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  • Item #: 006884
    ISBN: 9780553392388
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95
  • Item #: 049584
    ISBN: 9781893103627
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If you've never read a Holling C. Holling book, you're in for a treat! These are lovely, "old fashioned" books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central "character"'s adventures or experiences. It's difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • Item #: LWOT1S
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 063098
    ISBN: 9781495162817
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $48.95

    If you like the idea of a dvd to teach your high school physics course, Wes Olson has the solution – Physics 101. Like the other courses in the 101 Series, Wes Olson offers an engaging visual course rather than having the student read a text. Learn about the physics of our world, historical figures and their contributions and do hands-on labs to help you understand the concepts.

    Physics 101 covers concepts in these areas: light and color, mirrors and lenses, invisibility and speed of light, sound, acoustics, fire, thermodynamics, heat and cold, electricity, outlets and circuits, batteries and electromagnetic spectrum, Isaac Newton, Universal Law of Gravity, 1st Law of Motion, 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion, Albert Einstein, relativity, quantum mechanics and the future of physics. There are 20 segments and a video for each that range in length from 20 to 43 minutes - a total of 11 hours and 10 minutes of video. Options are offered for subtitles and closed captions – a variety of languages are offered.

    There are PDFs that you may want to print and are included on the fourth disc (there are four discs in this course). The first pdf is titled, “Course Accreditation Program” and the second is the “Guidebook.” Instructions for opening the pdfs are printed on the face of Disc 1. Print out the files, hole punch them and put them in a notebook for your convenience.

    The Course Accreditation Program (CAP) is important information on how to use the course and get high school credit – a syllabus. Physics 101 provides about 135 hours of content, which is enough for one credit in physics. Basically, a lesson includes 4 steps: watch the video lesson, discuss the questions (found in the guidebook), do the mini-labs, research, write a 200-word report and take the segment quiz. The CAP includes all of the information for doing mini-labs – lists, instructions and where to fit them in. Mini-labs use common household items and a master list is found on page 4 of the CAP. You may run across a few unusual items, such as a canned air horn, microphone with jack to plug into your cell phone, magnesium fire starter, volt meter, etc. Items that are less common are marked, and you can skip labs if the items can’t be found; you will find that some sections have no labs and others have multiple. Instructions are included for assembling a student notebook that will be used all year; here students will record, take notes.

    The Guidebook is 106 pages and includes the table of contents (showing the segment and chapter divisions), an outline for each segment, discussion questions, quizzes, quiz answers and an alphabetic index.

    Physics 101 is a great high school level physics for your visual student or an interesting and informational watch for your family. Presented from a Christian worldview, students will learn about the relationship between science and the Bible in the area of physics. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 046514
    ISBN: 9780486467702
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    If you're a fan of Aesop's fables, you've come to the right place. This book contains 147 of Aesop's treasured tales, including Ants and the Grasshopper, Fox and the Lion, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and many more! Full color period illustrations appear on every page, bringing the tales to life. At the end of each fable, a brief maxim appears in italics, emphasizing the moral of the story. An hour long audio CD features narrations of 42 of the most popular tales from the book (with page references). Illus. by Milo Winter. 112 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 005940
    ISBN: 9781623411176
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    Now there's no reason to wait until your student is in 3rd grade. Bible Heroes is an excellent language arts bridge from IEW's Primary Arts of Language to their theme-based writing lessons. Or you might decide to use it as a new entry point for the IEW program (as you finish your favorite phonics/reading program). Either way, I think you will be very pleased with what this program supplies – lessons that not only provide instruction in writing with structure and style (as the name implies), but also introductory grammar and Bible. The 27 lessons cover IEW Unit 1 (two lessons teaching Key Word Outlines), Unit 2 (seven lessons on Writing from KWOs), Unit 3 (twelve lessons on Summarizing Narrative Stories), Unit 4 (three lessons on Summarizing References), Unit 5 (three lessons on Writing From Pictures), and Unit 7 (one lesson on Creative Writing) The approach is solidly multi-sensory. Lessons include verbal and written activities as well as games for reinforcement and all source material is taken from the Bible. Although the target audience for this course is 1st-2nd grade, material can be adapted for up to 5th grade.

    The consumable Student Book provides instructions which are to be read to the student, additional gray boxes that have notes to the teacher, and space for students to complete lessons and writing assignments. Appendices include: styles helps, game pieces (cardstock), and vocabulary cards (also cardstock).

