Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Living Science Book Sale...

Spring is definitely in full swing here on Drywood Creek and nature study is at its peek!  In preparation, RileyAnn and I cleaned off our science shelves and decided to offer you some fabulous books.  There are still a few $1.00 sale books at the bottom as well as some topical lots so be sure to scroll all the way through the list.

We are a smoke and pet free home.  Some books are ex-library, while others are from private collections.  There are several out of print books as well.   I accept PayPal and ship media mail anywhere in the U.S.  Please use the contact form on the right side bar for questions, clarifications, or book list quotes.

Thanks for your consideration,
Melissa

Science

Mudpies to Magnets – A Preschool Science Curriculum $4

The Brown Paper School Series $4 each
-       This Book is about Time by Marilyn Burns
-       Blood and Guts by Linda Allison SL 5/F

Catch the Wind! All About Kites by Gail Gibbons $2

Stargazers by Gail Gibbons $2

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole SL $2

White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt $3

Rain Drop Splash by Alvin Tresselt $3

Dolphin Adventure, A True Story by Wayne Grover SL $3 each

Shark Lady, True Adventures of Eugenie Clark by Ann McGovern SCM $3 each

Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis Petersen (hardcover) $4

Science Around the Year by Janice VanCleave $5

202 Oozing, Bubbling, Dripping, & Bouncing Experiments by Janice VanCleave $4

Rocks & Minerals by Janice VanCleave $3

Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses by Janice VanCleave $3

See For Yourself More Than 100 Experiments for Science Fairs & Projects by Vicki Cobb $4

A+ Projects in Biology by Janice VanCleave $4

Science in the Creation Week by Unfred – grades 2-5 $5

Exploring Nature with Your Child by Dorothy Edwards Shutttlesworth (hardcover) $6

The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets by Jean Craighead George WP $3 each

Thornton W. Burgess books $10 set
-       The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel
-       The Adventures of Grandfather Frog
-       The Adventures of Peter Cottontail
-       The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse
-       The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

I Wonder Why series $10 set
-       Why Fish Don’t Drown and other neat facts about underwater animals
-       If Dragons are Real and other neat facts about reptiles & amphibians
-       Why Skunks Are So Smelly and other neat facts about mammals
-       Where Butterflies Go In Winter and other neat facts about insects
-       Why Kangaroos Have Pouches and other questions about baby animals

Field Trips by Jim Arnosky (hardcover) $5

Fun with Nature Take-Along Guide (hardcover) $4

Glow-in-the-Dark Fish and 59 More Ways to See God through His Creation by B.J. Reinhard (hardcover) $4

Our Place in Space and 59 More Ways to See God through His Creation by B.J. Reinhard (hardcover) $4

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holder (hardcover w/jacket) $8

Kids Can Do It Electric Gadgets and Gizmos Battery-powered buildable gadgets that go! By Alan Bartholomew $3

Kids Can Do It Electric Mischief Battery-powered gadgets kids can build By Alan Bartholomew $3

Teacher Created Materials Thematic Unit Inventions (Intermediate) $3

The Nature Company Discoveries Library – Flight by Donald Lopez (hardcover) $3

Usborne Science with Magnets $4

Turtles by Bertie Ann Stewart and Gordon E. Burks (hardcover) $3

Science Topic/Unit Sets

Insects & Spiders $15 set

The DK Picturepedia Insects and Spiders
Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Guide to Insects and Spiders by Jinny Johnson
Incredible Insects! (and spiders too!) by Annalisa Suid
Teacher Created Material Thematic Unit on Creepy Crawlers
Dover Coloring Book – Insects by Jan Sovak
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Usborne First Nature Butterflies and Moths
Little Giants by Seymour Simon
Monarch Butterflies by Alice L. Hopf
Spiders by Gail Gibbons
Life Story – Spider by Michael Chinery
The Audubon Society Field Gide to North American Insects & Spiders
Lady Bugs by Mia Posada
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Misc. activities to accompany study


