Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bargain Finds!

I admit, I'm a bargain hunter! I clip coupons, I'm addicted to Craigslist and Ebay, and I'm a hungry predator at yard sales! I get so excited when I get to tell my husband how much money we saved...then, with a smile, he always responds, "Sweetie, we're not saving money, if you're spending money." He's a smart man, but doesn't quiet understand my ability (obsession).

Saturday, I came across a yard sale with a lot of used curriculum! I'm the most excited about the books...

Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons
I've heard about this book with mix reviews, but thought at $5, it was worth a try. I'm curious to know if anyone has used this book and with what type of success. Izzie knows her letters and the sounds that each makes and has started to become interested in retelling stories. She has memorized several books that we read, so following her lead, I may start this book over the summer with her.

What Your Kindergartner Needs To Know
At first glance, I thought this book would give me a detailed list of things that Izzie needed to know before/during kindergarten. Instead, it's a book that contains fundamentals that she needs to be prepared for kindergarten. I haven't read the entire book, but it looks very interesting and it's filled with age-appropriate questions that I hope will stimulate Izzie's thinking skills.

Helping Your Preschool Child

Contains a lot of activities for children from infancy to age 5.

Service Projects Preschoolers Can Do

Contains 44 service projects that are age approprate for preschoolers. I'm really excited that the projects are related to a specific Bible story/theme, with a step-by-step lesson. These will be a great addition for Bible Study.

Backyard Scientist
I was excited to find a science activity book for preschoolers, but after looking through the book, I'm not that impressed. However, there are several good experiments in the book.

So, are you curious to know how much money I saved?

A lot! I paid $8.50 for all the books!

If you found a great bargain last week, feel free to share!


  1. Haha You sound like me. =) I just started writing down the amt at the bottom of the receipt from the grocery store that says how much I saved and when I get to $1000 I'm going to treat myself. You scored big at those sales!!!! =)

  2. You did so well! The books sound great!

  3. I would have been in heaven to find curriculum at a yard sale! Great find! And when I tell my DH how much I saved on things, he is quick to point out he could save 8000 if he took advantage of a car sale.


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