Horizons Grade K Manipulative Kit

Horizons Grade K Manipulative Kit

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Category Description for Horizons Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Horizons is a Bible-based, fast-paced, spiral approach to learning introduction, review, reinforcement. This works well for students who catch on quickly, with constant review that keeps concepts fresh. These are teacher-led courses with colorful student workbooks and thorough teacher manuals. This curriculum offers two courses at the preschool level Preschool for Three's and Horizons Preschool, something not offered in other AOP curriculum lines. These two levels lay a solid foundation for future elementary levels. Although not available for as many subject areas as LIFEPAC or SOS, Horizons is comprehensive in the subjects that are offered. Math is available for K-8, Phonics & Reading for K-3, Spelling & Vocabulary for 1-3, Penmanship for 1-5, Health for K-8, and Physical Education for PK-12.

Alpha Omega Horizons now offers complete curriculum sets for kindergarten through 3rd grade. At the kindergarten level, the set includes Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, and Horizons Math. First through third grades sets include Horizons Math, Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, and Horizons Penmanship. These sets include all of the required books for each subject both student and teacher.


Category Description for Horizons K:

Covers recognition and printing of numbers 0-100, simple addition and subtraction, skip-counting (by 10's, 5's, 2's, 3's, and 4's), place value, measuring, calendars, time and money.




Category Description for Alpha Omega Mathematics:
A complete, Christian math curriculum that emphasizes skill mastery. Each Complete Boxed Set contains ten LIFEPACs and a teacher guide. The only exception is the Grade K Boxed Set, which contains two student books and a teacher guide. Review and self-tests are built into the curriculum. LIFEPACs are thin, consumable student work texts. They are colorful in the elementary grades, but become less colorful as the grade level increases. Each set of ten LIFEPACs provides a year-long curriculum.

The spiral-bound teacher's guide contains a curriculum overview, teacher's notes, answer keys, and suggested guidelines (for scheduling, grading, study methods, etc). Daily lesson plans are not included. Teacher guides for grades K-1 provide more detailed teaching instruction than guides for grades 2-12. Why? Because the LIFEPAC curriculum facilitates the independent study approach. Starting in second grade, written instruction is included in each LIFEPAC so that the lessons are largely self-instructional. The teacher's responsibilities include introducing each LIFEPAC, setting a schedule, completing teacher checks, being available for student questions, administering and grading tests, and developing additional learning activities.

You might be wondering, "What's the difference between this curriculum and Horizons Math?" After all, both programs come from the same publisher and follow a similar scope and sequence up to the sixth grade. The main difference, in my opinion, is that Horizons is not self-instructional (written instruction is not included in workbooks). Another difference is that LIFEPACs offer standard practice problems whereas Horizons offers a greater variety of problems (mazes, coloring, decoding, etc) as well as standard drill, but LIFEPACs provide many more problems per workbook page. ~ Anh


Category Description for Horizons Math:

Admittedly, no math program will work for everyone - but I find few flaws in this motivating and well-laid out program. Although it may be more advanced for grade level than the "average" program, I don't consider that a negative. Because of the developmental approach to learning in this program, even a non-math type can easily succeed, while the "math whiz" will be challenged by the advanced topics introduced early. Concepts are introduced incrementally, then practiced, developed, and continually reviewed as other concepts are introduced. Pertinent Biblical concepts reinforce the math lessons, also. I found these to be interesting and appropriate to the material, not "forced" as mere add-ons. Horizons lays a solid foundation for numerical literacy with an early emphasis on hands-on, concept learning via manipulatives and one-on-one lessons. The program relies on few separately purchased manipulatives by utilizing common household items and including charts and number lines found in the teacher's handbooks. A useful table in the handbook shows the integration of manipulatives in lessons so you can tell at a glance just what you'll need. Analytical reasoning and mental acumen are stressed throughout the series, and memorization and drill are not neglected. The teacher handbook is the heart of the program, containing daily lesson plans that are easy to implement. Reduced student pages are a tremendous aid in planning and supply answers to the worktext exercises. Besides plans, the handbook contains an overview, materials list, activities, and supplemental worksheets (approx. one for each 4 lessons). Designed for homeschoolers, the activities, language, and lessons require no alteration. There are 160 lessons per level, each requiring approximately 20-30 minutes per day. Tests are given after every 10 lessons to assess retention of cumulative skills. While a good part of each lesson is oral (especially at the K level), the enticing, colorful student worksheets lay foundations for lessons and review concepts previously taught. There are two workbooks per grade level. Please note that the actual lesson is to be taught by you - there are only brief instructions on each page of the workbooks, which are not intended to be self- instructional. Boxed set contains teacher book and 2 student workbooks.Additional Student Worksheet Packets contain one photocopy of each reproducible master in the teacher book.

