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  • Item #: 002366
    ISBN: 9781935027355
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  • Item #: 028174
    ISBN: 9780878132829
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    This lovely planner is designed for the Christian homemaker. It's divided into seven tabbed sections, each prefaced by an inspirational quote. The first section has two mini year-at-a-glance calendars (one for the current year and one for the following year). Each mini calendar fits on one page, with the facing page containing space to write important dates for each month. (This "Dates to Remember" page also provides a thumbnail year-at-a-glance view). The second section shows monthly calendars across a two-page spread. The third section, "Weekly Planning", makes up the bulk of the calendar. It shows a week per two-page spread, with lined space for writing. Helpful features include a lined-space "Tasks List" at the beginning of each week and a "menu" space for each day. The fourth and fifth sections, "Tasks" and "Projects", provide several unlabeled lined pages for jotting down notes. The "Info" section has space to fill in names, phone numbers, and addresses of important contacts. The final "Shopping" section provides over 20 lined pages to use as shopping lists. Each page is divided into three vertical columns, which conveniently tear off at the perforations, for a total of 60 shopping lists. This spiral-bound planner has a laminated cover for durability. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 002475
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  • Item #: 002472
    ISBN: 9781935027331
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    Please note that this workbook has undergone a format change in 2015. It is no longer in a binder, but is now soft cover with tear-off pages (bound at the top). Pages are 3-hole punched to add to your own binder.

  • Item #: 040096
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    This small booklet contains one copywork passage for each WriteShop I lesson, which usually relates to that lesson's writing assignment. Later in the week, teachers read the passage out loud. As a teacher dictates, students write out the passage, thus strengthening auditory skills.

  • Item #: 071529
    ISBN: 9781452154756
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    This oversized journal has loads of clever writing prompts. Between 1 and 4 prompts on a page, with dotted lines to write on. Here are a few examples: Think of 3 things that are definitely bigger than you, then write a dialogue between these 3 things. Your house is a jar of sand and your bed is a lock with a key in it – what are you? Write about a squirrel that is trapped in a shopping mall. What is your favorite sound and why? Use the words you hear to create a poem. Lots of great ideas to get creative flowing and writing practice started. 9”x 11”, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 069930
    ISBN: 9781441321350
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     I’ve tried a fair amount of grocery/meal planning pads, but this one definitely seems like a great choice! Each sheet is divided into two portions: a Menu and a Shopping List. The menu has 21 slots: 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. Next to each meal is a check box to note if ingredients are needed to prepare the meal. The shopping list has twenty-three 2” spaces to write needed ingredients. Check against the items you have, make your list, and when you’re ready to go shopping, simply tear off the perforated shopping list! Hang your menu on the fridge so your family knows what to look forward to each day. 60 sheets. ~ Laura

  • Item #: 067802
    ISBN: 9781680221589
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    A sticky note for every occasion is what this collection brings to mind! When you open the book of notes, the left side is a nice “list” pad (not sticky.) On the right there are several smaller sticky pads for notes with the headings: Must Get Done, It Can Wait, I’ll Do Tomorrow, Short List, and If I Don’t Do Today. Smaller, rectangular sticky flags include a small arrow without any writing, a small blank note and a small one with lots of exclamation marks in addition to ones worded “Don’t Forget,” “Do Now,” and “Must Have” I really like this set for the cool masculine colors. The green cover reminds me of hospital scrubs; the color palette is that same green, black, parchment, orange, and bit of white. It’s a very practical gift item for the unfussy folks in your life. Each pad holds 50 sheets for a grand total of 600.  ~ Sara

  • Item #: 065100
    ISBN: 9781892033963
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      This is one of my favorites – 200 pages, with an avocado green cover, in which to write your favorite recipes. Pages are labeled on the side with categories – appetizers, main dishes, sides/soups/salads, and dessert. There is room for 25 recipes in each section and space for: title, perfect for serving with, date, from, prep time, servings, nutritional info, ingredients, hard to find ingredients, directions, notes, rating system for the finished product, and a full page on the back of each for additional notes. Write down your favorite family recipes and give this as a gift!

