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  • Item #: 017139
    Retail: $29.95
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    Raising frogs from tadpoles sounds like a fun and educational experience, but if you don't have the time or desire to collect your own and make them a home, consider this kit. The kit was changed for 2015 and now includes a packet with tadpole food, nutri-sand and a postcard to request your tadpole and its new larger habitat. When you receive the packet from us, use the postcard to order the tadpole and its habitat from the supplier (no additional postage is necessary; please note that tadpoles may not be able to be shipped at certain times of the year, due to low temperatures. Cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada). The tadpoles are somewhat transparent so you can see into their bodies and even watch their heart beat. In 6-8 weeks the tadpole undergoes metamorphosis into an adult frog. The habitat and supplies provide the right balance of algae and other microorganisms to keep the frog healthy. Food is also included with a serving spoon to nourish all the way through metamorphosis. A Fun & Fact handbook gives detailed instructions, shares interesting facts about your new pet, and answers common questions. Once the frog has developed, you can send in for "stage two food" and a larger habitat if you wish. Frogs have an average life span of five years. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 065715
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    Let kids experience the miracle of metamorphosis as they observe caterpillars transforming into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Included is a 2-foot tall mesh pop-up habitat, a redeemable voucher for 10 caterpillars, and a feeding pipette. Please note, when redeeming your voucher an additional $9.95 is required for express shipping. 6 out of 10 caterpillars are guaranteed to develop. ~ Emily G
    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3 yrs.

  • Item #: 065451
    ISBN: 9781937200831
    Retail: $20.00
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       Everything is either living or non-living, and this 8-week study will introduce your student to the systematic way to sort, identify, name and classify all the things on this earth that are alive. Two books are required for use with this study guide: Classifying Living Things and Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth. Students will go through these books chapter-by-chapter and discover the world of living things. Along with these books students will need a pen or pencil, eraser, and colored pencils. Students do the assigned reading and complete the written exercises. Sections 1-3 teach the general information for classifying and sections 4-8 cover each of the five kingdoms.

      The first week students will use Classifying Living Things and begin Tree of Life in the second week. In week one, students do the reading and answer questions. Week two, students read, answer questions, and do a research project on Carolus Linnaeus and write a paragraph about their findings. Week 3 is reading and questions again. Weeks 4 through 8 follow the same format – read and answer questions, choose a single species from the kingdom being studied and classify it, use colored pencils to draw your chosen subject, and write a paragraph describing your subject. There are blank pages at the back of the guide for writing notes. This study is very easy to use, and students will have a good introductory understanding of taxonomy – the classification of living things.

  • Item #: 052226
    ISBN: 9780753474594
    Retail: $29.99
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    So, why add another animal encyclopedia to this section when there are already two here from other well-known publishers? Well, this one is just different, and different in some very appealing ways! First of all, it is hardcover, which makes it a little more durable (yet more expensive) than the DK encyclopedia. But the primary reason for the difference is in its organization, which makes it more navigable next to a zoology or biology course. Although a similar number of animals are covered here as in the DK volume (about 2,000), they are more extensively organized, as you can see if you check out our table of contents images online. The breakdown mirrors common biological classifications, including simple animals, cnidarians, flatworms/roundworms, segmented works, mollusks, arachnids, crustaceans, centipedes/millipedes, insects, echinoderms, chordates, cartilaginous fish, bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and finally, mammals. Within each chapter, two-page spreads examine one sub-group in depth, such as "catfish and electric eels" in the bony fish chapter. If you flip to that spread, you'll find a short introduction to the sub-group, followed by a handful of examples of specific species within that group presented in short blocks of text with some basic information, the scientific name, distribution and size. In comparison, the DK volume is organized alphabetically by general animal group, such as "bats." If you flip to the page(s) on bats, you'll also meet a variety of different bat species, complete with lovely full-color photos similar in quality to what you will find here. Both are excellent resources, and endlessly appealing to browsing as well as use as a reference or curriculum supplement. Your choice may just depend on how you want to use the guide, and which type of organization you prefer. On a side note, while this is from a secular viewpoint, evolution is not covered in any amount of depth here; the emphasis is really on the animals! 320 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 029529
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    What lives longer a toucan or a warthog? Like the Timeline games by the same company, your job is to place your cards correctly in relation to the cards already on the table. Each player is dealt four cards, with a beautiful illustration of an animal on the front, and the same illustration on the back along with three important details: the animal's size, weight, and lifespan.

