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An Apple a day will help keep your spelling woes at bay! Apples is designed for the older student (junior high or high school) who struggles with spelling. Have you ever felt like taking your older student back to the beginning with phonics - but hesitate to do so because the available phonics books are so....elementary!?
An Apple a day will help keep your spelling woes at bay! Apples is different than any other spelling program out there, taking into consideration the unique needs of poor spellers. Once a week your student is introduced to a spelling rule (called a clue). He will study that rule for the entire week, applying it in all kinds of spelling situations: puzzles, fill-in-th-blank, complete-the-Bible-verse, etc. Some of the clues break a word down into syllables.
Taking God’s word as the starting point, this DVD course divides all life according to the days of creation. An exciting, visually rich experience, it is designed specifically for ages 15 years old and up. Filmed in locations throughout America’s beautiful Northwest, Biology 101 is full of accurate and fascinating information supported by hundreds of captivating visuals and graphics.
Mention "creative writing" to most typical boys, and they'll run screaming from the house, or play sick, or try to flush their creative writing book down the toilet. However, "Caution: Writing In This Book Might Be Fun!" was written by a boy who really hates creative writing. Stephen, my son, sympathizes with your son's writing struggles and tries to give your son ideas of zany-boy things to write about. Full of bright colors and obnoxious color schemes, writing examples to get the proverbial ball rolling, and crazy ideas (with a few cautionary comments from Mom Kemmerer - er, me), your son might actually enjoy creative writing!
"Caution: Writing In This Book Might Be Fun!" (Girls version) was written by my daughter and my daughter-in-law. My daughter, Monica, loves to write and desires to pass her sense of enjoyment on to other students. My daughter-in-law, though she doesn't profess to "love" writing, is a wonderful writer. She is, however, one of the most talented, feminine, delightful young ladies you'd ever want to meet. Monica and Rachel teamed up to create a book full of wonderful, girly ideas to write about. Your daughter might actually enjoy creative writing!
Included in the book are etiquette hints (as different cultures have widely differing etiquette practices), food profiles, fascinating cultural tidbits, ideas for a world travel night, food journaling opportunities, and even a passport activity (where your kids will get their "passport" stamped for each country they "visit").
The author, Loree' Pettit did a wonderful job of making Eat Your Way Through the USA a “friendly” book, adapting the recipes to be as simple as possible. You won’t need to make trips to specialty food stores. She even rated each recipe so you will know at a glance if it is easy or difficult. Included in the book are food profiles, cultural tidbits, food journaling opportunities, and much more. The USA book is divided into 50 states + DC (featuring a meal from each). What a fun way to homeschool - after all, you have to eat! Why not make eating an educational experience???
Exploring Creation With Astronomy begins with a lesson on the nature of astronomy, and then it covers the major structures of our solar system. Starting with the sun and working towards Pluto, the student will learn details about all nine planets (or is it eight? - your student will have to decide) in the solar system. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, the student will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God’s incredible universe. Finally, the student will learn about space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut!
Exploring Creation With Botany - Get ready to explore all things green and growing! From the anatomy of a tiny seed to the tops of the giant sequoias, your student will fall in love with the world God created right outside the door. They’ll discover the fascinating inner workings of a flower by dissecting one, pollinating another and growing their own to attract birds, butterflies and bees. They’ll identify the plants and trees in their own yard and create their own field guide to match.
Discover the electrifying, exhilarating and energetic world of chemistry and physics with the newest book in the Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright. Get ready for physical science like you’ve never experienced it before! This course will bring shock and awe to your science studies as you investigate the wacky world of matter and energy. With hundreds of hands-on demonstrations that bring science to life, you’ll soon be an expert on everything under the sun – including the thermal and solar energy from the sun itself!
Take this in-depth journey into the anatomy and physiology of your body through Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright and pediatrician Brooke Ryan, M.D..From the brain in your head to the nails on your toes, you and your students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments, and loads of fun as you learn about the human body and how to keep it working well.
First Language Lessons, written by Jessie Wise (co-author of The Well Trained Mind), is essentially a day-by-day, word-for-word, activity-by-activity script for the parents. It contains everything you need for 1st grade: memory work, stories, copy and dictation work, narration, and grammar. It even contains reminders to praise and encourage your child!
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