Animal/Mammals/Habitats $15 set

Dover Coloring Book – Ponies of the World by John Green
The Magic School Bus Adventures in the Food Chain Coloring and Activity Book
Animals of the Bible by Dorothy P. Lathrop
The Racers: Speed in the Animal World by Hilda Simon
DK Eyewitness Amazing Wolves Dogs & Foxes
Nature’s Children – Hippopotamus by Sally Banks
Wallabies and Their Babies by Marianne Johnston
Who Lives Here? By Dot and Sy Barlowe
Animals Keeping Safe by Jane Burton
Animals in Their Homes by Anita Ganeri
A First Look at Animals with Horns by Millicent E. Selsam and Joyce Hunt
What is a Mammal? By Jenifer Day
An Animal Information Book – 14 book set
-       Lions & Tigers
-       Puppies & Dogs
-       Kittens & Cats
-       Zoo Animals
-       Horses & Ponies
-       Farm Animals
-       Baby Animals
-       Bears
-       Birds
-       Wild Animals
-       Monkeys & Apes
-       Sea Animals
-       Reptiles & Amphibians
-       Big & Little Animal
Misc. activities to accompany study


Birds $15 set

Birds in the Sky by Lucy and John Hawkinson
The Peregrine Falcon by Alvin, Virginia, and Robert Silverstein
The Eagle and the River by Charles Craighead
Owls and Their Homes by Deborah Chase Gibson
Bird Watching by Aubrey Burns
Ducks Don’t Get Wet by Augusta Goldin
How Ducklings Grow by Diane Molleson
Animal Architects: How Birds Build Their Amazing Homes by W. Wright Robinson
Bird Watching Housing and Feeding by Walter E. Schutz
Misc. activities to accompany study


Plants & Trees $ 15 set

Growth and Change in Plants – The Solski Group
Plants by Linda Schwartz
Plants – From Your Friends at Mailbox
Teacher Created Material Thematic Unit Our Environment
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Starting With Nature: Trees by Pamela Hickman
Seeing Science through Art Sky Tree by Thomas Locker
Corn Belt Harvest by Raymond Bial
Sugar by Sheryl Peterson
Growing Apples and Pumpkins by Amy and Richard Hutchins
Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada by William M. Harlow (field guide)
Misc. activities to accompany study


Earth Science & Biomes $10 set

Our Earth, a skill-builder activity book
Science in Special Places by Lucia Kemp Henry
Teacher Created Material Thematic Unit Rocks & Soil
A Walk in the Deciduous Forest by Rebecca L. Johnson
Rivers by E. Joseph Dreany
Planet Earth Animals of Africa by Lisa L. Ryan-Herndon
The Taiga Biome by Carol Talley
Misc. activities to accompany study


Oceans $10 set

Outstanding Oceans! By Annalisa Suid
Habitats Oceans and Ponds by Jo Ellen Moore & Joy Evans
Sea Turtles by Frank Staub
Giant Tubeworms by Valerie J. Weber
Whale Sharks by Sarah Palmer
Blue Whales by Sarah Palmer
Whales the Gentle Giants by Joyce Milton
Sharks by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Misc. activities to accompany study


Astronomy & Weather $15 set

Learning Horizons Our Solar System
Learning Horizons Astronomy Fact Cards
An Educational Read & Color Book of Planets
Spectacular Space! by Annalisa Suid
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
Planets Around the Sun by Seymour Simon
God Made Outer Space by Heno Head, Jr.
Stars Seasons and the Weather by Richard and Alice Martin
The Weather Around Us – Creative Teaching Press
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company – Winter Activities
Weather by Seymour Simon
Catch the Wind by Gail Gibbons
The Sun, the Wind, and the Rain by Lisa Westberg Peters
The Reason for Seasons by Linda Allison
Rain adapted by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Tornadoes! By Lorraine Jean Hopping
Natural Disasters by Madeline Boskey
Super Storms by Seymour Simon
The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
How’s the Weather? By Melvin and Gilda Berger
Misc. activities to accompany study


Human Body & Nutrition $15 set

Food, Fact, Fund & Fiction by The Solski Group
The Human Body by The Solski Group
Your Body by Linda Schwartz
Science Pocket – Human Senses & Body Parts by Dinah Zike
Drugs & Your Body – Creative Teaching Press
The Air I Breathe by Bobbie Kalman & Janine Schaub
Looking Into My Body by Nigel Nelson
Your Lungs by Anne Ylvisaker
Your Stomach by Anne Ylvisaker
A Book About Your Skeleton by Ruth Belov Gross
Misc. activities to accompany study


