Review of A+ Interactive Math

A Plus Interactive Math review

Here is a new curriculum review for you today:

A+ Interactive Math

I specifically gained online access to the

Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan.

I tried out A+ Interactive Math with 6 of my children.  For some it worked better than others.

My oldest son just finished Pre-Algebra with another math curriculum.  I decided it would be a good idea for him to take the A+ Tutorsoft Pre-Algebra math Adaptive Placement Test as a final exam. He discovered that there were some subjects in the exam that weren’t covered in his other curriculum, so he’ll be doing those lessons through A+ Interactive Math.  Math curricula can be different, so I’m happy to know that this will fill out his math learning for the year.

A+ Interactive Math

The child we used A+ Interactive Math with the most was my 8-year-old son.  He took 1-3 tests daily until we finished the whole Adaptive Placement Test (13 separate mini-tests in the 2nd grade test).  He was at grade level for some topics and not for a few others.  Then he started in with the lessons which he worked on most weekdays.  They are divided into categories (addition, subtraction, money, etc.) and then into specific lessons.  I let him skip around to different categories, as long as he went in order with the lessons contained there.  After watching the lesson (which took about 10 minutes) he did the online worksheet.  If he couldn’t finish it for some reason, it would be saved so he could come back to it later.

Adaptive Math Placement Test

He did enjoy doing this math curriculum. He definitely prefers learning and practicing math on the computer as opposed to any other way. I liked that the Adaptive Placement Test told me exactly where he needed more help, so we could focus on those areas in the lessons. The lessons were well presented. He understood them, and did well with the online worksheets. Even though it didn’t work well for some of my other kids, I’m glad to have A+ Interactive Math for my 8-year-old son and think it will be great for my 14-year-old son who is working his way through the Adaptive Placement Test now and my 13-year-old son who just started it today.

I also had two instances where I called and emailed the company to ask questions. I received great customer service!

Adaptive Math Placement Test

We discovered that the Adaptive Placement Test wasn’t a good fit for my daughter with dyslexia. First of all, I needed to read the test to her (there wasn’t an option to click to have the questions read aloud). Then, when it was discovered by the exam that the questions were too difficult, they added a whole new set of questions. This meant that the exam was too long for her to be able to focus. She began to get very frustrated, but we couldn’t stop because it’s a timed exam and if you stop, you’ll have to start over from the very beginning. I decided not to use A+ Tutorsoft with her after that initial day.

Another student who took the Adaptive Placement Test was my 6-year-old daughter. It was nice that the 1st grade exam was broken up into different sections because at her age she couldn’t do too much every day.  After a couple of days of taking the test I decided not to use it with her, though.  I don’t push formal math at this early of an age.  She did occasionally, throughout the review period, ask to do A+ Interactive Math, though, so she finished a few of the sections from the Adaptive Placement Test.

My 5th grade daughter got very frustrated after trying to take the Adaptive Placement Tests for three days.  It kept kicking her out of the exam, and not saving her answers.  Then she would have to start the whole test over.  I decided not to frustrate her with this experience any longer since she already has enough math frustration. I never found out why it was doing that with her particular exam.

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Read more about it at  Top 12 Reasons to do Adaptive Placement Test w/Lessons and

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SQUILT Sale for Music Appreciation

SQUILT spring 2015

Are you looking for an easy way to do some Music Appreciation with your kids?  Be sure to get this great inexpensive curriculum called SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) while it’s on sale Monday and Tuesday.  It includes notebooking pages, links to music to listen to, and is very affordable.

If you’d like to read my reviews on the different volumes see these:  Volume 1 Baroque, Volume 2 Classical,  Volume 3 Romantic, Volume 4 Modern, and Christmas Carols.

Here are some pictures of my daughter enjoying SQUILT!

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Introducing the NEW Educents Marketplace

Introducing the NEW Educents Marketplace

I just received an email from the founders of Educents, Kate and Kaitlyn, with some really exciting news. Until today, Educents was a website for parents and educators to take advantage of daily deals. But those deals expired… And there were only 50 deals available at once… I wanted saving money to be even EASIER. Kate and Kaitlyn agreed. So they created the new Educents Marketplace. It’s even easier to discover affordable educational resources that make learning FUN!

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Thousands of new products – Educents Sellers can now offer ALL of their bestsellers on the new Educents Marketplace. There’s a wide variety of worksheets, lesson plans, educational apps and toys. Shop The Young Scientists Club, Scholastic, Workman Publishing, Alpha Omega Publishing, Life of Fred books, hundreds of printable units created by educators, and more!

Offers that NEVER expire – Sellers can offer our favorite educational products year-round. Once a deeply discounted Daily Deal expires, you can still find that product available on Educents at the lowest price.

Discovery – It’s easier to search on Educents. Search for your kiddos’ interests like Minecraft or Frozen-inspired resources, and then sort by grade level, subject, brand, and more!

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The Educents Marketplace is exactly what I want it to be — the best place for parents and educators to find the resources I NEED at an affordable price.

 

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Review of “Write for Life” Research Papers by Karen Lange

I’m happy to review Write for Life Volume One: Writing the Research Paper by Karen Lange.

Do you remember writing research papers when you were young?  I remember writing about Saturn, The Effect of Ethylene on Growing Bean Plants, Reasons Airplanes Crash, A Correlation Between Rock Music and Suicide Rates, and The History of the Piano.

Since my oldest kids are now in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades I know that it’s time to teach them to write a research paper.  But I was really hoping for a great guideline to lead them (and me) through the process.

I have found it with Write for Life: Volume One: Writing the Research Paper!  It’s a very easy-to-follow downloadable e-book curriculum that guides kids through the research writing process with 8 lessons in 52 pages.  It could take 8 weeks, or spread out the assignments (give them longer to complete them) and it could take a whole semester.  The price is only $.99!

Here is what you will find in Write for Life: Volume One: Writing the Research Paper:

Assignment Schedule:

  • Week One – Topic, several preliminary sources, and rough thesis statement
  • Week Two – Remainder of preliminary sources and revised thesis statement draft
  • Week Three – Working outline, any additional sources and revisions to thesis statement
  • Week Four – Pages one through three of rough draft, any additional revisions
  • Week Five – Finish rough draft, any additional sources
  • Week Six – First revisions of rough draft, rough draft of Works Cited Page
  • Week Seven – Additional revisions to rough draft and Works Cited Page
  • Week Eight – Final draft and Works Cited Page

Along with these assignments you have several pages to read through and study in order to learn how to do it.  For example, with Week One Karen gives lots of ideas of how to go about picking a topic for the research paper.  She gives examples of how to narrow the topic, so it’s not too hard to write about it.

I loved the various brainstorming ideas she gave.  I know kids could really have fun with those.

She also gives links to websites to get more information about writing.

You could certainly change things if you want to, but I like how the assignments and rubrics are so specific.  For example, she says to use a minimum of fives sources and that three of them need to be print books.

Also, at the end of each lesson is a “Just For Fun” activity such as finding out the true stories behind inventors of candies or cookies!

A rubric is included so the students know to check off the guidelines to make sure they aren’t missing anything in their writing.  This was very helpful for me, as the teacher.

