Core A History / Bible / Language Arts / Reading with Grade K Readers - 5-Day

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Intro to the World: Cultures (Core A)
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Young adventurers: Explore God's big world!

  • Inspire a love of learning, gain a sense of history and explore far-off places.
  • Guide your children confidently each day: you get lesson plans, teaching tips and materials for the entire year.
  • Trek with missionaries, visit ancient Egypt and travel through jungles, America, Imperial China ... and more!
  • Devour fun historical fiction, stirring true stories and many children's classics.
  • Purchase this package and you'll get free shipping (lower 48), Forum access, a one-year guarantee and other perks.

Learning is fun!

You want to start your young children on the right track. You want to build a solid foundation for years to come. What do you need to teach them right now? That learning is fun! "We like learning!"

Core A does exactly that. This program is perfect for 6- and 7-year-olds and advanced 5-year-olds.

A wonder year

Open your children's eyes to God's fascinating world. Cuddle up with your little ones as you discover wonders far beyond your town borders. Introduce them to a wide range of topics and whet their appetites to learn more.

You get to acquaint your children with other places, cultures and times. You get to marvel at wonderful things God has done through His people.

As you explore, find answers to questions like Why do people in the Amazon and Alaska like different kinds of homes? What did the inside of a medieval castle look like? What did ancient Egyptians eat? How did people travel in ancient China? What does a jungle look like?

A tour of Core A

Enjoy a very broad overview of world history and explore the way people ate, dressed and lived throughout the centuries.

With your Instructor's Guide showing you what to do each day, two volumes serve as key books: The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia and Living Long Ago. They both feature simple text and scores of pictures that your children will love to look at. Get brief, picture-filled overviews of key civilizations of the world such as Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Vikings, Incans, the Ming Dynasty in China, Colonial America and Victorian England. Take extra time to look at music, art, homes, clothing and climate around the world. Your children will love to sit and pore over these books.

Core A also weaves in many fascinating biographies and stories that help your children imagine life in different times and places.

What will Core A do for you?

Sure, you have a great program that gives you precious times of discovery with your kids. You don't have to plan lessons, your kids get a great education, and they'll finish more excited than ever about learning. But what else will Core A do for you?

First, it sets the stage for future learning. Your kids develop a big-picture understanding that past civilizations existed and that people live differ-ently throughout the world. This knowledge gives a framework for future in-depth study of history.

This program also helps children start to see past themselves. Not everyone lives like they do! As children grasp this concept, they are more able to look at situations from another person's point of view and to relate to others who are different from them. They also develop a healthy curiosity about the world around them.

Another aspect I hold dear is that the books we feature inspire character in children. They provide fodder for faith-building conversations. They present worthy heroes who display courage and honesty, who work hard, love their families and do the right thing. Let's give children some models worth imitating!

Core A also helps develop key skills. From our developmentally-oriented hands-on activities, to the "Create-a-Calendar" that introduces the flow of weeks and months, you'll help make sure your kids are on track with what they need to know. Even the simple poetry in Core A helps train your children's ears to hear cadence, phonics and rhymes.

Core A also provides a whole lot of fun. Your children won't be little forever, so I created this Core to help you enjoy this special time together. From hands-on activities to stories they'll remember their entire lives, get ready for lots of laughs and hugs.

With Core A, you receive:

Instructor's Guide

Whether you're brand new to homeschooling, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, the Instructor's Guide included in Core A will make your homeschool life easier. Each morning, flip it open to see what's on the docket.

Your guide saves you from figuring out how to make all your books work together (we've already done that!). It helps you pace your journey, though you can easily speed up or slow down if you want. With the structure it provides, you can follow it exactly without worry. But it's also flexible: branch off and dive deeper into a particularly intriguing subject if you want. Then return to the schedule when you're ready. Download the first 3 weeks of this guide at sonlight.com/3-week-samples.

Hands-on activities

Enrich your learning with hands-on activities! Core A includes downloadable Tips packed with weekly suggestions that reinforce your studies and offer opportunities for creative expression and more fun. Low on parent-prep time and high in educational payoff, these activities are sure to be a hit in your house.

