Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thrifting for Montgomery Academy

I started going to thrift stores a few years ago, but it was to fill in the gaps of clothing that I didn't have for my children. Last year, inspired by My Montessori Journey, I started going to thrift stores and garage sales to get things for Montgomery Academy. It is so much fun! And I'm able to get SO much for so little! Also, this summer, I posted on my other blog that I was looking for things for Montgomery Academy, and I've had several people loan or give me things for free, and I've also done some "curb shopping" too. Check out my other blog for pictures of those items.

Here are some pictures of some of my recent finds for Montgomery Academy:

Wood bowling set - I found it (well, actually my sister found it) with all 10 of the pins. The other 7 are in the drawstring bag. 50 cents.

Books from a recent trip to Goodwill. Tomie A. dePaola Mother Goose book $1, How Things Work $1, Animals and Nature $1, The Mitten (hardcover)$1, Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook (1975) $1, How to Draw People and Animals 25 cents, Julius 25 cents, Discovery Toys Stacking Cups 50 cents, and a Wood Tray 75 cents. Total $6.75.

Books from a recent trip to another local thrift store (my new favorite one!) The Little House 50 cents, Dear Mili 50 cents, Do Pirates Take Baths 25 cents, Treasure Island 50 cents, Mother Goose board book 25 cents, The Yearling 25 cents, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 25 cents, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 50 cents, and The Prince and The Pauper 50 cents. Total $3.50.

Discover Toys Roll and Play Game. You roll the cube, and then pick a card that matches the color on the top. This toy is intended for toddlers, but it would be easy to extend this to preschool or even elementary aged children by making your own cards with appropriate level cards. $1

Globe. $3. It is just like the one that I saw in the local school shop recently, except that one was selling for $50.

Also, our local homeschool association just had their first annual Curriculum Sale, and I was able to pick up Saxon 6/5 for $35, Saxon 2 for $1.50, Abeka Language A for $10, and Story of the Orchestra for $5.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, those look like some amazing deals!
Thanks for your comment on my blog about the clothing. I am so overwhelmed with it all!
I just noticed that you have 3 blogs. I do not know how you do it.
Also, sorry about all you have gone through. Must be tough!