Other subjects taught on are plagiarism, taking notes with note cards, writing an outline, and the bibliography/works cited page.

 

The next book Karen Lange is working on is:

Write for Life Volume Two: Essay Writing

This book offers ready to use lessons for grades 7-12 that guide students through the essay writing process. Suitable for homeschool families, co-ops, or other student groups, these eight lessons break down the steps from start to finish with helpful tips, instruction, practice, and encouragement.

Lesson topics include:

  • Essay basics and structure
  • Choosing topics and sources
  • Taking good notes
  • Thesis statements and outlines
  • Developing content
  • Revision and editing
  • MLA style source documentation
  • Preparing for the test essay

(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Write for Life
in order to write this honest review.  This post also contains affiliate links.)

Blog Tour (& Giveaway): “Write for Life” Learn how to write a Research Paper

Welcome to the Blog Tour for . . .

Write for Life: Volume One: Writing the Research Paper by Karen Lange

(Join me tomorrow where I will share my personal review of the e-book.  Keep reading on down below for a chance to win the book!)

This book offers ready to use lessons for grades 7-12 that guide students through the process of writing the research paper. Suitable for homeschool families, co-ops, or other student groups, these eight lessons break down the process from start to finish with helpful instruction, encouragement, and practice.

Lesson topics include:

• MLA style research paper basics, topics, and sources
• Thesis statements
• Outlines
• Developing content
• Rough and final drafts
• Citing sources

No matter what we do in life, good communication skills are an important ingredient for success. Strengthening students’ writing enhances verbal and other interpersonal skills and helps prepare them for a lifetime of good communication.

Since 2005, Karen Lange has used these lessons to teach homeschool teens at the Homeschool Online Creative Writing Co-op. She believes that everyone can improve their writing skills with a good balance of instruction, encouragement, and practice.

Purchase Write for Life on Amazon

About the Author:

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Karen Lange is a homeschool veteran and consultant, freelance writer, editor, and online writing instructor for teens and adults. Her articles appear in parenting, homeschool, and other publications. Homeschool Co-ops 101, her first book, was released in 2013. She and her husband homeschooled their three children for grades K-12 in southern New Jersey. They now live in north central Kentucky where Karen enjoys reading, walking, and playing with her grandson. She is a fan of dark chocolate, hockey, and historical fiction.

Visit Karen:  Amazon Author Page

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Email – karenelange@gmail.com

Facebook Author Page

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Twitter – @KLELange

 

Giveaway Information:

One winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card & a copy of Write for Life ebook.

 

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Interview Questions:

What prompted you to write this book?

Thanks so much for inviting me to stop by! The lessons in Write for Life Volume One are ones I use with my teen homeschool students in an online writing co-op. I’ve long wanted to convert the lessons into book form for use at home or with student groups. These are lessons I wish I’d had when homeschooling my children. They break writing the research paper down into more manageable, less intimidating steps, offering tips, advice, and insight into the entire process.
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

My hope is that readers, students in particular, will come away more confident in their research and writing skills. I believe that with practice and encouragement, every student can write. Certainly not everyone will become a bestselling author, but they can learn to express themselves better through writing. Improving communication skills helps students gain an edge for future pursuits. My philosophy is that everyone has something to share with others, and writing is one way to do that.

Who was Write for Life written for?

The book is designed for group, family, or individual student use. This includes homeschoolers and public and private school students. It can be used anytime to help students brush up on their research paper writing skills.
Write for Life includes an instructor guide with information and advice on how to help students through the process. While best used with parent or other adult supervision, self-motivated students can work through the lessons themselves. I’ve had a writer tell me recently that the lessons would also be suitable for anyone wanting to brush up on research skills.
Since Write for Life is more of an educational resource, how do you plan to market it?
That’s a good question! I am exploring different options as we speak. They include doing articles and guest posts, spots on Blogtalk Radio, and of course, social media. In addition, I may offer some workshops in the future. I will also do another blog tour when Volume Two, Essay Writing, is released.
You mentioned that there is a Volume Two of Write for Life. What will that include? When will it be released?
Write for Life Volume Two’s topic is Essay Writing. It will follow the same format, offering ready to use lessons for grades 7-12 that will guide students through the essay writing process. The lesson topics include:

• Essay basics and structure
• Choosing topics and sources
• Taking good notes
• Thesis statements and outlines
• Developing content
• Revision and editing
• MLA style source documentation
• Preparing for the test essay

Three Tips to Use to Encourage Children to Write:
By Karen Lange
Teaching children to write can be intimidating, especially if you don’t feel like you are a good writer. Here are some tips you can use to encourage your children to write. Grade school, high school – age doesn’t matter; it’s never too late to develop good writing habits. A seventy-year-young gentleman I know took some writing courses and got published. You’re never too old to learn!

Tip #1 – Read to your children. Make family reading time a priority, if only once a week. It’s a great way to share quality time together. It provides opportunities for discussion. The benefits of exposure to literature are endless. It broadens perspectives and lends to a sense of adventure; this can enhance content when they write.

Tip #2 – Set a good example; let your children see you writing. Even if the only things you write are emails, letters, lesson plans, and grocery lists, you are still writing! It’s important to remember that no matter what we do in life, it is necessary to communicate.

Tip #3 – Find writing projects to do together. Writing activities in a standard curriculum are great, but sometimes they don’t spark a student’s creativity. When it comes to writing, especially for the reluctant writers, fun is the key. Engage children by finding short, interesting activities to start. Try writing a continuing story, silly poetry, or a family newspaper together. For ideas, I recommend If You’re Trying to Teach Kids to Write, You’ve Gotta Have This Book! by Marjorie Frank.

It’s worth a little time and effort now, for strengthening their writing will enhance verbal and other interpersonal skills, preparing children for a lifetime of good communication.

 

(Disclosure:  I received a copy of Write for Life in order to write an honest review for this Blog Tour.  This post also contains affiliate links.)

Intro to Our Brand New Curriculum: Tapestry of Grace (+ Giveaway!)

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We are doing something new this year:  Tapestry of Grace!

I’m really excited about it because it completely fits in with my style of teaching: some Charlotte Mason (reading living books) and Classical Education (learning all humanities through the guidance of the the history we’re studying).  We’re doing Year 4, which means we will all be studying 20th Century history, literature, music, and art.  The kids will also have writing assignments for history and literature “class.”

Our family will be partcipating in a brand-new Tapestry of Grace Fellowship group that will be meeting on Wednesday mornings for 3 hours.  Thirty-five families are involved! My oldest two boys will be in the Dialectic group, which means they will have assignments to read and complete each week so that they will be able to participate in the discussions.  Here are the books they will be reading this year:  The Call of the Wild, Tales of O. Henry, Anne of Green Gables, Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost, Peter Pan, Our Town, The Snow Goose, Homeless Bird, The Little Prince, My Side of the Mountain, Onion John, Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes, The Lilies of the Field, Have Space Suit – Will Travel, Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, Raising Dragons, and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

 

My oldest daughter will be in the Upper Grammar class.  The next 3 kids are in Lower Grammar.  The Grammar classes will be doing all kinds of neat projects and activities that will enrich our read-alouds at home.  I’ll share what they are after we do them!

