Rainbow Starter Package Secular Grade 1

Rainbow Starter Package Secular Grade 1

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Category Description for Secular Packages with Saxon Math:

These secular packages retain the neutral resources from our Christian Packages (like Saxon Math and Story of the World) with the addition of neutral or secular materials. Language arts is covered here with First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind and All About Reading at the lower levels and Essentials in Writing at the upper levels. Spelling Workout, Ready Readers and Zaner-Bloser Handwriting are also included to round out language arts. History is Story of the World at the lower levels and HMH Social Studies Homeschool Packages in Grades 5-8. Science is R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey through Grade 4 and HMH Science Dimensions for Grades 5-8. Please note that the HMH programs have online components.

Category Description for Secular Packages:

We currently offer two options for secular packages: secular packages that mirrors our original Christian packages with neutral or secular materials substituted for the faith-based ones and standards-based packages that align more closely with public school curriculum. See each category for more details on the contents included. Please keep in mind that some components of a package may be on backorder and will ship separately from the in-stock items.

Category Description for Rainbow Curriculum Starter Packages:

"I need your 7th grade curriculum package." How often we've heard similar pleas, but didn't have a package option to offer. Now we do! With the new homeschooler in mind, we wanted them to be easy to jump into and get started. They are! We also wanted them to be solid and strong in academics. They are! And we wanted them to utilize a variety of homeschooling products, so you would have a better idea of what works well for you and your students. They do! Can you tell we're just a bit excited about these packages? They include products we have used in our own schooling. They include products that have a proven track record in terms of success. They include products that are effective with a variety of learning styles. New for 2020, we are offering four packages at each grade level, one that includes items with a Christian perspective, one that includes secular or neutral options, an "economy" package with budget curriculum choices and a standards-based set of curriculum. Getting started - and starting strong - has never been easier.

Complete reviews of included products are found in their appropriate sections of the catalog, but we'll give you the highlights here.

Math for the Christian content starter set is Saxon Math, which has been the homeschooler's good friend for over twenty years. Known for its thoroughness and comprehensive coverage of math topics, Saxon takes an incremental approach and builds in much review and repetition. In the primary grades (K-3), it is manipulative-based and scripted (the teaching words are provided in a "script"). This means little preparation for the teacher - just open the teacher's manual and start reading through the lesson. The lessons encourage teacher-student interaction and you can expect them to take 30 - 45 min. You will need specific manipulatives to complete the course and we offer manipulative kits as required resources with each grade level. At the middle school level and higher, Saxon encourages the student to work more independently by addressing all instruction directly to the student. At the 8th grade level you can choose either a starter set with pre-algebra or an "upgrade" which includes Algebra 1. Our sets include texts, solutions manuals, answer keys, and tests.

Language Arts are covered by a variety of products.

At grades K-2, we've included All About Reading, a multisensory phonics and reading program that also covers fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. All About Reading utilizes letter tile magnets, games and engaging readers for a reading program that is fun and engaging for most students. Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is also included, as is Spectrum Writing at grades 1 and 2. For grades 4 - 6, we've chosen to include the Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL) courses plus editing and spelling supplements. LLATL integrates all aspects of language arts instruction - composition, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary - with quality excerpts and book studies from classic children's literature. Books required for the course are included, and the answers are in the Teacher's Manuals. Easy Grammar for grades 4 and 5 provide easy to use grammar instruction. At grade 6-8, we've included Essentials in Writing, a video-based writing and grammar program. Spelling Workout is a phonics-based weekly-list spelling program. Since answers are fairly predictable, we have not included Teacher's Manuals in the sets - purchase additionally, if desired.

For Science from a Christian perspective, Apologia products are hard to beat. With a line of products from K to 12, all facets of science are covered in a manner easy to implement in a homeschool setting, yet the student will be well prepared for college level work in the sciences after graduation. Known for home-friendly experiments (most "ingredients" are household items) and interesting textual information, these courses are a favorite of seasoned homeschoolers. Our sets include the textbook, a solutions manual, and a set of tests for each grade-level course. To make it even more convenient, we have included lab kits which contain all those needed but hard-to-find science items.

