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  • Item #: 044599
    ISBN: 9780980100525
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    What do crows, peacocks, and bird nest soup have in common? They're just a few of the fun and fascinating things that your student will WANT to write about. Within its 24 lessons (a year's worth) it covers TWSS Units 1-7 (taking notes, summarizing narrative stories, writing from pictures, mini-research report, and creative writing) and several stylististic elements. Teacher prep is non-existent – you only need to read through the lessons with your student and be prepared to be "wowed" by their writing (and, of course, do a little evaluating). Although your student will want to make a final portfolio copy of their writing assignments, all the preliminary work – outlines, brainstorming charts, along with checklists – are provided in the consumable, 159-page spiral-bound text. Appendices include: banned words & prepositions and substitutes, -ly words. The purchaser may download an optional accompanying teacher e-book from the publisher's website. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 068439
    Retail: $10.13
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    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 #: 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 #: 048076
    ISBN: 9781615388929
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.75

      Classical Phonics is an integral part of the Memoria Press (i.e. Highlands Latin School) approach to reading. Both an underlying foundation to First Start Reading and a comprehensive “next step,” this little book puts a complete series of phonics instruction in the hands of your child. Both the student and the teacher have the advantage of seeing the whole scope of phonics as well as each part in its relation to the whole. And it’s all in one small, well-organized, attractive, concise book – a thorough update of a pint-sized, turn-of-the-(20th) century gem, Word Mastery, by Florence Akin.

      Newly revised, the 2nd edition Classical Phonics offers even more teaching support with phonetic introductions for each unit written by Cheryl Lowe. Other revisions include updated word lists, reorganized content to align with the Traditional Spelling program from Memoria Press and fewer words per page.

      Classical Phonics has been incorporated with the First Start Reading and Traditional Spelling programs. As each FSR workbook is completed (and put away), Classical Phonics provides word lists for continuing practice. With the recently developed Traditional Spelling, families who finish FSR and continue in the Memoria Press scope and sequence will find that all the page number references within Traditional Spelling align with the 2nd edition of Classical Phonics. An excellent compendium of all the phonics that a child learns in K-2, this handy little review book could be used with any phonics program. While it is not a complete language program (there are no sentences – only words – for reading and no printing practice), a resourceful teacher could add those elements.

      Classical Phonics has eight units in four parts. Part One starts with the alphabet and CVC words, plurals, possessives, consonant teams (ck, ng, nk, ch, sh, th, wh), double consonants (Double f, l, s, z), consonant teams with silent letters (kn, wr, mb) and consonant blends including final and initial blends, and three letter blends. Part Two focuses on long-vowels and covers silent e words, long i & o, soft c and g, and the three sounds of y. Long vowel teams are then covered including oa, oe, ow, ee, ie, igh, y, ai, ay, ei, eigh, ey, ea, ey, and the three sounds of ea. Part Three covers special vowel sounds including the special sounds for oi, ou, oo, and o plus the r-controlled vowels. Part Four, Advanced Phonics, teaches advanced phonograms, suffixes and prefixes, spelling rules, syllables and variable endings. At the end of the book is a short but insightful section, Suggestions to Teachers, which carries the admonishment “do not put this book into the hands of your pupils until you have carefully studied these suggestions.” Developed by the original author, this section presents a simple four-part plan for teaching phonics – ear training, tongue training, eye training, and word building. A summary of taught Phonics and Spelling Rules are listed along with the Most Common Words. Spiralbound 139 pgs, pb. ~ Janice/Deanne

  • Item #: 070916
    Retail: $109.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.00

    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 Coreâ„¢ 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 #: 063116
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    Become familiar with the Greek gods and practice mental math while playing this strategic card game. Each player is dealt four cards that will have either a number or a Greek god on them. Players take turns playing a card on "Mount Olympus" and add it to the previous total number. If a number is played by another player that matches a number in your hand, you can do a "same number sneak" playing that card and skip other players that would have been next. Greek god cards have powers such as playing Aphrodite and rounding the total to the nearest multiple of 0 or Ares sending the Mount Olympus total to 50. Throughout the game, take control of Zeus by getting to a total of a multiple of 10 (10, 20, 30…), playing a Greek God that says to steal Zeus, or doing a same number sneak. Get to 100 points while holding on to Zeus and win that round, earning a letter of Zeus. Win 4 rounds to spell out Z-E-U-S to win the game.

