grades, attendance, and activities), and a brief note on future planning. Each month’s pages also include a scripture verse and miniature current and following month’s calendars. The beginning of the book has a sample month, course requirements, a course planning worksheet, transcript requirements, and a sample transcript. The end of the book provides a section on college preparation – a checklist on what to do when, blank high school transcripts, college portfolio worksheet and details, worksheets (college and scholarship considerations), and notes.

    As with other planners from Well-Planned Day, color and graphic schemes (different for each year) are inviting and strike a nice balance in appealing to both genders. Planner is 8.5” x 11” spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 017736
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    Do you love to bullet journal? That’s just one of the fun activities for these cool, transparent, flexible stamps! Peel them off the clear plastic sheet and stick to a clear surface. The clear ink pad lids work great for this (since you can hold on to and see through them). Then, ink and apply them to your journal. Color them with brush markers and stamp onto a page. Lined, grid, blank or calendar pages all work with these small-sized stamps!. Most text is about 2mm high, and there is a mix of text and graphics. The Special Occasions Set includes the usual birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, etc., plus party planning reminders like reserve, pay deposit, order, etc. Icons here include a heart, rings, cake, gift and wine bottle. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 017714
    Retail: $9.99
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    Do you love to bullet journal? That’s just one of the fun activities for these cool, transparent, flexible stamps! Peel them off the clear plastic sheet and stick to a clear surface. The clear ink pad lids work great for this (since you can hold on to and see through them). Then, ink and apply them to your journal. Color them with brush markers and stamp onto a page. Lined, grid, blank or calendar pages all work with these small-sized stamps!. Most text is about 2mm high, and there is a mix of text and graphics. The Home Set includes chores (laundry, dust, scrub, kitchen, garage, etc.), plus yard work and specific bills to pay. Remember recycling day with an icon stamp! Other icons include a light bulb, clock, house, and trash can. You can fill in your whole planner at one time. Much cuter than writing a reminder to take it to the curb! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 032729
    ISBN: 9781930953857
    Retail: $14.95
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    Includes simple Old Testament verses, shorter poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verse, as well as "Thirty Days Hath September", the Table Blessing, and nursery rhymes.

  • Item #: 058794
    ISBN: 9781595571373
    Retail: $19.95
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    Young people today are bombarded with examples of foolish behavior and humanistic thinking. How can we as parents, teachers and youth group leaders equip them with wisdom for making right choices through their later teen and adult years? How about guiding them into a right understanding of wisdom? Looking at the differences between Godly wisdom and worldly thinking as well as wisdom and foolishnesses, this study leads students in understanding what God's word says about every decision they will make in life. Topics include: Attitudes, Friendships, Loving people, dealing with the flesh, walking in the Spirit, integrity, meekness and humility, self-control, finances, controlling our words, being a good leader and much more. Consumable softcover Student Manual contains introductory reading assignments and lesson reviews, outlines for teaching sessions and inductive study questions designed to challenge students to "dig into" God's Word. The Teacher Manual on CD contains 35 lessons, schedules for three-, four-, or five- day per week Bible classes, learning objectives, teaching strategies, optional scripture memorization plan, weekly quizzes and unit tests (answer keys included), and reduced student pages with answers. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 011281
    ISBN: 9780192750136
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    There is nothing that makes King Shahryar happier than his own dear wife. He and his brother, King Shahzaman, often exult in the wonderfulness of their wives. But one day, King Shahryar finds his wife has removed the veil from her face and is holding hands with the stable boy. Overcome with anger at her betrayal, he kills them both with his sword. That same day, he goes to visit his brother. There he discovers that his brother's wife has also betrayed him, as she shined her eyes upon the palace cook. They too, were put to death. The brothers console each other and conclude, "All women are fickle!" However, King Shahryar grows lonely, and he is just a little frightened of the dark. He comes up with a solution to his problem, which greatly troubles his wise royal Wazir. Every morning, the king marries a young lady who keeps him company through the night, and each morning his executioner beheads her before she can stop loving him. In this manner, the king passes one thousand nights. By this time, he has gone through one thousand women, and the Wazir is running out of noblewomen. Fearful for his own two daughters, the Wazir tries to send them away. But his oldest daughter instead asks to be taken to the king so that one other woman's life is spared. As cunning as she is beautiful, Shahrazad comes up with a plan to delay her execution. She hints at the wonderful story she would have told the king the next night, and he orders the execution to reconvene the next morning. That night, she weaves a wonderful story for him. But when dawn comes, she has not yet finished the tale. In this way, she passes 999 nights at the palace. This book contains 33 wonderful Arabian tales, as well as the clever Shahrazad's own story. - Melissa

