Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package - 2nd Gr.

Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package - 2nd Gr.


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Item #: RBW2ND
Grades: 2

These packages include academically strong courses in the four main subject areas - math, language arts, science, and social studies.


Saxon Math 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 (and a separate purchase) 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: Language Arts are covered by a variety of programs. These vary some by grade levels.

For 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 and is included in all grade levels. Since answers are fairly predictable, we have not included Teacher's Manuals in the sets - purchase additionally, if desired.

Science: For science from a Christian perspective, Apologia products are hard to beat. With a line of products from K to grade 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 supplies are household items) and interesting textual information, these courses are a favorite of seasoned homeschoolers. Our sets include the textbook, the notebook, a solutions manual, and a set of tests for each course. Lab kits for the courses are available as a separate purchase but are not included in the sets.

History: For history, the popular Story of the World series is the backbone of the packages for grades 1-5. 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. Grade 3 features an American history from Notgrass - Star Spangled Story.

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.

You can follow links below the package graphics for complete reviews of each of the included products.

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.

We offer four series of packages for grades K - 8.

  • Starter Packages include some items with a Christian perspective.
  • Economy Starter Packages include budget curriculum choices some of which are items with a Christian perspective.
  • Secular Packages are similar to our Starter Packages but do NOT include any items with Christian perspective.
  • Standards-Based Packages include courses from mainline curriculum publishers that are aligned to state and national standards.

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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Convenience, price, and the quality curriculum
Meredith H on Jul 22, 2022
New to homeschooling and wanted options to choose from for what will work best before choosing a set curriculum for next time
Tonya B on Aug 18, 2020
Convenience, price, and the quality curriculum
Meredith H on Jul 22, 2022
for my son
Michael I on Jan 25, 2022
New to homeschooling and wanted options to choose from for what will work best before choosing a set curriculum for next time
Tonya B on Aug 18, 2020
I love the fact that it had all the curriculum I was looking at in one place. Great resource for a firs time homeschooler.
Mark W on Aug 13, 2020
Comparison with comparable products and recommendation from others.
Jeremy H on Sep 23, 2018
I love that it includes Astronomy! It seems to be a great packet for my second grader and our first year homeschooling.
Yvonne T on Jul 5, 2018
Used the 8th grade starter curriculum and really enjoyed how it was put together
Krystal N on Feb 23, 2017
Easy for 1st-time homeschoolers and selection of materials is high quality
Pamela on Aug 13, 2016
for my son
Michael I on Jan 25, 2022
I love the fact that it had all the curriculum I was looking at in one place. Great resource for a firs time homeschooler.
Mark W on Aug 13, 2020
Is the All About Reading Level 2 or level 3?
Kadi on Mar 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Level 3 for grade 2 here.
Do the Rainbow Curriculum Packages come with Teacher's Planners for organizing what to teach each day?
Christina on May 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Some of the courses come with their own scheduling information (Story of the World). Some of the courses don't really need any scheduling helps (i.e. All About Reading and Saxon Math - do one lesson per day). Some are intuitive (i.e. Spelling Workout - one lesson per week). The bottom line is that there is little need for a lesson planner. If you find you do need one, you can contact any of our consultants and they will help you with the lesson planning.
do we get a curriculum book?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Each subject comes with teaching guidelines.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great recommendations
I was surprised to see the packages this year- such a great idea! Full disclosure, I did not buy this package, but I would have! My second grader is already doing all of these programs and loving them! If any of my new to homeschooling friends were to ask me for recommendations- this would be it to a t!
October 20, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect curriculum
This package has been a God-send for us. My wife loves everything, and our 2nd grader is doing really well. Thank you RRC!
October 24, 2018
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