For History, the popular Story of the World series is the backbone of the package for grades 2-5. Over four volumes, author Susan Wise Bauer presents history in a story-like format in bite-sized chunks appropriate for one sitting. Accompanying activity book adds review questions, supplemental reading suggestions, map activities, coloring pages, and project suggestions. Three offerings from the Notgrass family focus on history in grades 6, 7, and 8. Good readability, daily lesson plans, Bible study, map and timeline study, extensive reading lists, and even creative writing and suggestions for family activities are included in these courses.

As you progress in your homeschool experience, you will get a better feel for the types of materials that work best for you and your students. But for now, our main goal in putting together these sets is to make it easy for you to get started. We want you to be able to Homeschool with Confidence! ~ Janice




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Marcy G on Sep 16, 2020
This is my first year homeschooling my 1st grader. I wanted to find something that was easy for me to understand and for him to engage in. This had everything I needed to start us off and also has the required subjects my state requires. I will add content as I go to make it more my own. This looks like a great start for my child!
Desiree S on Jul 27, 2020
Recommended by a relative
Marcy G on Sep 16, 2020
Needed a curriculum that walks me thru teaching. This is my first year
Lyndsey S on Aug 2, 2020
This is my first year homeschooling my 1st grader. I wanted to find something that was easy for me to understand and for him to engage in. This had everything I needed to start us off and also has the required subjects my state requires. I will add content as I go to make it more my own. This looks like a great start for my child!
Desiree S on Jul 27, 2020
It had almost everything we were seeking. It included the Saxon Math which is something we wanted to try. We are first time and on a budget. The prices here were very good compared to other sights.
Stefani K on Jul 18, 2020
To homeschool my daughter.
Benjamin E on Aug 22, 2019
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Maria C on Aug 5, 2019
I really like that a secular grade package was offered. I have nothing against teaching religion but I don't really want religion to cross over into all the various subjects so I was happy to purchase this package! I also love "All About Reading" and was happy to see this was part of the package.
Allison D on Aug 2, 2019
It has all the subjects needed for 1st grade homeschool
CARLO P on Oct 31, 2017
I will be homeschooling next year and I am looking forward to this kit because it looks like it will have everything I will need. I am nervous and excited about this new adventure and hope that it will be what we need for my first grader.
Kathleen H on Feb 28, 2017
I am homeschooling and looking for an easier way to put together curriculum for my daughter. Getting a set seems easier than what I did for her in K which was to wing it with free online resources.
Caroline G on Jul 12, 2016
Needed a curriculum that walks me thru teaching. This is my first year
Lyndsey S on Aug 2, 2020
It had almost everything we were seeking. It included the Saxon Math which is something we wanted to try. We are first time and on a budget. The prices here were very good compared to other sights.
Stefani K on Jul 18, 2020
Does this include a guide explaining what to teach each day?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is not a guide for the overall package but each product has its own pacing guide. The products are very user-friendly and in most instances, you complete one lesson per day.
Is this a whole year of curriculum?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is. The Rainbow Starter Sets include full-year courses in the four core subjects - math, language arts, science, and social studies.
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Excellent Assortment
Great curriculum. Easy to use. Covers all subjects, I just added some extra literature and nature study.
August 16, 2020
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2 months ago
Wonderful package
I absolutely love this package. My little boy was struggling in school and was behind. Struggling to read, writing backwards, couldn't read his sight words and the list goes on but now he actually is interested in learning and is learning very fast! He doesn't want to do just one lesson each day. He loves class. The smile on his face makes me so happy that I choose Rainbow Resource.
December 15, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Im so happy with this homeschool package!! The materials are perfect for what I needed to start my homeschooling journey with my family.
May 30, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago


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