History & Geography

On this exciting tour of world cultures, history and geography, you and your children will ...

  • Discover what it was like to live in a castle.
  • Marvel at what children used to wear for sleep and play.
  • Take a spin in the first car, plane & rocket ship.
  • Meet the former slave who returned to Ireland to share Jesus.
  • Visit tall mountains and lush jungles.
  • And much, much more!

Bible

Did you know your children can probably memorize Scripture with more ease than you? Rejoice in this ability of young minds; help them hide God's Word in their hearts. Core A includes 26 memory verses--one that starts with each letter of the alphabet! A delightful CD sets each verse to beautiful music your kids will love to sing along with.

You'll also read daily from Egermeier's Bible Story Book--an accurate but kid-friendly story Bible that covers Genesis to Revelation. I remember how my children used to beg me to keep reading. That's exactly what a mom wants to hear when reading Bible stories!

Read-Alouds

You're in for a treat here. Cuddle on the couch as you read fun, enriching books to your children and:

  • Care for animals alongside a veterinarian who loves his job.
  • Learn lifetime lessons with peasant Pong Lo as he wins a whole kingdom with a grain of rice!
  • Be inspired toward wisdom and character through Grandma's tales of growing up in the pioneer days.

Readers & Language Arts

Your children's Readers & Language Arts Program has a clear goal: to help them love to read and write. How do we do that? By giving them fun, real books they can read successfully! As countless Sonlighters have testified, their excitement to read these treasured books propels them to grow. Then we add fun, accessible writing assignments that coordinate with their Readers. You'll serve as your children's "scribe" for many creative writing assignments; you won't believe what your kids can create!

Simply choose the program that matches each child's reading level: Grade K Readers with Language Arts K, Grade 1 Readers with Language Arts 1, or Grade 2 Readers with Language Arts 2. Each level integrates Readers and Language Arts and gives you easy-to-use tools at your child's ability level.

Click over to the Reader Packages & Literature page to read about the specific programs, then visit sonlight.com/quick-reading-assessment to choose the right level for each child.

Memories in the making

Explore with your children and form precious memories with Core A. May you discover together that learning really is fun!

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Instructor's Guides

Core A Instructor's Guide (ACG)

When you order Core A: Intro to the World: Cultures, your young adventurers will set out to explore God's big world and gain a sense of history, as they trek with missionaries, travel through jungles, and visit ancient Egypt, Imperial China, America and more.

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Language Arts K Instructor's Guide (KLG)

Teach your children with confidence!

This Instructor's Guide fully equips you to teach Language Arts for Grade K Readers. Includes schedule, student activity sheets, instructions for multi-sensory approaches to teaching letter sounds, phonics, spelling, dictation, and a complete creative expression/pre-writing program.

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$39.99

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Bible

Egermeier's Bible Story Book (AB01)

A complete narration from Genesis to Revelation for young and old.

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$15.99

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Sing the Word: From A to Z - CD (AB02)

A great mnemonic aid: the entire set of 26 Scripture verses in the Bible A Memory program set to diverse musical styles on CD.

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$13.95

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Electives

Sonlight's Create-A-Calendar (AE01)

Sixteen-month calendar covers your entire school year and teaches kids about the calendar. Learn the days, weeks and months of the year.

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$12.99

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History & Geography

Core A Tips (ACD)

Tips and fun "extras" for your Core A program

This PDF links to encouragement and suggestions for you and a wealth of additional tips and ideas to enhance your children's learning. Look for enriching extras that coordinate with each of your 36 weeks of learning.

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$9.99

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Wild Places (AH01)

Introduce your child to the geography, climate, animal and human lifestyles in three habitats: mountains, jungles and deserts.

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$12.99

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Living Long Ago (AH02)

From ancient Egypt to the early part of this century: satisfy or spark your child's curiosity about how people used to dress, travel, eat and live.

