Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So, How Does One Accidentally Go To A Used Curriculum Sale?

Hmmm, well, to answer simply...I thought we were going to a used BOOK sale. Yes...it was at the Homeschool building but...I have also attended a toy sale and craft sale there. They seem to rent out the space occasionally!

But...after my last 2 posts I will forgive you if you do not believe me! So anyway...guess what I did today?

Yep...I dragged Joshua and Andrew (day off~working 4 10 hr days right now!) to a USED CURRICULUM SALE! It was AMAZING! ...and oh so hot...no air conditioning and hundreds of women searching for their wish list items.

I had never been to a curriculum sale. Luckily, when I figured out what it was I sent Andrew back to the car to grab one of our cloth grocery store bags! We had to wait in line to get in and then when they finally opened the doors it was a huge crazy scene. There were table after table of "vendors" selling their no longer wanted curriculum and other homeschooling items. (in a gym)

So, are you wondering what I got? I spent under $20.

2 World of Language books by Ruth Heller (from my list! .50/piece! most of the books were $.50)

4 Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant

2 Magic Tree house by Mary Pope Osborne

Many of the following are from the sonlight curriculum lists that I DROOL over!

Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

The Twenty-One Balloons

Mouse Tales (I Can Read Book 2)

Pinky & Rex (Ready-To-Read, Level 3) (recommended by a vendor and too cute!)

Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon) $1.50 but I would pay full price! Go get all 3 of these books!

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books) !!!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted this FOREVER! Amazing resource!

and finally...

Some Body Board Game been eyeing this for a while but not in my budget until now~ $5.

So anyway, I had a great time and am super excited to start planning for Fall and our Mommy Mornings.


Koko's mama said...

Ooh, I was looking for that geography A to Z book!

Kara said...

Love it! Talk about being in the right place at the right time - even if you didn't mean to :-)

Oh, PS - yes, it is the Artisan in 5 bread recipe. I don't have the book, I just use the Mother Earth News article/recipe. But, the book is on my wish list. And I answered the laundry question on my blog tonight.

Best Wishes,

Kara said...

Oh, and had to say, I love Ruth Heller's books! Way to go especially on those :-)

Best Wishes!

Shannon said...

Koko's Mom~ (It is so hard for me not to use your real name!)

You can borrow it!

Shannon said...


Have you seen Soulemama's Whooo bread recipe? I am searching for a good recipe that is NOT for a breadmaker. I had a hard time reading through the artisan one but I think I may check our library for the book! I like that you just make the dough and use it when you need it!

And the Heller books are amazing!
Thanks for the help!

Koko's mama said...

I know...I sometimes think I should go by my real name...now that I'm brave enough to post pictures of my kids and all...

And thanks for the offer to borrow that book...though I seriously want to own that book someday!

Oh, and I do have a few bread recipes that do not require a bread machine...but seriously, you should look for a bread machine at at garage sale. It's so convenient!