Physics, Magnets, & Electricity $10 set

Delta Science – Properties of Matter
My First Batteries & Magnets Book by Jack Challoner
A True Book – Experiments with Magnets by Salvatore Tocci
Science Secrets: Magnets by Jason Cooper
Electricity Unit Study Adventures by Amanda Bennett
All About Electricity by Melvin Berger
Misc. activities to accompany study


$1.00 SALE BOOKS

A Week with AIMS (Activities Integrating Math & SciencePrimary Grades Series 1 

Simple and Fun Science – Learning by Doing Level A 

Science Trivial Pursuit – Intermediate grades 4-6 by Jacome; published by Good Apple 

Simple Science Fun by Teacher Created Materials, Inc. 

Kids Celebrate! Activities for Special Days Throughout the Year by Esche & Braham 

Hands-On Science Projects by John Clark 

Teaching Science through Literature – grade 6-8 

All About Series (hardcover) 
-       All About Whales
-       All About Satellites and Space Ships
-       All About Pre-historic Cave Men
-   All About the Ice Age

Barbara McClintock, Alone in her Field by Deborah Heiligman

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Findings: BF Modern American and World History, Classical Education, Object Lessons, R. W. Emerson on Reading Plutarch, and Limiting Summer Screen Time....

We're celebrating our last official week of the academic school year here on Drywood Creek.  We will continue BF Modern American and World History as well as some intermittent math and reading over summer, but for the most part, our 'school year' has ended.  Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to start my summer planning mode, which gets me excited since I'm a better planner than an implementer of my plan....ahem.  

I don't have a ton of links this week since I haven't been on online much.  In my quest for knowledge on Classical Education, I've been checking out Classical Conversations over the past couple of months. I've observed Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge A in the past, as well as spending a day in a CC Parent Practicum this week.  I'll be posting my observations at some point over the upcoming summer months.  But for now...

Nicole Williams at Sabbath Mood Homeschool wrote some helpful thoughts on Object Lessons.

Did you know Ralph Waldo Emerson read Plutarch?  Anne White shows us a quote in On the boyhood reading of Plutarch.

In 8 Ways We Limit Screen Time in Our Home, Marianne gives some excellent tips for setting up your summer without screens.

That's all for this week.  I'm off to more thrift sales today.  A neighboring community holds their annual city wide sales this weekend.  The kids and I look forward to it every year!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Contemplating Classical Education: Various Types, Part 2 (Norms & Nobility and Catholic Classicism)....

It's been a couple of months, but I'm finally getting back to Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America by Veith and Kern.  In this part 2, I aim to further my contemplation's on the various types of classical education.  You can view Part 1 here, which reflects on Christian Classical and Democratic Classicism.

Norms and Nobility

Much has been made in the Classical Education revival movement of David Hicks' Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education.  This less than two hundred page treatise was originally published in the early 1980's, but has since been reissued.  Hicks is the first to confess that his writing was not originally intended for a book with a variable audience in mind.

In the 1970's, Hicks was hired to write a curricula for the Westminster School in Atlanta, GA.  As part of his research process, he had the privilege of traveling to the best schools to get ideas for the development of his curricula.  As time went on, he decided to publish his findings so people could see what Classical Education is and what it was attempting to achieve.  His hope was then that parents and teachers would come up with their own ideas on how best to put those findings into practice in their own schools and homeschools.

In Classical Education, The Movement Sweeping America, Veith and Kern, say this about Hicks' book...
In his book, Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education (1981), Hicks develops these ideas into a comprehensive theory of education.  He places special emphasis on the importance of teaching morality and fostering virtue that characterizes the classical approach to learning but noticeable by its absence in most contemporary schools. Norms and Nobility offers a modern curriculum and methodology based on classical standards and ideals.... (pg. 48)
Veith and Kern further assert that "If the ACCS offers a Christian classicism and Paideia champions a democratic classicism, Hicks can be described as a spokesman for what he calls a 'normative classicism'."  I believe this to mean normative as of or relating to a norm, especially an assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech, writing, etc. and classicism meaning the ideas and styles that are common in the literature, art, and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome and/or a traditional style of art, literature, music, architecture, etc., that is usually graceful and simple with parts that are organized in a pleasing way.   Veith and Kern also suggest Hicks "...finds inspiration in the ideals of Plato.  He builds his educational theory on a search for the ideal and a condition that education should be a path to virtue".

