Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package - 5th Gr.

Rainbow Curriculum Starter Package - 5th Gr.


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Item #: RBW5TH
Grades: 5

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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This is a solid set of curriculum items at great prices.
Tabitha Y on Jul 29, 2022
This looks like content that my kids will enjoy and will also be challenging.
Lori G on Jul 6, 2020
This is a solid set of curriculum items at great prices.
Tabitha Y on Jul 29, 2022
I am starting to home school my daughter and she is in 5th grade and went through the materials and thought it would be great to start with
Mickela S on Dec 30, 2021
This looks like content that my kids will enjoy and will also be challenging.
Lori G on Jul 6, 2020
I love these kits! everything you need for the year!
Trina R on Jul 31, 2018
It includes everything that we will need for the upcoming school year. I like that it seems to include very interesting history books. Plus the chemistry/physics part seems to be better than the secular one.
Yvonne T on Jul 5, 2018
This starter package has many of the items I've been looking at for my 5th grader next year and includes the science experiment kit.
Roxanna W on May 11, 2018
Good price for home educational purposes.
Michelle K on Feb 10, 2016
I am starting to home school my daughter and she is in 5th grade and went through the materials and thought it would be great to start with
Mickela S on Dec 30, 2021
I love these kits! everything you need for the year!
Trina R on Jul 31, 2018
Are tests included in curriculum starter packages?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Saxon Math, Easy Grammar, Learning Language Arts Through Literature all have tests included within the curriculum. Apologia Science and Story of the World History did not.
is there a suggested lesson plan?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Package does not include an overall set of lesson plans. However, each curriculum choice either has lesson plans available for it or the program is organized in such as way as to make them unnecessary (i.e. Saxon math where you do one lesson per day).
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very Pleased
Haven't officially started school yet, but very pleased with having a complete package already put together by grade level. We are first time homeschoolers so this is all brand new. My kids love reading so we are excited about the Learning Language Arts Through Literature series.
August 6, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
New to homeschooling
Great materials!
September 1, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Starter Package
This is a great starter package for 5th grade curriculum. Quality contents. Includes the science lab kit. How great is that! Can't wait to get started!
June 23, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love how well this set is put together! It has everything you need. No trips to the store or library for resources. I am using it for multiple kids. We just share and it’s going great. I spent $700 on weaver then several others and none have been this great. It’s the best of each subject. I will continue to use these products.
March 23, 2018
over 5 years ago

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