  • Item #: 012328
    ISBN: 9780970226518
    Retail: $14.95
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    This handy, easy-to-use planner is specially designed to be used with a structured curriculum and can be used for up to four children. At the beginning of the planner you’ll find a seven-year calendar as well as a planning calendar for the year. Several teacher’s resource pages, curriculum pages, and extra-curricular activities pages follow, where you can record all of your curriculum, additional resources, and activity information for the year. Four double-sided pages are included to record books your children reads during the year. Several pages for recording test scores round out the “records” portion of the planner. The bulk of the planner, however, is made up of the daily lesson plan pages, which accommodate 46 weeks of plans for four children (or 92 weeks of plans for two). Each page includes a blank for the date, and two blanks for children’s names along the top of the page. Beneath each child’s name, you’ll find 5 boxes, labeled with the days of the week. With this layout, you can see four children’s plans at a time on one two-page spread, handy for reference during a busy school day. Spiral-bound.

  • Item #: 067716
    ISBN: 9780890519431
    Retail: $32.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Phonics instruction integrated with Bible stories and verses. Is a well-done program with these characteristics exactly what you're looking for? Master Books has introduced an easy-to-use program with straight-forward lessons and little prep for the teacher. Starting with letter recognition it proceeds through short vowels, long vowels, and some digraphs. Both letter sounds and printing letter strokes are taught.

    Organization is not typical (N, D, A, T, S, P). The accompanying narratives are in biblical chronological order, however. Daily lessons introduce letters with a biblical narrative (N is for nothing, none, not even a bit! Genesis 1:1-2) and a Bible verse. The lesson/narrative is scripted for the teacher and includes questions for the student, finger tracing, listening, identifying words with the letter sound, and reading practice followed by a worksheet for the student to complete. Bonus (optional) activities are provided to use as needed and time permits. Introductory material for the teacher includes general instruction, a writing readiness assessment, sight words for each lesson, helpful hints for teaching the lessons, a materials list, a daily lesson schedule (5 days a week for 18 weeks), and a progress chart. There are periodic reviews.

    This is a one semester course for either Kindergarten or First Grade. It seems like the publisher may be planning a sequel but if not this is an excellent standalone and will get your student off to a good start. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 058442
    ISBN: 9780615822457
    Retail: $49.95
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    Teaching young people the value of proper nutrition is a valuable endeavor that is often overlooked. If you have a desire to teach your sons and daughters proper, whole foods nutrition, meal planning and cooking, this one semester course may be perfect to meet your needs. And if you were never taught the benefits of and how to prepare whole, organic, or living foods, you might be interested in learning right along with them!

    Designed for independent study, your role as a parent/instructor is to assist the student as needed, teach them location (and proper use) of kitchen equipment, and record their grade. Instructor overview, grade sheets (divided into 2 nine-week charts), required equipment and supplies, optional equipment and supplies, along with pantry and refrigerator staple items are provided before the course is initiated. As a side note, required equipment and supplies typically are common kitchen items, although you may need to add a food processor, grain mill, and a powerful blender.

