Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Park and Books...

What a fun day we had yesterday!!!

Wednesdays are always a fun day at Creative Learners. We spend our mornings at the park with about 200 homeschoolers. It is PE class day. My older children have PE on Mondays as well, however, on Wednesdays the entire family is there. And the crowd is larger.

Our homeschool group has PE classes offered to all ages from Kindergarten all the way up to high schoolers.

So most of us moms, take advantage of being in the park, and have a time of fellowship, with each other as well as, the kids who have the chance to hang out with their friends!

Yesterday was the perfect day, weather wise. It was a beautiful day, probably about 75 degrees!

After PE, we headed over to our local library which is having their used book sale! Oh my, talk about a homeschoolers dream!

I walked out with 29 books, all for a quarter each, so I spent a whopping $7.25. I will be returning on Saturday to see if there is anything left, when I will be able to fill a bag for only $1.

I was able to get so many books that will be helpful to learning this year. We are studying American History and I was able to pick up quite a few on that topic as well as much more...

Here is a list of what we brought home.......

My America- My Brother's Keeper  Virginia's Civil War Diary              by Mary Pope Osborne

Air Raid- Pearl Harbor! by  Theeodore Taylor

Colin Powell by David Roth

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Billy Sunday by Elaine Cunningham

The Statue in the Harbor by Jeffrey Eger

In the Line of Fire Eight Women War Spies  by George Sullivan

George Washington by Augusta Stevenson

Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The American Boy Anthology by Franklin M Reck

The American Girl Book of Horse Stories from American Girl magazine circe 1949

No Place for Baseball by Alex Allen

Little Leaugue Ball Hawk by Don Creighton

Hey Listen To This Stories to Read Aloud by Jim Trelease

They Called Me Mama by Margaret Nicholl Laird

Bubbles  by Bernie Zubrowski

A Promise to Keep  by James Smart

Everygirls Companion complilation of stores circa 1968

The Call of The Wild by Jack London

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

The Girls of Lighthouse Lane Rose's Story by Thomas Kinkade

Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates

On the Other Side of the Hill by Roger Lea MacBride

Little Farm in the Ozarks by Roger Lea Macbride

The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ by Jerry Ross

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Six by Suess by Dr. Suess ( inside this book are 6 stories...Mulberry Street, Yertle the Turtle,  The 500 Hats, Horton Hatches the Egg, The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

I will tell you this was a homeschool moms paradise! I couldhave spent alot more money ( well not alot, sicne hte books were so cheap) and alot more time in there. I love books!!

So needless to say, if you have limited funds, it would be wise to watch your local library. They usually allhave a sale time each year, or some have a sale table that is always out. You can get some great buys that can really help to stretch your education budget!

Happy Homeschooling!!!!

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