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  • Item #: 062314
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.50

    A little paper reference card for your student to check how to make their letters. Cursive is referenced on one side and print on the other. Arrows remind them of how to make the lines and dotted half lines show where to start and stop. Keep it handy on a desk or in a folder. 4” x 6” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 023316
    Retail: $64.99
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

    If you like the Fortamajig but want more flexibility, or if you already have a Fortamajig and are looking for a way to expand on it, check out this set! It includes eight durable fabric panels in a variety of brilliant colors. Each panel has built-in adjustable stretchy loops for attaching to stable objects (like door knobs, chairs, or trees), plus easy locking tabs for connecting the panels to each other. The tabs are on all sides of the panels, so you can connect them all together for a big nylon structure, or end-to-end to create play-spaces and mazes. The set includes six 33" square panels and two 58" long rectangles. Like the Fortamajig, the panels are washable, and can be used indoors or outdoors. The only limitation here is your children's imaginations!

  • Item #: 063932
    ISBN: 9781937032555
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.00

       Learn logic in a day!  That is, a day in the life of Fred.  Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages.  No ancillaries required.  That’s right.  No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed.  It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle.  Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture.  Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book.  Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False.  As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train.  Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book.   From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic.  These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course.  Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a college-level logic course.   This part of the course is more heavily theoretical.  It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.   No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it.  While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is.  There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve.  In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higher-level math would aid solutions.  As far as teaching time, there is none.  The course is totally self-instructional.  Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book.  Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain.  He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points.   One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book.   I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option….  This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

  • Item #: 034045
    ISBN: 9780590447874
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    No Sherlock Holmes here. Meet Dr. Haledjian, a famous detective who catches unnoticed details and can see through any witness's tale to determine the truth and bring the real criminals to justice. Each of the seventy-nine cases only takes a minute or two to read; but trying to solve the case can take a few minutes of investigation as you think through all the details described to Dr. Haledjian. Even after a few minutes, you might reach a conclusion as to "whodunit," but you might have to check to see if your detective skills are on the mark. Lucky for you, Dr. Haledjian has solved the case in a matter of seconds, and his accurate conclusion is printed upside-down so you can easily check to see if you were right. Trust me, these cases aren't so easy! I've tried my hand at several of them and they are pretty tricky. These cases are a great way to work on reading comprehension, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning. Are you ready to match wits with a professional detective? Time to find out if you are a modern day Sherlock or Watson! 158 pgs, pb. – elise

  • 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 #: 062265
    ISBN: 9780976202486
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    When it comes to cleaning and organizing your home, keep it simple so kids can easily help out. This colorful, laminated flip chart uses clear illustrations and check boxes so children know exactly what is expected of them. When they are finished, they flip the page, a reward in itself! The zones include living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Each zone has steps to follow and check off, but also a place to write in specific chores to be done each day. In the living room, Step 1 is "pick up." Graphics show a laundry basket and items like shoes, books, & dishes with an arrow to place these items in the basket. This is helpful for children too young to read. A check box says to Grab a basket or plastic tub. Put items that do not belong in the living room in the basket. Step 2 Return items to their proper place in the house. Step 3 Tidy up. Neatly arrange items in the living room. Step 4 Day of the week job. Mon. vacuum Tues. Dust Wed. Wash off fingerprints Thurs. Vacuum Fri. dust. Step 5 daily job (that you customize to your home/family). When the chores are done, you check the box and flip the page. Boom! Done! Easy peasy! A 15 minute instructional DVD will clarify any questions you may have, but really, it is well laid out and easy to follow. 5" x 8.5", spiral binding across the top. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 045487
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    By the same author as Spelling Plus, Susan Anthony, comes this program specifically for high school students. This is a one-year review of words most frequently misspelled by high school students, and in fact they account for over half of that group's misspellings. This list of 388 words overlaps with the word list in Spelling Plus, so if your student has completed Spelling Plus there is no need for them to complete Spell Well. This course incorporates the same techniques set forth in Spelling Plus and is a pretty straightforward approach to learning to spell words. A list of the 388 words in order of frequency of misspelling is given, followed by pages with the list broken down into 20-word groups for students to keep for review and spelling lists for daily practice. Suggestions for daily practice follow a specific formula - spell the word and read it, trace the word and read it, cover the model/write the word and read it, check from the model, check and correct the word you wrote, and close your eyes/spell the word and say it. Give a test on Friday and place misspelled words on the blank lines of student lists for repeated practice. Suggested dictation sentences are listed at the back of the book for use with each week's spelling list. If you've done the math, you know there are only 24 lists total, which isn't enough to do a new list each week for an entire school year. The author suggests that you use holiday weeks for review testing and additional study of difficult words. The goal of this program is mastery, which is the ability to spell a word correctly every time. By following the procedures in this book, students will practice the correct words in a way that should cement the spellings in their mind. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 015729
    ISBN: 9780825138195
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Leasing a car, buying on credit, planning a budget - these are just a few examples of "survival math skills." This book contains 46 reproducible activities, each of which is categorized by math content and computational skill for easy integration into your math curriculum. Activities are organized into eight main topics: food costs & nutrition, transportation & vacation costs, saving & checking accounts, household budgeting, buying on credit, job benefits & income, taxes, and miscellaneous. Teacher pages and solutions are included. Although no grade level is recommended, I would recommend these activities for middle school to high school students because activities require students to work proficiently with monetary computations, percents, proportions, and decimals. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 073121
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.00

