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Got our curriculum today...

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:42 am
by JerbysMom
Yay! Our curriculum came today. The poor UPS guy had to haul the box (35 pounds!) :shock: all the way up my driveway. We went with Calvert's Kindergarten package w/ ATS. Man, they send you EVERYTHING! Right down to index cards and paper! And so many manuals and books! I guess I'll be doing some heavy reading tonight... :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:11 pm
by 4given
Hoorah!!! :lol:

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:40 pm
by Lily
Yay!! :D Ours is coming in bits and pieces. I love mail days!

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:16 pm
by JerbysMom
Jersey was IRATE when I told him we couldn't start school yet. I'm just as excited as he is, but the schoolroom (part of our basement) isn't ready yet. I have to have my yard sale first (it was supposed to be today but it was going to rain and it's WAY too hot) and get that junk out of here before I can rearrange furniture and set up the school area. Plus I still have to find a computer desk (I'm sitting on the basement floor typing this :? ) and some shelves and other odds and ends. It'll be a lot of work but I'm pretty tenacious when it comes to my "projects".

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:17 am
by Jill
I love getting those boxes too. 8)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:44 am
by Lily
JerbysMom wrote:Jersey was IRATE when I told him we couldn't start school yet. I'm just as excited as he is, but the schoolroom (part of our basement) isn't ready yet. I have to have my yard sale first (it was supposed to be today but it was going to rain and it's WAY too hot) and get that junk out of here before I can rearrange furniture and set up the school area. Plus I still have to find a computer desk (I'm sitting on the basement floor typing this :? ) and some shelves and other odds and ends. It'll be a lot of work but I'm pretty tenacious when it comes to my "projects".


:lol: That's cute! We don't have a schoolroom (we learn EVERYWHERE), but I hide the boxes as they come in. On the first day of September I set up the couch with all the books and toys and everything else and a schultuete right in the middle. We spend the whole day going over all the bits and pieces, putting them away, trying out the toys.....

I can't wait until the first day!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:38 am
by MelissaM
Sounds like Christmas !! :D

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:41 am
by JerbysMom
How funny that we parents are just a giddy (if not more) about school starting as the kids. And not because they'll be out of the house and out of our hair 8 hours a day! The yard sale I'm having Saturday will hopefully cover the cost of a computer desk and some other supplies. Oh how I love shopping for school supplies! :D I'll get crap we don't even need just because it's cool looking. I've always been a big nerd that way. One year I even bought a pocket protector!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:50 pm
by MelissaM
heeheehee... too funny!

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:47 pm
by JerbysMom
So the yard sale was yesterday, and I made a grand total of *drumroll please* $23. :| My mom made $64 just on her Vera Bradley bags, which were clearly the big draw. That's why I put them in the ad. We had a good turnout, but about half the people did one quick lap around the sale and left in under 30 seconds. Didn't see anything interesting I guess. But what I cannot believe is that more of the kids' clothes didn't sell! I had piles and piles of spotless, some name brand boys' clothes from newborn to size 5. Someone could have gotten an entire boy's wardrobe!! Oh well, I'm going to have another sale in a couple weeks and see how that goes. If I don't have any more luck I'll put the best stuff on Ebay and donate the rest to Goodwill. So anyone reading this interested in any boys' clothes? :lol:

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:41 pm
by millerfamilymayhem
Problems that I have seen at less than successful garage sales.

Location, location...
. Our family holds ours at my moms house. Upper middleclass neighborhood at the end of a cul de sac. I live in a low income area. No garage sale here has ever been successful. Nobody wants to get poor peoples old stuff. Get into a affluent neighborhood and watch traffic improve. Also being out in the sticks doesn't help either.

Easy to read signs.
I saw a sign this week in a small shoebox with the street name misspelled.

One of my neighborhoods idea is to through out some blankets and through the merchandise on the blankets... Clothes racks are your friends.

Holding a garage sale is tough. People literally want items for pennies on the dollar, and it is usually unrewarding. But with a plan it can be successful.

BTW, this is not meant to be hostile in any way. I see so many attempts to hold a yard sale that I felt it ok to list some of the common mistakes I have seen.

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:53 am
by okiron
Move to California and I'll gladly buy the boy's clothes lol. He's growing out of them faster than I can buy new ones.

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:28 pm
by MommyMichelle
I recently moved into an apartment with my kids after selling our house and I had so much junk I didnt realize I had but since I live in an apartment complex I have no yard. You know what I love for selling yardsaleish type stuff...Craigslist. It doesn't get turned into some big boring production that I have to sit around outside all day waiting for people to show up. I just post my ad once a day and let them call me.

I love the free section too. I got a whole Brittanica Encyclopedias and a few other world books for free on there.

I think Craigslist embraces the whole One man's junk is another man's treasure.