  • Item #: 065080
    ISBN: 9781892033734
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      This journal would be perfect for the traveler, young or old. The cover is made of heavy brown cardboard to stand up to the adventure, there are 200 pages printed with soy ink on manila paper, and it is spiral-bound to lay flat. The journal starts off with a map of the United States – you can shade in the states as you visit them. States are arranged alphabetically and each includes a full-page map of the state with major cities and the capital marked. One full page has space to write the date visited and with whom, purpose/reason for the visit, places visited, what I enjoyed most, what I found most interesting, and what you would like to do on the next visit. The next two pages allow space for notes or journaling about the experience. There are even some interesting facts printed on the note page. Journal your way across the 50 states and the things you will discover!

  • Item #: 064046
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       Set of 5 comes in bright colors (red, yellow, green, orange and blue) and offers an easy-load design that opens across the top and half way down one side. Super heavy duty ensures durability for use by multiple children. Brass eyelet for hanging. No dry erase markers included.

  • Item #: 060409
    ISBN: 9781629147192
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    Touring the agricultural lab that developed penicillin in the 1940s? Now, that's a good field trip! Science and history all wrapped up together! We all know there is value in field trips but sometimes we're a little overwhelmed at adding one more thing to busy lives and schedules. This book will help! This resource contains a bit of public school flavor and some of its content is geared toward putting together more formal proposals and plans than necessary with many homeschool field trips. Nevertheless, you will find lots of practical ideas for locations and what to do, as well as for handling all those pesky logistics.

    The goal is learning, right? And, as you would expect, the local community is the place to start. Suggestions for community field trips are organized alphabetically – from airports to zoos with all sorts of interesting "in-betweeners": alarm or security companies, cemeteries, junkyards (?), shell shops, just to mention a very few. There are 121 solid suggestions in this section. What I like even better, though, is the fleshing-out of those suggestions. For instance, did you know that small, private airports are best and that you should ask to see the wind sock, the runway, the airplanes, and hangars? While there, you should go close to a plane and, if possible, into the cockpit or passenger section. And, of course, observe a plane landing or taking off. I've taken almost this exact same field trip with my children but we had the added bonus of being able to take a short flight in a small plane. It was memorable!

    Some neighborhood field trip ideas are creative. Use your neighborhood (i.e. counting vehicles at a corner – tally and graph the kinds or colors of vehicles that pass by), your school grounds (i.e. classify objects - most of these could be done even better in your own backyard). Other ideas are come-to-you field trips (i.e. veterans or professionals), and, interestingly, even web-based field trips (i.e. an introduction to deserts in a number of environments).

    This book is packed with good information. In addition to the where to go/what to do aspect, a lot of nitty-gritty logistical details are provided so you won't forget something essential. Granted, the orientation is a classroom of children, but the only real difference between those classrooms and a homeschooling group is the variety of ages in the latter. You still need to prepare your students for the experience, plan for their safety, and make sure you have certain supplies. However, homeschoolers probably have it easier when it comes to arranging transportation.

    Obviously, targeting classroom situations, this book includes some information that might seem or be irrelevant for homeschoolers. The introductory section discussing the rationale for taking field trips is lengthy (over 30 pages). Although there is food for thought here, much of this information appears to be geared toward grant-writing with the goal of funding school field trips. The chapters grouped under Caring and Curiosity (sparking interest) and Field Trips are for Learning (determining and assessing learning), while couched in education-speak are filled with first-hand field trip experiences that illustrate various teaching methodologies and goals. If you're willing to spend just a bit of time in these chapters, there are valuable take-away points for your entire homeschooling experience—not just field trips. And when it comes to planning and organizing field trips, the idea and how to chapters are worth the price of the book. 262 pp, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 057148
    ISBN: 9780312513962
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    Muffins and cookies and cakes, oh my! This beautiful baking book was designed by someone who knew what they were doing! And that someone would be Kathleen King, owner and baker of Tate’s Bake Shop (and creator of the recipe for the best chocolate chip cookie in America – the recipe is included in this book!). The heading of each page gives you the basic information you most want to know: the name of the recipe, a short write-up of what you can expect, the difficulty level, preparation time, and number of servings. Ingredients are clearly listed below, followed by 5 step-by-step instructions. The book is spiral bound at the top, which allows the pages to stand open and lay flat, the back cover folds open at the bottom so the book will stand up (if you so desire), the pages are glossy so you can easily wipe them clean. The full-color pages offer photographs of each delightful baked item; you’ll almost be able to smell and taste them! The book includes recipes for 20 desserts, plus several icing recipes, and explains basic cooking terms. While this one may be written for kids, the recipes will please the most discerning of adult palates! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 044577
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    This 8.5" x 11" sheet has a sticky back so you can post it on almost any surface (it's pretty much like a large sticker but can be removed easily and repositioned several times before starting to lose adhesiveness). The front of the sheet displays a lined memo pad on one half and a lined shopping list on the other (with 11 lines on each side) so you can write down various lists and notes. The "Write & Wipe" surface of the sheet is very glossy so you can use all kinds of writing utensils on it and erase them later. Please note: the product states you can use everything from crayons to paint to permanent markers on the surface, but if you want the best results, stick with washable or dry erase markers or maybe crayons. Some things, like certain markers, don't write very well on the slick surface and others, specifically permanent markers, do not wipe off like the product claims. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 043285
    ISBN: 9781935027041
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  • Item #: 043284
    ISBN: 9781935027010
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  • Item #: 043283
    ISBN: 9781935027034
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  • Item #: 043282
    ISBN: 9781935027003
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  • Item #: 043237
    ISBN: 9781935027171
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    The Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack contains colorful papers that can be assembled to form 10 portable grammar and writing flipbooks which can be mounted inside a file folder.  Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. 