    Consider these as “no frills” robotics kits for your youngest roboticist! Each set contains only basic components – such as motors and solar cells – to create adorable, personalizable robots with. This emphasis on simplicity reduces build times (about 10 minutes per set), allows kids to build it themselves with no or little adult aid, and narrows the focus to the basic concepts at work. However, these are to be considered “buildable robotic toys” more so than educational kits. Use them as fun supplements, or a cursory introduction for youngsters to check for deeper interest! Contains parts for 4 motor/toothbrush-powered “Bristlebots.” Requires no additional tools to build.

  • Item #: 044720
    Retail: $148.38
    Rainbow Price: $115.00

    If you have a student interested in construction, architecture, design, or just model-building, you should be sure to check out this kit. Though it may seem a bit pricey at first, it includes everything you need to build a 3/4" scale wood frame for a 2-bedroom house, in accordance with actual building codes. You get micro-cut balsa wood, cutting tools, measuring tape, layout pencil, nails, custom miter fixture, nine working drawings, an instruction booklet, and a base to work on, which doubles as a foundation for the completed model. Obviously (with a base measuring approximately 1.5' by 2'), this is a miniature version, but short from framing an actual house, this is as close as students can get. All of the walls can be framed right on their patterns on the working drawings. The completed model is a single-story, hip roof house with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, hallway, dining, and living room. An amazing gift or fun way to spice up your studies. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 039553
    ISBN: 9781602680647
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

    Practicing phonics just got a whole lot more fun! Picture an entire box full of onset and rime puzzle pieces, just waiting for word construction by phonetic construct. 220 letter puzzle pieces to be exact, consisting of word family pieces (-ead, -ee, -ub, -out, -ice, -at; 90 in all), consonant blends (bl-, fr-, kn-, str-; 2 each of 30), initial consonants (b, c…..z; 3 each of 20), and consonant digraphs (2 each of ch-, wh-, sh-, th-, and ph-). Pieces are cut so that all beginnings and endings are interchangeable, but stay put when attached. Pieces are color-coded for easy segregation. The included Resource Guide has a word family reference list, directions, teaching suggestions, and five game and activity ideas. Many more await your invention (Random matching is always fun—just reaching into the box and pulling out four chunks produced the words "gruff prone". Is that what an unhappy person is?). I also like that the chunks are shown printed on dotted middle-line ruling, allowing you to use for handwriting practice of the words. Just set atop some ruled practice paper for copying. Pieces are made from heavy cardboard (thicker than standard puzzle pieces) and have a glossy finish. I thought it would be cool if you could use the non-printed side to construct your own onsets and rimes to add on to the set. Guess what? My Expo® marker erased without a trace! So, you can use dry erase marker for one-time use of the blank sides, or use a permanent marker if you want to keep your additions. That makes this set even more versatile. You could even draw dry- erase shapes or letters across the backs of intended matches to make them self-checking.

