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Creative Teaching Press Grammar Minutes Gr 1
Creative Teaching Press Grammar Minutes Gr 1
Offered by K12 School Supplies
Price: $15.31
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mintues of Excellence, September 9, 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
As a first grade grammar/literature teacher I wanted a grammar program that would teach the basics concisely. This is a good match - covering essentials briefly. I'm finding that my poorest readers are struggling at the beginning of the year but 75% of the class is able to read the short sentences and follow directions well.


Lyddie (A Puffin Novel)
Lyddie (A Puffin Novel)
by Katherine Paterson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $6.29
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25 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars moral concerns overshadow apt description of factory life, August 27, 2011
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I just finished reading Lyddie by Katherine Patterson which is part of the 5th grade reading list and am disturbed by it's content. It has moral implications we don't want our daughter to be exposed to yet. I have described below situations I'm uncomfortable with:

The overseer in the factory repeatedly touches Lyddie's sleeve and whispers in her ear and makes her uncomfortable then...

p. 129 the overseer holds Lyddie back forcefully from the others at the end of the day and is moving closer to her face when she stomps his foot and escapes (she is confused about what he intended and they ignore each other afterwards) To an informed reader it seems he intended to rape her.

p.153 Diana (the only gentle/helper role model in book) becomes pregnant with a married man and leaves the factory to make it on her own with the baby; the father is a kind doctor who helped Lyddie earlier without sending her a bill... it is explained his wife chose not to live in the factory town so it just happened...

p160 the overseer has held back another girl named Brigid alone in the factory in the dark - when Lyddie returns for her friend she finds her crying for mercy from the overseer - Lyddie then shoves a bucket of water over his head and rescues Brigid (what he was doing/intended isn't discussed) To an informed reader it seems he intended to rape Brigid.

p171 Lyddie realizes the overseer who is a deacon in his church has her dismissed by accusing her of "moral turpitude" - she looks up the meaning in a dictionary and is disgusted he accused her of something so "vile, base, depraved" (again not intimately discussed but our girls will want to understand what they mean)

p172 Lyddie gives Brigid a letter to mail to the overseer's wife if he bothers Brigid again... and gives a letter to the overseer warning she will tell his wife if he does anything to Brigid

In my opinion the apt description of factory life is overshadowed by the moral implications of the book.
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The Usborne Science Encyclopedia
The Usborne Science Encyclopedia
by Kirsteen Rogers
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encyclopedia, apt title, August 27, 2011
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It is detailed, well illustrated and was comprehensive and useful for the needs of our homeschool co-op biology class. And quite heavy!


Classic Starts™: Arabian Nights (Classic Starts™ Series)
Classic Starts™: Arabian Nights (Classic Starts™ Series)
by Martin Woodside
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $6.80
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 4th graders liked it, August 27, 2011
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The 4th grade class that read this book enjoyed it. They had questions about genii and the like after reading certain chapters... Having not read the unabridged I can't comment on the authenticity.


Blackthorn Winter (Veritas Maritime)
Blackthorn Winter (Veritas Maritime)
by Douglas Wilson
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting, August 27, 2011
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We enjoyed this book very much as a family and part of history study - it was full of adventure, winsome sayings and compared various characters in situations that stimulated interesting family discussions. It also kept us flipping chapters to find out what happened next!


Scottish Seas
Scottish Seas
by Douglas Jones
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay, August 27, 2011
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My 4th grader who loves reading didn't think the characters were very well developed and although glad she read it, wouldn't recommend it highly.


Medieval World - Internet Linked (World History (Usborne))
Medieval World - Internet Linked (World History (Usborne))
by Jane Bingham
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars detailed, August 27, 2011
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We used this with Story of the World Vol 2 and it was very complimentary and useful. The illustration are full of details.
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Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 5 (Christian Liberty Nature Readers)
Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 5 (Christian Liberty Nature Readers)
by Worthington Hooker
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars full of fascinating details, but a tad dry, August 27, 2011
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This is a great way to learn minute details about nature - but I did have to assign it to my children as it hasn't been their favorite thing to read... but after they read they would beguile me with descriptions of spiders and beetles.


EIN-O's Molecular Models Kit
EIN-O's Molecular Models Kit
Offered by Sheer Home Life
Price: $8.51
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5.0 out of 5 stars H20, August 27, 2011
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Hands on is minds on. How do you make an abstract concept tangible to 1st-3rd graders? Build the molecules you are teaching about with this set. My 3rd grader loved it!


The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
by Allen French
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.34
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars viking life lessons, August 27, 2011
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We very much enjoyed this as a read aloud in our family (children in 2nd & 4th grade) and had many stimulating conversations as a result. It is adventuresome and a great way to assimilate history.


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