    Weekly lessons are well organized and easy to implement. Beginning with a shopping list for the week, the lessons are organized into a five days per week schedule. The first day incorporates a scripture memory verse and related reading, and weekly homework assignments. Consecutive days provide brief review and meal preparation activity, which includes an ingredient listing and step by step instructions. Each meal has a dedicated day-for example: Tuesday breakfast, Wednesday lunch, Thursday dinner, and Friday focused on healthy desserts or side dishes. Most days also include related dinner discussion questions or starters. Throughout the course of study, students will learn the rationale for eating healthy, economics of food choices and shopping, proper table etiquette, grinding wheat for bread, planting an herb garden, canning, and diverse palates for healthy eating. Appendix includes two exams to be completed, one at the end of 9 weeks and the other at 18 weeks. Answer key is also included. An excellent, introduction to home-economics for families striving to live nutritionally well. Considered one semester, I would pair it with Light Speed Nutrition (#051984) DVDs for more nutrition instruction at the high school level. Spiral Bound. 267 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 029814
    ISBN: 9780143121602
    Retail: $18.00
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    When my sisters and I were younger, there weren't many things that could beat Dad reading to us. Although Dad worked full-time and didn't spend much time with us in the classroom, he always tried to work in reading before bedtime. The Little House books, Beverley Cleary's books, and other "classics" were always entertaining to hear aloud, even though most of us had already read them for ourselves (maybe it was Dad's voices). Author Jim Trelease was also a dad who read aloud to his kids because he enjoyed it, and because his father had read to him when he was a young boy. One day, almost by accident, he stumbled onto several realizations: most children are rarely or never read to; children that are read to tend to become livelong, avid readers; and children who don't read or are never read to often lag way behind in both their reading and verbal skills.

    The product of his investigation and research is this title, first published in 1979. Its initial purpose was to educate parents and teachers on the impact that reading aloud to children can have, as well as to suggest some excellent books for reading aloud. Now in its 7th edition, the Read-Aloud Handbook serves the same goal, with a few updated features for today's parents and educators. This hefty guide contains a lot in just ten chapters! The introduction and the first chapter make the case (very loudly!) on why parents should read to their children. The following chapters address the when's, what's, and how's of reading aloud, offering advice on the stages of reading aloud, as well as some do's and don'ts. The fifth chapter discusses Sustained Silent Reading (not lacking in most homeschools, I'm sure!), and why it naturally complements reading aloud. Subsequent chapters discuss the role of libraries, what we can learn from the successes of the Harry Potter phenomenon and Oprah's book club, the limitations of using the Internet for reading or research, and how to help the television occupy a healthier, less time-consuming place in the readers' lives. The last portion of the book, about 120 pages in length, is the "Treasury of Read-Alouds". The Treasury is helpfully divided by type of book. For "Wordless Books" and "Predictable Books" (those with sentence patterns repeated often enough to be predictable to readers), recommendations are given in a list form. For recommendations on reference books, picture books, short novels, full-length novels, poetry, anthologies, and fairy/folk tales, the featured books are listed alphabetically, and include name of author, publisher, copyright date, # of pages, what grades the book is recommended for, and a short synopsis of the storyline. Yes, there is definitely a lot here for your mind to chew on! His list of recommended books offers a great place for parents and children to start, while his informational chapters are engrossing, and adults will find them very readable as well. While I would suspect that the percentage of homeschool parents who read to their children is probably already higher than those who do not homeschool, this volume offers any parent interested in beginning to read aloud to their children an excellent place to start. - Jess

  • Item #: 069921
    ISBN: 9781426211751
    Retail: $40.00
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     Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated in full-color, this book presents the sweeping tale of the making of the United States, from colonial days to the establishment of a new nation. This volume published by National Geographic, not only informs readers about the leading personalities and events of America’s struggle for independence, but also about how these events continue to influence United States’ direction today. This book is a great place to start for any student who has a desire to learn more about the founding and history of the U.S. The text includes a helpful timeline, numerous high-quality maps, and copies of some of America’s key founding documents. Part of A Well Planned Gal’s A New Nation 9th grade curriculum. 9 1/2” x 11, 340 pgs, hc.” ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 068130
    ISBN: 9781930514591
    Retail: $0.00
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    The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 068128
    ISBN: 9781930514584
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    The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 068127
    ISBN: 9781930514577
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.97