    Purchasers of this course have access to two free downloads from the IEW website. One of the downloads is the Student Resource Notebook (also available for purchase in hard copy format). It provides supplementary and reference material needed by the student. The other download is the Bible Heroes Teacher's E-book; this Teacher's Manual is a vital part of the course and its use is expected. It provides more detailed instructions for each lesson, a scope and sequence chart, ideas for discussion of each hero and virtue, answers to review questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming pages, instruction for games and activities, copies of checklists, and copies of game boards. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 001688
    ISBN: 9780972026512
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Craft and color a city with nothing but paper & tape! This playset features 68 stickers & paper shapes, 4 paper cups, 2 paper landscapes, and 6 colored rolls of easy-tear tape. Tape the included paper crafts to decorate them, add your own, form a cityscape, and start playing!

  • Item #: 068444
    ISBN: 9781681471082
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

       Save yourself some time making up money games! For a great price, you get 2 decks of 36 cards each, 4 large double-sided game cards, a big card of double-sided coins to pop out, a 48-pg. activity book, and 28 double-sided quiz cards. This set is colorful, engaging, and has clear instructions to play a version of Go Fish, Tic-Tac-Toe and a fun game called Lotto. For several activities, children are using the cardboard coins to show value, matching the correct coins to the values. All materials are sturdy and come in a carrying box. This is a perfect math center set or something to add to your home stash of fun learning games.

  • Item #: 029400
    ISBN: 9781483826905
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    I'll say. This 416-page book holds a multitude of math activities appealing to young children. Each page holds fun, colorful illustrations and engaging exercises. The first section concentrates on number recognition and writing. Each number 0-20 is introduced through a variety of coloring, drawing, tracing, writing, and fun pages. The numbers are reviewed after 5, 10, and 20 to ensure retention. Additional sections provide practice in place value, comparison, skip counting by 2, 5, and 10, addition and subtraction with one and two digits, graphing, time, and money. Each section provides complete instruction and holds a number of pages devoted to teaching the concept. The end of the book holds cute math rhymes to further reinforce the numbers. If you're looking for a beginning math book that will hold your child's attention and provide fun learning activities, this book is just the item. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 041056
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $59.00

     We often get requests for online products, and these two programs were specifically requested. Reading Eggs and Mathseeds combine printed materials with fun, interactive online lessons for complete curriculum in the areas of reading and math. Online lessons are available through a 12-month subscription (for one child); this gives you access to the different levels of the program. Use the printed readers and workbooks with the Reading Eggs online lessons for a complete reading program, and the workbooks with online Mathseeds lessons for a complete math program. Workbooks can be used alone if you just want practice (no lessons) with answer keys included at the back of each. Note that the workbooks are the same pages as those that can be printed with the online subscription.

    More About Reading Eggs

    Reading Eggs is a reading program for grades K-6 that incorporates games and videos to make learning fun. There are four levels of the program – Reading Eggs Junior (First Steps) for 2 to 4 year olds, Reading Eggs (Ready for School) for 4 and 5 year olds, Reading Eggs (Practice Makes Perfect) for 6 and 7 year olds, and Reading Eggspress (Reading for Meaning) for 7 to 13 year olds.

    When you purchase your online subscription for the lessons, you will be sent an e-mail the next business day with your activation information. Set up your account by adding the student information (subscription is for one child), and you’re on your way. The online subscription offers reward games, progress tracking, printable worksheets (same as the workbook pages), and online books, and it also offers access to apps that can be loaded onto your tablet for play anywhere. This program is an award-winning, research-based phonics and reading program that will be sure to engage and teach your readers.

    More About Mathseeds

    Mathseeds is an interactive online math program for the younger learners in your family. There are 200 lessons geared toward ages 3-9, and new content is added often. Every lesson introduces and models a concept and is then followed by activities, an e-book reinforcing the concept, and then a reward of a hatching e-pet. Children work through virtual maps of different ecosystems, and the e-pets are animals that might be found in that area. A multiple-choice quiz is given after every 5th lesson, which comes with its own rewards. There are 50 lessons per grade level K-3, but these could be used whenever your student is ready. The first 20 lessons at the K level are for students with no math skills, so they could be used younger. Lessons 21 – 50 begin to develop foundational math skills. The rest of the lessons build upon previously learned skills in the program, so you’ll want to do them in order. Printable activities provide written practice for the lessons taught online.

