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Kindergarten Curriculum

All-Subjects Package K

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Title: Exploring American History
Age Range: 5-6
Grade Range: K
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Description

NEW for 2020!
A delightful, age-appropriate Kindergarten American History program, done in Sonlight’s signature style.

Get the new American History Kindergarten program in one simple order

This All-Subjects Package K includes:

  • All you need for one child for one year.
  • Daily lesson plans for the entire year.
  • A hand-picked History / Bible / Literature Program with History, Geography, Bible and Read-Alouds.
  • Readers, Handwriting, Language Arts, Science and Math.
  • Our biggest discount!
  • Purchase this homeschool kindergarten curriculum package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Make homeschooling fun this year and rest assured your child is receiving a high quality education.

Teach with confidence–right from the start!

This Sonlight package is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, curriculum that includes everything you need to teach one child (ages 5-6) for an entire year. To use this program with multiple children, simply add extra copies of the few consumable items and purchase each additional student their own skill-based programs (i.e. Math, Handwriting, Phonics) as needed.

It's flexible–to fit your family's needs

You can rejoice in the flexibility you have in your Sonlight Instructor's Guide. Miss a day? No problem. Want to spend all day on Science? Go for it! This Kindergarten All-Subjects Package is as flexible as you need it to be.

Includes:

History, Geography, Bible reading and memorization, Read-Alouds

Sonlight K shares the stories of key events and important people in American history. You’ll encounter key statesmen and meet the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. You’ll cover the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, “The Star-Spangled Banner” (the song and the flag itself), and much more.

Inspire a love of learning as you explore America’s unique history. Read stories of the men and women, artists and presidents, plus a computer programmer, an enslaved potter, a determined dog, a joyful puppeteer—more than three score short biographies.

The Bible portion of the program includes an album of memory songs and The One Year Bible for Children, an excellent overview of the stories of the Scriptures.

You’ll enjoy more than a dozen of the best children’s books on the planet, books carefully selected from the tens of the thousands published each year.

Includes Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature K, Exploring American History )

Reading and Language Arts

With Grade K Readers and Language Arts for Readers K. After they learn only 8 letters of the alphabet your children read real stories in the Sonlight-exclusive Fun Tales series. Includes Grade K Readers and Language Arts.

Science

From the heat of the sun to the eyes of an insect, the new Sonlight Science K teaches your children to think like a scientist. They will use real scientific skills and practices as they explore rainforests and encounter reptiles, insects, plants and more. Includes science experiments, homeschool science supplies and the all-new Discover & Do: Kindergarten Science Experiment Videos.

Every week, your students will engage in an experiment directly tied to the rest of the content they study that week. Literature provides the context, while the experiments allow your children to experience the scientific process for themselves. And the videos provide reinforcement of the concepts observed during the experiment for an interconnected learning experience. Includes Science K: Ecosystems, Meteorology, Physics and Engineering Design.

Math

Your child will learn not only how to write numerals but also addition and subtraction, basic counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and they will be introduced to the manipulative block system in the kindergarten math curriculum. It's a gentle introduction to "doing math." Includes Math-U-See Primer.

Handwriting

No matter what your child's motor skill level, they enjoy daily success using our favorite program, Handwriting Without Tears. Includes Handwriting Without Tears K.

Required Resources

Make sure you select the few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. You'll use Sonlight's Timeline Book and Markable Map throughout your Sonlight career. If you already own these resources, you do not need to add them.

An Extended Money-Back Guarantee

We're so confident that you and your children will love to learn with this package, we give you a guarantee unmatched anywhere else in the homeschool world. Take up to a year to use the first half of this package. Read the books, write in the schedule, complete the Activity Sheets ... even dog-ear the book pages if you want! If you don't completely love it, return it for a full refund of your purchase price. Get full details about the Love to Learn Guarantee here.

Daily Time Requirements plus your other subjects:
Child: 1.5 - 2 hrs; Parent: 1 - 1.5 hrs

The items listed below are included in the selected package. Add additional items to your cart as desired.