  • Item #: 041921
    ISBN: 9780979505102
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Subtitled "Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age," I could see this book serving as a great introduction to Latin for the family who is not sure they want to jump right into a full-fledged Latin course. Of course, it would be just as useful for an older student (or even Mom and Dad), if they have never studied Latin but want to learn it on their own. The course was designed out of necessity by author William E. Linney, after he was asked by a relative to teach Latin to her children. He set out looking for a course that would not require a Latin teacher, was self-paced, self explanatory, offered lots of practice exercises, was non-threatening, and inexpensive. When he couldn't find a course that suited his needs, he designed this one. The book contains 134 lessons, which are short (usually less than a page in length), un-fluffy, and incremental in progression. Lessons strike a nice balance between introducing new vocabulary, explaining simple grammatical concepts, and memorization of noun and verb forms. No lesson covers all of these tasks, but instead focuses on one objective and covers it well. Lessons that introduce new Latin vocabulary feature a new Latin word, its English meaning, and sometimes a pronunciation tip. This is usually followed by about ten sentences to translate. Lessons on grammar are also bite-sized, and different forms and cases are introduced gradually. As they are introduced, they are added to a chart, and students will translate sentences that use the forms and cases that they have learned. As charts are filled with endings or forms, students may be asked to memorize them, to aid in future lessons. Just for fun, "Latin Expressions" are scattered throughout the book. In each one, the author takes a common Latin phrase like "caveat emptor," or "etc." and explains the Latin history behind each phrase. Don't underestimate how these little "sparks" of knowledge whet your appetite to learn more! By the end of the book, students will have stockpiled basic vocabulary of around 100 words, be comfortable translating simple sentences in Latin, and have a grasp of basic Latin grammar.

    There are a couple of aspects of this course worth noting. First of all, because the book is more of a text than a worktext it is not designed to be consumable. For translation purposes, the author recommends translating the sentences in a separate notebook. If extra practice is desired, you may wish to translate the sentences back to the form given in the lesson. Secondly, while we all realize that pronunciation is very difficult to teach "out of a book", the author has considered this, and has come up with an ingenious solution. He has provided MP3 audio files free of charge on his website, which can be downloaded and used with the lessons. As an added bonus, you can choose from either classical pronunciation or ecclesiastical pronunciation. Audio commentary on the lessons and a host of other helpful resources is also included on the website. Lastly, this course would be excellent prep for an older student who will be studying Latin in high school or college who hasn't had the benefit of laying a basic Latin foundation earlier in life. Upon completion of this book, I think students would be more ready to tackle Lingua Latina, Oxford University Latin, Henle Latin, or Cambridge Latin, than if they were starting off cold. Latina Christiana I or other complete courses designed for younger students could also be considered reasonable continuations, although there would be much more overlap/review between courses. This is a terrific way to get started in Latin and I am glad that the author did not find what he was looking for to teach Latin, because he has certainly written a course that fulfills all of his goals! – Jess

  • Item #: 029837
    ISBN: 9780448412535
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    This field guide is quite an education in stargazing. It can be very difficult to pick out the constellations, or to find certain stars, if you have an untrained eye - so open this book and start that training. In the introduction, readers get background on who named the constellations, what stars are, why constellations move, and some tips to make your stargazing more fruitful. The rest of the book is divided into five sections to show the constellations which can be seen year-round, in winter, spring, summer, and autumn. In each of these sections, the stories behind the names are told, the best time of year to view them is revealed, and step-by-step directions for finding them are included. The page opposite all of this is a picture of the sky with glow-in-the-dark stars showing the position of the constellation. The book contains eight glow-in-the-dark maps of the northern and southern hemispheres in all four seasons. In all, there are 19 glow-in-the-dark maps of the stars and constellations. A useful tool for training your eye to see more than just a sky full of dots. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 070914
    Retail: $169.00
    Rainbow Price: $99.00

    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 Coreâ„¢ 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 #: 057575
    ISBN: 9781420633580
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.25

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

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

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

  • Item #: 045265
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    Learn your ABCs with this colorful wall chart. The 17" x 22" poster lists all 26 letters of the alphabet printed in manuscript upper and lowercase. Below each letter, there is a color illustration of an object beginning with that letter. For example, "E" features an elephant, "I" an igloo, "Q" a queen, and "Y" a ball of yarn. The back of the poster contains four reproducible black and white worksheets - an alphabet maze, dot-to-dot, and two alphabet writing exercises. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 037442
    Retail: $31.79
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This 8-note set contains the most popular boomwhackers and a scale that is generally preferred by most music educators and people more familiar with music. It contains C', D', E', F', G', A', B', and C". If you're interested in just one set, this is the one to get.