In theory, according to Veith and Kern, Hicks argues that ancient education looks very different from modern education.
The present clash is between the normative and the analytical.  In the ancient world, teachers and students learned together in an atmosphere dominated by what Hicks calls the Ideal Type. The Ideal Type is an image of the fully developed human being.  
Because educators accepted the Ideal as a model or prototype, their instruction was aimed at cultivating within individuals what we now call "the whole person."  The educational Ideal informed what the individual aspired to become; it expressed what religion taught as God's will for mankind; and it incorporated the most elevated components of what classical culture held up for admiration.
The rise of "modern" philosophy changed all that.  The Ideal Type was replaced by scientific method, which reduced the reality of the Ideal to the particularity of atomized individuals whose traits could be measured.  (pg. 50-51)
Charlotte Mason addressed this same issue in Principle 12, which states 'Education is the Science of Relations'.  She believed in providing a broad and liberal education for all children in order to cultivate "those first-born affinities", rather than teaching to the test or providing a utilitarian education.

Hicks also advocates cultivating virtue in lieu of merely helping students become successful in a career.  He suggests that we rely on dialectic, the art of investigating, to teach virtue, as "Everything begins with the question." This should be done using good books, i.e. classic literature.
...classical schools should be selective about what students read.  Such schools will prefer time-honored books to those that superficially reflect current trends.  History will be studied without cynicism, and ancient soul-nourishing myths, folk tales, and Bible stories will be cherished.  Even science will be taught in light of virtue.  (pg. 52)
In Classical Education..., Veith and Kern explain Hicks' use of dogma, which is a Greek word meaning 'that which seems good' in teaching truth.
Classical teachers must be dogmatic teachers in the sense that they cannot be skeptical or neutral toward knowledge.  Instead, they must be committed and responsible to knowable truth.  (pg. 53)
The student accepts dogma, but as the teacher and student read, they question, or use dialectic, "to reformulate dogma to better align with truth".

This chapter holds some really great information that I will not further give away here, but suffice to say, I hope to someday read Norms and Nobility for myself.  If you're interested in more information regarding David Hicks and/or Norms and Nobility, may I suggest this podcast between David Hicks and Matt Bianco,  this CiRCE Institute Q&A Podcast with David Hicks, or this CiRCE Magazine interview with David Hicks.   Brandy Vencel at Afterthoughts blog also did a series of posts relating her thoughts on Norms and Nobility against some of Charlotte Mason's theory.

Catholic Classicism
No institution has a longer tradition or more vigorous claim to classical education than the Catholic school.  While only a few Catholic schools refer to themselves as classical, Catholic education has always contained a classical element, and today there are a variety of classical forms within the orbit of Catholic education, including home schools., home school co-operatives, parochial schools, and private schools.  Though a relatively small movement, classicism has a long heritage and a natural home within Catholicism.  (pg. 59)
I attended a Catholic school from 1st through 8th grade.  I am no longer a practicing Catholic, but I have always felt privileged by the wonderful elementary education I received in comparison to my public high school counterparts.

Veith and Kern point out the excellence of Catholic education as being rooted in tradition.  The history of Catholic education dates back to the early church fathers beginning with Cassiodorus in the sixth century, Thomas Aquinas in the Middle Ages, Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits in the sixteenth century, John Baptist de la Salle in the seventeenth century, and Elizabeth Ann Seton in the U.S. in the early 1800's.  With the rise of Catholic schools, came a conflict with dominant Protestant culture eventually sparking the 1834 burning of a Catholic convent and the 1844 Philadelphia Bible riots.   As a result, state funding was ended for Catholic schools.  To no avail, the Catholics instead embraced the change and enrollment in Catholic schools increased, peaking in 1965 at over 6 million students.  Sadly, a great decline has occurred for a variety of reasons since.