     The In-Depth Lesson Planners are well-titled and not to be confused with the Basic Lesson Plan found in the Essentials Packs. Expanding on the Basic Lesson Plan (which provides a generalized weekly schedule), the In-Depth planners provide introductory information as well as specific week-by-week daily lesson plans. Keeping the distinctives of the History Revealed! curriculum, there are monthly units (based on time periods) divided into weekly plans each with its own particular phase – Introduction (Week 1), Exploration (W-2), Hands On (W-3), and Expression (W-4). Book and materials lists are provided for each monthly unit as well as an outline for both 5-Day and 3-Day weekly schedules. A week-by-week overview shows general expectations for grades 5-12 and for PK-4. Daily lesson plans based on a 5-Day week are keyed to the Teacher Manual, Student Books, Activity Book, and CDs and encourage activities that will appeal to students who are Smart in various ways (the 8 Smarts – body, word, nature, picture, logic, people, music, and self). An important emphasis of the Planner is for it to serve you rather than the other way around. You make the decisions at all points; choosing projects, activities, and even whether any particular week will be 5-Day or 3-Day. The In-Depth Planner provides the basic structure and foundations as well as record-keeping space but you put it together however you like. Introduction material includes information on how to set up credits for high schoolers and what to do about testing. 

  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
    Retail: $159.95
    Rainbow Price: $139.95

       This is a guide to developmentally appropriate activities in many learning areas – home life/social emotional, math/manipulatives, art/music, science/sensory, language/literacy, outdoor/gross motor, and field trip suggestions. Very little prep is needed to do the activities, just gather the supplies and books listed for a complete introduction with young children or accompaniment to your math and phonics/reading for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade. Each month (September through May) incorporates a theme and a character trait into the activities, and is 3-hole punched so you can place the pages in a binder for easy access and storage. Printables are included and step-by-step instructions will make it easy for any parent to work through the activities. You should plan on 2 to 4 activities per day, but plan for what fits into your schedule – “flexibility” is the name of this game. 296 pgs, pb.

     

      Within the packet of pages, you will receive a monthly overview printed on card stock that can be hung up so mom can see what they will be covering during the month – a good visual and planning tool. Sections on the monthly overview list the activities to be done in each area of learning. An Introduction to the program explains the philosophy and a list of what will be covered by theme and character trait. The rest of the pages have beautiful photographs, and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

      Let me give you a sampling of one month of the program. The theme for September is “The World I Live In,” and the character trait is “wonder.” Mom’s Toolbox is the first part of every month and this is where some special resources or items will be listed. In September the “Private Eye” loupe and the book Global Art by Mary Ann Kohl are mentioned. Anything found in the “Mom’s Toolbox” section would be good to get your hands on for incorporation later in the lesson. Home Life and Social/Emotional is the first activity section for September and includes the activities of using balloons and a laundry basket to ‘take a hot air balloon ride,’ make a hot air balloon snack, practice your manners by saying please/thank you, clearing dishes after a meal, and planning an emergency exit plan for your home. You can tell already that not all activities will work for all ages, but that’s the beauty – you can adapt as you need to, pick-and-choose as you see fit. The book list for September includes Hot Air, A House is a House for Me, Can You Hear It, Frog and Toad, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Language and Literacy for September includes tactile letter practice, children developing their own story, and making a book. Math and Manipulatives include activities such as counting and swinging, making a spindle box (counting box), making shapes, a nature math book, and playing a water bottle marble game. Science and Sensory will have your little ones exploring outdoors with simple tools like magnifiers, binoculars, nature guides, etc., making a nature journal and a pendulum, cooking up a batch of herbal tea play dough and creating nature scenes, making an artistic pond, and make a nesting set using cans. Art and Music includes using chicken wire to use as a weaving loom with fabric scraps, making a painting on a long piece of butcher paper, sculpting clay tree faces, using coffee filters to create artistic reproductions, making salt and mirror art, and learning the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Gross Motor and Outside has activities to develop ball skills and play games like Squish the bug, Hit the Hula Hoop, Wonder-Ball and running an obstacle course. Field Trip suggestions are touring the local news station or grocery store. At the end of each month is a supply list so you can see everything at a glance for easier preparation; most items will be things from around your home. A page for monthly memories and two planning pages are included at the end of the month, as well.