  • Item #: 040520
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    As parents, we want to teach our children the value of work and also the philosophical idea that wages are often tied to work ethic. I think you will love this practical idea – I know I would have when my children were younger! It's an excellent tool to help children develop positive attitudes about work, the value of money and how they are interrelated (work equals money!) Designed to be unique to each family, parents select the chores they wish to see completed and set a wage for the work. Each Chore Buck reward sheet measures 8 ½" x 11", and the top half contains a place to write eight weekly chores and as well as two bonus chores bucks followed by checkboxes to check which day(s) of the week the task is completed. Amounts for weekly chores and bonus chores are totaled and the bottom of each chore buck sheet provides a blank check for you to write to your child in the amount earned. As a parent, you can then teach them simple budget skills through how much they give, save, and spend. You could then purchase different inexpensive items and allow them to shop at "Mom and Pop's General Store," exchange their checks for real currency, or set a dollar amount on privileges such as desserts/snacks, having friends over, computer game time, etc. Contains 26 sheets (a 6 month supply for one child). ~Deanne

  • Item #: 007472
    ISBN: 9781939814456
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  • Item #: 018593
    ISBN: 9781623411428
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  • Item #: 018481
    ISBN: 9781623411718
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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 056275
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    Graphic novels, comics, illustrated stories, cartoons call it whatever you like, after all, it's your book! Create your own comic book from a kit, send it off (postage paid) and receive a real published version in the mail that is all YOU! Detailed instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are even story ideas and writing prompts just in case you need them. If you have a student who loves to read comic books, challenge them to come up with their own. It's easier than you might think with this cool kit from Lulu Jr. You could make this a summer project. Make a book about your family or a memorable vacation, or let kids veer off wherever their imagination may take them! You could make one as part of a history study! The kit comes with directions, idea guide, a postage envelope to mail it in, 20 pages for your book and cover, a set of8 broad-line markers, a black felt-tip pen for the dialogue, 1 pencil with sharpener and a white art eraser. You even have the option to have the printer typeset the title & author's name on the cover or to use your own lettering. All inside printing will be in the student's hand. The publisher will take about 2 weeks to make your book. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 066101
    ISBN: 9780986325717
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  • Item #: 068439
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    Write or draw free expressions or math equations in this unique spiral notebook. Setting it apart from the abundance of other graph paper notebooks is the free Whitelines app that allows you to scan and save your important writings. Once the paper is scanned and saved, the lines and grids disappear leaving you a clean and professional look. Use the app to share your notes and ideas with friends via e-mail, Dropbox™ and Evernote through the shortcut on the app. Spiral notebook measures 11”x 8 1/2” and is perforated. App available for Android or Apple devices. Minimum requirements iPhone 4 or Android 4x. Made in the U.S.A. 70 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 072752
    ISBN: 9780936981826
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  • Item #: 006444
    ISBN: 9781567045055
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  • Item #: 066102
    ISBN: 9780986325700
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