Instructor's Guides

Sonlight K Instructor's Guide - 4 Day (KCG4)

Give your students their first taste of American History. When you order History / Bible / Literature K: Exploring American History, your young adventurers will set out to explore key events and important people in American History.

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$84.99
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Language Arts K (KLG4)

Teach your children with confidence!

This Instructor's Guide fully equips you to teach Language Arts for Grade K Readers. Includes schedule, student activity sheets, instructions for multi-sensory approaches to teaching letter sounds, phonics, spelling, dictation, and a complete creative expression/pre-writing program.

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$47.99
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Science K Instructor's Guide - 4 Day (KSG4)

When you order Sonlight Science K: Ecosystems, Meteorology, Physics, and Engineering Design, your children will learn to think like scientists.

This Sonlight Science K Instructor's Guide will:

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$49.99
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Bible

One Year Bible for Children (KB01)

A wonderful devotional by best-selling author Gilbert Beers. Each day's reading includes a three-part discussion section: "Remember" (to recall factual information); "Discover" (to learn a lesson that relates to today); and "Apply" (to apply to the student's own situation). Highlighted with beautiful four-color illustrations.

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$14.99
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Sing the Word! Teach Me Your Paths (KB02)

A great mnemonic aid: the entire set of 28 Scripture verses in the Bible K Memory program (plus a bonus track!) set to diverse musical styles.

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$15.99
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Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears: Letters & Numbers for Me (KL172)

Uses multisensory approach to teach correct capital and lowercase letter placement and formation, correct number formation, consistent printing habits.

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$16.99
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Slate Chalkboard with Chalk & Sponge (KL173)

5" x 7" slate for printing letters and numbers.

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$9.99
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Lined Paper for approx. levels K-1 (KL174)

100 sheets of 2-line, 5/8"-ruled paper for use with Handwriting Without Tears programs.

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$7.30
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History & Geography

Timeline Figures - K (KH07)

All the Timeline Figures needed for Sonlight K on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$10.00
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History / Bible / Literature

Heroes and Happenings Vol. 1 (KH02)

Introduce your kindergarten student to American History with this age-appropriate, richly illustrated spine. Sixty chapters, across two volumes, introduce children to a wide range of people and events. Some of them are well known, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Some are far more obscure like Dave the Potter, an enslaved African American who inscribed rhymes on his pots at a time when the enslaved were forbidden from learning to read.

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$24.99
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Heroes and Happenings Vol. 2 (KH03)

Introduce your kindergarten student to American History with this age-appropriate, richly illustrated spine. Sixty chapters, across two volumes, introduce children to a wide range of people and events. Some of them are well known, like Thomas Edison and Theodore Roosevelt. Some are far more obscure like Temple Grandin, the autistic professor who transformed how people manage cattle.

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$24.99
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You Wouldn't Want to be an American Pioneer (KH08)

An interactive look at a struggling farm who leaves the east coat to head west. How would you do with little to eat and only your wagon for shelter? Humorous illustrations depict the dark and difficult side of this time period in history.

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$9.95
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George vs. George (KH11)

There are two sides to every story! This wonderfully illustrated book shows both sides of the American Revolution through the eyes of George Washington and King George III. A timeless lesson in seeing history from different points of view.

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$6.95
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How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark (KH12)

Beautifully rendered folk-style illustrations help bring to life the story of this famous duo. Descriptive text is taken from the actual journals of Lewis and Clark. The tale focuses on the first 1 1/2 years of the Corps of Discovery's journey to the Pacific Ocean.

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$7.95
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The Very First Americans (KH14)

Learn all about the very first Americans, long before Columbus landed. Watercolor paintings depict the clothing, dwellings, art, tools, and other Native American artifacts.

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$4.99
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If You Lived At The Time of the Civil War (KH16)

This historical non-fiction title tells children what life was like during the years of America's Civil War. If you had lived then, would you have seen a battle? Would you have continued to go to school? An interactive book that lets readers step into the past with a question-and-answer format.

