In clearing off the front bookshelves to make room for the current school year’s curricula, I discovered that I have way too many books. I would love for you to take some of them off my hands! I’m open to offers! If you see something you want but can’t afford the price I listed, please email me! I need to clear the room and REALLY need the money, so I’m willing to wheel and deal.
I will be adding shipping, unless the product is noted as being free for shipping. When requesting your books, please let me know your zip code so that I can calculate shipping costs. Shipping will be actual shipping, based on weight, to your zip code from mine. I’ll need 24 hours to box your items and take them to the P.O. to weigh and get the cost to you.
Minimum of $5 purchase plus shipping, please. Email me directly – dalynn(at)holysplendor(dot)com – or PM me on Facebook if you have me on your friends list, with your choices! Thank you!
Words Are Wonderful
A vocabulary program for middle grades. Book 1 is for 3rd graders, and Book 2 is for 4th graders. The student books retail at Rainbow Resource (the only place I could find both student and teacher books) for $14.25 new and the Teacher Editions run $17.95 new. Both of these sets contain both the student and teacher books.
The TE’s have a small version of the student page that has the answers, plus written instructions for the teacher that can be used to make this a full curriculum and most lessons can be almost turned into a full unit study. Book 1 is entirely done in pencil. Book 2 is done through Lesson 15 in colored pencil and pen, and there are toddler pen scribbles through Lesson 17. The lessons are still visible. I’ll include the student books for free with purchase of the Teacher Edition that goes with it.
Writing With Ease by Susan Wise Bauer – $15
The essential writing curriculum for 1st through 4th grades. It guides you through teaching handwriting through writing concepts. There are workbooks available, but this is a guidance book for the teacher to understand the concepts and put it into practice without those. This hardcover book is in LIKE NEW condition and retails at Amazon for $21.40 new.
A set of 5 different books to prepare your 3rd grade student for standardized testing. Some of these are geared towards the Texas specific tests, but they would be useful for test prep in any state.
The green reading book has 63 pages; the first 13 are done in pencil with a few red correction marks. The cover is ripped near the spine from the top to just past the second hole punch, but it will stay in a 3-ring notebook just fine.
The orange Test Prep book contains Math, Reading, and the answer key. There are 148 pages and it is all clean in good condition.
The blue Texas Ed. Agency book contains Math, Reading, and the answer keys. There are over 200 pages and it is all clean in good condition.
The green and yellow book contains only science and is about 2/3 worked but not necessarily in order. It’s mostly pencil, but there are a few questions answered in pen. It contains both sentence writing and multiple choice answer varieties (and maybe more than that). The students were taught to highlight the answers in the text, so much of the text is highlighted already. Even though it’s mostly worked, it looks like a GREAT resource, especially if you’re lacking in science! Just pull out the workbook and have the student read and and answer; it’s science and test prep all in one!
The white book is Third Grade In Review reproducible activity pages. There are over 100 and about 1/4 of them are done, mostly in pencil though a couple of pages have coloring on them. Since this book is reproducible, the copyright includes permission to copy the pages for use in the classroom. This book looks a lot like the comprehensive curriculum books you see, but not as thick. The TOC includes: English, Reading, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Math, Social Studies, and Science.
Dinah Zike – Great Science Adventures – $9 each or $15 for both
Dinah Zike is all about folding paper! These science books cover the material and how-to instructions for what is basically a lapbook. It’s all the inserts for a lapbook, anyway, and you could easily place them into a folder to make it that way. These books have had the spines cut off and have been 3-hole punched. They retail for $19.19 new at Christian Book.
Language arts for 1st grade. These are similar to the AOP LifePacs. I don’t have the teacher guide, and the first three light units are missing, but they are only around $3 each direct from the company and you can get them individually. MUCH cheaper than the LifePacs are and of equal quality! 7 workbooks included.
From the makers of Math-U-See comes Spelling You See! This is largely copywork, with a focus on spelling rules within a passage. Set B is geared to about the 2nd grade, but take the level test on the website. This set comes with the teacher book and both student workbooks – part 1 and part 2.
Each workbook has over 180 pages. Book 1 has the first 38 pages worked mostly in pencil; I saw 2 pages that were done in pen. That’s through the first part of Lesson 4, and there are a couple of pages in the previous lessons which were skipped. Book 2 is completely clean.
Another from Christian Light, similar to the LifePacs from AOP. This is the Reading teacher’s manual for 2nd grade and comes with a single Light Unit. These are an old version so not on the website, but the current version has 2 parts that each cost $9 (so the equivalent of this book would be $18). This guide contains a reproduction of every workbook page from the Light Units. So, you could buy just the Light Units from the site, or you could just use this guide and make your own, or do them orally. The website also has samples of each light unit (from the newer edition).
Spelling for 5th grade. This appears to be a Teacher Guide of sorts. It just has the “tests” in it, so basically it provides the list of words and a sentence for each. I’ll include this for free with any other purchase.
LLATL – Yellow Book (4th grade) or Orange Book (3rd grade) – $3 each or both for $5
This is the OLD version of these books. We’re using this set with my high schooler in the current edition, and I need to bless someone with these that needs them. If you order at least $10 and want this also, I’ll send one for free. Order at least $15 and I’ll send them both free.
This is the full set that retails for $39.95 at Memoria Press. It’s in like new condition because, honestly, I have too many ancient history resources!
