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    I went to my first used curriculum sale. Woohoo! I spent about $50 and got most of what I'll need for my 8 and 5 yo. I also hit free boxes for 'stuff'. I'm very pleased; I even found the math I wanted. Along with the library (which is my favorite place) we should be good. I posted here because no one else IRL appreciates the thrill of finding good stuff cheap! I need to meet more homeschoolers IRL.

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    I LOVE the used curriculum sales. I'm astonished at the stuff I found in free boxes. Ours was last month and our local library had a used book sale the following week. I got GREAT deals.

    Here's what I got at the used curriculum sale (called Books & More because people like to bring things besides "books"):
    I've decided I'm not buying ANY actual "textbooks" next year. Everything except Math (which I already have books for- Singapore) are going to be learned using real books.

    DK Math Made Easy grade 4 ~free
    DK Life Science booklets (6) ~ free
    Boys Life Magazines (11) ~ free
    Lego Magazines (3) ~ free
    1960s Superman comic ~ free
    1980s Wonder Woman comic ~free
    Complete Book of Grammar & Punctuation~ free
    Learning Resources Magnet Mania~ free
    Mad Libs books (2) ~ free
    Easy Reading Shakespeare books
    ~ free
    - Taming of the Shrew level 5
    - Measure for Measure level 2
    - Much Ado About Nothing level 3
    Bring the Classics to Life books ~ free
    - Captain's Courageous
    - Robin Hood
    McGraw Hill Test Prep grade 4~ free
    A Beka Place Value concept cards~ free
    Complete Train Guide (3-ring binder full of pages of information on every train you could think of) ~ free
    Wonder Tree Woodgets (kind of like Tinker Toys) ~ free
    Usborne Time Traveler's Book of Knights & Castles~ 25c
    Draw Write Now book 1~ 25c
    Blood and Guts~ 25c
    Cat Warriors Graphic Novel #2~ $1
    Cat Warriors Graphic Novel #3~ $1
    The Tale of Despereaux Graphic Novel ~ $2
    Walter the Farting Dog~ $2
    Walter the Farting Dog and the trouble at the yard sale ~ $2
    If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620~ $3
    If You Lived in Colonial Times~ $3
    Star Wars Light Saber Game ~ $5
    Leapster L-MAXw/ 7 games, charging dock, and backpack $20

    I can't even remember all we got at the library sale. We brought home a big box of books for around $5.

    Last edited by YankeeMom; 06-11-2009 at 08:56 AM.

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    Wow joyofsix and yankeemom, you both really got some great deals! Congrats!

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    I'm not a homeschooler...but I when I was in college, getting my teaching degree I was the "resource coordinator" for my group of fellow Science Teaching would be amazed and how many websites there are out there that will send you free teaching products/posters/lesson plans. I had 3-4 big rubbermaid containers filled with resources by the time i got my degree...then i decided not to teach and never used it LOL. I'll try to find some of the websites i used and put them up here

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