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$12.99

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Timeline Figures A (AH03)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Core A on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$11.50

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Usborne Internet-Linked Children's Encyclopedia (AH04)

Introduces your child to world geography, geology, cultures, weather, simple physics (light, levers, etc.) and much more. Fun pictures throughout.

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$15.99

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I Heard Good News Today (AH05)

From the very first "Good News" (Jesus himself) to modern examples, this warm, inspiring volume of 93 short stories (named for the African song in story #59) tells of early missionaries and Christians from around the world—loving, caring, serving and sharing in the name of Christ.

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$16.99

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Language Arts

Language and Thinking for Young Children (KL02)

Recommended Resource for Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers. An easy-to-use, one-year course in oral language and thinking skills for children from Pre-K through 3rd grade using regular family activities.

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$8.99

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My First Picture Dictionary (KL04)

Over 500 words in alphabetical order with a simple definition and clear, full-color illustrations.

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$4.99

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BINGO Markers (KL081)

Required Resource for Language Arts Grades K-1. Set of 50 plastic markers for use with both Alphabet Sounds BINGO and Letter & Word BINGO.

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$1.75

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Alphabet Sounds BINGO Cards (KL082)

Extra Alphabet Sounds BINGO cards.

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$4.50

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Go A to Z! (KL11)

A Sonlight exclusive Go Fish!-style card game to help students learn the basic sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.

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$4.99

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Read Alouds

The House at Pooh Corner (AA01)

The joyful adventures of Winnie the Pooh continue. Since 1926, generations of children have adored A.A. Milne's stories and Ernest H. Shepard's unforgettable drawings. The House at Pooh Corner is a very special place.

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The Story of Dr. Dolittle (AA02)

Dr. Dolittle sails off to save African monkeys from an epidemic and encounters amazing animals.

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The Story About Ping (AA03)

The adventure of a duck in pre-Revolutionary China teaches the importance of listening when mother calls.

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$3.99

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The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose (AA04)

Lobel, ed. Gorgeous, heavy hardbound collection of 306 classic nursery rhymes.

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$24.99

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The Llama Who Had No Pajama (AA05)

From silly to contemplative, a satisfying collection of 100 favorite poems. Young readers of all levels will eat this up, and come back for more. Delightfully illustrated.

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$8.00

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Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book (AA06)

A series of stories featuring Huckle, Lowly, Pig Will, Pig Won't, and other characters who demonstrate the good will generated by nice manners. Zany pictures and stories help reinforce manners lessons.

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$3.99

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My Father's Dragon (AA09)

A delightful story about a boy who rescues a sweet young dragon from her enemies through the judicious use of the unlikely items he has stored in his knapsack.

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$7.95

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Dolphin Adventure (AA10)

Eighty feet below the ocean's surface, Wayne Grover encounters three dolphins, one with a large fish hook stuck in his back.

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$5.99

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The Light at Tern Rock (AA11)

Ronnie loves living in the lighthouse, but the days go by, and the keeper doesn't return. A simple but pleasurable Christmas story for all ages.

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$4.99

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A Grain of Rice (AA14)

A humble farmer wants to marry the Emperor's daughter . . . and succeeds because of his wisdom.

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$4.99

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The Hundred Dresses (AA15)

Two normally sensitive girls repent of "making fun" of the poor girl in their class who says she has a hundred dresses.

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$7.99

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Twenty and Ten (AA16)

Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.

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The Boxcar Children (AA17)

Classic page-turner about four orphans who have to fend for themselves. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm.

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In Grandma's Attic (AA18)

Stories of a remarkable grandmother's childhood in midwest North America over 100 years ago. Bring the past alive as only a born storyteller could.

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Five True Dog Stories (AA19)

They're true. They're history. But mostly they're a lot of fun.

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$4.99

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James Herriot's Treasury for Children (AA21)

All of the Yorkshire country vet's beloved books for children collected in one volume.

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$24.99

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Dolphin Treasure (AA22)

Sequel to Dolphin Adventure. Wayne is searching for buried treasure that sunk with a Spanish galleon off the Florida coast when a storm arises and his dolphin friend comes to his rescue.