This is the full set including 4 consumable student books that retails for $42.95 on the Memoria Press website. I have too many phonics resources, and these were beyond my twins. I’d gauge them at 1st grade at least, maybe partway into the year. You wouldn’t want this to be your child’s first introduction to basic phonics, but it includes a good review of the alphabet sounds to start.
This is a great fill-in for science experiments! The units are short and you have a myriad of activities to choose from, so do some or do all depending on your kids’ interest. The supplies are all easily found and you probably have most of them. It’s just science, no math or language arts or anything, though there are some literature suggestions if you want to dig in a little deeper. This retails for $16.95 on Amazon. Like new condition.
Two great teaching books from my collection, likely obtained from my grandma who retired from the ps and is always sending me stuff. I haven’t read either of these but they’d be good for anyone who is just starting their homeschooling journey with little kids. $3 each or $5 for both.
This is a full set for 1st grade spelling. It’s the teacher editions and copying masters, with the answers in the back. Book 1 is the Practice Book, which is basically worksheets. They include the spelling word lists when that starts, a few pages into the book. Book 2 is the Review Book, basically more worksheets. There are 2 review pages for each unit list.
Book 3 is the Teacher’s Aid book, and it contains letters home to the parents including the word lists, homework worksheets, and the answers in the back. These will almost certainly need to be copied as many of them contain cut-and-paste activities, and a tear-off word list for studying at home.
Book 4 is the Challenge book, which wouldn’t have to be done but includes higher-level words not on the usual list. Worksheets, then answers in the back as usual. You don’t have a spelling book to go with this, but you don’t really need it.
The actual book seems to be available used on Amazon for about $5 though if you want it. I can’t find anything comparable to this on Amazon, as they all use consumable workbooks these days. This set is copyrighted in 1988 so no worries about Core Curriculum here! I really think this is a SUPER nice set, even though it’s old; it doesn’t have a mark in it and it’s ugly on the outside but beautifully preserved pages on the inside. A diamond in the rough here, folks! Would I have described it in such detail if I wasn’t impressed?
I’m not sure what grade this is for; the way I was taught to gauge it says it would be 2nd grade but I think it’s too easy for that. The first word list includes: am, as, ask, has, act, hand, land, mad, add, and WAS as a “lookout” word. Review words include been, mine, had; Challenge words include camp, grass. (Well, with those review words, maybe 2nd grade is right?) Anyway. The “strategies” page and the first full lesson page have coloring on them. The coloring on the strategies page is pretty bad, but it’s one to read and explain to your child and I don’t think it interferes. The coloring on the lessons page isn’t as bad and the page can still be done. The rest of the book is clean.
This workbook has a big 1 on the back, so I’m fairly certain that it’s for first grade. The pages that are still in this book are mostly clean except for a few done in pencil at the beginning, but many are missing as having been turned in at school. The TOC in the front gives a really good idea of what was on the pages that are missing. This would be a great supplement and extra practice pages. It also has some REALLY GREAT VISUAL AIDS included in the back. Pages present or missing include:
- included up to pg 62 (all of unit 1)
- pg63/64 missing (writer’s word bank and how to study a word)
- included pg 65-68 (short a and short e)
- missing pg69-72 (last page of short e, and short i)
- included 73-76 (last page of short i, and short o)
- missing 77-88 (last page of short o, number words, review)
- included 89-90 (writing journal)
- missing 91-114 (all of unit 3)
- included 115-116 (writing journal)
- missing 117-132 (most of unit 4)
- included 133-136 (animal words)
- missing 137-140 (review)
- included 141-142 (writing journal)
- missing 143-166 (all of unit 5)
- included 167-168 (writing journal)
- missing 169-192 (all of unit 6)
- included 193-202 (writing journal and bonus pages)
- missing 203-204 (“Here Comes Winter” bonus page)
- included 205-256 (more bonus pages, spelling dictionary, handwriting models)
Also included are ALL the punch-outs! These are sturdy cardstock flashcards including lower-case and capital alphabets, everyday words, word families, and letter grid. I’d be happy to get more pictures if you’re interested in this resource. These pages are worth this book all by themselves!
Second grade. The orange hardcover on the right is the textbook, and the blue on the left is the workbook to go with it. They are different editions of the book, but they work together great. The unit numbers are off; unit 2 in the workbook is the same as unit 1 in the textbook. That means the page numbers are off also; I found that the workbook instructions are about 10 pages ahead of what the corresponding pages are in the text.
The workbook has all the answer key in the back, and is completely clean. GREAT set! I actually did use the textbook with my oldest son, and came across the workbook later. The textbooks and workbooks are going for about $10 each on Amazon.
This is the first grade workbook to the same set as the above second grade set. I don’t have the textbook for this, but I’m not sure you’d need it. There are a few “following directions” pages which it would be ideal to have the instructions, but you can make up your own using the clues on the student page. (Obviously, the line with an “X” at the beginning and three pictures, the child needs to place an X on the named picture. Does it matter which one is in the teacher book? Probably not….) Lots of great cardstock visual supplements and manipulatives in the back on this one, too!
The telling time coloring book has sold.
A Mother’s Manual for Summer Survival – $3
The orange book has sold. These are first and second grade resources.
I may have more to add as I continue going through my resources so keep an eye out! Please comment if there is anything you’re looking for. I may decide I can get rid of something you need if it’s just sitting on my shelf. Thanks for looking!