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Friday, January 24, 2014

Books and Manipulatives–Day 5 of Essentials of Homeschooling *Giveaway*

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My name is Jennifer and I’m a book and manipulatives addict!  I admit it!Moving back to the mainland and having access to a dollar store again is going to save me so much money in manipulatives!!

But truth is, hands on curriculums require a lot of them;  and the same old, same old get boring!  So I am always looking for new manipulatives to add to our homeschooling!

I keep a running wish list on Amazon!  Melissa and Doug items and Safari Toobs are frequent manipulatives I buy.  Do-a-dot markers, magnets, counters, pattern blocks, wooden blocks, games, puzzles, etc…  I can almost always find what I’m looking for and at a reasonable price on Amazon.

Books are another thing I can’t live without!  I love books, and though the library is a great resource, I LOVE to own books!  We have several books shelves FULL of books, and they just keep growing and growing!  Digital reading devices has helped cut back a tad on our books collection, BUT nothing replaces a good old, in your hands, book!

We use very literature and manipulative heavy curriculums.  If the curriculum doesn’t call for those things (or not enough of them), I supplement.

Living in Hawaii there are very few places that ship here without a ridiculous shipping fee, except Amazon!

Amazon feeds my addictions.  I wanted to share with my readers my love of Amazon…and giveaway $10 in gift cards, which I won with Swagbucks!

Enter below and good luck!

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5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

86 Participating Bloggers!

Here are just a few:

31. Lisa @ A Rup Life

32. Jordyn @ Almost Supermom

33. Jenn @ Teaching Two Stinkers

34. Crystal @ Crystal Starr Blog

35. Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy

36. Brandi @ Brandi Raae

37. Wendy @ Simplicity Breeds Happiness

38. Jodi @ Insane in the Mombrain

39. Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break

40. Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles

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11 comments:

  1. I would use it towards a diffuser

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  2. I don't know what we'd do without books and manipulatives. I'd have to be engaging kids all. day. long. if they didn't go sit near the heater and read or build stuff with the math rods! :)

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  3. I would buy a book for myself to read. :D

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  4. THis is kind of random, but I saw you pinned AAR Pre Reading and thought I'd throw it out there that I have a copy that I'd like to sell. You'd have to buy the consumable student book for $17 but I have the rest and would take $35 for it.

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  5. I have my eye on "The Reading Lesson", with DH getting laid off next Friday, we're on a spending freeze.

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  6. I have a running wish list on amazon. I might put it toward a book, but more often than purchasing them I get kindle freebies.

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  7. both are essential in our homeschool as well.. Using a Charlotte Mason approach to schooling we read a lot of living books.. The library is our best friend

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  8. We have a running wish list on Amazon as well. I'm looking for geography materials for my oldest right now!

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  9. hmmm...something off of my wishlist probably. books, manipulatives, anything to do with homeschooling!

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  10. Either books or school supplies from my wish list. ;)

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