Friday, May 22, 2015

Letter of the Week: Ww

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 To save money , local library is a good option. You can also use whatever books you may have in your home library to supplement with the lesson.
From our shelves

Alphatales - Ww Worm's Wagon

Hooked on Phonics - Pig Wig

From the library :

Wizard and Wart at Sea

For W is for Walrus crafts, visit : Walrus Theme @ First-School

For W is for Whale crafts and activities : Whale Theme @ First-School

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For whales coloring pages, visit :

more letter W writing practice pages ( both standard and d'nealian)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where to Find Cheap and Free Books

We are that family who loves to read books. It can be an inexpensive hobby if you know where to find free and cheap books.  Here's a guide on where to find cheap and free books.

1. Book Sale at your local library

If you are not familiar with your local library, I think you should give them a visit. Usually once a month they  host a fill a bag book sale. A library here in Redlands, CA hosts a bag sale of books for $4 (members) and $5 (for non members). What's great about it? You can fill a bag with as much books , reading materials ( such as magazines and booklets) as you want.

2. Privately owned book store

Down here by Yucaipa , there is a book store that has a cart of books-- outside of their store. FOR FREE.

3. Yard Sales

Yard sales are not just awesome for finding furniture for your DIY projects , it is also a way to find books for a very very low price. I found a whole lot of children's books at yard sales. You'll be surprised how great they are.

4. Consignment Stores

They just don't sell used baby or kid's clothing , or gear..they have a good and wide selection of books too. Ranging from pregnancy, parenting, educational workbooks to children's books.

5. Goodwill Bookstore and

There is a Goodwill Branch in Yucaipa that sells only books. They do have a website where you can find used, cheap, collectible and rare collections of books . They have Bibles,Cookbooks , children's Books and a whole lot more. Aside from getting it cheap , when you purchase online..they usually offer an online promo code. Check the website here ( non affiliate link) :

6. Amazon

Kindle Unlimited  , Subscription is FREE for 30 days, after that it's $9.99 a month. I have this subscription and I am still on the free subscription. I've downloaded 10 e-books so far. I have read 2 already and I am so happy with it.

You do not have to own a kindle, I used my nook tablet and just downloaded the FREE KINDLE APP.
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7. Red Shelf

With RedShelf , you buy or rent e text books , digital books for 60% off.

8. Do a book swap with friends.

How about hosting a book swap with your friends? That's an excellent way to connect and mingle with friends and at the same time get new selections of books.

9. Flea markets

Some decent flea markets sell used books for dirt cheap. How about a .25 cent paperback?

10. REALLY FREE E books.

Though there are a lot of sites that offer free e books. These two are pretty popular Project Guttenberg

11.  Netflix for Books is an online rental service for paperbacks and audiobooks. They offer unlimited rentals of Paperback, CD and MP3-CD audio books, ala-carte rentals of books, CD and MP3-CD audio books, gift memberships, and a full retail section. Their lowest plan starts at $4.49 the first month. and then $8.99 after.
See here for more info or to sign up --> 60% Off First Month at - Code: SAS

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