The theory of Catholic Classicism, as cited by Veith and Kern, outlines five qualities of Catholic schools.  First, Catholic education forms the whole child with "eyes fixed on a vision of God."  "Second, Catholic schools are founded on a Christian anthropology - a term that means "an understanding of man" and that comes from the Greek word for 'man,' anthropos."  Third, the school is developed as community based on teamwork among all involved, interaction of students and teachers, and the school's physical environment and appearance.  Fourth is a distinct Catholic Worldview.  And, fifth, Catholic schools attempt to maintain staff "who meet the standards of doctrine and integrity of life essential to maintaining and advancing a school's Catholic identity."  Veith and Kern further assert,
These five characteristics of Catholic education mesh well with the four characteristics of classical education presented in this book, namely: a high view of man, logocentricity, a respect for the Western tradition, and a pedagogy that concentrates its efforts on a true classical liberal arts education. (pg. 65)
Catholic education is rooted in a tradition that values a sense of history.  (pg. 65)
Catholic schools prioritize the liberal arts, emphasizing knowledge, thought, communication, and conversation.  (pg. 65)
Catholic schools promote personalism over individualism.   (pg. 65)
If you are interested in learning more about the practice of Catholic Classicism, Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum by Laura Berquist is a great place to start.  "Berquist founded Mother of Divine Grace School in 1995, and it now serves about 4,000 students. It is accredited and licensed in California and provides home schooling legal and curricular assistance to families."   The Kolbe Academy is another excellent resource, as is Seton Home Study School.

This wraps up the various types of Classical Education as outlined by Veith and Kern in Classical Education, The Movement Sweeping America.  There are a few chapters left that I will attempt to outline as I read and ideas are sparked.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Findings: School Reviews, Hiding a Bible, Classical Education, and Charlotte Mason...

We're down to one week left of our official academic school year here on Drywood Creek!  You may have noticed some of my review/wrap-up posts over the past couple of weeks.

Beautiful Feet History of Science
Beautiful Feet Modern American and World History
Life of Fred

Over the coming months, I will continue to review as well as brainstorm about possibilities for fall.  I've also been cleaning shelves and purging books.  I have listed and will continue to list books as they become available.

Around the web this week I found Rea Berg's historical post, A Bible in a Chignon? fascinating.  We have so many freedoms here in America, that it's hard to fathom not being able to freely worship.  ....And, our ancestors were so clever!

How do you define Classical Education?  In What is Classical Education?, Dr. Christopher Perrin attempts to share his thoughts on a definition.  I'm a word girl so the etymology of 'classical education' is interesting to me, but Dr. Perrin's analogies are also fabulous in painting a picture of classical education.  There is so much to ponder in his 16-minute video clip at the bottom.  I will more than likely be watching it again many times over as I further my study of classical education.  The last 60 seconds spoke volumes to me.

I started reading Consider This by Karen Glass when it was first published, but got distracted and let if fall by the wayside.  It's now back on my summer reading list as I hope to pick up and finish where I left off.  In the meantime, Carol at Journey and Destination gave a wonderful overview in Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass.

We're also thinking about planting our vegetable gardens soon, though the possibility of frost has not quite past.  Dear daughter has been working fervently in the flower gardens, while brother inspects :)




Thursday, May 12, 2016

Book Sale Blow Out!!

I'm purging books!!  All books are $1.00 each regardless of marked price.  I use media mail shipping and will ship anywhere within the U.S.  Please use the contact form on the side bar for questions, comments, or shipping quotes.

Thanks,
Melissa

Christian Liberty Press

Appreciating Art 1st grade $2

Handwriting Without Tears

1st Grade Teacher’s Guide $2

3rd Grade Teacher’s Guide$2

4th Grade Teacher’s Guide $2

Science

A Week with AIMS (Activities Integrating Math & Science) Primary Grades Series 1 $5

Simple and Fun Science – Learning by Doing Level A $2

Spectacular Space! by Annalisa Suid grades 1-3 $3

Incredible Insects! Spectacular Space! by Annalisa Suid grades 1-3 $3

Outstanding Oceans! Spectacular Space! by Annalisa Suid grades 1-3 $3

Science Trivial Pursuit – Intermediate grades 4-6 by Jacome; published by Good Apple $2

Step by Step Science Series published by Carson Dellosa grades 4-6 $2 each
-       Water
-       Simple Machines
-       Kitchen Chemistry
-       Light & Color
-       Sound