  • Item #: 038930
    ISBN: 9781931397360
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    Maybe a trip around the world is a little out of your budget, but you can bring a "taste" of the world into your home! This book by Jamie Aramini takes you to all the continents and exposes you to the native cuisines and authentic dinning customs found there. For example, in Africa you will have a chance to re-create dining experiences from Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Each country not only has three different recipes provided, but information on the culture, dining traditions, key ingredients, and native words or phrases for you to try and use during the meal. The recipes range in difficulty, but all of them use ingredients that you would find in your local grocery store. This is a great book to incorporate into your geography lessons; as you study different countries you can treat family and friends to an international meal and dress, talk, and dine according to that country's customs. The author also provides reproducible activities that will help get your kids excited about eating their way around the world, including a Food Journal, Food Passport, and websites to check out for more native recipes! This book is going to transform meal time into a fun learning time for all! 112 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 025264
    ISBN: 9780971710115
    Retail: $2.95
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    Finally, a file to track your students' progress through your home school. This grayish, cardstock file folder has lots of great pre-printed features to help you record your student's academic progress from 1st through 12th grade. On the front of the folder, fill in the blanks with your student's information - date and place of birth, gender, social security number, mother's and father's names, address, and phone number. There is also space to attach a photo and list where the student attended each grade, which is helpful if your student attended another school in previous years. On the inside of the front cover, there are spaces to record graduation data, extracurricular activities, and testing records. The inside of the back cover is about an inch taller than the front and allows you to write your student's name so you can see it easily even if the file is in a drawer. Then, each grade is broken down into blank charts with spaces for eight subjects and their final grades. The charts for grades 1-8 are in the inside back cover, while the charts for high school are continued on the backside. Underneath the high school charts are places to record their cumulative GPA and total credits. This file helps you easily check your students records in a glance, keeps them all in one place, and can also hold relevant papers and documents.

  • Item #: 024986
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.00

    Ever wonder what owls eat? Dissect an owl pellet and find out! Owls regurgitate the indigestible remains of their meals, which make their diet easy to investigate. This pouch contains one sanitary owl pellet and a bone chart. Use a tweezers or other small tool (not included) to dissect the pellet and then identify the remains using the chart. However, if you're grossed out by the "real thing," you may want to check out the Skeleton Pellets, which are synthetic versions of owl pellets with one (non-surprise) animal skeleton inside. - Jess

  • Item #: 005380
    ISBN: 9781570578083
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Painlessly teach your child the meaning of money with these two easy games. Vital mathematical concepts such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, place value, making change, budgeting, and money management are taught and practiced. Both games ("Bill Maker" and "Bill Breaker") are fun and fast-paced, with two players competing. In "Bill Maker" your goal is to be the first player to accumulate one $100 bill. Play money is included in 1's, 5's, 10's, 20's, 50's, and 100's. Players are constantly exchanging smaller bills for larger ones until that winning $100 is obtained.

    "Bill Breaker" deals more with real life and is slightly more advanced. A parents' pay check may seem like big bucks to a small child, but where does it all go? This game uses moneywise kids markers representing some of the costly expenses and necessities of life (not realistically priced, of course!) such as taxes, clothing, food, medical care, transportation, and housing. Players constantly take the risk of picking up a financial explosion that will really blow a hole in their savings. The first player with all six markers and $100 wins. - Megan

  • Item #: 002512
    ISBN: 9780794501150
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.74

    Short? Check. Colorful? Check. Good for children? Check. With colorful illustrations and kid-friendly writing, this book will get your kids playing chess in no time. Covering the bare basics, you will learn how to move the pieces, the point system, some basic strategies, as well as special moves: castling, en passant, and so forth. Meanwhile, cool little knights and pawns decorate the sides of the pages, and occasionally illustrate a point (like the armored knight jumping over enemy pawns, while they gaze up with a mixture of fear and awe). These little things help kids take an interest, enabling them to learn faster. While not for those that already have basic knowledge, it will jumpstart a child's interest in chess. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 002219
    ISBN: 9780890515150
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.99

