Rainbow Starter Package Secular Grade 3

Rainbow Starter Package Secular Grade 3


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Grades: 3

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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Ryan W on Jun 21, 2016
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Ryan W on Jun 21, 2016
Is this package actual books or are they online only?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: These are actual books. There are no online components in this package.
Is there any way to substitute items? For instance, my child is advanced in Spelling and will be ready for Spelling Workout E. Also, we already have all the manipulatives for Math.
Traci on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, I'm sorry but there is no way to make any substitutions or changes in the packages. However, all of the package items are available for sale separately (see links in description). I'm sure that what you would save in terms of the math manipulatives would make up for the slight discount that comes with the package.
Does this set come with a lesson plan for teaching all the subjects?
User on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this package does not come with complete lesson plans although many of the courses have lesson plans as part of the curriculum. Some (like Saxon Math and Spelling Workout) are very straight-forward and the student just plans to work one lesson per day or week. If you have difficulty, any of our consultants will be happy to help you. You can call - 888-841-3456 - or use the chat feature from the website or email (consultants@rainbowresource.com). Our office hours are M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Central time.
Will this cover an entire year of 3rd grade?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the programs included in this package provide an academic year curriculum for math, language arts, science, and social studies.
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