Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Big Book thank You

Since July is usually the month I purchase the bulk of our school books for the fall, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my readers that click through from here, to Sovereign Grace Books.

Due to your purchases there, the revenue generated for the first and second quarter of 2007, was adequate to allow me to purchase ALL of our school books, for September. There simply is no better deal - you get great books at a great price, and as a result, my kids also get great school books at a great price. Unbeateable!

Some of the books we already had, and the supplies come later. Some of my students are well ahead of their public school peers by grade level, and one of my students is a bit more challenged in the math department, so she's diligently working through (with extra worksheets) the lower grade level book. One of the beautiful things about homeschooling - the kids advance at their own pace, rather than being pushed along into things they're not ready for. It does make it a little complicated for me, since I'm teaching 4 kids (Jessica pretty much studies on her own now) in varying levels from pre-kindergarten through 4th grade. It all works out though, since the older kids can work alone on certain things while I'll be working with Ruth in her first "official" school year of kindergarten books. I have a feeling she'll be easy like Samuel was. This was the girl who at 11 months old was standing in her playpen reciting vowel sounds as I taught those to the older kids.

Here is our fall curriculum for the youngest four kids. I haven't included every book we'll be using, but these are the basics:

Studying God's Word - Book A

Studying God's Word - Book A

Kindergarten students will be blessed by this colorful workbook. Many of the major events in the Old and New Testaments are described in detail, and are enhanced by helpful illustrations. Each lesson is accompanied by simple exercises. This is a non-reproducible, workbook for Kindergarten.

Studying God's Word - Book EStudying God's Word Book E - 2nd Edition- A chronological Study of the Old Testament from Genesis to Ruth.

How well do you know the Bible? How old was Jacob when he tricked his father, Isaac? Did Noah and Abraham live during the same period? Were humanists mentioned in the Old Testament? To answer these questions and many more, this book is written in a chronologial - historical format. This is to help the student understand how the individual stories of the Bible fit together. Without a correct understanding of the sequence of Scripture, a student will never gain a complete knowledge of God's Word.

Hearts and HandsHearts & Hands

This book is intended to develop your student's skills in numbers, letters, handwriting, phonics and hand-eye coordination.

This is not a teacher's workbook, but a book of interesting exercises intended to lay the foundation for your child's future development in the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic.

Liberty Mathematics Level A

Liberty Mathematics - Level A

Liberty Mathematics provides students with an excellent course of study dealing with traditional mathematics concepts. Problem-solving strategies, critical thinking, estimation and mental math are routinely stressed thoughout, and systematic review of each concept is featured prominently.

Level A is designed to give first grade students an introduction to primary mathematics concepts. Topics covered include: addition and subtraction facts from 1-100, two-digit addition and subtraction, fractions, calendars, time and money, measurements and sets. Chapter reviews and final review are included. 250 pages, softcover. 1st grade.

MCP Mathematics Level B

MCP Mathematics Level B

Emphasizing basic math skills and problem-solving strategies, this math program provides students with the solid math foundation they need to succeed.

Affordable and easy-to-use with direct instruction embedded throughout, these full-year texts can be used on their own or as an outstanding supplement to any math program.

Grade 2. Softcover, 303 pages.

Adventures in Phonics - Level B

Adventures in Phonics - Level B

The Adventures in Phonics series helps students learn the building blocks of words and reading--phonics. Presented in logical sequence, students are given consistent drills and repetition to insure comprehension of concepts such as digraphs, silent letters, suffixes, prefixes, syllables, vowels and consonants. The Level B student workbook covers short and long vowels, consonant and consonant blends, as well as essential word-recognition skills. Students practice matching beginning sounds and writing letters, creating new words by adding letters, answer fill-in-the-blank questions and more. 230 pages with rule charts in back, softcover.

Adventures in Phonics - Level C

Adventures in Phonics - Level C

In the Christian Liberty Adventures in Phonics series students will learn phonetic principles to help them pronounce and read words and sentences. These principles are presented in a logical sequence to help students grasp them effectively. Consistent drills and repetition of the basic concepts will help insure comprehension. Some today would discard the need for phonics and replace it with the Look-Say method. This text reaffirms that the learning of phonics is fundamental for children to develop proper reading skills. The distinctions between sounds and their relation to each other in words are the basic building blocks of reading well. Much of this workbook is a reinforcement of the work introduced in the previous two workbooks, Adventures in Phonics Levels A and B, but at a more difficult level.

Building Spelling Skills - Book 2

Building

Christian values, uplifting quotes and reminders to pray before each test are noteworthy elements of these spelling workbooks for grades 1-6. Phonics principles are emphasized throughout, along with advancing vocabulary through contextual works and lessons that include word meanings. A teacher's help is necessary, especially in the beginning books. Test pages are supplied in the back of each book. Word list exercises, choose the best answer, fill in the blank, list writing practice, sentence practice, categorization and other type questions help with reinforcement and retention of spelling words and principles. 133 pages, softcover. For Grade 2.

Building Spelling Skills - Book 3

Building Spelling Skills Book 3

Christian values, uplifting quotes and reminders to pray before each test are noteworthy elements of these spelling workbooks for grades 1-6. Phonics principles are emphasized throughout, along with advancing vocabulary through contextual works and lessons that include word meanings. A teacher's help is necessary, especially in the beginning books. Test pages are supplied in the back of each book. Wordlist exercises, choose the best answer, fill in the blank, list writing practice, sentence practice, categorization and other type questions help with reinforcement and retention of spelling words and principles. 136 pages, softcover. For Grade 3.

Writing With Grace - Grade 3

Writing with Grace

This text will extend and reinforce the cursive handwriting skills previously presented in CLP's writing series. It will also encourage the students to keep up their manuscript handwriting skills by showing the practical applications of these skills, such as filling out various registration forms. Written in the traditional Palmer style, this curriculum develops a solid foundation is handwriting with games, practice sentences and fun activities. Only the 40 most difficult letters are covered: capitals and lowercase a, b,e,h,i,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t and v; other letters are easily learned from the same strokes as these. The pages are not reproducible. 60 pages.

Writing With Prayer - Grade 2

Writing with Prayer

This is the third book in a five-part handwriting series. The handwriting program is written in the traditional Palmer style. The first two books in the series introduce and fully develop the basic principles of manuscript writing. The last three books in the series introduce and fully develop the basic principles of cursive writing. Each workbook is published in a top quality, tow-color format. Bible verses are stressed throughout the series. Writing with Grace and Writing with Power also have additional material featuring the topic of home education.

American Pioneers and PatriotsFrom New World colonists to Old West settlers, explore early life in America!

These engaging stories of frontier families offer your 3rd- and 4th-grade students an exciting window onto the pioneer past.

Through fictional accounts of brave boys and girls, today's patriots will appreciate the faith, courage, and determination of those who built our nation.

165 pages, hardcover from Christian Liberty Press.

Exploring God's Creation

Exploring God's Creation

Featuring fascinating facts to engage your students' minds and colorful images to stimulate a clearer understanding of scientific concepts, this series is designed to impart a greater understanding of and appreciation for God's handiwork. Includes helpful review questions for each chapter; hands-on experiments and activities; and unit check-out answers. 124 pages, softcover from Christian Liberty Press.

So... there you have it. Thank you for buying your books through Sovereign Grace Books, my kids and I greatly appreciate it!