    If you're looking for a fun yet fact-filled supplement about or introduction to dinosaurs from a Christian point of view, check out this book by Earl and Bonita Snellenberger. Besides captivating, biblically/scientific based facts and information, this activity book includes toys to make, games to play, puzzles, puppets, dot-to-dots, tangram puzzles, and mazes. The black and white illustrations throughout the book are perfect for coloring. The book includes tons of information about what makes a dinosaur, how fossils are made and restored, the history of dinosaurs and fossil hunting, faults in the evolution theory, Creation (in six, 24-hour days), the different types of dinosaurs and features their bodies had, Noah's flood, and more. The information is plentiful and, with the dozens of accompanying hands-on activities, students will have lots of fun as they learn the basics about dinosaur life and the different types of dinosaurs. As a bonus, a glossy, 2-page poster is included that pictures and identifies some of the most amazing dinosaurs. The book is not reproducible, so any patterns that must be cut out have a blank back and students can color, complete puzzles, and read directly from the book. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 022432
    ISBN: 9780972185608
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.98

    These flashcards were designed to painlessly teach note names to students and improve sight-reading. They are full size (8½" x 11"), sturdy, glossy cards, portraying large pictures of the staff and the placement of a note. Children learn to recognize the name and placement of each individual note until they are proficient at reading notes and can play their music easier. The creators used this product with eight of their nine children, who learned musical notation in just 1-2 weeks. Simply introduce the cards one at a time to the student, have them study it and locate all of those keys on the piano, and then move on until they have mastered them all. This set includes 36 cards, spanning the bass and treble range from a low C to a high E, centered around middle C. The cards conveniently stand up right on the piano bookstand. Even if you don't know how to read notes, you can help your children learn. The "answers" to each card (the note name and a diagram showing the placement on the keyboard) are printed on the back for easy checking and review. - Melissa

  • Item #: 019735
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.50

    The town of Machi Koro is a dismal sight: a single wheat field, a bakery, and some coins. But, under its newly elected mayor (you!), the town is ready to grow! The game starts with a series of 15 cards laid out in the center of the table. Each card represents an establishment, ranging from wheat fields to stadiums, and has an associated dice value (such as 9-10) and an effect, such as "get one coin from the bank on anyone's turn." Some cards let you take money from the bank, and some force other players to pay you! Players take turns rolling the dice, checking if they get any money from their cards, and building more cards to make more money. As the game progresses, players can build fancier, more expensive buildings which provide more income, effects, and cover a wider range of die rolls. The ultimate goal is to construct all four unique starting cards, which are expensive but provide a significant bonus to your other establishments. The first player to build all four wins! For those looking for an easier, more casual strategy game with plenty of fun and replayability, this fits the bill. ~30 minutes. For 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 009489
    ISBN: 9780439764216
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Just the spelling, thank you. Beginning writers understand more words than they can spell (for some writers, this will always be the case!). This spelling dictionary contains over 15,000 words without definitions to provide a very usable spell checker in book form. The list is purely alphabetical, meaning that different forms of a word may not even be listed together. The sole purpose is for a child to be able to check the spelling of a word. Words are syllabicated and stressed (di•gres•sion) so this book will be useful for work in these areas as well. In order to help students find a word (since it's sometimes hard to find a word when you don't know how to spell it - like a catch-22), the author gives students a method to follow, basic hints on other possible ways a given sound might begin, a "dozen and one" spelling rules, and a "Misspeller's Dictionary" to use if all else fails. This peculiar dictionary is appended at the end and includes common (it-really-sounds-like-it-starts-this-way) misspellings, along with correctly spelled words. He also includes a "Memory Tricks" section (which is priceless itself), containing 150+ words that are often misspelled, along with a memory aid to help remember their spellings ("Ma, the mat has mathematics written on it"). A nice addition to your child's reference library for all those "Mom, how do you spell...."? times.

  • Item #: 008777
    Retail: $310.00
    Rainbow Price: $299.95

    This set includes all of the items from the Biology Lab, #008776 (prepared slides used in the course, blank slide plates and cover slips, 4 dropper pipettes, methylene blue, iodine, Micro-Art drawing paper, and lens paper), and a high school quality microscope. The microscope is made by National Optical and meets requirements for high school courses. It is of cast alloy construction and includes the following features: 10X wide-field eyepiece for a wider field of view; 45 inclined head; 360 head rotation; triple nosepiece; full-size DIN objective with achromatic, parfocal and parcentric lenses; 40X, 100X and 400X magnification; NA 0.65 condenser which is sufficient up to 400X magnification; 5 hole disc diaphragm; 110V, 20W tungsten lamp; 115m stage; spring loaded stage clips; rack and pinion control; coarse and fine focus knobs; adjustable stage stop; and a lifetime limited warranty. An excellent quality microscope that will take your child up to college.