      The online subscription is a 12-month access code for use with one student. With access, you will receive lessons, printables (same as the workbook pages), tracking of student progress, and a downloadable app for your tablet. Children will love the interactivity of the online lessons and the surprises that hatch along the learning path. Print workbooks for Mathseeds are available on our site as a separate purchase if it's easier than printing the activities online.

  • Item #: 037864
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.22

    If you're looking for some activities to enhance your study of The Mystery of History V.1, this handy CD-ROM is for you. Jean Henrich, a gifted artist, has provided the instructions to complete eight art projects to complement the main text. Thirty-five reproducible coloring pages are also included on the CD. Linda Lacour Hobar, author of Mystery of History V.1, has selected projects and coloring pages that will remind students of the ancient history they are learning, and she has linked the projects to corresponding lessons from the text. The correlating title and lesson number is identified with each project on the CD-ROM. Background information for each project, fun facts, brief histories, and lists of materials needed are included. The projects can be fairly complicated, require adult supervision, and require basic art supplies along with special materials like plasticine and polymer clay, acrylic paint, dried leaves, mosaic tiles, foam sheets, a hand drill, grout, and more (none of which is included). Step-by-step directions are given along with color photographs of assembly. Students can fossilize a fern in plaster, sculpt a Sumerian bas-relief, build an Egyptian shaduf, create an ancient oil lamp, assemble a Chinese cricket cage, construct a Greek temple façade, make Chinese paper cuts, and arrange a Roman animal mosaic. These projects will help students bring ancient history to life as they study and create, and the projects have different difficulty levels that can be geared toward various ages. Tips for successful projects and a suggested outline for the study are included, recommending 2 projects for each quarter so all 8 are finished in a year. The 35 coloring pages included on the CD-ROM provide five pages for each of the projects - five each for ancient botanicals, ancient Mesopotamia and Samaria, ancient Egypt, Israel, ancient China, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome. The projects and the coloring pages are in a PDF format on the CD-ROM, so you can scroll through them or easily print them off. This is a great supplement to The Mystery of History Volume 1 and will provide students with art to keep and enjoy that will remind them of the ancient history they have learned. Minimum requirements to run CD-ROM: Windows 95, 16 MB hard disk space, and optional additional 50 MB hard disk space to view some video on the CD.

  • Item #: 029558
    Retail: $3.49
    Rainbow Price: $3.25

     A handy handwriting pad: horizontal format, 5/8 ruled with dotted half line, 100 sheet tablet glued at the top, printed on both sides, 8 lines per page with 1.5” space across the top, newsprint paper, blue lines, 12x9”. Did I forget anything? Oh yes, It’s cheap as chips! Extend your daily handwriting curriculum or use this for copywork. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028590
    Retail: $4.49
    Rainbow Price: $3.95
  • 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 #: 021827
    ISBN: 9781404803602
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Privyet! [pree-VYET] That means hi in Russian. Learn lots of interesting facts about Russian culture, geography, architecture & language in a lively alphabetical format. Colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce your child to the wonders of Russia such as ballet, Grandfather Frost, Lake Baikal, Moscow, nerpas, white nights and more. Did you know that Russia has 24 time zones and the deepest lake in the world? You would if you read this cute book! 32pp, 11” x 9”, sc. ~Sara

  • Item #: 015442
    ISBN: 9781930900837
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

      Enjoy a beautifully illustrated storybook about the life of Charles M. Russell, the famous painter of cowboys, Indians, and the Wild West. From his childhood origins in St. Louis to his cowboy years and beyond, this kid-friendly biography is a great addition to your little art lover’s library. 28 pg, hc. – Laura

  • Item #: 014837
    ISBN: 9781250058133
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Enjoy 8 charming animal stories from the author of All Creatures Great and Small. Set in Yorkshire, England, you’ll read about an abandoned kitten finding a home, a dog who only barked once in his life, as well as stories about horses, cows and sheep. These stories have a pleasantly calm, nostalgic feel and are accompanied by beautiful illustrations, making this a wonderful bedtime story treasury for your little animal lover. 272 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 012991
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Perhaps the best way to learn the US States and Capitals is to travel within the US. Since we can't all do this, maybe the second-best way is through flash cards. This set contains 51 flash cards, 57 fact cards and 1 activity card. The cards are approximately 6" by 3", white with color pictures. Each flash card features an outline map of the US with a line connecting an enlarged picture of a state, with its colored-in counterpart on the map. A yellow star indicates the position of the capital. On the reverse of the flash card you would find the full name of the state, state initials and the name of the capital. (The 51st card is for Washington D.C.) The 57 fact cards again feature an outline of the state with a yellow star and beneath it a picture of that state's flag. The reverse gives the state name and initials, the state capital, nickname, bird, flower, tree, date of statehood, a fun fact about the state and an outline of the US with that one state filled in. The extra seven cards are for the USA as a whole, Washington D.C., and the five permanently inhabited US territories. The activity card suggests nine ways to use your cards by yourself or with a team (or teams). - Genevieve