      Throughout each month, on every page, are photographs of the activities and children performing the tasks mentioned on the pages. Each month follows a similar format, so it’s pretty easy to get into a routine that fits your lifestyle. The Printables are on card stock and include photos, game instructions and game pieces, and other items that are mentioned during the monthly activities.

      Intended to give some guidance but not dictate the schedule, Year of Playing Skillfully can become a partner for you and your family as you begin the educational journey with your young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065861
    ISBN: 9781932397291
    Retail: $21.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.35

    Are your children getting old enough to find their way safely (able to handle a sharp knife or hot stove) around the kitchen? Are you looking for an easy-to-use plan for showing them the basics and giving them just-right recipes? Marmee's Kitchen Primer is whimsical with good recipes and foundational instruction on kitchen/cooking, preparation, cleanliness, and special party day ideas. While it focuses mostly on a conservative lifestyle and kitchen, many will find it a nice intro to basic skills for upper elementary through upper middle school. Included are pages to write special family and personal recipes as well as a cooking diary (record of recipes prepared). There are also brief quizzes and some simple projects. 165 full-size pages, spiral binding with plastic covers. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065493
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $89.97

    Essential that which is absolutely necessary; extremely important. Which is exactly what you get in these new Essential Packs for Diana Warings History Revealed series. The Packs include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus these NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealeds four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options 3-Day (1.5 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a nontraditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), youll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Warings multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065492
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $89.97

     “Essential” – that which is absolutely necessary; extremely important. Which is exactly what you get in these new Essential Packs for Diana Waring’s History Revealed series. The Packs include the Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus the following NEW components: a Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jumpstart in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of the courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealed’s four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to the package components. The Basic Lesson Plan gives two options – 3-Day (1.5 – 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a non—traditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), you’ll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Waring’s multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs add a whole new layer of user-friendliness. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065491
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $89.97

    Essential that which is absolutely necessary; extremely important. Which is exactly what you get in these new Essential Packs for Diana Warings History Revealed series. The Packs include: Student Manual, Teacher Guide, What in the World CD Set, and Test Kit plus these NEW components: Rubric Set, Quick Start Guide, and Basic Lesson Plan. Designed to give you a jump start in the prepping, planning, and grading aspects of these courses, these new components are attractive and easy to use. The Quick Start Guide provides an overview of History Revealeds four phases: Introduction, Exploration, Hands-on, and Expression as well as an introduction to package components. The Basic Lesson Plan has two options 3-Day (1.5 2 hour sessions) and 5-Day (30-60 minutes sessions) providing a daily plan for each. The Rubrics Set is the crowning gem. One of the hardest aspects of a nontraditional learning approach is knowing how to establish grades. This set provides guidelines for students (to know what to focus on) as well as parents/teachers. With rubrics for research projects, linguistic presentations, cultural/science projects, art projects, music presentations (and more), youll feel comfortable and capable of giving a fair and encouraging grade for all aspects of these courses. Diana Warings multi-sensory and biblical worldview approach to world history has been loved and appreciated for years. These Essential Packs have added a whole new layer of user-friendliness. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 061077
    ISBN: 9781619302037
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    Music history was probably one of the most difficult parts of my musical education. The textbooks were always so dry and seemed irrelevant. This, thankfully, is not the case here. This book presents the history of music with an approachable mix of material: an occasional look at the science behind sound and how waves and pitches travel, informative text, quotations, hands-on activities, songs and playlists on YouTube accessible via QR codes (Parents, you may want to check that the links are still valid before handing them over to students. QR codes are easily scan-able via free apps available through phone or tablet’s app store. Just search for QR Code Reader).