Food, Fact, Fun & Fiction by The Solski Group grades 1-3 $2

Winter Activities by Carson-Dellosa Publishing (story starters, puzzles, games, etc) grades 2-3 $1

Simple Science Fun by Teacher Created Materials, Inc. $2

Kids Celebrate! Activities for Special Days Throughout the Year by Esche & Braham $3

Hands-On Science Projects by John Clark $2

Teaching Science through Literature – grade 6-8 $2

Earth: Our Planet in Space by Seymour Simon (hardcover) $2

Jupiter Seymour Simon $2

Tornado Alert by Franklyn Branley $2

What the Moon is Like by Franklyn Branley $2

Ducks Don’t Get Wet by Augusta Goldin (hardcover) $2

Catch the Wind! All About Kites by Gail Gibbons $2

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole SL $2

The Magic School Bus Adventures in the Food Chain Activity & Coloring Book $1

Simple Machines by Gare Thompson new $3

Your Stomach by Anne Yivisaker (new hardcover) $2

Your Lungs by Anne Yivisaker (new hardcover) $2

Body Detectives, A Book Abou the Five Senses by Rita Golden Gelman $1

Muscles by Seymour Simon $2

How Ducklings Grow by Diane Molleson $1

The Gardener’s Journal, An Old Fashioned Keepbook (hardcover) $1

An Animal Information Book – 14 book set $4
-       Lions & Tigers
-       Puppies & Dogs
-       Kittens & Cats
-       Zoo Animals
-       Horses & Ponies
-       Farm Animals
-       Baby Animals
-       Bears
-       Birds
-       Wild Animals
-       Monkeys & Apes
-       Sea Animals
-       Reptiles & Amphibians
-       Big & Little Animal

Rivers by E. Joseph Dreany (A Maxton Book About – hardcover) $2

A Walk in the Deciduous Forest by Rebecca L. Johnson (hardcover) $3

Digging and Discovery – Wisconsin Archaeology by Diane Young Holliday & Bobbie Malone $3

All About Series (hardcover) $5 set
-       All About Whales
-       All About Satellites and Space Ships
-       All About Pre-historic Cave Men
-       All About the Ice Age

Math & Logic
                                                      
Scott Foresman – Addison Wesley Daily Cumulative Review Masters – Math Student Book grade 1 $3

Scott Foresman – Addison Wesley Math Text – grade 3 (hardcover) $3

Scott Foresman – Addison Wesley Math Text – grade 4 (hardcover) $3

Scott Foresman – Addison Wesley Daily Cumulative Review Masters – Math Student Book grade 5 $3

Houghton Mifflin Math Text – grade 5 (hardcover) $3

Addison Wesley Teacher’s Edition grade 1 (spiral bound) $5

Addison Wesley text grade 1 (hardcover) $3

Holt Mathematics student workbook – grade 2 $5

Holt Mathematics blackline masters – grade 2 (3-hole punched w/binder) $5

Holt Mathematics student textbook – grade 4 (hardcover) $5

Everyday Mathematics student reference book – grade 3 (hardcover) $3

Everyday Mathematics student reference book – grade 4 (hardcover) $3

Everyday Mathematics student math journal 2 – grade 5 $5

Everyday Mathematics student reference book – grade 5 (hardcover) $3

Texas Everyday Mathematics student reference book – grade 5 (hardcover) $3

American Education Publishing Ready to Test Grade 3 workbook $3

Frank Schaffer Teacher Resource Learning About Money grades 2-3 $2

Frank Schaffer Teacher Resource Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers Math – grade 4 $4

Frank Schaffer Teacher Resource Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers Math – grade 5 $4

Multicultural Math – Carson Dellosa Publishing grades 1- 4 $3

Connections – Linking Manipulatives to Mathematics – grade 3 $3

Creative Math Experiences for the Young Child by Imogene Forte & Joy MacKenzie $3