    In Dinosaurs, players are challenged to place cards by length or weight, so this deck is compatible with Animals if you are playing with one of those characteristics. Please note that this deck includes evolutionary content.

    Players choose which of the three characteristics to play by, flip one card over in the playing area so the information is visible, and then take turns trying to place their cards on the right places around the ones on the table. Once you think you have your card placed correctly, turn it over to check if you were right. Correctly placed cards stay information side up, wrongly placed cards are discarded and players draw a new card. As you can tell, the more cards on the table, the harder it is to place new cards! The first player to run out of cards wins. Quick to learn and easy to play, you also can't help but learn some new facts! This is a great game to play with people of all ages with no big advantages to older players. We pulled this one out last time Grandma and Grandpa were here, and out of all three generations, our 7-yr old won! 2-8 people can play, rounds take about 15 minutes, and the 110 cards are packaged in a nice little tin. If you enjoy this one, try Cardline: Globetrotter for geography! Steph

  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
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    Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo or would like to complete an animal study within the comfort of your own home, this creation-based resource provides you with lots of information, tips, and activities for a fascinating look at 27 different animals. The book speaks to the user in either situation; however, it certainly leans toward the zoo-goer. The hardcover “field-trip-in-a-book” houses a spiral bound book as well as a “tool kit” – a pouch in the back cover holding additional materials. The book is divided into the following four sections: Before the Zoo, At the Zoo, After the Zoo, and Appendices. In the Before the Zoo section, you’ll become acquainted with the Complete Zoo curriculum, utilize the planning calendar and supplies list if you are taking a trip to the zoo, and enjoy 7 devotionals meant to prepare you for the trip and the amazing creatures God has designed. The At the Zoo section is the heart of the book. Here there are a couple of pages with information about field assignments (assigning children to different roles at the zoo – photographer, trail finder, etc.), field journals, and tips for behavior while at the zoo. Then it’s on to the animals! The 27 animals detailed are organized in 5 tabbed sections - birds, paws and claws, hooves, reptiles, and amphibians. There are 2-3 pages devoted to each of the 27 animals. These pages include lots of interesting text about unique characteristics/design, behavior, and lifestyle as well as photographs, fun facts, and a map showing where in the world the animal lives. The After the Zoo section holds several reproducible follow up activities for younger ages, intermediate students, and advanced students including matching exercises, word searches, coloring pages, and other activities to complete using the materials found in the tool kit. In the Appendices section, you’ll find helpful resources such as scripture verses to memorize, educator notes for parents/teachers, and a glossary. Throughout the entire book you’ll enjoy lots of colorful photographs of a variety of animals.

    The Tool Kit holds 4 different resources. First, there is a field card for each animal covered in the book. These cards hold general statistics for the animals, including how big, how heavy, diet, habitat, life span, special features, and more. Each statistic appears in the same order on all of the cards for easy comparison and information gathering. Next there are 7 biome cards, each with a picture of the biome on the front (along with a map showing where in the world that biome exists) and information on the back. Thirdly, there are 3 field journals included with the book (a reproducible form is included in the book in case you need more than 3). These “journals” are pamphlet-sized and made out of cardstock (an 8.5” by 8.5” sheet folded in half). The journal features 32 boxes to fill out on the trip to the zoo (or on the trip through the book!). The students record the type of animal, write its name in the blank, and draw or describe any special features in the blank space. Lastly, there are 12 name badges, which are glossy cardstock and feature space for the student’s name as well as their field assignment. All in all, this curriculum offers a great way to expand your trip to the zoo and does an excellent job of dispelling evolutionary myths about God’s creation and instead pointing to our wonderful Creator. – Melissa

  • Item #: 011236
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    Includes: Teacher's Manual, Student Packet with Activity Book, Chasing Henry and Shipwreck!
    Please note that the stickers and additional magnets are not included in the kit, but are available separately.

