Sunday, July 13, 2008

Huge Used Curriculum Sale in Massachusetts July 19, 2008

July 19, 2008 will be the date of the gigantic used homeschooling curriculum and book sale run by MassHope, held in Southbridge, Massachusetts.

For Connecticut homeschoolers take note this is just over the Connecticut/Massachusetts border.

I have been to three of these sales in the past and they have been great! Bargains abound. While at these sales I've met homeschool moms from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and of course, Massachusetts.

There is a large area of free items too.

If you go I advise that you bring a shopping list with you, with details. For example if you need a teacher's manual, write down the edition you need (second revised edition or whatever it is).

Another tip is to prioritize your list and go look for the most important things first, before they are snapped up by someone else.

Don't forget to look at the educational games, kits and other fun things.

Note also in the pleasure reading section there are books that my family considers educational and part of our 'curriculum' (aka living books).

The volunteers work very hard to put this sale on. I am grateful for it. Unfortunately this year I cannot attend due to a scheduling conflict.

For more information check this entry on the MassHope site:

Used Curriculum Sale - July 19, 2008

2 comments:

christinethecurious said...

It's good to see you blogging again, did you get a new internet provider, or just couldn't resist blogging some more?

-Christine in Massachusetts

christinemm said...

We stayed with our big name phone provider for now. We're pondering switching to a cable provider.

We were unhappy with the slow response time for the service call (3 full days). We were phoned for a survey and when we tried to answer that we were unhappy with the service they were blaming the technician instead of accepting a complaint about the overall general slow response time. They wanted to nail the actual service technician--he was great and that employee was not the issue.

The more we rely on our technology such as the phone line for a security alarm connection to the police, the more we need fast service when there is a problem (not three days).