Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package - 4th Gr.

Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package - 4th Gr.


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Item #: RBW4TH
Grades: 4

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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we are starting homeschool
kailah r on Oct 6, 2021
We are new to homeschooling so I like that this package allows us to try a variety of material to see how we can modify it to suit our above average 4th grader. We're looking forward to learning and growing together!
shelley c on Oct 3, 2020
we are starting homeschool
kailah r on Oct 6, 2021
Liked the books that are this package
Tim M on Aug 24, 2021
We are new to homeschooling so I like that this package allows us to try a variety of material to see how we can modify it to suit our above average 4th grader. We're looking forward to learning and growing together!
shelley c on Oct 3, 2020
New to homeschooling and felt this would be the best option for us.
Michelle O on Jun 7, 2020
I needed a quick solution for a home school.
User on Aug 15, 2018
It looks like it will engage my very busy 9 year old son and has everything I need for the year.
Erin G on Aug 7, 2018
I love the fact that it has the science kit included!
Faye B on Apr 23, 2018
It had the Anatomy and Physiology kit included
Faye B on Apr 19, 2018
Liked the books that are this package
Tim M on Aug 24, 2021
New to homeschooling and felt this would be the best option for us.
Michelle O on Jun 7, 2020
I would like this curriculum, but I already have the story of the World Series, the boxcar children series and the handwriting book. Can I order this minus those items and at how much of a discount?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry but we're unable to make any changes to the packages. However, you can certainly order the items you need individually.
does this kit include everything the parent needs as well as the student?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, where needed there are teacher's manuals and answer keys.
Is the curriculum broken up into days? Or how many lessons?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This curriculum package includes a full academic year (150-180 days) of study for four core subjects (math, language arts, science, and social studies). Some of the courses have daily lessons; some weekly lessons. Other courses include daily lesson plans as part of the course.
do the starter packages cover all subjects required per grade level or do I need to add fillers?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This covers all the required subjects
For the Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package, is it possible to substitute some items? For example, can I order Story of the World Vol. 2 instead?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am sorry, you are not able to substitute items in the starter packages, however, each item can be ordered individually to best meet your needs.
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New to homeschooling
Fantastic resources for fourth grade. We are new to homeschooling and this was a great way to start. There is so much information in the bundle.
September 22, 2020
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