Curriculum Connection Summer Sale

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We have lots of used books and curriculum. Instead of taking them to the used bookstore we want to help homeschool moms that read this blog.

Take advantage of these special prices by clicking the title of any of the items. That will automatically put them in your shopping cart. This is a first come first serve sale. Most items have only 1 copy. We will do our best to keep this page updated.

All Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) items listed are not used but are apart of our “Scratch and Dent Sale.” There are very limited items on this and once the “Scratch & Dent” items are sold we will no longer offer the IEW products at the price listed.

Feel free to share this post with your friends and family.

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Math-U-See Advanced Math Kit – USED

$15 for ALL items listed below.  Add to Cart

Includes the following:

Training Videos (2)
Teacher Manual
Extra Practice Sheets

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Mega Memory by: Kevin Trudeau – USED

$20 for ALL items listed below. Add to Cart

Includes the following:

Audio Tapes
Pocket Guide
Workbook

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Visual Manna – Dinosaur Art Project Book by: Sharron Jeffus – USED

$1 for the book.  Add to Cart

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DSST (Dante’s Subject Standardized Test): Official Test-Prep Guide by Peterson’s (2001) — 2nd edition – USED

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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Advance Placement Examination Guide: Microeconomics & Macroeconomics by Richard Sattora and  Research & Education Assoc. (2004) – USED

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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Essentials: Business Law 1 – Quick Access to the Important Facts and Concepts by William D Keller and Research & Education Assoc (2002) – USED

$3 for book. Add to Cart

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Peterson’s PSAT Success 2002 by Shirley Tarbell & Byron Demmer – USED

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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Saxon Algebra 1 Kit by John H. Saxon Jr. — 3rd Edition – USED

$40 for ALL items listed below. Add to Cart

Includes the following:
Student Textbook
Answer Key
Solutions Manual
Test Forms
DIVE CD

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CLEP Principles of Management by: Donald E. Hovey Ph.D. – USED

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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CLEP: Official Study Guide by CLEP (2004) – USED

Includes: Workbook along with Sampler CD

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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7 Undeniable Truths of Home Schooling CD by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn – USED

$10 for CD. Add to Cart

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Phonetic Zoo: Level C — DICS ONLY – USED
By: James Webster & Andrew Pudewa

$45 for CDs. Add to Cart

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Accelerated Distance Learning by Brad Voeller

$9 for book. Add to Cart

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Word Roots B1 CD by Critical Thinking – USED (CD Only)

$10 for CD. Add to Cart

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Vocabulary Roots 2 by Sam, Max & Bryan Burches – USED (2003)

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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Our Mother Tongue Answer Key by Nancy Wilson

$3 for book. Add to Cart

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Rules of the Game 2 Teacher Key by Mary Page, Peter Guthrie & Sloan Sable – USED (2002)

$5 for book. Add to Cart

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Student Intensive Continuation Course B-1 Workbook by Excellent Resources – USED

$15 for workbook. Add to Cart

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American Government – Teacher’s Edition by BJU Press – USED (2nd edition)

$10 for book. Add to Cart

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Maximum Speed Reading by Howard Stephen Berg – USED

Includes the following:
4 Discs
Workbook
Bonus Disc

$15 for entire set. Add to Cart

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Webster’s New World Thesaurus by Charlton Laird (1974)

$1 for book. Add to Cart

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Character-Based Writing Lessons by Daniel Weber (IEW)

$20.30 for book. Add to Cart

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Teaching With Games Set by Lori Verstegen (IEW)

$31.50 for set. Add to Cart

Includes the following:
Teaching with Games Teacher Book
2 disc DVD set

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Bible-Based Writing Lessons by Andrew Pudewa & James Webster (IEW)

$20.30 for book. Add to Cart

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Classical Rhetoric through Structure & Style by Adam Muller (IEW)

$20.30 for book. Add to Cart

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Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen (IEW) – 1st edition

$14.50 for book. Add to Cart

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ALL SALES FINAL!

Good Friday – Discuss it with your kids!

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We celebrate Good Friday today, how will you celebrate?  What will you discuss with your kids?  If you haven’t made your Easter Garden, today is the perfect day to do so.  Just scroll down to get the directions.

I wrote this article a few years ago, but want to share it with you again.  Hope it is encouraging!

The death of Christ on Good Friday and the resurrection of Christ on Easter morning go hand-in-hand.  You can’t have the resurrection without Jesus’ death.  The resurrection presupposes death.

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2

cross

Christ didn’t just merely die; He endured a miserable death on the cross with all of mankind’s sin poured on Him.  God poured out judgment for all of our sins onto Christ.  You see, all sin (even a tiny sin) must pay the penalty of death.  Not only did He endure the cross, He despised the shame of being crucified with other criminals.  You may wonder why did He suffer so much for me.  The author of Hebrews tells us that the reason He endured this horrible death is a future joy.

