Monthly Archives: July 2009

Australia Week, Day 2

Today we talked about some of Australia’s interesting animals. They have a bunch don’t they? Of coarse, we talked about the usuals – the kangaroo, the platapus, and the koala (I didn’t know the koala’s have their pouches on their backs!). We also found a couple that were new to me, like the Honey possums, the Thorny Devils and Echidna. We finished of today’s fun with a wordsearch of Australian animals.

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Australia Week

We started Australia Week today. We spent most of our time deciding what we are going to learn about the rest of the week. We went over some basic facts of Australia. I didn’t realize that Australia is so flat! And it is 5 times bigger than Italy, with just a fraction of the population.

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More School Supply Savings

Today I made it to Staples. I bought a backpack and will get store credit for the same amount at the end of the quarter. They also had mechanical pencils, highlighters and pens that were free after rebate. I stocked up on:
12 pack post-it notes for $2
4 pack dry erase markers for $1
5 pack of nice ball point pens for $1

I think I’m officially set for school to start!

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School Supplies

Usually, back to school time is one of my favorite times of the year. While I’m looking forward to getting back to our routines, summer’s ending too soon. There are still so many things I was hoping to get to that I’m pretty sure aren’t going to happen!

We hit Walmart and Walgreen’s for most of the school supply shopping. A few years ago I figured out to buy a year’s supply of things like crayons, pencils, notebook and paper during the back to school sales. It drove me crazy to spend 20 cents on a box of crayons and then need another box in January and have to pay $2! So I now keep a stash of school supplies in a closet. Even if your kids aren’t in school, keep your eyes on the sales and stock up. My mom uses those 70 page spiral notebooks. Last year, I talked her into buying a pack of 10 for a $1. I bet she’s saved 10 times that amount.

So what did I get yesterday? From Walmart I got:
the crayons for 20 cents,
markers for $1,
colored pencils for 75 cents,
a pencil box for 62 cents,
1″ binders for $2.50 and
2-packs of glue sticks for 25 cents.

From Walgreen’s:
10-pack mechanical pencils for 39 cents
2-pack big pink erasers for 29 cents
24-pack pencils for 79 cents
2-pack Sharpies for $1.50
dry erase markers 4-pack for $2 (I might take these back because Staple should have these on sale for $1 next week)

Other great deals from Walgreen’s but not school related:
baking soda for 50 cents
jello for 20 cents
case of water for $3
mushrooms for 50 cents

All in all not a bad day!

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