Last week we attended our very first used curriculum fair. It was also a tag sale. I went to sell our stuff. We had lots of games, arts and crafts and books from my teaching days.
I was doing fine until the crowds started to slow down. The boys were off playing with new friends and so what was there to do. I began walking in circles looking at all the curriculum. Being a "retired" school teacher I can get caugth up in books. I mean all these programs looked neat and each person had SO many of them. The old self doubt began to take hold of me. Instead of just going back to my seat and knitting- I kept looking. My brain started thinking maybe I should be using something. That night after I had gone to bed I woke once again very late- 2:00am- and sat at the computer doing research on all sorts of homeschool curriculums. I was ready to buy something. I would wait a day or two I told myself.
Monday afternoon, an unplanned trip to the library happened. I browsed the shelves. And came home with two bags full of books.
I've spent the past two nights reading through them. Some for a second time.I am so glad I waited before purchasing any curriculums. I know we learn best through just living our lives. I also know I have these amazing resources available to me. There is just so much to use from the library that I don't want to be stuck with just one program. What if we try it out and don't like it. Hey, I just return it. We can always try it again at a later date- with no cost obligation. And they really are pretty neat. We are going try some out this summer.
These are just a few of the many wonderful books that we have found at the library.
I really am loving the library. Next time your there browse your shelves for awhile. You never know what you may find.