Christ was not conquered by death, instead He joyfully conquered death Himself.  Since He overcame death He is alive today with the Father in heaven.  That is true joy . . . being in heaven with God Himself.  Another type of joy that Christ knew would come after the cross is a future reward.  The Father rewarded Christ for His obedience and suffering.

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:8-11

Since Christ obeyed the Father and overecame death, the Father honored and exalted Him.  All mankind will one day bow to Jesus as King of the world.  He is Lord now and forever!

As I think about this season of celebrating Christ’s death and resurrection I am reminded how hopeless I would be without Him.  Without Christ’s death, there can be no resurrection.  Without Christ’s death, there is no salvation for man.  Without Christ’s death, there is no freedom from sin.  Without Christ’s death, I have no Savior.  Without Christ’s death, there is no redemption for my sin.  Without Christ’s death, there is no salvation for anyone.

But remember Christ’s death and resurrection go hand-in-hand.  Without the resurrection, there is no hope.  Without the resurrection, there will be no eternal life for you & me.  Without the resurrection, there is no glory for God.  Without the resurrection, there is no joy.  Without the resurrection, there is no future reward.

Christianity is the only religion that has power over death.  Christ is the only one who has ever risen from the dead and lives today.  He died on the cross so you would not have to die for YOUR sin.  If you have never believed that Christ died and suffered for you, I urge you to do so today.  Once you believe, you can join other Christians in their hope.  Not just a wishful hope, but a full expectation of joyfully living with Christ forever.

Family Easter Meals

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A few months ago, I wrote a post about family meals.  Tonight, we are having our traditional Passover meal. It is not a traditional Jewish Passover, but we have some recipes that Jews eat on this day that we eat each Thursday before Easter.  We’ll have chicken, matzo ball soup, charoseth, potato latkes (pancakes) and I splurged by getting the non-traditional Blue Bell ice cream.  Today is the only day I make potato pancakes each year.  I remember the first time we had potato pancakes growing up when a Jewish friend of my parents came for a meal.  They are so yummy.

We will read the passage about the Last Supper.  This morning I read Mark 14 and was amazed that I continue to learn something new each time I read it.  This time I was impressed with how much activity occurred in such a short time period.    I hope we have time to discuss the traditional Jewish Passover, even though we won’t celebrate it.

You probably have Christmas traditions.  What Easter or Passion Week traditions do you have?  Please post a comment below.

Passion Week & Old Testament Feasts

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Here’s the handout I mentioned earlier this week.  It relates the Old Testament Feasts with the events of Passion Week, leading up to Christ’s death & resurrection.

Easter & Feasts

Our Sunday School teacher, Bill Riggs gets credit for pulling this information into an easy-to-read chart.

What do you think?

Get Ready for Passover or Maundy Thursday

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When Steve was in seminary, I learned alot of Passion Week that I wasn’t taught growing up in the southern Bible belt.  Maundy Thursday is one of those items.  Although this is traditionally Catholic, I think it is good for us to remind our kids what was leading up to the resurrection of Christ…our celebration of Easter.

I’ve included the meaning of Maundy Thursday, traditions from this day and family activities for you to use.

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter where we celebrate the Last Supper (Passover) of Jesus Christ with his disciples.  It is normally celebrated in the evening, when according to Jewish tradition Friday begins.

last supper

Traditions from Around the World

In Germany, Maundy Thursday is known as “Green Thursday” (Grundonnerstag), and the traditional foods are green vegetables and green salad, especially a spinach salad. In Latin countries, Jordan almonds (“confetti”) are eaten today and also throughout Eastertide.
Back when Kings and Queens of England were Catholic, they, too, would wash the feet of 12 subjects, seeing the footwashing rite also as an example of service and humility. They would also give money to the poor on this day, a practice is said to have begun with St. Augustine of Canterbury in A.D. 597, and performed by Kings since Edward II. Now the footwashing isn’t done (it was given up in the 18th c.), but a special coin called “Maundy Money” is minted and given to the selected elderly of a representative town.

In Germany, Maundy Thursday is known as “Green Thursday” (Grundonnerstag), and the traditional foods are green vegetables and green salad, especially a spinach salad. In Latin countries, Jordan almonds (“confetti”) are eaten today and also throughout Eastertide.

Back when Kings and Queens of England were Catholic, they, too, would wash the feet of 12 subjects, seeing the footwashing rite also as an example of service and humility. They would also give money to the poor on this day, a practice is said to have begun with St. Augustine of Canterbury in A.D. 597, and performed by Kings since Edward II. Now the footwashing isn’t done (it was given up in the 18th c.), but a special coin called “Maundy Money” is minted and given to the selected elderly of a representative town.