  • Item #: 010815
    ISBN: 9781515742500
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

  • Item #: 005572
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    While new homeschool curriculums crop up fairly often for history, science and language arts, it's a rarity that a new homeschool health program is developed! Author Michele Spadafora has done an incredible job in pulling together this easy-to-use, thoroughly Christian P.E. and nutrition course that incorporates weekly lessons in "faith, fitness and fuel." It's an 18-week course that includes three segments on each of those "building blocks" per week, with tests included after every 3rd or 4th week and lots of helpful and inspiring video content as well. Scheduling works most naturally if you do health three days per week for one semester. Each week includes three topical reading segments (each about two pages in length), questions for the student, space to write goals for all three areas for the week, and space to journal about the week. "Faith" reading assignments focus on a biblical message, typically a goal that we could all work towards in our relationship with the Lord. These include: giving God control, replacing stress with peace, prayer, worship, loving others, serving others, making disciples, and more. Scripture references are sprinkled throughout the text, and several questions typically follow the reading. "Fitness" readings focus on the practical and include the benefits of exercising, frequency of exercising, warm-ups and cool-downs, proper form, weight loss basics, core strength, exercise gear, etc. "Fuel" readings focus on nutrition, like eating portions and proportions, understanding food labels, the importance of breakfast, avoiding sugar, the importance of whole grains, eating healthy snacks, avoiding diet mistakes, understanding eating disorders, and more. Readings on fitness and fuel typically do not have questions for the student, but are always followed by a space to write a goal for the week. The tests are fairly short and made up entirely of multiple-choice questions (an answer key for these is included at the end of the book).

    The video content is one of my favorite aspects of the program. It not only allows the author to "talk to" the student via video, but it also provides a way to demonstrate proper exercise form, workout ideas, or cooking technique. There are 32 short videos that complement the content in the book, and prompts to view them are found at the end of the readings. Students are also directed to several "Burst" videos throughout the program. These videos are about ten minutes in length and, just like the name suggests, these offer short energetic workouts to get the blood pumping. These are also found on the author's website. A DVD is also included with the book which features three full-body workouts, each about a ½-hour in length. The workout routines are fast-moving, yet simple enough to follow along with and feature upbeat Christian music from a variety of contemporary Christian artists. No fancy gear is required; while exercise bands make an appearance in several of the workout videos, and weights and exercise balls are discussed in the book, most fitness routines do not require any equipment. Whether you use the routines included or your own fitness program, the student is asked to work out at least three times a week, outside of specific assignments from the book.

    This easy-to-implement program would be perfect to do together as a family. The readings are fairly short and easy for students at different ability levels to understand. Technical details on nutrition and fitness are kept to a minimum, and the fitness routines and exercises will appeal equally to girls and boys. Compared to a full-year health course, you won't find nearly as much content on the human body or physiology here; the emphasis is truly on practical knowledge and motivation to stay fit. It would make sense to incorporate the nutritional information into the whole family's diet as well. The text is designed as a consumable, but if your students all write in their own journals or notebooks, you could use the text as a family. Christian families will especially appreciate the emphasis on building your faith while you build your physical endurance. 171 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • 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 #: 040097
    ISBN: 9780974180571
    Retail: $39.00
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    Produced with Wanda Sanseri's permission but by a different publisher. CDs provides a reading of all lists in the W.I.S.E. Guide in the manner outlined in the Guide – word, sentence, word. These can be a tremendous help to the busy homeschooling mom working to implement the SWR program. After the initial introduction of the spelling list to her students, each student can review the list on his own time and at his own pace – just provide the student with a headset and show them how to use the "pause" button. The lists are contained on five CDs with the sixth CD containing the lists from the diagnostic tests.

  • Item #: 031137
    ISBN: 9781892069733
    Retail: $0.00
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    Each page holds a riddle like: "Your pet lizard has escaped and you've got to find him right away because your parents' guests are due to arrive in thirty minutes! Use the clues to draw a path to your lizard's hiding place." The grid holds pictures of possible hiding places and to figure out which item he's hiding behind, you need to solve the addition problems. Each problem has the form 4 + __ = 8 (W). Using the missing number and directional cues (N, E, W, S) found in parentheses as above, you start at the black star in the grid and travel the appropriate number of spaces in the direction given for each problem.

  • Item #: 028319
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    What's colorful, chunky, three-dimensional, and challenging? Pattern Play 3D provides all that. The 22 wooden blocks are based on extensions of a 1" cube (i.e. two-cube "rods"; three-cube an-gles, etc.) and feel good in your hands. The wooden storage tray serves as a building tray, provid-ing just enough friction to keep blocks in place as you build/replicate the patterns. 20 double-sided cards provide 40 increasingly difficult designs to replicate. And you build these designs up from the bottom rather than across a flat surface, approximating animals or geometric sculptures. Although the pattern projects are challenging, it's the colors that make them engaging; not your typical primary colors but fuchsia, teal, turquoise, chartreuse, grape, lemon, and tangerine.