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Mary on Horseback (AA23)

There are no hospitals or doctors in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, so Mary Breckinridge, founds the Frontier Nursing Service to help those in need.

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Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend (AA24)

The real Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in 1774, in a small Massachusetts village. Discover his story through this wise and witty work. Learn how the apple tree-planting folk hero helped open and tame the American frontier.

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Least of All (AA25)

The youngest of six children — and the only girl — Raven Hannah is not big enough to help with any of the work on her family's turn-of-the-century Vermont farm. But when the winter comes, she surprises everyone by being able to read — something no one else in her family can do.

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The Complete Adventures of Curious George (AA26)

"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious." With these words, readers everywhere met the cheerful and resilient little hero, Curious George in 1941. The world has loved him ever since.

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Here's a Penny (AA27)

Wherever Penny goes, he's sure to find adventure. He loses his overalls in a very sticky situation and searches for his new kittens only to find them dressed up in doll clothes.

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No Children, No Pets (AA28)

Three children and their widowed mother inherit a run-down apartment building in Florida. A sign on the front door says "No Children, No Pets." Adventure awaits as the kids solve lingering mysteries and help fix up the building. A satisfying childhood tale that keeps you guessing what will happen next.

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Little House in the Big Woods (AA29)

In the late 1870's, wolves, panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods. In those same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a snug little house built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her own cheese and butter. At night, Pa's fiddle-playing brings the family together around the cozy fire.

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Beezus and Ramona (AA30)

Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her class to a party without telling her family. The girls are sisters and that means they will always love each other — even if they don't always get along.

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$6.99

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (AA31)

The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town ... except for its weather, which came at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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$6.99

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Fun Tales (KR01)

A set of 27 booklets geared to the letters as learned. Stored in a handy slip cover box. Includes zany kid-friendly illustrations.

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$21.99

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Required Items

History & Geography

Markable Map and Markers (MAP)

Includes two big full-color maps in one plus a four-color set of fine-tip water-based markers!

A geography Required Resource in every Sonlight Core program from A—W.

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$28.24

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Resources

The Timeline Book (RR120)

A blank timeline from 5,000 B.C. to the Present!

Pre-printed timeline in a spiral-bound book—for use throughout your homeschooling adventure. Required Resource for Sonlight Core programs A-300.

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$25.99

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3" Binder with Tabs (B050)

Organize all your homeschool papers in one sturdy and convenient binder. With tabs that match your Sonlight® Core Instructor's Guides, you'll always know where to find each week's schedule, notes and study guides.

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Electives

Sonlight's Create-A-Calendar (AE01)

Sixteen-month calendar covers your entire school year and teaches kids about the calendar. Learn the days, weeks and months of the year.

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$12.99

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History & Geography

Timeline Figures A (AH03)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Core A on pre-gummed heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$11.50

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Language Arts

Extra Language Arts for Grade K Readers: Sounds, Letters, and Easy Words Student Activity Sheets (KLG1)

Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is included in Language Arts for Grade K Readers. You need one set per student.

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$17.99

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Optional Language Arts Items

Language Arts

Teacher's Guide for Ready... Set... Go for the Code (KL034)

Provides teachers with several exciting options for instruction as well as basic principles for effective reinforcement. Expands on the skills presented in the student books A, B, and C.

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$10.65

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Resources

Sound Cards (RL20)

Full color, sturdier versions of the black and white Sound Cards included in the Language Arts for Grade K Readers Instructor's Guide.

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$5.99

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Ready . . . Set . . . Go for the Code (KL03)

Consumable, Optional. A three-workbook introduction to all the consonants of the alphabet except the letter "x." Scheduled as optional in Language Arts for Grade K Readers.

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Core A History / Bible / Language Arts / Reading with Grade K Readers - 5-Day
Intro to the World: Cultures (Core A)
Retail: $517.28
$419
Package Options
School Days per Week: More info
Language Arts Level:More info
Add Required Resources (+$67.7): More Info
This package qualifies for Payment Plans.
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Handwriting (K-3)
 
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