My youngest son will be in the preschool class, and my 2-year-old in the nursery.

I will be teaching 4 music classes at our Tapestry of Grace Fellowship Group: 20th Century Music History/Appreciation for Dialectic/Rhetoric classes (middle school and high school), 20th Century Music History/Appreciation for the Grammar (elementary) classes, Early Childhood Music and Movement for the preschool class, and Early Childhood Music and Movement for the nursery class.  I’ve been working hard this summer to come up with the music history/appreciation curriculum. I’ve actually been writing it since I haven’t been able to find exactly what I was wanting to teach.  It’s going to be so exciting to share this music with the kids.  They won’t all like it, but I do hope they will learn to appreciate classical music more!

For the preschoolers and baby/toddlers I’ll be teaching music and movement classes that I have taught for 15 years.  I love teaching those classes!

I’m glad we don’t start until the end of the month because I still have so much planning and writing to do.  I’ve been slowly ordering the books we need.  At least we’re set for the first couple of weeks.  It’s going to be an exciting year!

 

Read some other homeschooling posts at these blogs this week:

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Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessings
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Dusty @ To the Moon and Back
Michelle @ Delightful Learning 
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge for Whining 

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Awesome, Incredible Homeschool Giveaway: $765 Curriculum + $150 Cash!

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Wow–what an awesome, incredible giveaway I have today!  This one is specifically for homeschoolers because it includes $765 worth of homeschool curriculum plus $150 cash!  See below for all the wonderful things you can win.  I own a lot of these and can verify that they will certainly be an asset to your homeschool!

Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew have joined forces during our August Back to Homeschool Blog Hop to bring you these giveaways, totaling more than $1300 in homeschool curriculum and Paypal cash!

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In the Grand Prize  Giveaway, someone will win $765 in curriculum, plus $150 in Paypal cash to help you finish up your homeschool shopping! You could win all of the following. Please click on the prize links to learn more about each product.

From Home School Adventure Co. — Philosophy Adventure–Pre-Socratics and Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal (digital editions)

From Diana Waring PresentsExperience History Through Music

From Writing with Sharon WatsonThe Power in Your Hands: Writing NonFiction in High School and Writing Fiction [in High School]

From Homeschool LegacyWestward Ho I & Westward Ho II Once-a-Week Unit Studies

From The Old Schoolhouse MagazineOne-Year Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com

From Shining Dawn Books — Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Bundle (Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Loving Living Math, Grammar Packets, and Creative Nature Walks)

From Memoria PressLatina Christiana I Set

From Excelerate Spanish — Excelerate SPANISH DVD Lessons 1-6

From WriteShop — Winner’s Choice of WriteShop Primary Book A, B, or C (Teacher’s Guide + Activity Pack)

From New Millennium Girl Books — Isabel Writing Bundle

From Write Bonnie RoseAsia: It’s People and History

From Home School in the Woods — Project Passport: The Middle Ages

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From Victus Study Skills SystemVictus Study Skills Student Workbook & Teacher Edition Bundle

From the Schoolhouse Review Crew bloggers — $150 Paypal Cash

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In the 2nd Prize Giveaway, someone will win $325 in curriculum, plus $100 in Paypal cash to help you finish up your homeschool shopping! You could win all of the following. Please click on the prize links to learn more about each product.

From Home School Adventure Co. — Philippians in 28 Weeks, The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Question, and The Wise Woman Print Set (digital editions)

From Writing with Sharon WatsonJump In: a workbook for reluctant and eager writers

From Home School in the Woods — K-2 Lap-Pak: Knights

From Write Bonnie Rose — Printables Bundle (Writing Prompts About Space Bonus Pack; Revolutionary War Activities: Patriotic Copywork; Revolutionary War Activities for Kids: Puzzles, Games, and Quizzes; Praying Through the Produce Aisle; Summer Olympics and Paralympics Unit Study)

From Excelerate Spanish — Excelerate SPANISH DVD Lessons 1-6

From Memoria PressPrima Latina Text Set

From New Millennium Girl Books — Callie’s Contest of Courage Mid grade novel and Callie’s Contest of Courage Literature Guide

From The Old Schoolhouse Magazine — One-Year Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com

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Review of Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining Sea, a Once-a-Week Unit Study

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I’m excited to do a review today of an awesome product called Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining SeaIt’s a Once-a-Week Unit Study from Homeschool Legacy.

Are you familiar with unit studies?  I have done tons of them in my homeschool career.  What I usually do is pick a topic and then head to the library to check out a bunch of books, CDs, and/or DVDs on the subject.  We then try to add as many disciplines as we can that fit into that topic:  science, history, geography, writing, math, art, music, Bible, read-alouds of fiction and biographies, etc.  We’ve done lapbooks with them, too. They are a great way to do school with the whole family–all ages!

So, here is one of the things that is great about Once-a-Week Unit Studies.  They have all the research done for you!  

You’ll find:

*  All of the lessons are typed out for you to read.  Just get some library materials and craft materials and recipe ingredients to add to it!

*  Library book list (arranged by age, in alphabetical order, and with the Dewey decimal numbers)

* Photographs and drawings

*  Suggestions for how to schedule your time (what to do each day of the week–it’s called Once-a-Week because the majority of the work is done on just one day.  Read-alouds could/should be done each day of the week.)

*  It’s very flexible.  Use it for however it works best for your family.

*  It’s Biblically oriented

*  Field trip ideas

*  Art projects

*  Recipes

*  The unit studies could be used at co-ops

If you have a child in Boy Scouts or American Heritage Girls, you’ll really love these unit studies.  They have lots of badge projects included!  It can be used for 4H projects, too.  

At this time they only sell only physical copies, but plan on introducing digital versions in the very near future.

The first thing to do when getting your Unit Study is to read the section, Getting the Most Out of Your Once-a-Week Unit Study, located in the back. It will help get you off to a great start.  

Here are some specifics for the Lewis & Clark unit study:

*  It’s 80 pages long.

*  It has enough material for 7 weeks.

*  All books and DVD ideas are included.

* The cost is $21.95

*  It’s really fun and interesting!

*  Recipes are included (like Crawfish Etoufee) and some great projects (like making a journal and a mold of an animal track).

*  Each week has a different focus:

Week 1: New France (animal tracks, beavers)
Week 2: Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Louisiana Purchase  (zydeco music, architecture, Lousiana/Cajuns)
Week 3: Fixing for a Start (map, plants, Newfoundland dog)
Week 4: Sacagawea Joins the Corps! (American Indians, birds)
Week 5: Trials and Tribulations (buffalo, bears)
Week 6: Ocean in View! Oh the Joy! (otters, Pacific Ocean)
Week 7: Homeward Bound (wolves, Old Faithful, horses)

 

Here are the other titles of Once-a-Week Unit Studies that are available right now:

Birds of a Feather

Forest for the Trees

Horsing Around

Weather on the Move

Knights and Nobles

Native America

Early Settlers

Revolutionary Ideas: The Story of the American Revolution

Christmas Comes to America

Westward Ho Part I

Westward Ho Part II

We the People: Getting to Know Your Constitution

Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining Sea

(I received a copy of Lewis & Clark in order to write this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)

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religions they follow, and so much more. This is a 1 year course in
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Creation Anatomy: Study Guide to the Miracles of the Body – Retail $18.95

This study includes easy to follow lesson plans, a teaching outline for
K-12, over 300 activities and experiments (including Francesco Redi’s
experiment that proves life only comes from life!), the body systems,
original research, human history, language information, vocabulary
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A+ Tutor Soft Math 1 Full Year, One Student Retail
– $149.00

This Multi-Sensory Interactive MATH Curriculum Software makes learning MATH
fun and easy by using audio, computer animated visuals and text. It
includes comprehensive course contents that meet and exceed State
& National standards. It provides ample opportunity to learn using
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Picture Smart Bible New Testament – Retail $30.00

Picture-Smart Bible is a comprehensive overview of Biblical history, geography,
doctrine, important verses and major themes of each Bible book.