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

  • Item #: 058354
    ISBN: 9781940110127
    Retail: $39.00
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    This excellent (but optional) companion to the Apologia Biology course provides a place to keep everything together - module notes and lab reports. The introductory information includes a rubric for grading experiments, grade recording charts, parent notes/student notes, and most importantly, a daily schedule (no need for separate lesson plans). The module notes provide a uniform format for completing chapter notes, the On Your Own and Study Guide questions, and an (optional) modular summary. The consistent format is only one of the reasons you might choose this notebook option. Full-color illustrations (ready for labeling) as well as full-color dissection photographs would be other reasons. 604 pgs. spiral-bound

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $17.95
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Item #: 050474
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    This custom box was created to hold all of the All About Reading Phonogram and word cards for all levels. It measures 8" long x 4.5" wide x 3.5" tall and has a removeable lid and foam spacers. Please note that cards and dividers are sold separately; this is simply the box to hold them.

  • Item #: 050467
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    These six laminated Divider Cards are more necessary than the box, providing the divisions specific to each level and used to keep track of what to review when. Please note that these do not come with the box, but are included in the Basic Interactive Kit and Deluxe Interactive Kit for this level. 

  • Item #: 005940
    ISBN: 9781623411176
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    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 #: 048065
    ISBN: 9781935495123
    Retail: $29.00
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  • Item #: 028174
    ISBN: 9780878132829
    Retail: $14.99
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    This lovely planner is designed for the Christian homemaker. It's divided into seven tabbed sections, each prefaced by an inspirational quote. The first section has two mini year-at-a-glance calendars (one for the current year and one for the following year). Each mini calendar fits on one page, with the facing page containing space to write important dates for each month. (This "Dates to Remember" page also provides a thumbnail year-at-a-glance view). The second section shows monthly calendars across a two-page spread. The third section, "Weekly Planning", makes up the bulk of the calendar. It shows a week per two-page spread, with lined space for writing. Helpful features include a lined-space "Tasks List" at the beginning of each week and a "menu" space for each day. The fourth and fifth sections, "Tasks" and "Projects", provide several unlabeled lined pages for jotting down notes. The "Info" section has space to fill in names, phone numbers, and addresses of important contacts. The final "Shopping" section provides over 20 lined pages to use as shopping lists. Each page is divided into three vertical columns, which conveniently tear off at the perforations, for a total of 60 shopping lists. This spiral-bound planner has a laminated cover for durability. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 013236
    ISBN: 9781932012736
    Retail: $42.00
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    Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.

  • Item #: 028010
    ISBN: 9781887840873
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    If you're looking for a little more help on how to teach Primary Math, these support guides are just what you need. Each guide provides a suggested teaching schedule, detailed notes to the instructor referencing specific course book pages, games and activities, complete textbook and workbook answers, step-by-step solutions for all word problems, and mental math pages. Suggested games and activities may require additional materials, such as a base-10 set, multilink cubes, hundred chart, etc. Currency replacement pages (depicting U.S. money) are also included. Guides for all levels can be used with both the Singapore and U.S. editions, although you may need to make minor adjustments for level 2B. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 058353
    ISBN: 9781940110004
    Retail: $179.00
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    Apologia now offers video instruction DVDs for all upper-level courses. Author Sherri Seligson is your host for Biology as you work through the course. The lecture instruction closely follows the text, with lectures broken down by text section. Presented in a slideshow fashion, students will see information or illustrations and hear the author as she explains that particular concept. DVD also features some exciting footage from all over the world, with examples of the organisms being studied. Video presentations of every experiment from the textbook are also included. Although the video demonstrations do not replace actually doing the experiments, it is a very helpful resource for those who are a little less sure of what they are doing in their home laboratories. Module notes are available in PDF format at the beginning of each module and contain all math problems from the lectures. The student will print them and fill them out as they are discussed in the lecture. A suggestion for planning your lessons for a 10-day period is offered at the beginning of the first module. Please note that no books are included; this is the instructional DVD only.