    As the text progresses through history, the focus is on analyzing the influences and the components of music. Start with folk music which came to the U.S. from England as well as songs sung by slaves and then progress to the patriotic music during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Move to the jazz, blues and country sounds of the Roaring Twenties; the effects of the World Wars on music as well as social justice issues during the 1950s, and the evolution of rock and hip hop and lastly, to modern-day music.

    While not divided into any sort of lesson plans, this could make for a fun course of study if your children are particularly music minded. Parents could even use this as a great supplemental resource to an American history program with a little planning ahead. 120 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060314
    ISBN: 9780425255735
    Retail: $17.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.68

    A highly unusual encounter between an American B-17 bomber and a German fighter over World War II Germany. Bomber pilot Charlie Brown and his crew are on their first mission, and things aren’t going well. Anti-aircraft fire and German fighter machine guns have taken a heavy toll, with half the crew dead or injured. Sub-zero air is streaming through the splintered nose, part of the tail has been blasted away, controls barely respond, and only one of the four engines is operating reliably. Brown barely pulls the bomber out of a steep dive at treetop level and hopes to limp back to base in England. German ace Franz Stigler spots the plane at low altitude and plans to shoot it down, as he had brought down others during his hundreds of missions. Instead, overcome by a sense of chivalry at the sight of the helpless opponent, the modern-day Teutonic knight decides to risk court martial and a firing squad to help. A rare act of human decency in the midst of the bloodshed and carnage of war. 392 pgs, sc. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 060283
    Retail: $19.98
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    Children will learn about healthy eating in an interactive and entertaining way. Construct a food pyramid by planning meals throughout the day, focusing not only on consuming appropriate foods but also in proportionate sizes. Hang the 8 ¾” x approx. 24 ¼” chart via the included cord. The food pyramid is divided into color coded sections: pink (sugars); yellow (fats); red (proteins); blue (calcium); green (vitamins, minerals & fibers); brown (starches) and light blue (drinks). As the child eats through the day, he places the magnetic items he eats in the corresponding time of the day (identified with pictures). At the day’s end, reward/identify the child’s eating with one of three color-coded chefs: green chef (balanced diet); yellow chef (unbalanced diet) and red chef (very unbalanced diet). A white chef’s hat is available to place atop your child’s picture and put on the chart. A great game for multiple languages, as directions are in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Need to store it? Set folds up at tri-folds, closing like a book and then can be stored in the cardboard carrying case with its plastic handle and lock. The term “game” is a bit of a stretch and the chart is difficult to use for multiple children simultaneously (unless they are each eating exactly the same food). However, this chart can be a great visual and tangible way to instruct your child and help him/her make healthy food choices. Watch out - they may help you with your choices as well! Note: foods are typically in whole form; very little processed food is represented. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 057575
    ISBN: 9781420633580
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

    There's lots of space to keep your records in this over-sized teacher planner. Spiral-bound, measuring 12" x 9.5" and opening to a very wide, horizontally-oriented 24" x 9.5," you'll finally feel like you can keep all your records in one place. There are 45 weekly "spreads" with days of the week down the left-hand column and four, 2," lined columns on the left hand page and four more on the right hand page. The last column on the right-hand page is a place for notes with a weekly quote at the bottom. The nice thing about these planner pages (and the planner, in general) is that it is not dated. That means if you take a week off for a homeschooler's off-season vacation, you don't have to leave blank pages in your planner. One curiosity, though, there's no space to label the columns (i.e. for subjects or students' names, etc.), but there is a small margin at the top you could write in. Oriented to a classroom, there are the expected "extras:" student roster, birthday chart, substitute teacher information/report, standards info (background and websites), seating chart, as well as monthly planning calendars. Pages are white with a slate blue ink color. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 056232
    Retail: $7.55
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Encourage time management and organization from a young age with this easy-to-use planner. Each page functions as a weekly planner for school work as well as other activities for 19 weeks. There is also room for future events planning, notes, a daily schedule for each day of the week, and an extracurricular activities planning page. - Laura

  • Item #: 051249
    ISBN: 9780890516393
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

    ACT prep – comprehensive and thorough – without the frantic feel. That about sums it up! This course offers a change of pace – and a change of focus – from the typical prep courses. Yes, it still covers vocabulary. Yes, it still provides test-taking strategies. Yes, it still provides detailed review of all subject areas: English, math, reading, writing, and science. But it also provides a call to prayer and devotional preparation that will cause your student to remember to put first things first.