In this innovative Bible study program, an overview of an entire book is
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Creative Freewriting Adventure – Retail $18.95

Writing can be hard work. Good writing most often results from rewriting,
and much rewriting can make a writer weary. Since Philosophy
Adventure™
students create and refine one primary writing
assignment over the course of several weeks (supported by clear step-by-step
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Cooking with Kids – Retail $14.95

In this 12 week course your kids will learn to make breakfast, lunch, dinner
and even special treats. Each weekly lesson includes three sections: preparing
our hearts, enriching our minds, and nourishing our bodies. Using a combination
of hands on activities, links to instructional videos and quizzes, customized
worksheets, we have designed the course so that your children will gain
experience using a variety of cooking methods, be introduced to the basics
of kitchen safety, learn how to correctly measure different types of ingredients,
prepare a shopping list, set the table, and so much more!

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Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective – Retail $24.99

Most college majors require Psychology. It is good to have a Christian foundation
in psychology particularly before experiencing it at college (perhaps
secular) level. This comprehensive text from a Christian worldview
will help students appreciate God’s handiwork and also be prepared
for college settings. This user-friendly curriculum may be completed
by a homeschooling high schooler with or without parental support.

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A Review of English Grammar for Students of Biblical
Greek and Other Ancient Languages – Retail $8.00

Students who know and understand well their own language grammar are better
prepared to study the grammar of other languages. A Review of English
Grammar takes this principle one step further, providing a review
of the basic categories of English grammar, but written from the point
of view of Greek grammar.

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Uncover Exciting History – Retail $13.00

What is history anyway? It is the story of real people who did real things.
For history to be fun for everyone (even those who think they hate
history), it must go beyond hard facts and meaningless dates to the
real people who made the significant events happen. In this book you
will meet some of America’s most famous people like George Washington
and some of her not so famous people like Daniel Webster.

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World History and Philosophy – Retail $34.99

Christian teens need to understand the philosophies that have driven world
culture and politics since ancient times. This prepares them to help
create new philosophic ideas that can change the world! This course
earns 1 credit and helps homeschoolers discover the ways that philosophers
have impacted their world since before the ancient Greeks – and the
ways the world has impacted the philosophers.

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15 Secrets to FREE College – Retail $9.95

Unfortunately, going to college today can be extremely expensive and a student
can incur long-lasting debt that can follow him or her for many years. The
truth is, 50% of college is paid for by loans, 40% by grants and about 10%
actually comes from scholarships. The good news is that college can be within
the reach for just about everyone. There are many ways students can receive
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Plant a Seed, Grow an Entrepreneur – Retail $10.00

A fun-filled, comprehensive unit study designed to motivate and
prepare students to be successful entrepreneurs. In this book, your
students will learn to plan ahead, be encouraged to study entrepreneurship,
study successful business models, and more using the thought-provoking
assignments that are included.

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Reach for the Stars – Young Adult Fiction Workbook
– Retail $18.95

This workbook for budding young authors includes sections on: creating characters,
how to “show-don’t tell” their feelings, beginnings that
“hook” the reader, creating scenes, plotting stories and
much more! Students can work at their own pace and independently.
Includes a parent/teacher guide with hints for expanding the lessons
if desired.

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Learning Language Arts Through Literature (Student
& Teacher for One Grade) – Retail: $59.99

Learning Language Arts Through Literature is a fully integrated language
arts program that teaches grammar, reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing
mechanics, creative writing, thinking skills and more. Real books are used
in the reading lessons, complete with vocabulary words, discussion questions
and a variety of activities. Reading real books instead of basal stories
makes reading a joy and the beginning of a lifelong adventure for your student.

Includes teacher book, review activities and assessments.

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A Child’s Geography: Your Choice of Volumes- Retail
$24.95

A Child’s Geography 3 Volume Series is a “living” geography curriculum.
Includes reproducibles in the form of copywork passages, copywork
templates, postcard templates, quizzes, world and continent maps,
recipes, and more.

Each volume in this series is a complete, stand-alone
Geography and History Curriculum!

Volume 1: A Child’s Geography: Exploring His Earth is
about getting to know what’s under our feet, over our heads and in
the world around us-the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere-and
then how to get around this world-maps, latitude and longitude.

Volume 2: A Child’s Geography: Explore the Holy Land
– Jump on a magic carpet and glide through the countries of the Middle
East, learning about the distinct cultures in the region known as
“The Holy Land.” As you explore the Holy Land you and your family
will delight in incredible, mysterious landscapes, hidden wonders
and beautiful peoples – all created in God’s image.

Volume 3: A Child’s Geography: Explore the Classical World
– Learn about the countries surrounding the sparkling Mediterranean
Sea, the birthplace of western civilization and the region known as
the “Classical World.” Study ancient civilizations and great empires
from what has been left behind and carefully preserved.

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Creation Astronomy: Study Guide to the Constellations – Retail $18.95

Want to refute the big bang theory? Here is the book that will help you
do it! This book is a valuable teaching resource. Includes easy to
follow lesson plans, a teaching outline for K-12, star chart of the
original 48 constellations, over 250 activities and experiments, vocabulary
list, recommended reading (not necessary to complete this study),
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Cells; An Introduction to the Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Cells – Retail $14.95

This is a complete curriculum designed for ages 10-15. Includes both student
text and teacher’s activity guide, along with an activity section.

Topics include: The history of the discovery of cells, amino acids,
proteins, DNA discovery, translation, transcription, mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes,
chaperone proteins, lysosomes, enzymes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi
bodies, docking proteins and protein synthesis inside endoplasmic
reticulum, the structure of the nucleus, and MUCH more!

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Heroines of the Past – Retail $17.00

An Inspiring Thirteen-Week Virtue Study Celebrating the Noble Deeds of Women
and Girls from History. This book is both a Bible study and a collection
of stories about historical women and girls. Each chapter has a story
about a righteous lady from the past, and then a study that digs into
God’s Word concerning the virtues demonstrated in the story.

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The Picture Smart Bible: Old Testament – $39.00 Value

Picture-Smart Bible is a comprehensive overview of Biblical history, geography,
doctrine, important verses and major themes of each Bible book. In this
innovative Bible study program, an overview of an entire book is illustrated
on a single page. For every book of the Old Testament you study, you will
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Beethoven Who – Retail $29.99

Take the mystery out of music. Beethoven Who will guide you and your family
into the wonders of music reading, music listening, and music making. Topics
include: The Elements of Music, Classical Music Your Child Will Love, Activities
to teach pitch, rhythm, form, dynamics, tempo, musical terms, etc., Heritage
Music Every Child Should Know – folk, patriotic, sacred, & more, Making
Music Together, Sharing Music with Others plus hundreds of external and
internal links and a glossary of Musical Terms.