  • Item #: 050470
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    This kit is used in Levels 1-4 of the All About Reading Program. It includes Letter Tiles, Magnets for the Letter Tiles, and Reading Divider Cards plus Reading Review Box and Reading Tote Bag. The Basic Phonograms CD-ROM has been replaced by this app.

    Please note that these materials are required for Levels 1-4, but are not included in Materials kits at each level. If you are starting out in All About Reading Level 1 or higher, you will need this kit or the Basic Interactive Kit (#50469).

     

  • Item #: 050259
    ISBN: 9781935495611
    Retail: $29.00
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  • Item #: 041343
    ISBN: 9781932906172
    Retail: $0.00
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    If you're looking for a little more help on how to teach Primary Math, these support guides are just what you need. Each guide provides a suggested teaching schedule, detailed notes to the instructor referencing specific course book pages, games and activities, complete textbook and workbook answers, step-by-step solutions for all word problems, and mental math pages. Suggested games and activities may require additional materials, such as a base-10 set, multilink cubes, hundred chart, etc. Currency replacement pages (depicting U.S. money) are also included. Guides for all levels can be used with both the Singapore and U.S. editions, although you may need to make minor adjustments for level 2B. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 007656
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    Sheet of four adhesive Handwriting Without Tears print alphabet desk strips for student reference. Each strip contains uppercase and lowercase examples of each letter in two rows and measures 10.5 inches by 2 inches. Please note that the strips do need to be cut apart; they are not perforated. 

  • Item #: 003767
    ISBN: 9781929683543
    Retail: $18.00
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    This is the junior version of the Wordsmith program. Grades 4-6 are an ideal time to teach your kids the "tools" of writing. Of course, at that age, if it isn't fun, kids don't want to learn. Wordsmith does a great job of introducing vital writing skills in a fun and enthusiastic way. Throughout this workbook, students pretend to be writers for the local newspaper. Fun comics are interspersed throughout the book to "instruct" your child on the concept they are learning. The lessons will cover sentence review, paragraph writing, reporting, creative writing, and expressing opinions. These skills are covered in three different sections of the book. Part one introduces nouns, verbs, and basic sentence structure to your children. Some of the projects in this section have your child write an invitation, a thank you note, haiku poetry, and four-sentence captions - just to name a few. Part two focuses on modifiers and more complex sentences. Here your child will create some advertising, work on editing, and write a book review. Part three moves on to organizing sentences in a logical fashion and reporting skills. Some of the projects your child will do include writing sports stories, giving household hints, composing a news article, and creating a comics column. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of every project to help them complete it independently. Answers are printed in the back to help you correct their work. This spiral-bound workbook has black-and-white text and illustrations. 85 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 000695
    ISBN: 9781628631111
    Retail: $34.95
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    What’s your favorite school subject?  Geography?  Well, um, er...no.  That attitude could change with this guide, brainchild of Maggie Hogan (co-author of Hands-on Geography) and Cindy Wiggers (of Geography Matters).  This curriculum is designed to incorporate geography with other school subjects so that it will be relevant and memorable, not isolated and disjointed.  First, the authors impart enthusiasm for the subject matter, give the teacher a geography refresher course, and then provide practical, interesting, even (dare I say it) fun ways to intertwine geography with other subjects.  Included are teaching tips, geography basics, lesson plans, reproducible activity pages and outline maps, a timeline with 300+ figures, all in a convenient digital PDF format, accessible with the serial number found on the inside back cover of the book.  Chapter 7 includes a unit study for Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates, so you will need a copy of that book as well. As protection for the overachieving teacher, a scope and sequence limits the amount of activities to be used in any one year. Please note that all printables are included online as downloadable PDFs, making the the book itself much smaller. All forms, resources and consumables that are available as PDFs are noted as such in the margins of the book. Just register the serial number inside the back cover and you will receive a link to download the PDFs. With so many tips, activity suggestions, lesson plans and more for grades K-12, this is a well-designed and helpful product.