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Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:



Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ALL GRADES:



Category Description for Horizons Math Manipulative Kits:

We have had numerous requests for Horizons manipulative kits over the years, so here they are! When choosing which manipulatives to include in each kit, we decided to incorporate the items most used at each level that are not common househould items (like construction paper and a measuring cup). The Horizons program heavily utilizes flashcards for drill, and while many of these flashcards are included, we also have provided some blank index cards so you can create some of the more specialized flashcards yourself. All of the manipulatives are also available separately - please see our Saxon manipulative section, or Manipulative-Based Instruction for more thorough descriptions of individual items. For your convenience, we offer a separate manipulative kit for each grade, but if you plan on using Horizons for grades K-3, we also offer a bundled kit, which includes all the items from the individual kits. "Add-On" Kits make it easy to upgrade from one level to another if you already have one grade level kit So if you have the Kindergarten (K) kit and want to continue to first grade, you would simply purchase the K-1 Add-On Kit to receive all the manipulatives you will need for 1st grade that were not used in kindergarten. The chart to the left shows which items are included in which kit. We offer upgrades to sets of 250 plastic or wooden pattern blocks at Grades 5 and 6, similar to our Saxon Math manipulative packages. However, we have opted not to include Judy Clocks or Teaching Clocks because although recommended in some lessons, they are used fairly infrequently. Demonstrations suggested for use with larger clocks can also be shown on smaller student clocks. Judy clocks and Teaching Clocks can be purchased separately if desired.




Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.


Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
K
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my first time homeschooling, and I wanted to have all of the materials in one place
Julia H on Oct 16, 2019
Buying this for my daughter to teach our granddaughter
Fay O on Feb 10, 2019
my first time homeschooling, and I wanted to have all of the materials in one place
Julia H on Oct 16, 2019
I chose this kit so that my son can use hands on learning and have activities to go along with the lessons.
Tara L on Aug 29, 2019
Buying this for my daughter to teach our granddaughter
Fay O on Feb 10, 2019
Recommended by another mother who homeschools.
Margaret M on Feb 1, 2019
For Homeschool
Ania C on Sep 25, 2017
my cousin homeschools and recommended this. She said the color on the pages and manipulatives really worked well for her kindergarteners.
Amy H on Aug 17, 2017
I chose this to go along with the Horizons K Math curriculum. After researching and listening to other moms great reviews, I decided to use Horizons for math.
stephanie c on Jun 19, 2017
Because it's so handy and helpful to have all this ready to go. Worth the money to save the time!
User on Feb 8, 2017
This kit makes math so meaningful! Having everything together in one place is worth the price! My time is valuable and so are the things that our children learn when they have the resources to do the activities. A math saver!
Laura F on Jan 24, 2017
would have been better off piecing together my own manipulatives. This didn't really save me any time
Sally W on Jan 23, 2017
starting home school with my son
Molly O on Aug 19, 2016
I chose Horizons Grade K Manipulative Kit from Rainbow Resource Center because I like the convenience of most items I need to be bundled in one affordable package.
Fran T on Aug 5, 2016
This kit has more contents and for a cheaper price.
Christine R on Feb 10, 2016
For homeschooling my son.
Anna H on Nov 30, 2015
I chose this kit so that my son can use hands on learning and have activities to go along with the lessons.
Tara L on Aug 29, 2019
Recommended by another mother who homeschools.
Margaret M on Feb 1, 2019
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Excellent value for the price
My guy loves playing with the blocks and the flash cards keep his attention. Now I just need to keep him from playing outside of school time ;-)
December 31, 2015
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