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Creative Freewriting Adventure – Retail $18.95

Writing can be hard work. Good writing most often results from rewriting,
and much rewriting can make a writer weary. Since Philosophy
Adventure™
students create and refine one primary writing
assignment over the course of several weeks (supported by clear step-by-step
instructions and seven writing checklists), we created freewriting
exercises to offset their hard work with play. Using these exercises,
we discovered that even students who considered themselves “non-writers”
produced surprisingly creative work. No prep required.

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
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Famous Composers Notebooking Pages – Retail $5.95

This ebook of 286 notebooking pages contains 10 notebooking layouts in primary
and regular-lined formats for 28 famous composers. Type of images used varies.
Notebook cover, listening guide pages, and continuation pages included.

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Renaissance & Reformation Notebooking & Coloring Pages – Retail 9.95

Our growing e-collection of Renaissance & Reformation topical notebooking
pages (for people, events, places, discoveries/inventions, etc.) are bordered
with our themed Book of Centuries timeline/history borders and come in both
primary and regular-lined styles. Each topic has 11-15+ layouts.

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History Timeline / Book of Centuries Notebooking
System – Retail 6.95

Make notebooking your history studies simple, quick, and fun! The themed
borders will give your child’s notebook an elegant, organized flair
giving him a great place to start recording his study through the
centuries. As your student adds their own timeline figures, maps, illustrations,
narrations, copywork, etc, the book will come to life.

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Math Mammoth Percent – Retail $3.20

Math Mammoth Percent teaches students to understand the concept of percent,
to calculate the percentage of a number, to figure discounts and sales tax,
to draw circle graphs, to differentiate between a percent of change and
a percent of comparison, and to know how to calculate both. The text is
suitable for grades 6 through 8, in what is often termed middle school.

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Teach Your Family to Play the Soprano Recorder – Retail $5.99

Looking for a great first instrument for your child? Soprano recorders are
inexpensive and easy to play. Marcia shows you how with “Teach Your Family
to Play the Soprano Recorder”, even if you don’t read music.

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Keyboarding for the Christian School, Revised Edition (Grades 6 and up) – Retail $15.95

This book will help your middle school through high school student learn
touch typing through typing drills, timings, letters, envelopes, APA and
MLA reports (the ONLY book that features both), centering, proofreader’s
marks, and creating tables with a Biblical perspective, and more! Includes
textbook and resources for grading and assessment.

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Teach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue
using the Tot & Preschool Bundle! This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered
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Raising Rockstars Preschool Curriculum – Retail $10.00

Foundational preschool program based on God’s Word. It begins with the foundation
of learning, memorizing and applying a verse each week, taken from the awesome
book, My ABC Bible Verses. Kumon inspired learning with colors, numbers,
and sight words incorporated along with early reading skills.

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We Choose Virtues Bundle – Retail $11.00

We Choose Virtues brings memorable catchphrases, endearing characters,
and just plain fun to simply inspire character that lasts. We Choose
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Family Character Assessment, Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book,
56 Page Teacher’s Handbook, We Choose Virtues Song Book, Butterfly
Virtue Award Certificate
, & Memory Verses, Bible Heroes and Truths.

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Grapevine Studies Bible Curriculum – Retail $28.00

Preschool students will stick figure from Creation to the Tower of Babel.
This unit is traceable, allowing younger students to trace the stick figures,
instead of drawing them. This hands-on Bible study will show how God interacted
with people from Adam to Noah. Your students will study the events chronologically
from Creation to the building of the Tower of Babel. Students will stick
figure and memorize verses with each lesson. The teacher book contains lessons
pages, teacher notes, stick figures and review questions and answers.

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Character Concepts for Preschoolers Mom’s Guide – Retail $29.95

Complete, easy to follow instructions for 36 wk of preschool lessons, focusing
on the understanding of and practical application of 12 character
qualities. Also included are suggestions for teaching ABC’s, family
fun trips, teaching science/nature, history, and basic skills in a
fun, easy way. Plenty of patterns are provided for your use as well
as over 30 fun, easy to make recipes. The suggestions in this Mom’s
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Proverbs for Preschoolers: Through the Proverbs from A to Z – Retail $12.00

Proverbs for Preschoolers keeps the little ones busy for sure, but
it also does so much more. The little one learns the alphabet as he
learns the principles of the Book of Wisdom. For each letter of the
alphabet, there is at least one full coloring page and a facing page
with the Scripture printed out, as well as a practice penmanship line
with dash-written letters in both upper and lower case manuscript
for them to trace. The pictures to color are simple for little hands
to manage.

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Character Trails Flashcards – Retail $9.00

This set of 12 full color flashcards is designed to help you as you teach
your children to hide God`s Word in their hearts! In order to apply
character to their lives they must first understand what it is with
simple, kid-friendly definitions (illustrated on the front side along
with Bible pictures). On the back side they learn what God’s Word
says concerning this quality (illustrated by pictures from the Boyer
cousin story in Character Trails). In less than 5 minutes a day, children
will learn and soon internalize godly character in their lives.

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Hands-on Character Building – Retail $9.00

Create precious family memories as you dive into projects, activities, and games designed to teach kids obedience, self-acceptance, a forgiving spirit, meekness, hunger for righteousness, and a bold testimony.

Written by a homeschooling family with 14 children, this character-building
“tool chest” overfloweth! Teach obedience by playing a game kids enjoy.
Prepare them to make wise decisions by playing the game of “If’s”,
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Be Thankful & New Testament Bible Reading Journal Bundle – Retail $12.98

This Bible Reading Journal includes 4 different writing lines/templates,
perfect for early learners. These printable journals will help you and your
kids dig deeper into God’s Word. Got kids at multiple stages? All four formats
are included in each set so you can pick and choose as needed.

The hardest part of Bible study is getting started. Be Thankful
is a tool to guide you through the Bible on the topic of thankfulness.
The verses are laid out for you. All you have to do is read the Scriptures
to your kids and guide them in creating a thankfulness journal.

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Character Badges – Retail $12.99

Character Badges is a system consisting of three charts (the Obedience Chart,
the Disobedience Chart, and the Consequence Chart), a series of specially
designed badges, and a set of flash cards which work together to make
character training fun and rewarding for both you and your child.

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Little Lads & Ladies of Virtue: Preschool and Early Elementary Character Curriculum – Retail $8.99

This book provides you with 6 months of character lessons that require very
minimal preparation. 24 character qualities are taught, with a week
of lessons for each of the traits. Provided in the lessons are a definition
for the trait, a memory verse, 3 “I WILL” statements that
relate to applying the character quality in their daily life, games,
object lessons, or role play, and a prayer for the child to pray about
applying what they have learned. There is also a coloring page for
each lesson. Included is a reward chart with a picture for them to
color, and space to display the character badges that they earn each
week.