Another Easter Activity for Your Family

Discuss the meaning of the Last Supper. How Jesus came to celebrate Passover, but it became the beginning of our Communion.

Prepare and serve Passover on Thursday night.

Here are some other ideas:

Last Supper Activity

If you have other ideas, please share.

Passion Week Booklet & Coloring Pages

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To review or teach the events leading up to Easter, make a booklet with your kids.  You can simply print this pdf.  It has directions and the coloring pages for your booklet.

http://www.loyolapress.com/assets/fg_comp/pdf_100246.pdf

Resurrection Buns

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I missed Monday Meals because I wanted to share those cool activities for this week-Passion Week.  Here’s one of our favorite Easter traditions.  Please share your Easter traditions as a comment on this blog.

I still make these every year and my kids remember making them since they were young.  Also has a great object lesson.

Each year we make Resurrection Buns on Saturday evening.They rise overnight and are ready for breakfast.  The cool thing about these buns is that the marshmallow you use on Saturday is gone after you bake them on Sunday.  The first time we baked these, my kids were fascinated.  They sure look forward to these each year.

RESURRECTION BUNS

biscuit dough (homemade or popped out of the can)
large marshmallows
melted butter
cinnamon sugar

Roll out lumps of dough into 4 inch circles.  Wrap each dough
circle around marshmallow & close tightly.  Roll the dough in
melted butter and then in a cinnamon & sugar mixture.  Place
in well-greased pans.  Let rise overnight.  Bake at 350
degrees until golden brown.  The marshmallows will melt and
leave a sticky (& yummy) syrup in the buns.

Enjoy…and inspire your kids to learn more about Jesus Christ’s
resurrection!

 

Kid Friendly Activities to Prepare for Easter

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1.  Create a family centerpiece for the week using Sunday’s palms from church as the focal point.  Or, use our Easter Garden activity on my blog for the centerpiece this week.

2.  Memorize the names of the 12 disciples.  Here’s a fun activity/rap to learn them.
12 Disciples Activity

3.  Click on this link for Thursday’s activity:  Last Supper Activity

4.  Children’s Activities for Holy Week

5. Have a special family dinner together on Holy Thursday and think of ways to, as a family, “wash the feet” of people in need in your parish or community.

Passion Week- for Families

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This morning in Sunday School, we discussed how the feasts of the Old Testament relate to the events of Passion Week.  It was fascinating.  If I can get a pdf of the chart we covered, I’ll post it here.

In the meantime, here are some Bible readings for your family devotions this week to review or learn the stories leading to Christ’s death & resurrection.

Sunday, April 17 -  Palm Sunday

  • Mark 11:1-11,  1 Timothy 6:12-16

Monday, April 18

  • 2 Corinthians 1:1-7, John 18:1-18

Tuesday, April 19

  • 2 Corinthians 1:8-22,  John 18:19-40

Wednesday, April 20

  • 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11, Mark 14:1-11

Thursday, April 21 -  Maundy Thursday

  • 1 Corinthians 10:14-17; 11:27-32, Mark 14:1-25

Friday, April 22 -  Good Friday

  • 1 Peter 1:10-20, John 19

Saturday, April 23

  • Hebrews 4:1-16, Romans 8:1-11

Sunday, April 24 -  Easter:  Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ

  • John 1:1-18, John 20

Get Ready for Easter in Your Homeschool

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I I found this cool project last year at my Mom to Mom Bible study at church. Even though my kids are older, we made an Easter garden. I pulled mine out last night to display this year.  I’m sharing this a few weeks early so you can gather all the supplies.

This is a great project to remind your family of the events of Passion Week.

easter garden

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Materials:
Shallow tray or dish
Garden soil (or green styrofoam for the fake flowers)
Moss, cut grass or sand
Dried twigs
Sewing thread
Small Pot
Flat stone large enough to cover mouth of pot
Egg cups (or other small containers)
Small flowers
Gravel

Directions:

1. Fill the tray with soil or potting compost (or place styrofoam where flowers will be)

2. Arrange it to make a hill on one side of the tray

3. Cover the soil with moss, grass or sand

4. Make three crosses with dried twigs tied together with sewing thread & place on hilltop

5. Press the small post into the hillside ot make a cave like the garden tomb. Place the stone over the mouth of the tomb.

6. Press egg cups full of water into soil around the garden and fill with flowers. (Or put artificial flowers into styrofoam)

7. Make a path coming from the tomb with gravel, to show how the disciples ran to the tomb on Easter morning

8. Early on Easter morning, move back the stone from the tomb – showing that it is empty.

If you make one, feel free to post a pic.

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