22 June 2008

Bargain!


D picked up all the books you see here for $5 at a local thrift store. They're all from Bob Jones, too, so you know it's good stuff. I looked online and was able to order a workbook for the grades 11 and 12 English; the other stuff is of a previous version and I'd probably have to hunt around for it used somewhere. Still, even if I never find the accompanying workbooks, the texts are still a very good resource. The teachers' manuals retail for over $50 new. D was able to get them for 50 cents each, and the hardcover "World Studies" book for $2. I've looked at several (but by no means ALL) brands of curriculum and I have to say that the Bob Jones stuff is laid out in the most easy-to-teach format. And the answers are right in the teachers' manual with the lesson being taught. So you could teach from page 47 with the answers in front of you while the children follow along in their own texts. I think the hardest to teach at home is the Everyday Math stuff; you'll literally be jumping back and forth between three books just to do the teaching. Then each student gets his own notebook AND you have to xerox worksheets for the children to boot! No wonder public school teachers have so much busywork; their curriculum is very unfriendly to the teacher.

6 comments:

  1. That is an awesome deal!! I haven't found any good deals yet. I'm still looking though. Hopefully when I go downstate in the next few days, I will be able to find something down there. Wish me luck!

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  2. Score! That's awesome. It's so amazing when these things happen & God provides for our differences.

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  3. What a deal !!!!

    I thought you did FIAR?? Or am I mixing you up with someone.

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  4. Rock on! What a deal!

    I love thrift stores. :)

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  5. Man that is great! My friend finds stuff like that too. BUt alas that has never happened to me.

    Yeah for your husband finding them and picking them up for you. I am not sure it would occur to my husband to even look there in the books.

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  6. why are you posting?? Aren't you suppose to be in the hospital having a surgery today.
    Don't put that off!!!

    Let us know how it goes!

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