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COURSE NO. EL -242

HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION

 

 

High School Orientation

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

One copy of this booklet is provided to each family. Look for the booklet in the mailing that includes your Academic Packet.

 

 

High School Web Resources

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • ISBN: n/a        n/a
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Included as part of active enrollment. Submit the Course Registration form so your STAA advisor can activate access to the web resources and order your set of STAA Study Guides.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Cracking the ACT with 3 Practice Tests, 2014 Edition

  • Author: Princeton Review
  • ISBN: 0804124388        978-0804124386
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any prep book with sample tests and discussion of test taking strategies will serve. Check the admission policy of the college of your choice to determine whether to take the ACT or SAT.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Cracking the SAT with 5 Practice Tests, 2015 Edition

  • Author: Princeton Review
  • ISBN: 0804124655        978-0804124652
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any prep book with sample tests and discussion of test taking strategies will serve. Check the admission policy of the college of your choice to determine whether to take the ACT or SAT.

 


COURSE NO. EL -521

KEYBOARDING

 

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Type It

  • Author: Joan Duffy
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0838813453        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Educators Publishing Service / 1974

 


COURSE NO. EL -694

SCHOOL BOOKS FOR LITTLE ONES

 

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

  • Author: June Oberlander
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 159160236X        978-1591602361
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

356 pages; Xulon Press; 4th edition (December 1, 2002)

 

Little Acts of Grace

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler and Donna Piscitelli; illustrated by Mimi Sternhagen
  • Publisher/Copyright: Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0970775679        978-0970775672
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2002; 48 pages; 3 Parts; 18 lessons

 

The Mass Book for Children

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler and Donna Piscitelli; illustrated by Mimi Sternhagen
  • ISBN: 1592760759        978-1592760756
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntington, IN; 2004; Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2004; 48 pages; 7 parts

 

Just Like Mary

  • Author: Rosemarie Gortler, Donna Piscitelli, Mimi Sternhagen
  • ISBN: 1931709793        978-1931709798
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, Huntington, IN; 2003; Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur, 2003; 48 pages; 15 lessons

 

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

  • Author: Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox and Ealine Bruner
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0671631985        9780671631987
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Fireside/Simon and Schuster, NY, NY; 1983; 395 pages, including Introduction, Parent's Guide, and Lessons 1-100.

 

 

Handwriting Without Tears: Capital Letter Wood Pieces

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

 

Handwriting Without Tears K: Letters and Numbers for Me

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781934825563
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

94 pages

 

 

Handwriting Without Tears: Slate Chalkboard

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

 

I Can Write

  • Author: Discovery Toys
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Discovery Toys

“It’s easy to learn to form letters! Children trace and draw to complete the activities on the reusable and highly durable, plastic wipe-off boards. Features phonetic words from A to Z in English, Spanish and French. Children can practice again and again – even after they get it “write”. 26 activity boards, 4 lotto game boards, 2 color crayons in holders, eraser and expanded Parent Guide. 8½” x 5” (22cm x 13cm) box. From 4 years – Primary School” –www.discoverytoysinc.com

 

 

Roll–A–Dough Letters™

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

“Multi-sensory tray / 18 Double-sided laminated letter and number cards / 12 oz. Container of dough / Dough “snakes” are used to form letters and numbers / Tray can be used with sand, shaving cream, rice, etc.” – www.hwtears.com

 

 

Starting Write

  • Author: Discovery Toys
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Discovery Toys

“It’s the first step in the “write” direction. Writing begins long before children can actually draw letters. Pre-writing practice develops the hand-eye coordination and fine motor control that leads to confidence. Practice and repeat drawing games and activities featuring animals and shapes on the reusable and highly durable, plastic wipe-off boards. Includes 16 activity boards, 4 color crayons in holders, eraser and expanded Parent Guide. 8½” x 1½” x 5” (22cm x 2cm x 13cm) box. From 3 years – Kindergarten” – www.discoverytoysinc.com

 

M and M’s Brand Counting Book

  • Author: Barbara Barbieri McGrath
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0881068535        978-0881068535
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

32 pages; Charlesbridge Publishing (July 1994)

 

 

M and M’s Brand Color Pattern Book

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

M and M’s Brand Count to One Hundred Book

  • Author: Barbara Barbieri McGrath
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1570915717        978-1570915710
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

32 pages; Charlesbridge Publishing (July 2003)

 

Before Five in a Row

  • Author: Jane C. Lambert
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1888659041        978-1888659047
  • Supplier: Five in a Row Publishing

156 pages; Five in a Row (March 1997)

 

Five in a Row, Volume 1

  • Author: Jane Claire Lambert
  • Publisher/Copyright: Grandview, MO: Five in a Row Publishing, 1997, 1994. .
  • ISBN: 1888659009        9781888659009
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

151 pgs.; 19 book units; Introductions, Instructions, Index, Glossary; 16 short appendices; craft and activity patterns and notes. (Older editions will work just as well.)

 

Kids’ Nature Book: 365 Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Experiences

  • Author: Susan Milord
  • ISBN: 1885593074        9781885593078
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Williamson Publ., Charlotte, VT; 1996, 1989; 157 pgs.; parent/teacher notes; multiple appendices.

 

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook

  • Author: Clare Walker Leslie
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2010. Print.
  • ISBN: 1603425314        978-1603425315
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

304 pages

 

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals

  • Author: Ed Emberley
  • ISBN: 0316789798        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

32 pages; Little, Brown Young Readers (April 5, 2006); 50 activities; notes to students.

 

 

Art Masterpieces: A Liturgical Collection

  • ISBN: not assigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

Collection includes 10 art prints and a short instructional guide.

 


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