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  • Item #: 007040
    ISBN: 9780825159145
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.50
  • Item #: 007038
    ISBN: 9780825159121
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.75
  • Item #: 006493
    ISBN: 9781420680003
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    Help kids learn the states and capitals with this easy-to-follow workbook. The book teaches the states and capitals using regions and hints, then shows students how to do a report on the states they are studying. Handy reference pages, such as lists of state capitals and famous people from various states, are provided. States are divided into five regions: west, southwest, midwest, northeast and southeast. For example, with the Pacific coast states, students learn capitals and when the states joined the U.S. They are given hints like "COW" to remember California, Oregon, and Washington. Later there is a test which recalls these hints. All answers are in the back, and kids are encouraged to use these to check their work. You could remove them if you wanted to check their work yourself and assign a grade.

    When it comes to the State Report writing, a page of clear instruction steers kids in the right direction on these topics: gathering information, note cards, keeping track of sources, introducing your state, location map, history, geography, population, cities, natural resources, climate, government, education, economy, employment, points of interest, famous people, state quarter (money), personal recommendations and final touches. Sounds thorough, doesn't it? A checklist guides kids in their writing. All in all, this is a useful writing guide and review of U.S. geography. Reproducible. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 074071
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.99

    The Old Captain is retiring, and he’s set up a memory challenge to determine who will succeed him. As a member of his crew, you must compete to win his favor by remembering exactly where in the ocean you left your pirate-y stuff! To begin, each player receives 12 different cards illustrating sharks, mermaids, treasure, parrots, etc. and arranges them in a 3x4 grid. After a minute to memorize the location of each, players flip their cards over and the game starts. Each turn a card portraying 1 of the 12 figures in a player’s possession is revealed – players race to place their ship on their own card which (hopefully!) matches the revealed card. If it matches, players are rewarded gold coins. But if you mess up, you must toss one of your hard-earned coins into the sea! Further spicing up the game are a series of special cards which shuffle players’ cards into a new formation, allow players to check a card, or let everyone swap two of an opponent’s face down cards! Can be easily adjusted in difficulty for younger & older players. For 2-6 players; 20 minute playtime.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3 yrs.

  • Item #: 073126
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.00

    Consider these as “no frills” robotics kits for your youngest roboticist! Each set contains only basic components – such as motors and solar cells – to create adorable, personalizable robots with. This emphasis on simplicity reduces build times (about 10 minutes per set), allows kids to build it themselves with no or little adult aid, and narrows the focus to the basic concepts at work. However, these are to be considered “buildable robotic toys” more so than educational kits. Use them as fun supplements, or a cursory introduction for youngsters to check for deeper interest! A slightly more advanced kit for ages 12+. Requires basic soldering knowledge.

  • Item #: 073125
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $20.00

    Consider these as “no frills” robotics kits for your youngest roboticist! Each set contains only basic components – such as motors and solar cells – to create adorable, personalizable robots with. This emphasis on simplicity reduces build times (about 10 minutes per set), allows kids to build it themselves with no or little adult aid, and narrows the focus to the basic concepts at work. However, these are to be considered “buildable robotic toys” more so than educational kits. Use them as fun supplements, or a cursory introduction for youngsters to check for deeper interest! Comes with parts for 2 solar-powered, decorable bugs. Requires no additional tools to build.

  • Item #: 073120
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $43.00

    Consider these as “no frills” robotics kits for your youngest roboticist! Each set contains only basic components – such as motors and solar cells – to create adorable, personalizable robots with. This emphasis on simplicity reduces build times (about 10 minutes per set), allows kids to build it themselves with no or little adult aid, and narrows the focus to the basic concepts at work. However, these are to be considered “buildable robotic toys” more so than educational kits. Use them as fun supplements, or a cursory introduction for youngsters to check for deeper interest!

  • Item #: 071367
    Retail: $49.95
    Rainbow Price: $44.95