  • Item #: 062491
    ISBN: 9780838878224
    Retail: $11.65
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    Get Ready, Get Set, and Go (for the Code) have provided homeschooled students a low-stress, engaging introduction to phonics for years. Now the publisher has added this Teacher’s Guide which expands on the skills presented and provides teachers with various options for instruction and reinforcement. There are a wide variety of activities offered with easy adaptability for the one-on-one learning situation of homeschools. The format is simple and consistent: quick review, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, completing student pages, fluency, comprehension, writing, and reinforcement activities. Please note that some of the instruction formerly found in the student books, which made them stand-alone, is now included in the teacher’s guide, so you will probably now need the teacher’s guide. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
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    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 049271
    ISBN: 9780981695457
    Retail: $79.95
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    When you're homeschooling it makes sense to study nutrition as a family, right? After all, you probably are all preparing and eating the same meals, and meal planning and shopping may even be cooperative efforts (if not, Mom is probably overworked!). Nutrition 101: Choose Life! was written for homeschooling families by a team of four moms (including two homeschool moms) to educate families about the relationship between our bodies and the food we eat. It's a unique book in that it is part textbook, part reference, and part cookbook. It's also a beautiful book, with glossy, full-color pages and good quality illustrations and photos. Finally, it's also biblically-based with plentiful Scripture references (KJV version) and a constant reminder that we are charged with maintaining the incredible body systems that God endowed us with. The course is divided into six main units, covering the major body systems: the brain and nervous system; digestive system; respiratory system and the senses; muscular and skeletal systems; cardiovascular and immune system; and the endocrine system and emotions. Units are further

    divided into four chapters, each designed to be completed in about a week. The authors provide a suggested daily schedule; however, you can easily adapt this to fit your needs. Each body system studied ties into a study of a particular nutrient or nutrients that you are encouraged to work into your diet, and to this end, quite a few healthy, whole-food recipes are included. The end of the book is also literally packed with a huge assortment of appendices (including lots of helpful charts!) and a thorough answer key for the activities. Each chapter includes text for reading, discussion questions, activity suggestions for elementary and secondary students, additional resources for further exploration, a "power recipe" and related activities. Typically, you'll first read about a body system, learn its function and all of the major parts, then continue on to learn about common health issues related to that body system and their causes. This is usually followed up by a closer look at a particular nutrient or group of nutrients that is beneficial to that particular body system.

    The "Power Recipe" (and associated list of activities) for each chapter is usually related to one of the featured beneficial nutrients. For instance, Unit 3, Chapter 4 is on the eyes. The first part of the chapter examines the parts of the eye and how the eye works. Then you'll read about eye sight issues including pink eye, sties, cataracts, glaucoma, presbyopia and age-related macular degeneration. Next you examine nutrients that help maintain eye health including antioxidants, beta-carotene (to be converted to Vitamin A), lycopene, anthocyanosides, DHA, lutein, zeaxanthin and others. Several foods that have an adverse effect on eyesight, including trans fatty acids and processed foods are also discussed here. Discussion questions include how to protect your eyes, what foods are bad for your eyes, and applying what you've read about the eye to a particular Scripture. The activities are hands on and include spending time blindfolded (elementary level), finding a percentage of family members that wear glasses or contact lenses (elementary), explaining the difference between an ophthalmologist and optometrist (secondary) and discussion other meanings of vision (secondary). The "Power Recipe" focuses on carrots as an ingredient for a fresh carrot juice smoothie, and several carrot and juicing activity suggestions round out the recipe activities.