  • Item #: 026219
    ISBN: 9780486418049
    Retail: $14.95
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    This book is ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in calligraphy. It is a straight-forward approach to calligraphy in just ten lessons. After an introduction to calligraphy and the materials you will need (although this book details the correct ink, pencils, pens, rulers, etc. you may just choose to use a calligraphy pen for simplicity), the first lesson teaches you how to make the basic strokes. The next four lessons introduce the entire lowercase alphabet, divided by similar letter shapes. Then a chapter is devoted to spacing, connections, and words before moving on to the lessons on capital letters and numbers and punctuation. The llast two lessons provide more information about materials, corrections, and suggestions for using your newfound skills. Please note that this book provides only instruction - there are no lines for you to practice on in the book. You will need to work on a separate pad of paper (graph paper is suggested for a few of the pages). - Melissa

  • Item #: 021864
    ISBN: 9780316236737
    Retail: $19.00
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    Maybe your dad read this book as he was deciding on his career path. Yes, it’s been around that long! However, as is often the case, it’s become a classic and the information is just as valuable now as it was then – and just as current since it’s been continually revised and updated (now in its 4th edition). The basic plan sounds rather simple – determine your personality type and then find a career path that allows you to “work” from your strengths. Result: that glorious sense of “you mean they pay me to do this?” Reality may be just a little more convoluted but this book will walk you through each step. Using the Briggs Myers personality types (E/I; S/I; T/F; J/P in four letter combinations) and tweaking them for career functions, while factoring in the season of life. Then all of this is applied via profiles to different career categories. The benefit of a book like this is the insights one can glean into oneself and, more importantly, how those insights might be applied. The book concludes by giving its reader the opportunity to prepare a personality profile and to create a personal career plan. Very worthwhile stuff. 384 pgs, pb Janice

  • Item #: 020316
    ISBN: 9780385337328
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    ISBN: 9780385337311
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  • Item #: 019010
    ISBN: 9781603292627
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    If you've written a research paper for any outside accountability source (i.e. anyone other than your mother), then you've probably run across the term MLA style or form. "MLA style represents a consensus among teachers, scholars, and librarians in the fields of language and literature on the conventions for documenting research, and those conventions will help you organize your research paper coherently" (foreword). In other words, if you're going to be writing research papers at any point now or in the future (i.e. college), MLA style is at least an acceptable form if not the required form for doing so. This official publication of the Modern Language Association will both teach you MLA style and provide help for you at all stages of your research/writing project. Covering all issues of citing/documenting references as well as plagiarism, mechanics and general format, and providing countless examples, this is the book that will take a student from high school writing through college (and beyond). The 7th edition provides access to a web-based component that includes a (searchable) full text document and other complementary materials. 291 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 007751
    ISBN: 9780064400565
    Retail: $7.99
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    People don't like most mice, but then again Stuart Little isn't like most mice. He was born to a family of humans in New York City. Although his family loves him very much despite his somewhat obvious mouse appearance, life is a little difficult for Stuart. Simple things like brushing your teeth and turning on lights are quite the process for Stuart. He is a very good natured mouse and doesn't mind the trouble, but not surprisingly he has many adventures. His most dangerous adventure begins when his good bird friend, Margalo, turns up missing. Stuart sets off on his own for the first time in his life, determined to find his friend. 144 pgs, pb. By E.B. White; illustrated by Garth Williams.

  • Item #: 006948
    ISBN: 9780553392401
    Retail: $22.00
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    ISBN: 9780553392388
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  • Item #: 000953
    ISBN: 9781578262748
    Retail: $19.95
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    When our kids aren't involved in business or household duties, they tend to jump on the trampoline, hike, bike, swim, or play baseball or volleyball. So we did not see the need to offer a book on physical education. However, not all children are so inclined. With childhood obesity on the rise, physical fitness is becoming increasingly important in the schools. As of 2005, 48 states now have physical education requirements which need to be met for graduation. If P.E. needs more attention in your home, don't panic. Dr. Bruce Whitney (also a homeschool dad) has all the planning and instruction right here in this recently updated guide that's easy to read and use. In seven chapters, he offers a "quick start" with weekly lesson plans; ideas for motivating your family; information and instruction on building muscle strength, endurance and flexibility; information and instruction on aerobic fitness, instruction for games like Capture the Flag, Around the World Table Tennis and snow soccer; fitness tests with scoring charts; lesson plans to help build specific skills and even rules and teaching labs for sports. From specific exercises to strengthen your ankles to how to play softball, it's all here. Just think of this book as your family physical fitness trainer.Get moving! 166 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 073524
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    Can you save the adorable little bugs before the wiggly web falls down? In a world where so many games seem like repeats, this game is refreshing with its unique gameplay! The game is composed of a platform with 6 webposts, child-safe scissors, Willy the Spider, 10 bug cutouts, 30 instruction cards, and 50 paper webs. Set up the gameboard with the posts, hang a paper web, and take turns drawing cards and following the instructions (i.e. "4 cuts, pass left"). It’s a cooperative game, so if you and your teammates free all the bugs before Willy and his web falls, you win! 2-5 players, game time is approximately 15 minutes. ~ Megan
    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • 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