First, meet with one of our professional staff members for an overview of our materials from a teacher's perspective. Keep in mind your child’s learning style and the values you want to integrate into your teaching. Also, ask for one of our Homeschool catalogs that you can take home for review. Whatcom Community College offers a homeschooling class on a regular basis as well. We suggest you take this class prior to beginning your teaching.
For those that don't live in or near Whatcom County, check with your local school district or Community College. They may know of homeschool groups you can check out, or know of a Homeschooling class that is available. Feel free to call or email us for advice on products too!
Or, click here to check out our stock of homeschooling materials online.
Check out our teacher resource shelves with everything from bells and whistles to hallway passes. Or, click here to visit our shopping cart where these and many other classroom management items may be found.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell. We do have a strictly Christian section, where you can find our Flannelgraphs, Christian stickers, and other similar items. Many of the Homeschool items are also Christian in nature, and our staff can help you determine which ones are. Other than those two sections, most of our items are not Christian in nature. For those purchasing online, Publisher/Manufacturer BJU Press and Alpha Omega are both Christian Publishers, and most of their products are not allowed on school funds.
A few publishers do offer year-long materials by subject. We carry one these which is called LifePac. Most homeschooling parents prefer to package their materials personally using our curricular guides. Go to http://standards.ospi.K12.wa.us to find grade-specific subject standards for Washington State.
Another resource available at the store is the Comprehensive Curriculum series or the Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer. Many parents consult with the book series, What Your 1st Grader Should Know, which has editions for each grade level.
Launching Success Learning Store also offers workshops on our homeschool curriculum. Sign up for our newsletter and you will be notified about upcoming events of this type.
Of course you may! To do this, you must create an account on our shopping cart. Once you've done that, use the wishlist function. Add products to wishlists, and once you are satisfied with a list, click on Wishlist in the upper right (below the shopping cart total), and then click Tell a Friend. If you've created multiple lists, you must first click on Manage My Lists before emailing.
Many homeschool publishers do not identify grade levels on their materials so that parents can match their child’s progress rather than be boxed into grade level requirements. We do have at-home activity books, such as our Spectrum series, that are graded to national and state standards.
If no grade level is indicated, ask us to help. Some publishers offer a supplemental explanation of the probable grade level for each book in their series.
We have many items in store that we don't have listed online. We're always adding products to the cart, and it is just a matter of time before it makes it to the website. If you would like to purchase the item, just give us a call! We can always take your order over the phone. Or, send us an email. All orders whether online, by email, or by phone come directly to the store.
Be forewarned- there are also products online that we don't carry in the store. But, we can always get these for you very quickly!
Prince Avenue connects with the Guide Meridian in Bellingham.
Coming from the freeway/Headed North on the Guide Meridian: Take exit 256A off I-5. Continue on the Guide Meridian through the next 3 lights. The last light will be at Bakerview Road. Prince Avenue is 1 block north of Bakerview Road. There is no light here. Turn right, and we are at the top of the crest on the right.
Headed South on the Guide Meridian: Prince is 1 block south of Westerly Road, on the left. There is no light here. Turn left, and we are at the top of the crest on the right.
Please call us at 360-527-2641 if you are still having trouble finding us. We're happy to give you more specific directions over the phone.
Parents have a number of good local groups to choose from. The Whatcom Home School Association, for example, is a non-contractual club of homeschool families. Many other groups are school district-sponsored and facilitated. Ask at the store for a list of groups in your area.
In the spring, we feature several choices of graded, summer bridge activity books. These colorful editions lead children in reviewing their previous work and preparing for the upcoming school year with enough activity pages to cover each day of the summer vacation. Click here to view the Summer Bridge Activities™ Books by Carson-Dellosa Click here to view the Summer Fit™ books by Summer Fit Learning
We always have a sale corner at the store as well as a Customer Appreciation Day in May and, of course, sales during our Back to School season. We occasionally have other sales, which we advertise in our email newsletter. So make sure to sign up to receive our newsletter!