    The format of this course makes it extremely easy to use as a family. You can assign everyone to read (or read aloud) the text, and then get back together for the discussion questions. Discussion questions tend to be fairly easy if you've read or heard the chapter, so everyone would be able to participate here, maybe even over dinner! Depending on the ages of your students and the time allotted, you will probably want to pick and choose activities to assign. The featured "Power Recipe" would be easy to incorporate into a meal and the related activities may naturally fit into meal preparation.

    While this course is packed with excellent information, recipes and activities, there are a few items I should note. First of all, for all of the anatomical information and vocabulary covered, there are no tests or worksheets to reinforce the reading. The focus of the course is really to educate families and encourage them to change their eating habits, not provide easily graded assessments! However, this would be fairly easy to supplement if desired. The recipes and foods you are encouraged to try are healthy whole foods with low to no sugar, whole grains and possibly some ingredients you haven't met before. If you've never explored your local health food store, you'll find quite a few reasons to visit it now! You'll also find that there are some pretty strong opinions presented here, for example, when discussing toxins found in household cleaners and personal care products, or when examining specific nutrients or supplements-including extensive recommendations for Young Living Essential Oils. You will likely come across something here that you may disagree with, based on your own beliefs, or at least something that will make you stop and think (or perhaps do some further research on). Lastly, I did notice a couple of typos in perusing this resource, which was disappointing in such an otherwise appealing book. Whether you are looking for a nutrition course or trying to educate yourself or your family on why you should eat healthier foods, this is definitely a resource to consider. It's one that you'll want to leave on the shelf long after you've "finished" the course, as you'll be referring to it again and again! 448 pgs, pb. Jess/Deanne

  • Item #: 041342
    ISBN: 9781932906165
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.00

    If you're looking for a little more help on how to teach Primary Math, these support guides are just what you need. Each guide provides a suggested teaching schedule, detailed notes to the instructor referencing specific course book pages, games and activities, complete textbook and workbook answers, step-by-step solutions for all word problems, and mental math pages. Suggested games and activities may require additional materials, such as a base-10 set, multilink cubes, hundred chart, etc. Currency replacement pages (depicting U.S. money) are also included. Guides for all levels can be used with both the Singapore and U.S. editions, although you may need to make minor adjustments for level 2B. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 031256
    ISBN: 9781940110721
    Retail: $139.00
    Rainbow Price: $138.95

    Apologia revised Exploring Creation with Astronomy in 2016, and with it came different labs and bonus activities. Apologia has now published its own science supply kit to accompany this course, and includes the materials needed for all experiments and bonus activities (minus the food items). Note: The lab kit available from Nature's Workshop includes most of the materials needed for the regular experiments, but not the bonus activities. Bonus Activities are printed in brown in the notebooking journals; instructions for doing the Bonus Activities are also included in this kit. Some materials are bagged by activity, with other items that are used repeatedly packaged in multi-use bags.

    The Apologia Astronomy Kit 2nd Edition includes: aluminum foil, aquarium rocks, astrolabe template, 2" astronauts, balloons, binder rings, birthday candle, boxes, bubble wrap, calendar template, cardboard, chenille sticks, clay, clear plastic cups, compact disc, constellation cards, construction paper, craft pompoms, craft sticks, diffraction glasses, drinking straws, effervescent tablets, electrical tape, flashlight, foam ball, foam plates, food coloring, funnel, glue, goggles, hole punch, inflatable globe, magnet, magnifying lenses, markers, measuring tape, meteor shower dates, needle, note cards, paperclip, paper cups, paper towels, pencil, pipettes, plastic bottles, plastic spoons, red paper, rubber bands, salt, scissors, star maps, star-shaped stickers, thread, Styrofoam cups, tape, thermometer, thimble, timer, toothpick, UV beads, umbrella, washers, white chalk, white paper, wooden sticks, yarn, zipper bags.

  • Item #: 003128
    ISBN: 9780547577098
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    The 1990 Newbery Medal Winner. As the Nazis begin arresting the Jewish people of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen and her family work to keep their Jewish friends and neighbors safe.