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For sale

Indulge me for a moment while I engage in some shameless self-promotion! I have added a couple links on my sidebar.One is for cash4books where you can sell some of your books. The other is for my half.com store, I would love it if you could take a look. If you seem something you want, awesome! If not, please share my blog with others who may want to make a purchase.
Also I have just a few items that I cannot list on half.com.
My Calendar Book by Christian Light Pub. Though I have submitted info so that they could add it to their “catalog”, half.com is still not recognizing the ISBN.
The other two are too old to have ISBNs
The Roll of Drums by Lucille Wallower (1945) fair condition, the binding is starting to unravel.
Elementary Music Music Education Series (1923) good condition

For these 3 books I will take any reasonable offer! I accept paypal!

Knowledge Quest Coupon Code

Time for another giveaway! Did you know that Knowledge Quest is on facebook? They do geography quizzes once a week and 5 winners get a coupon code for $5 off an online purchase, no expiration date!! So I was one of the winners for two weeks and I would like to bless somebody with one of them. So for your first entry I want you to leave a comment telling me which one of KQM’s products you would like to own. You can find the link on my sidebar.
For additional entries you can:
Subscribe to my blog
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Become a fan of Knowledge Quest on Facebook
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I will pick a winner next Monday at 9:00 am EST. Please tell your friends about this contest!

Sell those books you don’t need

I have a couple websites to share.   www.Cash4books.com  and www.mybookbuyer.com .  They each have their good points,  cash4books has no minimum required, they are buying a book from me for 58 cents and mailing me the shipping label ( I do not have a printer at home)!  bookbuyer has a $10 min. before they will buy from you, but they seem to have higher offers.  Both of them pay shipping and will send you a check or pay through paypal.

Handwriting curriculum

When I was in school handwriting was torture.  The teachers were always telling me how awful my writing was and forced me to use those awful grips and told me I had to hold the pencil above the grip.  I have never even been able to use chopsticks properly because I was always told to hold them like you hold a pencil but I can’t hold a pencil right!!

So a good handwriting curriculum was important to me.  There are several religious options out there but I wanted something that would really give Maddie a good foundation.  I think I first heard of Handwriting Without Tears (www.hwtears.com) through Old Schoolhouse Magazine(www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com).  Almost everything I know comes from them!  Anyway, HWT was developed by an occupational therapist and it just makes sense!  The Teachers guide is a must, it explains how to teach their method of “building” the letters and the why’s also.  HWT works well with lefties too! 

Another great thing is that HWT has teaching ideas and products for visual, kinesthetic and auditory learners.  The wet, dry, try method works well with Maddie and TT.  They each have a small slate that they can write a letter on, trace over it with a wet sponge cube, trace with a dry sponge cube and write it again with their little chalk.  TT likes to dip her finger in warm water to trace the letter.  HWT does sell sponge cubes and small chalk.  The chalk, IMO, is worth the small price of about 2.50…but I think next time I will just buy some cheap sponges and cut them up myself.  I also saved $ by using the template in the teacher’s guide and making my own lines and curves out of old cereal boxes!  This is another element of the curriculum where the child “builds”  the capital letters with big lines, small lines, big curves and small curves.  

For school teachers out there, this company offers discount on larger orders and is used in public and private schools nationwide.  Even Sidwell Friends (where Obama’s girls attend) endorses it!