Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Middle School Shopping Guide

 

Use this post as a guide for purchasing all the necessary supplies and curricula for your Middle School Student(s).  There is a separate post for Elementary School Students.

All books and supplies should be clearly marked with your child's name. I have provided shopping links for most items for your convenience. 

Some things to note:

  • You are not required to purchase from the provided links, but it will save you time (and most times, money).
  • I have chosen to provide shopping links primarily via Amazon and Rainbow Resource. I buy as much of my curriculum from Rainbow Resource as possible because I like to support them.  They are a family-owned business that provides a very high-level customer service experience.  They have also homeschooled themselves.  
  • Required books and supplies are highlighted in green.
  • I have included some helpful hints, and extra resources that will make your year of learning more enjoyable.  These extra resources will be highlighted in yellow, and are not required to purchase.

General Supplies

  • Backpack
  • 2 - 3-ring binders https://amzn.to/4aesnl0
  • Binder dividers with pockets for each binder https://amzn.to/3JR7uBF
  • Supply pouch (available during back-to-school shopping for as low as $1)
  • Supply pouch should be equipped with:
    • 5 pencils
    • 2 large erasers
    • Colored pens for correcting and editing https://amzn.to/4dz1Em8
    • Scissors (appropriate for your child's grip) 
    • Wide ruled lined paper
  • Water Bottle
  • Snack bag (can be disposable - does not need to be a designated snack bag unless that would be beneficial to your child)

Language Arts
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR OWN COPY OF ANY LISTED CURRICULA FOR THEIR CLASS.

  • PUBLIC SPEAKING
    Introduction to Public Speaking by IEW - https://www.rainbowresource.com/023254.html
  • WRITING
  • LITERATURE
    • The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis  https://www.rainbowresource.com/002515.html
    • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis  https://www.rainbowresource.com/055893.html
    • The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis  https://www.rainbowresource.com/003359.html
    • Or you could buy the complete set of Narnia Books https://www.rainbowresource.com/080994.html
  • GRAMMAR
    • Fix It Grammar Level 4 by IEW - I recommend purchasing the Teacher Book for this resource.  It streamlines the correcting process as you are checking your students' work each day.
      Student Book only - https://www.rainbowresource.com/018467.html
      Student/Teacher combo - https://www.rainbowresource.com/080594.html

Science

All Elementary Levels will be learning from Exploring Creation with Physical Science (4th edition) by Apologia.  https://www.rainbowresource.com/014120.html  (ebook https://amzn.to/3whO7Pj)

THIS IS A NEW EDITION THAT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM RAINBOW RESOURCE UNTIL JULY.

The Apologia website is currently offering a 25% discount on pre-orders for this new edition!
https://www.apologia.com/shop/middle-school/science/physical-science/

  • Student Notebook - https://www.rainbowresource.com/014112.html
  • Digital and audio version of this book will be available.  Check back for updates about this!
  • Rainbow Resource offers several combination packages to save a few dollars - check them out!

Art

Logic

  • Introduction to Logic by MasterBooks.  https://www.rainbowresource.com/014420.html
  • Bible - This should be a personal Bible dedicated to the use of each individual student. Preferred Versions:  NKJV, ESV, NIV, NASB  For this class, a paraphrased version would not be appropriate.

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Middle School Shopping Guide

  Use this post as a guide for purchasing all the necessary supplies and curricula for your Middle School Student(s).  There is a separate...