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$7.99
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If You Lived in Colonial Times (KH17)

Another title in the "If You" series. A Q&A format that tells children what it was like to live in the New England colonies from 1565 to 1776.

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$6.99
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Three Young Pilgrims (KH19)

Based on the true story of Remember, Mary and Bartholomew Allerton. Experience long days at sea aboard the Mayflower followed by the first winter in the New World. Richly detailed paintings bring the pilgrim's first months to life, culminating with the original Thanksgiving feast.

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$7.99
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Language Arts

My First Picture Dictionary (KL04)

My First Picture Dictionary has over 500 words in alphabetical order with a simple definition and clear, full-color illustrations.

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$5.99
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BINGO Markers (KL081)

Required Resource for Language Arts Grades K-1. Set of 50 plastic markers for use with both Alphabet Sounds BINGO and Letter & Word BINGO.

Retail:
$2.99
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Alphabet Sounds BINGO Cards (KL082)

Extra Alphabet Sounds BINGO cards.

Retail:
$4.99
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Go A to Z! (KL11)

A Sonlight exclusive Go Fish!-style card game to help students learn the basic sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.

Retail:
$4.99
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Math

Math-U-See Primer Instruction Manual/DVD (KM15)

The Primer Instruction Pack contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and answer keys, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

Retail:
$47.00
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Math-U-See Primer Student Workbook (KM16)

The Primer Student Workbook contains lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application & Enrichment pages.

Retail:
$36.00
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MathTacular 1 (RM32)

Your child will understand and enjoy numbers like never before! Watch Justin unlock the "mystery" of every concept in Sonlight's Math K programs—in one set of videos (DVD + digital access).

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$24.99
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Read Alouds

The Llama Who Had No Pajama (AA05)

From silly to contemplative, a satisfying collection of 100 favorite poems. Young readers of all levels will eat this up, and come back for more. Delightfully illustrated.

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$8.99
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Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book (AA06)

A series of stories featuring Huckle, Lowly, Pig Will, Pig Won't, and other characters who demonstrate the good will generated by nice manners. Zany pictures and stories help reinforce manners lessons.

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$4.99
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My Father's Dragon (AA09)

A delightful story about a boy who rescues a sweet young dragon from her enemies through the judicious use of the unlikely items he has stored in his knapsack.

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$7.95
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Dolphin Adventure (AA10)

Eighty feet below the ocean's surface, Wayne Grover encounters three dolphins, one with a large fish hook stuck in his back.

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$5.99
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A Grain of Rice (AA14)

A humble farmer wants to marry the Emperor's daughter . . . and succeeds because of his wisdom.

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$5.99
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The Boxcar Children (AA17)

The classic Gertrude Chandler Warner book about four orphans who have to fend for themselves. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm.

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$6.99
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Dolphin Treasure (AA22)

Sequel to Dolphin Adventure. Wayne is searching for buried treasure that sunk with a Spanish galleon off the Florida coast when a storm arises and his dolphin friend comes to his rescue.

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$6.99
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Little House in the Big Woods (AA29)

In the late 1870's, wolves, panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. At night, Pa's fiddle-playing brings the family together around the cozy fire.

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$7.99
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Adventures of a South Pole Pig (KA04)

Flora the pig is an adventurer! Join her as she sets her heart on becoming a sled dog (well, a sled pig) and takes an exhilarating--and dangerous--trip aboard a ship to Antartica.

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$7.99
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Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (KA05)

A wonderful story for animal lovers. Lulu goes on vacation and discovers a stray dog living on the beach. While others think the dog is trouble, Lulu is convinced he just needs a friend.

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$4.99
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The Silver Balloon (KA08)

A captivating story about a young boy who acquires a pen pal in an unusual way. On a whim, Gregory decides to release a helium balloon with his name and address attached. The end result is a great relationship between shy Gregory and farmer Pete Mayfield.

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$8.99
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The World According to Humphrey (KA11)

Experience the world through the eyes of a young hampster who learns about families and cultures and friendship and kindness. Humphrey spends the week in a classroom, and each weekend travels to the home of a different student. A great story about encouraging others.