  • Item #: MP1SSE
    Retail: $378.37
    Rainbow Price: $272.00

    This package contains the same books as Memoria Press' First Grade Supplemental Science and Enrichment Complete set with one exception: we have substituted Penguins! National Geographic Reader Level 2 in place of Penguins Are Cool – American Museum of Natural History reader, which is out of print. Please see below for complete set contents.

     

  • Item #: MP1SSC
    Retail: $250.00
    Rainbow Price: $168.00

    This package contains the same books as Memoria Press' First Grade Continuing Supplemental Science & Enrichment set with one exception: theirs includes Penguins Are Cool American Museum of Natural History Reader which is out of print, so we have substituted Penguins! National Geographic Reader Level 2. Complete package contents listed below.

     

  • Item #: 073880
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.95

    Learn about the pillar of strength known as your skeletal system. Meet Alexander Maximov, a pioneer in stem cell research, and time travel to St. Petersburg Russia, 1922. Includes skeletal models, bone pens and everything you need to color your own back pack.

  • Item #: 071259
    ISBN: 9781936981793
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $55.95

     Another impressive set of Child1st teaching cards – this time effectively taking on spelling. Colorful cards (5.5” x 4.25”) illustrate 154 sound spellings in 22 categories. The uniqueness here is that all spellings for that particular sound are shown together in single sentences. For instance, for long O – “I told you most of them have to go.” – is shown on the front of the card for O. Each usage is colorfully designated. The back of the card shows all the ways to spell long O (o, ow, oa, o-e, oe, ough, oo, and ou) each with a sample word and then another sentence that uses each of those types of words (Though, it’ll snow at home, your poor goat will go to Joe.) Frankly, this is an amazingly creative way to help children learn the differences between sounds and spellings as well as the relationship between them. You have to admire the ability to come up with all those applicatory sentences. This set of cards coordinates with the Illustrated Book of Sounds and Their Spelling Patterns. Together, you will have an effective spelling program that is likely to be exactly what your right-brain learner needs but might fit into the “fun” category for most types of learners. Both are included in the Easy-for-Me™Grade 2 Kit. The cards come in their own handy, cardboard storage box. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 069822
    ISBN: 9780131358614
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $152.63

    A course for grades 7-9, this book covers multiple areas of science: physical science, chemistry, biology, earth science, and astronomy. This book will thoroughly prepare your student for high school level courses. The book is divided into 39 chapters and each includes very readable text in short sections, colorful graphics, “Discover!” (experiments), Check Your Thinking (questions with answers), and a chapter review (no answers). This book is accompanied by a softcover practice book, which contains over 200 pages of exercises that include puzzles, analogies, and questions presented with humorous illustrations. Appendices include units of measure, torque and angular momentum, vectors, physics of fluid, and exponential growth, doubling time, and safety. Over 900 pages.

     This is the required text for the Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations Self-Study Online Course (#069871).

  • Item #: 069185
    ISBN: 9781947484009
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

     Right- Brained Time, Money & Measurement is an engaging resource to teach practical skills to children from 5-8 years of age. Like the others in this series, the targeted learner is the visual or right brain although it may benefit children of all learning types. Concepts are taught through images, stories, hands-on activities, and patterns: all designed to engage and target a child’s natural learning strengths. Divided into 3 sections, one for each of the targeted skills, lessons begin with simple concepts and increase in difficulty. It is recommended you only go as far as your student is ready, depending on age and level. Part I, Time, covers everything from introducing the hands on a clock (Ollie Hour, Molly Minute, and Sammy Second), to future and elapsed time, and to estimating time. In Money, children are introduced to the different money denominations and end with adding money and making change. The final section, Measurement, focuses on measuring temperature, length, perimeter, area, weight, and volume. Resources for practicing the skills taught in the book and an answer key are included. Depending on your child, you may wish to add a clock, play money or measuring cups (not required). You will need a 12” ruler, measuring tape (or yard stick), kitchen scale, bathroom scale, and a food thermometer. The final section also includes cooking activities, so other common household and food items will be necessary. This is a wonderful resource to engage your child’s learning practical math skills.