Scholastic 50 Fabulous Measurement Activities grades 1-3 $2

Scholastic Easy Math Art Projects and Activities grades K-2 $2

Scholastic Collaborative Math Books grades K-2 $2

Number Sense by Mcintosh & Reys grades 1-2 $2

Math: A Workbook for Ages 6-8 by Nancy Casolaro $2

Alpha Omega Lifepac Math grade 4 (diagnostic test, unit 6, 7, & 10) $4 set

Keys to Percents student workbook 3 & answers/notes: books 1-3 $2 set

Keys to Measurement answers/notes: books 1-3 $1

Decimals: Multiplication & Division grades 4-6 $2

Basic Mathematics Skills – Money grades 2-3 $2

Teacher Created Resources Measurement grades 1&2 $2

Teacher Created Resources Money grades 1&2 $2

Teacher Created Resources Problem-Solving Math Journals for Primary Students $5

Writing & Grammar Books

No Frill Grammar Drill grade 4 $2

Scholastic Narrative Writing by Tara McCarthy grades 4-8 $3

Spectrum Writing – grade 2 $3

Spectrum Writing – grade 3 $3

Spectrum Writing – grade 7 $3

Spectrum Language Arts – grade 6 $3

The Better Letter Book by Donna Guthrie and Jan Stiles – grades 3-6 $2

The Student Editor by Virginia Allison – middle school $4

Critical Thinking Co. Editor in Chief Book A-1 $4

Correcting Reversals – grades K-4 $2

Basics First Capitalization & Punctuation – grade 2 $2

Basics First Capitalization & Punctuation – grade 6 $2

ETA Daily Writing Reinforcers (spiral bound with answers and teacher notes) grade 2 $6

ETA Daily Writing Reinforcers (spiral bound with answers and teacher notes) grade 4 $6

Daily Oral Language (spiral bound with answers and teacher notes) grades 1-5 (5 books) $3 each

Reading, Phonics, & Spelling Books

Guided Independent Reading – Book 1 Grades 3-5 $2

Frank Shaffer Integrating Literature Series middle and upper grades $6
-       Science
-       Environmental Education
-       Social Studies
-       Multicultural Education

Carson Dellosa Publishing Exploring Cultures Through Literature – African Americans grades 1-4 $1

Teacher Created Materials – An Annotated Bibliography of Multicultural Literature $1

Frank Schaffer Creative Teaching Through Picture Books for Middle School Students by Janet Reuter $2

Scholastic Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum – grades K-2 $3

Knowledge Box Central Literature Book Report Lapbook $3

Yawn at Dawn by Saundra Scovell & Guyla Nelson $3

Five in a Hive by Saundra Scovell & Guyla Nelson $3

Treasury of Literature grade 1 set $5
-       Jump Right In (hardcover)
-       Whisper a Song (hardcover)
-       Writer’s Journal (teacher edition with student pages to accompany reading books)

Building a Strong Vocabulary by Carl B. Smith, Ph.D. $3

Art, Music, Home Economics, and Character

Rich & Sharon Jeffus Preschool & Early Elementary Art Basics $5

Adventures in Art Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide $5

Discover Art Teacher’s Edition grade 3 $8

Discover Art Teacher’s Edition grade 4 $8

I Can Draw Everything by Walter Foster $2

The Do-It-Yourself Craft Book by Anna Burgess $1

The Family Story-Telling Handbook by Anne Pellowski (hardcover) $3

Instructor’s Page-a-Day Pursuits $2

Wee Sing - People, Around the House, and Toys and Music by Beall & Nipp (new hardcover) VP $5

Wee Sing – Wiggleworm Workout, Whew! It’s Bedtime, and Another Holiday…So Soon! by Beall & Nipp (new hardcover) VP $5

Wee Sing – On the Farm, At the Pond, and In the Air by Beall & Nipp (new hardcover) VP $5

Wee Sing – Jump Rope Rhymes, Ball Bouncing Rhymes, and Clapping Rhymes by Beall & Nipp (new hardcover) VP $5

Bible & Misc. Resource Books

Animals of the Bible by Dorothy P. Lathrop (hardcover) $2

The Bible Story by Arthur S. Maxwell – Vol. 3 (1954 hardcover) $3

Miriam & Her Brother Moses retold & illustrated by Jean Marzollo (hardcover) $2

Girl Talk – 52 Weekly Devotions by Lois Walfrid Johnson $2

Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods, Twelve Ways You Can Unlock God’s Word $2

DK Ultimate Sticker Book – Hanukkah $1