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$5.99
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Just Dance (KA13)

A memorable tale about a young girl facing a seemingly boring summer on her family's farm. A wonderful opportunity comes her way and in the process she learns more about her family than she ever knew. An intriguing look at small town life.

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$6.99
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Roxie and the Hooligans (KA14)

The story of Roxie, a little girl with a big imagination. She knows how to handle all situations from reading her books, but has to put her wits and adventurous spirit to work to outsmart some school bullies. Charming!

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$7.99
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Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot (KA15)

The story of a seven-year-old with a knack for appreciating the smallest things in life. A good lesson in thinking outside the box.

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$5.99
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Feelings (PA37)

A classic picture book that is a great way to explore feelings with kids. Sometimes it's hard for children to understand or explain their feelings. This book encourages dialogue about emotions.

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$7.99
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Readers / Literature

Fun Tales (KR01)

A set of 27 reading development booklets geared to the letters as learned. Stored in a handy slip cover box. Includes zany kid-friendly illustrations.

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$23.99
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Resources

3" Binder with Tabs (B050)

Organize all your homeschool papers in one sturdy and convenient binder. With tabs that match your Sonlight® History, Language Arts, and Science Instructor's Guides, you'll always know where to find each week's schedule, notes and study guides.

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$21.99
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Science

Weather (AS01)

How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornados like vacuum cleaners? This fascinating book of weird and wonderful weather is designed for beginning readers.

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$4.99
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Rainforest (KS03)

From the tree tops to the forest floor, this book introduces the various levels of the rainforest and the plans and animals that live there. Fabulous photos and simple text. Meet some of the weird and wonderful things that live in rainforests!

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$4.99
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Reptiles (KS04)

This colorful book introduces reptiles. Learn how they care for their young and hunt for food. Vivid, full-color illustrations and photographs on every page.

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$4.99
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DKfindout! Science (KS05)

Did you know that there are no sounds in space? Or that rainbows only appear in the morning or late afternoon? Ever wonder why? This fascinating title will give you those answers and many more. Great for stepping up your science and STEM smarts.

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$10.99
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Ants (KS06)

Detailed illustrations and colorful photographs make up this simple introduction to ants. Where do they live and what do they eat? Bet you can't guess how much an ant can carry! This insighful title introduces children to an ant's habitat, how they keep safe from predators, and much more.

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$4.99
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Bees and Wasps (KS07)

What type of nests do bees and wasps make? What do they eat? How do bees make honey? Find the answers to these questions, and so much more, in this fascinating book full of step-by-step visual explanations.

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$4.99
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Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa (KS11)

The true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. When she returns home to her native Kenya, Wangari discovers that the beautiful trees she remembers are being cut down. She decides to take action and begins by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. A wonderful tale of passion, vision and determination.

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$7.99
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Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? (KS12)

The sun provides most of what we need to survive and thrive: heat, light, plants, animals, wind, and water. Utilizing fun, cartoon illustrations, this book focuses on the needs of an elephant to teach children the importance of the sun.

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$7.99
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From Seed to Plant (KS13)

Young children learn the processes of pollination, seed formation, and germination through simple language and bright illustrations. Reinforce important vocabulary with colorful, clear diagrams showing the parts of plants and how they grow. Includes instructions for a seed-growing project.

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$7.99
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The Magic School Bus: Inside a Hurricane (KS15)

One of the ten original Magic School Bus titles, this book has been re-released with updated scientific information. Fly through the clouds in the Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle's class to experience a hurricane and tornado first-hand.

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$6.99
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Forces Make Things Move (KS16)

A book all about pushing and pulling, friction, and gravity. There are forces at work whenever you throw a ball, run up the stairs, or push your big brother off the couch! Includes an experiment on friction at the end of the book.

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$5.99
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Discover & Do: Kindergarten Science Experiments (KS17)

Teach your child to be a scientist! Includes 36 experiments to direct your children’s natural curiosity into the scientific process.

