A few weeks back we received a large order from Rainbow Resource. They have great prices on curriculum and on some things are my only source for ordering. For large orders over $500 the shipping is only 20%. That is a great shipping rate for an international order. So at least once a year I place a large order with them for things we’ll need throughout the year. I invite friends to add to the order to get us over the $500 threshold. This time the shipping took just three weeks! I’ve had it take longer in the past. We were thrilled to open our box. They helped me sort our order into what was ours and what our friends had ordered.
The kids immediately dug into our Let’s Read & Find Out science books.
What else did we get? Expo markers (pricey here, cheaper to order) and some Ticonderoga pencils to try out. The kids are thrilled to have all those different coloured dry erase markers.
Math Wrap-Ups. For now I got addition, subtraction, and multiplication. They also have them for division and fractions I believe. Also some math dice.
Math books. That Life of Fred Apples book has since been slightly chewed by a certain chocolate labradour in our house. That’s what I get for leaving it on the floor. Those Singapore Challenging Word Problems are for Skeeterbug, more on those another time.
History! That wall timeline is giving me headaches, I can’t find anywhere to get it laminated for under $40. Ergh.
Geography. Since looking through the Legends & Leagues books I’ve realised it is too young for Skeeterbug. We’ll probably do it anyway, it’s just about right for Jitterbug so it is something they could do together and I think Skeeterbug will enjoy it anyway.
Bible Study Guide for All Ages. I’m still undecided on how I feel about this curriculum. We used it a bit last year, so I already have the Beginner pages for Jitterbug, I ordered one set of the Intermediate to try out with Skeeterbug.
My kids love this Sum Swamp game. Very simple addition and subtraction. They just adore it.
A dot to dot daily desk calendar. And Banagrams, which Ladybug promptly absconded with. All those letter tiles are just too enticing to ignore.
I’m planning to do a human body unit with Jitterbug for science this year. This game is five games in one, haven’t opened it yet.
I got all the Let’s Read & Find Out books on the human body. Can’t say enough good things about these books. Hope to eventually own the whole set. There are two different levels and are perfect for preschool, prep, and lower primary.
I got these write and wipe pockets to try out with dry erase markers. If I can ever get all those styrofoam crumbs off of them. Those crumbs are very sticky!
And finally some art supplies, this sort of thing can be quite pricey here and even with shipping it is cheaper to order it. Paper especially seems expensive here.
That white roll of tape is Mavalus tape to hang posters and such on the wall. Easier than Blu-Tack and cheaper than Command strips. I’ve found that in the heat of summer the Blue-Tack seems to soften a bit and things slide off the wall, the tape is holding much better so far.
Now to find room for everything…