    If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between the ACT and the SAT, you’ll find a clear analysis of each and suggestions for how best to prepare for each. In the introductory ACT test overview, the author covers these topics as well as provides information on how scores are used, average scores for certain universities, as well as suggestions for two essential habits to develop.

    Designed to be used over a ten week period, the course is comprised of fifty daily lessons. Lessons will probably take 1-2 hours to complete so be sure to factor that into your planning. Lesson format is consistent. Starting with a scripture verse, prayer points, and a devotional passage (often derived from classic books), then progressing to individual sections for Vocabulary (Greek/Latin roots or from classic literature), math (review and practice problems), reading (short passages with questions), English (editing and analysis), writing (analysis), and science (sample questions). Test-taking info and strategies are also part of each lesson. Although this format does not vary, the emphasis does vary some with each lesson – one day more time will be spent on science; another day, more on writing, etc. Both end-notes and a complete answer key are included in the back.

    If you’re an appendix-lover, then you’ll be pleased with what’s provided here. First is a brief tutorial on preparing vocabulary cards followed by an extensive reading list grouped by high school grade level. Models for reading and devotional journals as well as lists of Greek and Latin morphemes complete the appendices.

    Compared to other ACT test prep courses, there are two obvious differences with this course. First of all, there is a decided emphasis on the spiritual development and focus of the student. Secondly, test sections (i.e. English, math, etc.) are studied side-by-side rather than as a concentrated focus for a period of time before going on to the next section. Both of these contribute to the sense that test prep is really an opportunity to develop overall maturing in the student. 332 pgs, pb. Janice

     

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  • Item #: 047502
    ISBN: 9780984099085
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $59.00

    Taught by a master! We're all familiar with the concept of military boot camps – orientation, discipline, and training. "Boot Camp" seems just the right term to apply to this series of speech training videos. Conducted by Andrew Pudewa – the master communicator behind the Institute for Excellence in Writing seminars – these DVDs contain a series of lectures by Mr. Pudewa followed by example speeches given by the kids attending his personally delivered seminars. The Boot Camp experience is four intense sessions that cover the general characteristics of good speaking as well as the specifics for organizing, planning, and delivering various types of speeches. Introductory, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive speeches are covered. A downloadable ebook provides reproducible handouts for "trainees" and lesson plans (for either a four-day intensive or nine-week course) with evaluation forms for the parent/facilitator. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 041739
    ISBN: 9781935495666
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.20

    A planner should be _______. Ask a hundred teens how to fill in the blank and I’ve no doubt this planner will measure up. First of all, it’s amazingly practical and usable. Spiral bound; backpack-sized size (7”x8.5”); pleasing, subtle-hued graphics; plasticized covers; and, undoubtedly, whatever content page you might possibly want. Its fill-in-the-date approach allows for maximum flexibility. Twelve monthly (two-page) schedules provide an inspirational scripture, interesting brain facts, roomy daily squares, and places for notes. Weekly (two-page) schedules (48) provide five lined boxes per day, a place to keep track of SAT words, and an inspirational quote as well as places for doodles, notes and appointments. Extra (and useful) pages abound: U.S. and world maps, periodic table, guides to pronunciation, italics, and capitalization – and much more. Also included is a nice collection of record-keeping, transcript-planning, and college-prepping pages. You’ll want to tuck this planner away in a memorabilia box when you’re through. In addition to all the academic information, there’s a journal-type section for “my favorite things” (i.e. movies, books, friends, etc.) as well as a couple of pages devoted to “dreaming” and writing out goals. Janice