A.Balaban Posted March 4, 2012 Share Posted March 4, 2012 I am a "hawk" always looking for free things that could be useful for homeschooling. (Actually, I think I have an obsession with free books, but that seems to be neither here nor there.) A couple months ago, on our local freecycle, I "scored" a huge box of free preschool materials from a daycare. A lot of it wouldn't work for us, so I donated it so that someone else could use it. From what I kept, I divided it into storage, and stuff we are going to keep in the house. (We don't have a lot of storage in the house at the moment.) So, today, on CL, a lady posted free catholic homeschooling materials in my town. I have been following CL, and I haven't... well, EVER, seen someone post materials on CL in my town before. Especially that are free. So, DH went and picked them up. It is basically the entire 4th grade curriculum from Seton Home Study School, and a lot of the reading books they recommend for that grade... and a lot more! However, the material is 4th grade level- my ds is not even in pre-k. So, we have about seven years (give or take) before the material would be 'useful' - directly as a curriculum. Most of these books are in like-new condition with very little pencil marks. I am trying to figure out if I should keep some of the books (in storage) or if it would be more beneficial for me to pass them on to someone who could use them sooner. There is also a set of Saxon books, Algebra 1 and Saxon 76 I think. These could be useful to hang on as references (maybe?) or again, should I pass them on to someone who could actually use them? I do have another mathematics book (intro algebra) from a college course that I am planning on keeping. (I use it to help my brother with his math- so maybe the book would be redundant or unnecessary)... Or maybe I should pass it along to my brother and see if he could use it? So, yes, what would you do? I am completely overwhelmed with her charity, and I am trying to see what is best. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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