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1777 New England Primer Manuscript – Retail $2.99

Set of printables that teaches children to form all the uppercase and lower
case print letters of the English alphabet. It comes complete with the same
26 Scripture passages, biblical ditties from the 1777 Primer used by the
Puritans and plenty of dotted lines for practice.

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Creation ABC Coloring Book – Retail $6.50

Talented artist Angela Hilltree created this one-of-a-kind coloring book
based upon two of the Creation Study Guides: Creation Science and
Creation Geology. Your children will love putting these ABC mini books
together. Just cut on the lines and staple! 24 mini books highlight
the Creation Story with whimsical characters entertain your children
while teaching!

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101 Independent Activities for Tots & PreK – Retail $4.99

Often you are busy with something that your children cannot help you with
and you need a way to occupy them. This eBook provides a supply of
ideas for things that your child can do independently. All of these
activities have been tested by real moms and kids. Most of these ideas
require minimal cost and setup.

Click here to learn more!

Basic Shapes for Beginners – Retail $4.99

A hands-on approach to pre-writing strokes for preschoolers. Designed for
ages 2-5 to be completed in 6 weeks. There are 5 activities included
in each week, along with 1 bonus activity for each week. There are
also 3 bonus activities at the end of the ebook that you can use for
kids who are older or ahead. Includes resource list, items needed
organized by week, and printables for designated activities.

Click here to learn more!

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Large Family Homeschooling – Retail $7.99


Are you homeschooling a growing family? Are you looking for ways to
get it all done without losing your mind (and your joy)? This book
includes some of the following topics : How to homeschool the hearts
of your children, How to have enough of you to go around, How to keep
your home clean and your homeschool organized, How to afford the large
family homeschool, and so much more!

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*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
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Grades K-3 Curriculum 79% off!

For one week only – now through July 28th – get an
amazing bundle FULL of curriculum for your early elementary students for
just $39.00 – a 79% savings!

The “Build
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition
sale has so many wonderful
products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Kindergarten
– Third Grade Bundle
below.


Take a look at the K-3 Bundle: 

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$187.13 ONLY $39.00 Save: 79%
Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math, science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources. Your children will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor these first days of discovery!This bundle includes a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick!

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Early Settlers in America – Retail $19.95

This FUN, NO PREP, 6-week unit study is appropriate for grades 2-12.
You will voyage back in time to the founding of America and meet brave
men and women of extraordinary faith, enjoy classic family read-alouds,
create and maintain a simple history timeline, learn geography, research
and make Early American crafts. Children will meet the Pilgrims and
discover life in the 1600s, get to know some famous artists of the
time, enjoy creative language assignments, and more!

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Creation Science a Study Guide to Creation – Retail $18.95

This series has been selected as the top 100 and now 101 Top Picks of
Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy.

Read great books, demonstrate theories with activities and learn the
joy of knowing our universe was created by an amazing God! This is
written for all grade levels integrating all subjects. This includes
outlines, activities, experiments, vocabulary, reading lists, math
ideas, book reviews, reproducible sheets, and much more. This features
a detailed teaching outline!

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Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten – Retail $10.00

What you will find in Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten?
Along with fun activities children love, you will find tracing, cutting,
phonics, site words, coloring, vocabulary, math, sign language, and
more!

Click here to learn more!

Recommended for you and
found at these prices only at the
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*Not included in the K-3 Bundle, available for purchase
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ABC’s of Godly Children – Retail $15.99

The ABC’s For Godly Children is a comprehensive, Bible Curriculum
centered around teaching children ages 4-10 about the God they serve
and how to have a heart like His. By using each letter of the alphabet
a Bible lesson is presented in an understandable and interactive format
to teach core truths concerning the Gospel, Godly Character, and Biblical
Manhood and Womanhood.

Click here to learn more!

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Reading Lessons Through Literature Level 1 – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons Through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

Level 1 includes instructional material, the spelling lists, and The
Elson Readers Primer
, so there are no additional readers to
purchase
.

Click here to learn more!

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Asia: It’s People and History – Retail $6.95

Is the land of Asia a mystery to your kids? Do they know who lives there?
Do they know how to pray for them? Asia is home to more than fifty
countries and territories and roughly three-fifths of the world’s
population. Could you use some help introducing your family to this
vast land? This sixteen-week course presents a brief picture of six
nations.

Click here to learn more!

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Beginner Old Testament Part 1 Teacher/Student – Retail $28.00

Beginning at Creation, students will take an unforgettable stick figure
journey through the Old Testament. Starting in the Garden of Eden
your students will stick figure events to the Tower of Babel. This
hands-on Bible study will show how God interacted with people from
Adam to Noah. Your students will study the events chronologically
from Creation to the building of the Tower of Babel. Contains: lesson
notes, stick figure drawings, lesson goals & key points, memory
verses, and review questions & answers.

Click here to learn more!

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Write Through the Bible: Philippians 2:1-18, (ESV) – Retail $5.00

This is a full-year handwriting workbook using a D’Nealian Manuscript font.
The text is Philippians 2:1-18 from the English Standard Version (ESV).
Philippians 2:1-18 contains a theologically-rich poem, perhaps a hymn
that was sung in the early church, about Christ’s humility, death,
and exaltation. In this text, Paul connects this profound doctrine
to how we should treat one another as Christians.

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Meet Penny: Premium Membership – Retail $25.00

Lifetime membership for one person OR one family to all printables, powerpoint
shows, and ebooks posted to Meet Penny valued at $3.99 and under.

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Botany in 8 Lessons – Retail $14.95

Botany in 8 Lessons is a complete curriculum designed for ages 8-14.
Includes both student text and teacher’s activity guide, along with an activity
section of over 100 pages of supplemental games, crafts, and experiments.

Labs include flower dissection, dissecting xylem tubes out of celery,
experimenting with growing roots, testing soil pH, testing the strength
of germinating seeds, looking at pollen grains, watching osmosis,
and more. Also includes arts/crafts activities, lapbook templates,
coloring pagesm and test.

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Character Badges – Retail $12.99

Character Badges is a system consisting of three charts (the Obedience Chart,
the Disobedience Chart, and the Consequence Chart), a series of specially
designed badges, and a set of flash cards which work together to make
character training fun and rewarding for both you and your child.

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Math Mammoth Place Value 2

Students will study place value starting with three-digit numbers and move on to number lines, forming numbers and breaking them apart, skip counting, compare and order, rounding, bar graphs, and much more!

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Math Mammoth Add & Subtract 4

Covers addition and subtraction related topics:

– mental addition and subtraction strategies;

– adding and subtracting in columns;

– some numerical patterns;

– bar models in problem solving;

– order of operations;

– line graphs and bar graphs;

– rounding and estimating;

– money problems and discounts

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*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.

Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
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Charlotte Mason curriculum items 87% off!

The “Build Your Bundle”
Homeschool Edition
sale is going on for one week only (July
21-28)! There are so many wonderful products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Charlotte Mason Bundle below.

