Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up #10

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Monday and Tuesday of this last week were fairly uneventful. I can’t say the same for the rest of the week, however. 

I shuttled Lulu back and forth most of the week to our church’s middle school day camp. They took trips to a water park, Boomers, and Yosemite National Park, and on the last night had a sleepover at a local lake.

On Wednesday, we had family from San Diego arrive to visit for part of this week and they will return on Monday to spend all of next week with us.  I also was babysitting my niece on Wednesday and Thursday.  We counted a total of 9 kids here at one point on Thursday, and they were all having a ball!

On Friday, I loaded up my boxes of used curriculum I had cleaned out and headed to a homeschool curriculum sale that is held once a year, about 40 minutes from where I live.  Last year was the first year I attended to purchase items and this was the first year I set up a table to sell.  I managed to sell quite a few things and what I had left I donated at the end of the sale to the support group. So no more boxes of curriculum sitting around!  I was also very pleased with my finds for the day.

I picked up a complete set of Math-U-See Algebra I for Lulu. For free!!! The only hitch is that some of the student pages have been written on, but I figured I can work around that little issue.  Especially since it saved me from spending $85 on a new set!  I was also able to purchase a complete set of Math-U-See Stewardship from the same vendor for $5.  This set came with two student books, so I’ll have an extra for later.  I don’t plan on using this until Lulu is done with Algebra I, but for the price, I could handle purchasing it early. $80 saved.

I bought Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom for myself. I had a copy but when I went to read it I discovered some pages had been chewed up. Something I didn’t notice when I had originally purchased it. 

The other items I found were:

Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz (.50 cents)

Desert Giant (.25 cents)

Sam Houston, the Tallest Texan (a Landmark book, $1.oo)

Addition and Subtraction facts sing-along cassette with activity book (for Conman, who needs to work on these. $1.00)

Some Body board game (I’ve been wanting this, but it was too expensive, around $23.00.  I bought a brand new one for $3.00)

The Fourth Anti-Coloring Book (.50 cents)

Ida Clips-a building set for the boys. ($1.00)

I think that was everything. I even managed to make a little money!

Hope your week was great. Check out what others have been up to at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly-Wrap Up.

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5 comments:

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Looks like you found some great bargains! We had the Somebody game when my kids were younger and we absolutely loved it! I sadly passed it on to a friend with younger kids when we were packing our things in storage, but I did so grudgingly. It was one of those sentimental things. We had so much fun with it. I'm sure your family will enjoy it too!:)

Diane said...

Don't you just love used book sales and book stores and conferences and conventions. I am getting ahead of myself. lol. Looks like you got alot of good stuff.
Blessings
Diane

Shannon said...

Diane-you are not getting ahead of yourself at all! Even though I don't really need anything else, I am so looking forward to our local convention in July. Ah, wandering through that vendor hall....

Michelle said...

I'm just starting a curriculum Sneek Peek for our little group. We bring curriculum we own for other HS parents to peek inside to better decide before they purchase. We're also having a swap/sell portion. What did you like or not like at the curriculum sale? I've never even been to one as we live so far from any large city.

Shannon said...

Hi Michelle-
I like the idea of a sneak peek-so many times I've ordered something w/out being able to see it, only to discover I didn't like it.
At the curr. swap, each person just set up their own table and handled their own change & sales. The group that put it on charged a $3 admission to cover the cost of the park rental. A lot of people had "free" boxes, which was nice. The only thing that I didn't like was that people started boxing things up before the 12:00 end time.
Hope this helps!

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