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$24.99
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Discover & Do: Kindergarten Science Supplies Kit (KSK)

Science experiments can easily get passed over in homeschooling homes. A Discover & Do: Science Supplies Kit helps you fit the experiments into your life. You won't ever need to skip an experiment because you're missing a cork, a marble, a magnet, a thumbtack, a tiny lightbulb. No need to make a run to the hardware store to buy a galvanized nail (and then realize that you actually have to buy a box of 100, when you really need just one).

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Required Items

History & Geography

Markable Map and Markers (MAP)

Includes two big full-color maps in one plus a four-color set of fine-tip water-based markers!

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$29.98
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Math

Math-U-See Integer Block Kit

Required Resource for All-Subjects Packages with Math-U-See.

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$68.00
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Student Resources

The Timeline Book (RR120)

A blank timeline from 5,000 B.C. to the Present!

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$26.99
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Consumable Items

Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears: Letters & Numbers for Me (KL172)

Uses multisensory approach to teach correct capital and lowercase letter placement and formation, correct number formation, consistent printing habits.

Retail:
$16.99
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Lined Paper for approx. levels K-1 (KL174)

100 sheets of 2-line, 5/8"-ruled paper for use with Handwriting Without Tears programs.

Retail:
$7.30
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Instructor's Guides

Extra Science K Student Activity Sheets - 4 Day (KSG41)

Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is included in Science K. You need one set per student.

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$14.99
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Language Arts

Extra Language Arts K Student Activity Sheets - 4 Day (KLG41)

Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is included in Language Arts for Grade K Readers. You need one set per student.

Retail:
$17.99
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Math

Math-U-See Primer Student Workbook (KM16)

The Primer Student Workbook contains lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application & Enrichment pages.

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$36.00
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Five Day Also Includes Items

History / Bible / Literature

Maps and Globes (KH10)

An excellent introduction to maps and map reading. Large, full-color illustrations. Includes practical activities.

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$7.99
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The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal (KH18)

The story of DeWitt Clinton, a young politician who has a dream to build a canal to connect the Hudson River with the Great Lakes. From the groundbreaking ceremony on July 4, 1817 to a triumphant journey down America's first superhighway. You won't want to miss this trip!

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$7.99
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Abandoned on the Wild Frontier (KH06)

Part of the Trailblazer Books series ... young Peter Cartwright Gilbert Hamilton is left alone on the frontier when his father is killed and his mother is kidnapped. The story of his life with a Methodist circuit-rider evangelist and his on-going search for his mother.

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$7.99
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Read Alouds

Love From Anna Hibiscus (KA02)

Another book in the Anna Hibiscus series. A wonderful look at daily life in modern Africa. Anna and her grandfather are determined to help a boy who is all alone.

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$5.99
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26 Fairmount Avenue (KA09)

A Newbery Honor book ... an entertaining and charming story about the childhood experiences of author Tomie dePaola.

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$6.99
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Travels with my Family (KA06)

A unique look at what makes the perfect family vacation. An amusing tale of family life on the road. Comical and sometimes suspenseful stories told by the older brother who is responsible for keeping his little brother out of trouble.

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$8.95
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The Terrible Two (KA03)

Miles Murphy, the town prankster, is forced to move to a sleepy village that's famous for one thing only: cows. He quickly discovers that his new home already has a prankster. A wonderful story of joining forces and making a new friend.

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$7.99
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Science

Little Kids First Big Book of Why (KS14)

Highly photographic and playful, this book utilizes lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see when he looks in my throat? This big, interactive book is an adventure in exploration.

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$14.95
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Optional Language Arts Items

Consumables

Ready . . . Set . . . Go for the Code (KL03)

Consumable, Optional. A three-workbook introduction to all the consonants of the alphabet except the letter "x." Scheduled as optional in Language Arts for Grade K Readers.

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$28.05
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Language Arts

Teacher's Guide for Ready... Set... Go for the Code (KL034)

Provides teachers with several exciting options for instruction as well as basic principles for effective reinforcement. Expands on the skills presented in the student books A, B, and C.

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$12.00
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