Take a look at the Charlotte Mason Bundle: 

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$377.35 ONLY $49.00 Save: 87%
Amazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle! This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry, and a variety of “extras” just for mom! Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim Hodges Productions. This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources your family will love!Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
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Checkout the items in the Charlotte Mason Bundle:

 

 

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Write from History – Retail $22.95

With modern writing programs, children’s weaknesses often overshadow their
strengths, but with the Charlotte Mason Method of teaching your children
to write all those frustrations will fly out the window. The Write from
History
series teaches children to write via the Charlotte Mason Method,
children find writing to be easy and even fun. And when they are asked to
put the various writing skills together, they do so easily and naturally.

Write from History is an easy and effective way to teach writing,
supplement history, and reinforce proper handwriting.

Click here to learn more!

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Sheldon’s NEW Primary Language Lessons – Retail
$14.95

Sheldon’s New Primary Language Lessons is a beginning grammar workbook
for students learning the 8 parts of speech and the fundamentals of
sentence and paragraph writing. This language arts curriculum is a
gentle introduction to grammar and composition for students in the
elementary grades. Writing exercises are in cursive and print.

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50 States and Where to Find Them – Retail $30.00

50 States and Where to Find Them teaches children the states and
capitals region by region through mapping exercises and quality literature.
Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state.
State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring
pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region
wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson
pertaining to the region.

Click here to learn more!

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The Charlotte Mason Way Explained – Retail $6.99

The Charlotte Mason Way Explained ebook consist of 30 chapters, 53
pages written by a veteran home educating mother of four, who has used the
Charlotte Mason way to teach her children from preschool through high school.
Practical insights of how to simply implement each of Charlotte Mason methods
into today’s homeschool, a reader will gain inspiration, clarity and focus
on their own homeschooling journey.

Click here to learn more!

Recommended for you and found at this price only at the
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Handwriting – Webster’s Syllabary with Phonics
– Retail $15.00

 

This first book in the Handwriting Lessons Through Literature program
teaches cursive handwriting through Webster’s syllabary and seventy-five
phonograms. Students also learn capital letters and numbers 1-100. Included
in this file are both a vertical and a slant cursive workbook, each with
its own unique set of writing instructions.

Click here to learn more!

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Fine Art Pages Collection 1 – Retail $14.95

This fabulous artist study program that will aid you in studying famous
paintings plus information about each work and the artist.In addition
to the art pages, you will also receive some practical tips and suggestions
about how to utilize the Fine Art Pages and get the most out of them
for both you and your students.

Click here to learn more!

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Reading Lessons through Literature – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

Click here to learn more!

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Level 3 Old Testament Overview Part 1 – Retail
$28.00

On this trail Bible students will learn about the Creation, the Promises
God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and much more. Along the path
they will also learn basic Bible geography through mapping exercises.

Students will draw the timeline, identify biblical locations on a
map, and recite memory verses and important facts from the Bible.
Students who take this trail will be able to identify the people and
places of the Bible!

Click here to learn more!

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
With Lee in Virginia, In Freedom’s Cause, Beric
the Briton
, For the Temple, and Winning His
Spurs
.

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Notebooking Pages: Trees & Plants – Retail
$11.90

The Plants & Trees Basic Study contains 49 notebooking pages includes diagrams
and pages designed to complement your child’s basic study of plants
and trees. Also included is Trees of North America, 344+ notebooking
pages covers 43 of North America’s trees. Wonderful coloring pages,
choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included
for each tree in this set.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Complete Birds Set – Retail
$23.80

This is the entire collection of nature study birds notebooking sets! You
will be amazed at all of the pages you will get in this bundle! This
bundled purchase includes:
All About Birds Basic Study Notebooking
Pages, Birds of the World Notebooking Pages, North American Birds
Notebooking Pages, and Tropical Birds Notebooking Pages.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden
Flowers – Retail $12.95

This set was created to compliment a nature study of flowers using the Handbook
of Nature Study, by Anna Botsford Comstock. There are 8 designed notebooking
pages for each Wildflower, Weed, & Garden Flower named in this study
(over 45 plants in all!). Included are both regular-lined and primary-lined
so they will work for all ages.

Click here to learn more!

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NaturExplorers Fruit & Nuts – Retail $8.95

This unit will not only have you observing and examining fruits and nuts,
you will learn to observe insect and animal behavior, watch for the effects
of disease or weather on plants and be challenged to create meals, make
models, create history reports and so much more!

Also included is a slight focus on the Fruits of the Spirit in the
Bible section with additional book, music and activity ideas to follow
through with Biblical character training. This is a well-rounded unit
chock-full of lessons to fit every academic area!

Click here to learn more!

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Words With Wings – Retail $39

Introducing Words With Wings, an exciting new poetry curriculum and
contest for kids. Each monthly lesson includes the simple explanation
of a fun poetry form and poetic devices, a writing prompt, examples
from the Words With Wings poets, easy ‘how-to’ tips, and samples from
famous poets.

Bible verses are woven through each lesson in a relevant way that
inspires a love of language, as well an understanding of the language
of His love.

Click here to learn more!

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Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scriptures
– Retail $14.95

Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scripture is a one, two
or three year curriculum geared toward children who are learning to
write and all the way to a high school curriculum. Each year curriculum
has assignments for a 5 day week, however if you desire to take longer
with this curriculum, just turn it into whatever year curriculum works
for your own family!

Click here to learn more!

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Because I Said So – a Biblical Study of Obedience
– Retail $4.99

This is a brand new 26 page Bible
study that teaches HOW and WHY we should obey through scripture and study
of biblical people who struggled with the issue of obedience. Also included
is a bonus hymn study on the beloved hymn, Trust and Obey. The study
is perfect for family devotions, quiet time or homeschool Bible class!

Click here to learn more!

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When I Survey – a Hymnological Journey to the
Cross – Retail $4.99

When I Survey is a 12-day hymnological journey to the cross. Students
and families will dig into the Bible and then support their learning with
the study of a hymn. This study will empower you to set truth deep into
the hearts of your children in a simple and easy way!

Click here to learn more!

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Breakfast Stations Pack – Retail $2.99

This pack is just what every
busy mom needs. You’ll find 60+ days of breakfasts that your kids can make
themselves in less than 3 minutes. They are healthy, fast, easy, and best
of all…FRUGAL!

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How to Build a Strong Christian Home – Retail
$4.99

 

Most of us love our families
very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just
need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants
us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love,
and time to invest in building a strong Christian home for God’s glory and
we can do this one step at a time.

Click here to learn more!


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*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.

Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
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The Build Your Bundle Sale is Here!

Homeschooling Curriculum On Sale for up to 92% off - One Week Only!
The “Build
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition
sale is here!
For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!

Take a look at the bundles: 

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Charlotte
Mason Bundle
This bundle features complete curriculum using
the Charlotte Mason Methods
for language arts, handwriting, and reading,
a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature,
artists, poetry, and a variety of “extras” just for mom!Included are popular products: Write From History, Sheldon’s
New Language Lessons
, Handwriting Lessons Through Literature,
Fine Art Pages, Grapevine Bible Study, and more!

Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value
all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim
Hodges Productions.
This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources
your family will love!


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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Tots
& PreK Bundle
Teach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!Included are popular products from: We Choose Virtues, Character
Concepts, Grapevine Bible Studies, and more!

This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!

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K-3rd Grade BundleTeach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable
lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math,
science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources.Your children
will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers
and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor
these first days of discovery!

