I’ve been saving up my Amazon affiliate link money, and here is the Back to School Shopping I did today at Amazon:
Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure- The FYG has been asking for this.
Paper Mate Pink Ribbon Comfortmate Ultra 0.7mm Mechanical Pencil, - this is for the FYG, and she requested pink, so that’s what she got.
BIC Wite-Out Correction Tape, 2 Tapes (I white out badly spelled words or poor punctuation on the Progeny writings, and they have to write in the correct spelling or punctuation)
Annie Chun’s Seaweed Snacks, Roasted Sesame,, YUM!!!- yes, this is a school supply. It’s a favorite snack around here for the middle of the afternoon.
Stakich RAW HONEY 5-LB, Pure, Unprocessed, Unheated, KOSHER- this is also a school supply. It’s for school lunches, quick and easy ones. Peanut butter and honey sandwiches.
HDE Solid Color Lightweight Crinkle Scarf – One Size – Brown- I wear a headcovering, and I do a lot of praying over our school.=)
From Christian Book Distributors: I had a code for free shipping if I spent over a hundred dollars. 376274 is the code. I had 100 dollars in my paypal account because I got paid a couple of weeks ago for 8 articles.
This is what my cart looked like before I took three things out for later (I removed Spanish and 2 DVDs):
By Progeny Press; I like Progeny Press, as study guides go, although I skipped several exercises last time I used one. I don’t usually do study guides. I am doing one this year because the FYG now says she wants to go to college, so I am giving her some more formal writing assignments than I ordinarily do and some more schoolish assignments to give her a taste of what she might expect.
By Wayne Grudem, edited by Elliot Grudem / Random House, Inc- because of the imperfections, it’s only a couple dollars.
By David Kupelian
Millions of Americans today accept ideas and behaviors that would have horrified all previous generations. For example: Why is anti-Americanism becoming commonplace – among Americans? Why are parents increasingly afraid to let their children watch TV? Why is it increasingly hard to know if experts are telling us the truth? As veteran journalist David Kupelian documents in this stunning expose, the answers to these questions lie in the pervasive influence of what he calls “marketers of evil.” By skillfully playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity, and tolerance, these marketers have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive.
I read this from the library last year and I really liked it. It will be assigned reading for the youngest two.
By Dr. David Menton / Answers in Genesis
Anatomist Dr. David Menton allows us to take a fascinating look at the development of human life. He follows an unborn child at each step in its growth, relishing the chance to show the birth process’ intricate design. He illustrates how miracles are required every step of the way, giving as examples twins having the same DNA, and the ability of the uterus to accept the ‘foreign’ child. Psalm 139:13-16 tells us how God knit us together in the womb, and Dr. Menton demonstrates that we were indeed created by a series of “irreducible complexities” that couldn’t just have happened at random. Rather, we were deliberately designed by a caring God who gave us not only our first natural birth, but our second spiritual birth as well. Approximately 63 min.
What with the new grandbaby on the way (due the end of October), I thought this would be a sweet treat for science.
By Andro Linklater / Penguin Putnam Inc.
In 1790, America’s debt was enormous, having depleted the country’s money and supplies during its victorious fight for independence. Before the nation’s greatest asset–the land west of the Ohio River–could be sold, it had to be measured out and mapped. Measuring America tells the fascinating story of how we ultimately gained the American Customary System–the last traditional system in the world–and how one man’s surveying chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, and on our culture from coast to coast.
A gamble, but it looked interesting.
By Simon & Schuster
The Pimsleur Approach is based on upon research demonstrating that when words are reviewed at gradually increasing intervals, students retain the words for longer periods of time. Now, goSpanish has made it easier than ever to follow the audio lessons with both audio CDs and an MP3 CD for you to transfer to your MP3 Player. The eight lessons in goSpanish are the same as the first eight lessons in other Pimsleur Spanish introductory programs. Learn to sound out Spanish, associate the new sound system to the English alphabet, and even learn to read Spanish without an obvious accent!
This Box Contains:
- Eight 30-minute language lessons on four audio CDs
- A reading book with more than 50 Reading Lessons
- An MP3 CD with: files of the language lessons, an MP3 file containing 3 hours of reading lessons, and a printable PDF of the companion Reading Book, plus a digital Ultralingua Spanish-English dictionary with 200,000 items.
Saving it for after I complete Duolingo.com
By Pimsleur / Simon & Schuster
Dr. Pimsleur’s extremely accessible and successful program teaches you language in the same way a native speaker would-through exposure to everyday, normal conversations. Instead of chopping up a foreign language into a little but of grammar with a dash of vocabulary, he presents the language as a complete course. And rather than memorizing repetitive drills that only dull learning, Dr. Pimsleur’s “input/output” system of learning actually challenges your brain. By teaching information, and afterwards asking you to recall what you’ve learned, your brain transitions the language from short term to long term memory, leading to successful fluency.
This course is audio based; 5 CDs are included with two 30 minute lessons per CD. There are no workbooks and notetaking is discouraged as speaking and listening is emphasized. CDs come in a black, zippered CD case.
Well, duh. I have been eyeing this forever, and the heart just wants what the heart wants.
By Dr. David Menton / Answers In Genesis
Explore the amazing evidence for design in human anatomy and physiology! This DVD is taught by Dr. David Menton; employing anatomical props, models, and microscopic images, his humorous and insightful talks will take students through the major systems of the body.
Cells & Tissues looks at the hundred trillion cells that arranged throughout our body in four primary tissues. The epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, and nerve cells together comprise all of our organs, and through skin and kidneys look totally different, under the microscope they’re seen to be made up of the same four primary tissues! Part 1: 40 minutes, Part 2: 35 minutes. Audience: Teens & Adults.
The Boy needs to work on his cursive. I know the public schools don’t do it anymore. But I don’t care. I like A Reason for Writing, and I don’t care that it’s grade 6. Bible verses are Bible verses. I’ll just white out the grade level.=)
|A Reason For Handwriting: Cursive F–Student Worktext, Grade 6
By Carol Ann Retzer & Eva Hoshino / A Beginning Advantage
A Reason for Handwriting ® provides a fun, meaningful approach to developing effective handwriting skills. Each lesson is built around a Scripture verse chosen not only for proper letter combinations, but also inspirational content. “Border Sheets” included at the back provide a nice way to showcase their newfound writing skills, and can be shared with others. At the end of each week, children copy their “Verse of the Week” on a sheet chosen from the back of their workbooks, using their creativity to color and decorate it. Recommended for 6th grade. 144 pages, softcover.