Rainbow Curriculum Starter Pkg - Kindergarten

Rainbow Curriculum Starter Pkg - Kindergarten

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"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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it was a recommendation of Deanne, i spoke with her over the live chat and <br />i believe it has all we need to begin this adventure of homeschool
Ruth C on Aug 10, 2020
The curriculum package is complete and meets all the needs I was looking for Its already packaged and I didn't have to search for any of the extras
Traci A on Aug 10, 2016
it was a recommendation of Deanne, i spoke with her over the live chat and <br />i believe it has all we need to begin this adventure of homeschool
Ruth C on Aug 10, 2020
Awesome reading and math programs, <br />all inclusive too!
Jonelle M on Aug 6, 2020
The curriculum package is complete and meets all the needs I was looking for Its already packaged and I didn't have to search for any of the extras
Traci A on Aug 10, 2016
I wanted a Easy christian based curriculum to start my son out on.
betty s on Jan 8, 2016
Awesome reading and math programs, <br />all inclusive too!
Jonelle M on Aug 6, 2020
I wanted a Easy christian based curriculum to start my son out on.
betty s on Jan 8, 2016
Is there a kit with everything you need and daily planner? For those of us that have never homeschooled and want an easy recipe way to get started ?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi,
Thank you for the great question! There is not a unified daily planner included, as it offers some flexibility to you, as the parent, on the progression and timing of the courses. The individual curricula options (Saxon Math, Horizon's Phonics and Reading, Christian Liberty Press History and the Queen Homeschool Science) include either a teacher guide with scripting or direction or a pick up and go 'lesson' explanation. With the support needed to teach the courses, you have freedom in the scheduling of your day to best fit your situation.
How do you know what to do daily with your child if there is no planner?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most of the courses included with the package have their own teacher's manual which outlines the lessons. For instance, Horizons Phonics and Reading has four books so you do one each quarter. Saxon's Teacher's Manual is completely scripted so each daily lesson is provided for you. Our Animal Friends has 36 lessons so you do one lesson per week which you can either divide into daily lessons or cover all in one afternoon a week. Little Pilgrims has its own Teacher Manual with instructions.
Is there a daily schedule or planner with this kit?
Elizabeth on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No daily planner or schedule is included with this kit.
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This is amazing such a great money-saving package! Just add lots of play and some fun field trips and you've completed your first year I wouldn't change a thing!!!
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