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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Elementary: 4-6th BundleThis bundle features Wordsmith Apprentice from Common Sense Press,
a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick! Included is a science curriculum teaching Geology,
also from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 Picks.

You will also find “Mapping the Word With Art“, a highly
acclaimed curriculum that has a blend of history, geography, and art. There
is more: Bible, handwriting and copywork resources, writing guides, timeline
cards, ancient history notebooking pages, creative writing for both boys
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Diana and Friends Experience History Through Music Giveaway — $700+ Value!

Ok friends, today I have an incredible giveaway for you to enter — over $700 worth of products! I am taking part in a review team for the launch of Diana Waring’s new Experience History Through Music books and CDs. We have really been enjoying listening to the songs and reading about the history behind them. There is even sheet music, so we can play and sing along. See more here:

 

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Review of “Cover Story” Middle School Writing Curriculum

CoverStory review

I am so excited to share about my new favorite curriculum: Cover Story!  Have you ever heard of the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum for high schoolers?  I have been waiting for years to use that, but my kids still aren’t old enough.  So, when I found out that the same writer wrote a curriculum for middle school students I just had to check it out!  (You might even find it cheaper on Amazon: “Cover Story”)

Cover Story is written by Daniel Schwabauer.

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What you get when you order it is:

1.  A Set of 7 DVDs (72 writing lessons and 12 optional grammar lessons)

2. Student Book (272 pages)

3.  Teacher Guide (147 pages)

4. Hardback Journal (219 pages)

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How to use the curriculum:

Cover Story is for middle school, grades 6th-9th, ages 11-15. It is meant to be a full-year curriculum and is DVD-Teacher led.  Parents will only be needed to check the student’s work once a month (for about 1-2 hours at a time, using all the helps in the Teacher’s Guide).  Kids will watch 3 DVD lessons per week, do the corresponding workbook assignments, and write in the journal 5 days a week for 24 weeks.

What will be accomplished:

Students will be guided through learning to write a wide variety of genres–short stories, different types of poems, reviews, letters, blog posts, non-fiction articles, etc.  The units are constantly changing, and this along with short lessons and daily writing helps kids stay motivated and see progress!  All of these different types of writing will be related to a theme of the student’s own choosing and will be combined together at the end of the school-year into their very own magazine!

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Why I liked it:

Daniel Schwabauer knows how to get and keep kids of middle school age engaged.  He’s funny, as well as smart, and the DVD lessons contain a variety of scene changes, including clips from movies!  Daniel also often wears different costumes, especially related to the theme of steampunk.  If you don’t know what that is, you’ll have to watch it!

I also like that he teaches it instead of me.  Teaching writing is not a skill I have, so it’s important to have a good writing teacher teach my kids.

I’m really excited about using Cover Story because I’m pretty confident both of my boys will like it.  They did not do well with another well-known curriculum we tried using this year.

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How we will be using it:

We will be using this curriculum next year (starting in September) with my two oldest boys in 7th and 8th grade.  We are also considering doing it with our homeschool co-op.

More Details:

The optional Grammar DVD is also taught by Daniel in a fun manner.  There are 12 lessons on one DVD which cover topics such as subjects and predicates, run ons and fragments, commas, and apostrophes.  This is extremely helpful for those who haven’t mastered important grammar concepts before.  However, they are optional if you don’t need them.

The Journal is entitled The Remarkable Journal of Professor Gunther von Steuben.  It’s not just a blank journal where the kids have to come up with their own ideas of what to write each day, but it has a running storyline through it to help the kids write.

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Samples:

Watch 3 sample DVD lessons and download the written student pages here!

Update:

It is now April 2015.  We have not been as consistent as I would have hoped we would be with this curriculum.  It still love it, though.  My 7th grade son and 6th grade daughter are doing it.  They won’t finish this year, so I’ll have the continue it and finish it by next fall.  It ended up not working for my oldest son, so he’s been writing other types of papers I assign to him.  The other two kids think Cover Story is great.  :)  See if you can find it on Amazon: “Cover Story” Student Book.

Warning:

A reader wrote to tell me that she had found some troubling aspects of the curriculum that I haven’t gotten to yet. See below for her review.

“The massacre in Sudan is covered in Lessons 19 and 20. The video on 19 begins with a horrible story about a boy whose family was massacred and the story of how he got away is quite disturbing. I know another 7th grader who quit using the curriculum after that lesson because he was so upset by it. Lesson 20 video I completely summarized for my son – also in 7th grade. I was sorry even I had to listen to it. Though quite a wonderful story of God working in a terrible situation, it was also quite disturbing – with tribal type people and their barbaric customs, how they carry and use machine guns, etc.

Unfortunately, I missed something on the videos and my son ended up hearing part of something I didn’t want him to hear. I’m not sure exactly where that was, but It’s somewhere between lesson 21 and 23. You may want to preview that part. That was more reference to the tribe in Sudan and some violence there.

The other disturbing things I mentioned have all been found in the stories that are included in the workbook. The story about the princess choosing the fate of her lover is The Lady, or the Tiger – found after Lesson 36. Be aware an excerpt from this story is also shown in Lesson 39 of the workbook.

The story about the guy hanging is called An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge – after Lesson 56.

The story of the Sniper is simply called The Sniper. This is filled with a guy shooting people and eventually killing his own brother, another sniper. This is after Lesson 58.

There’s another story, which I didn’t mention but recently read after Lesson 51 – called The Most Dangerous Game. This is about a sick guy who became a master hunter and since he no longer had a challenge with animals, he began to hunt people in a sort of sick trap he set up on an island.

Excerpts from many of the stories are also found in Lesson 60 of the workbook.

I’m still going through the videos myself. I don’t remember exactly why, but I also made myself a note that Lesson 38 video is only okay up to the time 8:26 of the video. There may have been a reference to one of the stories. Lesson 39 will be omitted in our household as well – not due to violence but because it talks about King David’s sin with Bathsheba in the Bible.

Also, on Lesson 40, right in the middle of the video, there is just a short segment of a few seconds between 4:16-4:30 where the teacher tells the horrific story of someone he knew as a child who was forced to dig his own grave before his brother gunned him down.

As you can see, there is quite a bit of violence in this curriculum. I was very disappointed, especially since the curriculum contains plenty of great material and would have been a stellar program if different literature was chosen.”

Back to me:

So, after reading this lady’s comments, I am going to rethink whether we’ll continue using Cover Story for the rest of this year, simply because I’m not sure the two students using it right now would do well with that violence.  I’ll  be back with more updates as I continue working through this curriculum.

 

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7 Sisters Homeschool introduction

 

Last weekend I attended a blogging conference and met 3 of the ladies from 7 Sisters Homeschool.  It was such a joy to meet them and spend some time together.  I will be looking at and using some of their innovative products, but thought I’d give an introduction today so you can check out what they have available!

Some of their products include:

Literature Guides

Writing Curricula (short story, research paper, etc.)

Career Exploration

Human Development

Psychology from a Christian Perspective

Social Skills for Children

A Successful Approach to Teaching Acting and Directing

How to Conduct a Homeschool Drama Camp

A Developmental Approach to Teaching Kindergarten

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