Monday, June 17, 2013

Curriculum Sale Crazy!!! (The Top 10 Indicators)

How do you know that you need intervention are addicted to curriculum sales?

Top 10 Signs You Are Curriculum Sale Crazy
...counting down from #10:

10. Your 1000s of books are deemed inadequate to properly school your [one?] child.

Just one section. Of just the picture books. Sigh.
9. You buy books for a grade level that you won't likely teach next year.

8. You buy books for a subject you won't likely teach next year.

7. You are seriously considering putting your 2.5 file cabinets (10 packed drawers) on Atkins.

6. The following locations are FULL and have no additional free space for curriculum, manipulatives, children's books, or ANYTHING  ELSE:
  • schoolroom
  • livingroom
  • closets
  • bedrooms
  • bathrooms
  • garage
  • barn
5. Returning from curriculum sales, you wrap the goods in a plain, brown paper bag--or bag(S) as the case may be--sneak in, and stash them. Wherever there's room. See #6.

4. You have 3 or 4 copies of certain math-related children's books. Cause you might need multiples.

Recent Finds!
3. You snag OTHER PEOPLE'S curriculum lists to take shopping.

2. You attend THREE different sales in less than 10 days time. All because of #10.

1. Curriculum sales are your FAVORITE form of aerobic exercise LEISURE ACTIVITY.

So something like this *might* happen:

Your daughter graduates Friday night. You're up late. You get up at 5am Saturday to get ready for her grad party that starts at 2pm. Mid-morning, you get in the car. Drive 45 minutes to a curriculum sale. Shop 20ish tables in ~ an hour. Drive 45 minutes back. And return in time to host 70+ people from 2-10pm.

Like to confess your own curriculum sale addiction? Leave a comment.

P.S. In case you don't know what Curriculum Sales are:
In our area we have used curriculum sales put on by the homeschool community in which you can get insanely great stuff. Cheap. As an example, I passed up a stack of Big Books marked at 50 cents each. Last year I filled a box--for about $5--with books and curriculum to study our state (a teacher was selling all her 4th grade materials) and she still had 3 or more tables left of state-related stuff after I was finished.


  1. I think you need to make an appointment...soon! : )

  2. I have the same problem. And then I go crazy on Scholastic Dollar Days, because hello?? They are only a $1. I had to laugh at multiple copies because I have so many doubles. Shh! Don't tell my husband. Perhaps we should start a support group?? LOL.

    The Teaching Thief

    1. Amanda, you are my kindred spirit! I won't tell if you won't. ;) If we start a support group, let's meet at a curriculum sale!!!


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