  • Item #: 068078
    ISBN: 9780761152507
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

     Spend the holiday season learning the Christmas story! Each night starting December 1st, remove an ornament from the calendar. The ornament is actually a tiny board book that tells a small portion of the Christmas story, such as Mary, the journey, the stable, the angel Gabriel, Bethlehem, the manger, etc. This reminds me of one of my childhood traditions with a similar set – every evening, we would read the text on the ornament, and our parents would sometimes supplement it with scripture. This set makes it easy to create a cherished tradition with your family that preserves the Christmas story.  – Laura

  • 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 #: 067326
    ISBN: 9781936981489
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $48.95

    Short vowel sounds – a, e, i, o, u (4+ letter words). Long vowel sounds – a-e, ay, ai, ey, ee, y, e-e,  ea, -e, -y, ea, -ey,  i-e, ie, igh, u-e, ew, oo, ue, oe, ui, o,  and pinchy e, schwa, ed past tense, changing y to ied, le endings,  bossy r, adding ing. Sight Words (SnapWords® List B) – got, ask, him, us, am, let, run, into, yes, be, cut, its, may, from, they, away, funny, that, of, them, say, put, must, went, she, fly, when, why, any, try, just, last, than, many, what, show, fast, ate, took, sing, saw, then, who, with, pull, good, too, our, your, eat, take, all, new, tell, still, work, gave, about, read.

  • Item #: 066051
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.75

      This play sand has all the unique motion qualities of regular Kinetic Sand, but with added shimmer and color. Not only are these colors more fun than your typical brown sand, but they also have a very fine glitter mixed in for some sparkle. The Gem tones come in assorted colors with gold glitter: Amethyst (a beautiful, deep plum color), Emerald (a vibrant green that is reminiscent of St. Patrick’s Day décor), and Sapphire (a rich, gorgeous dark blue). The Metallic shades come in either silver and gold, with the gold being a darker yellow with gold glitter and the silver being a gunmetal grey with subtle silver shine. While it is important to note that the packaging does not quite reflect the real look of the sand (making it look more like pure glitter), the product itself is not lacking in beautiful, rich tones with a more mature, subdued shine that is sure to be loved my kids and adults alike. – Laura

  • Item #: 064599
    ISBN: 9781584111740
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.50

       Introduce your little boy to the love of God through seven days of devotions designed specifically for the younger crowd. Young boys age 4-7 will learn about being kind to others, obeying parents, being thankful, trusting God, not being afraid, rejoicing and being thankful, and accepting one another. Each day there is an age-appropriate story, Bible verse (NIV), three questions to talk about, a simple activity, and a prayer. Colorful illustrations are on every page to help hold the attention of younger children. It is never too early to introduce children to God’s love and faithfulness, and this 32-page, hardcover book is a great introduction. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064412
    ISBN: 9781250016324
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      Beautiful fonts with inspiring words are everywhere in the world of art, craft and home décor: things like wedding ideas, wall art, cards, invitations, family trees and more. Create personalized pieces and maybe even start up a business yourself! There are loads of projects for you or your students/children to try and do yourself. These are ideas for the person who has some calligraphy experience or perhaps already has lovely handwriting. You will be using flexible metal dip pen nibs with pointed tips (these are the kind you dip into an ink well). Check out item numbers 004835, 004747 and 041669. Don’t worry if this is a new instrument to you, there is a lot of great guidance & practice here specifically about this tool and what type of paper will work best. Once you get the hang of the pen and ink, you move onto some intermediate practice & projects like using watercolors and white paint (on dark paper) as your ink! This looks soooo pretty! The book is full of useful tips along the way. Learn envelope etiquette and then “go modern” and digitize your calligraphy. Project ideas include lots of wedding accessories, cupcake toppers, wrapping paper, chalkboard menus, greeting cards, note card sets, recipe card organizers, stationery, thank you cards and sticker seals. I love the idea of a student making gifts to share or even creating a product to sell! There are lots of lessons for a high school student starting their own micro business too! 8.5x9.5”, 184pp, pb. ~ Sara