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Subject: Advice needed-I have a ton of textbook/unused workbooks/homeschooling books
Date Posted: 2/17/2009 9:21 PM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2009
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is it worth it? Do other homeschoolers trade things like this here or do they mainly look for classic literature and things of that nature?  Ebay is not worth it, would much rather get PBS credits for my leftover homeschool stuff. Thanks from a new user.

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 9:49 PM ET
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Yes, there are a lot of homeschoolers on PBS!  I have had school / homeschool related stuff requested from me.  Several workbooks and several textbooks.  So, I think it is definitely worth it!  :)

Welcome aboard!

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 10:34 PM ET
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I definately think it's worth it too! I am a newbie myself, so welcome fellow newbie! =)

We are homeschooler's too and quite frankly I am on the lookout for our entire curriculum for next year on here.

Always look for ALL kinds of books for homeschooling, literature, fiction, curriculum texts and workbooks, etc, etc.

Matter of fact, if you have anything for fourth grade, or even third, I may be VERY interested!! =)

 **Edited to add this note**

Some items will move faster than others, when it comes to this stuff. Some of the Curriculum items I am looking for have a wishlist a mile long, others are just not posted and so I am the only wisher. And then I have 14 or 15 on my own shelf that I cant give away. =)

So, it depends, but definately worth it. =)



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Subject: Thanks alot.
Date Posted: 2/17/2009 11:31 PM ET
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I have sooooo much stuff! I have so much we never used. We got alot from yard sales,ebay,message boards,thrift stores etc. I have alot of 3,4, and 5 left over. I have alot of workbooks that are about 1/3 done and then we moved on to someting else that I can get rid of too.  I have 3rd and 4th grade complete(teacher,student text,workbook) Harcourt Brace Signatures Reading/Language Arts. I have alot of math too.  I will try list in bookshelf and get back to the post. If anyone has things they are looking for let me know. I have way too much and I am not looking to profit at all. Just get it out of here and feel good someone else is using it. Also, book credits help me! My kids are older and are going through books(classics,Harry Potter,Twilight type stuff) like crazy right now.

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Date Posted: 2/17/2009 11:36 PM ET
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Misty P-I looked at some of your stuff earlier and was thinking about getting some of the sci-fi books and the Ya-Ya for myself!

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 11:46 PM ET
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Well I'm offering 4 for 1 credit on entire bookshelf. =)

Was only supposed to be today, but willing to extend.

If interested, once you post homeschool books (as long as they are not wishlisted and gone beforehand) we could always work something out there too. =)

I'm trapped both ways. Very low on credits, between myself, husband and son, everyone wants a million books! LOL!

But on other side, my MOTHER who lives 1200 miles away and whom I see once every few years if I am lucky, decided to email me TODAY and inform me that she and her boyfriend are going to be here next WEEK and staying for 12 days! EEK!

Our den now needs to be converted to guest bedroom and now my "bookshelf" is displaced, that is why I am doing the 4 for 1 thing, freaking out! LOL

 

 

Subject: Misty P-
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 4:18 AM ET
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I went back and forth LOL and I am placing a order for the 4 for 1-good deal for me(Books I want, mostly get for kids) and hopefully help you clear some room :)

I am sending you a PM now. Thanks.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 9:05 AM ET
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I would say the majority of what I send, and especially order, is HS'ing related.  Anything specfic to HS'ing usually gets snatched up right away from wish lists.

I would say when you post workbooks and the like, especially if they are from a B&M school setting, make sure you tag them in some way to list the grade level(s) (or approximate), or if the listing doesn't say what curriculum it's used for, then tag it with that.  If you have Sonlight readers, or CM readers, etc., tagging really helps.  I usually have K12 required & optional books and tagging them with not only "K12", but also the course they're used for, and if they're required or optional really helps.  As I move to a more eclectic method, tags really help me out.  If there isn't one, then I add one if I know what it is.  A good recent example was the Hewitt Lightning Lit & Comp books.

So tag those books!  Just remember not to tag with something specific to your book, such as "1/3 of the pages completed".

For unpostables or workbooks, I'd list them in your profile.  Make a note on your public display that says you have them listed.  I'd offer 1 or 2 unpostables for every book from your shelf, or something like that.

JC

Dawn H. (DABACF) - ,
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 9:43 AM ET
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Another option for some of the workbooks with a few pages done or other unpostables or really any school things you are looking to get rid of...there is a ministry called Book Samaritan and they will accept donations of home school materials to redistribute to families in need. I have both sent and received from them over the years and they are truly a blessing! Sorry I do not have a direct link, but I find them easily doing a search.

Welcome to PBS! It is one of my favorite places! :)

Date Posted: 2/21/2009 5:41 PM ET
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Yes about the tags, and it is very important to try to make sure all your materials have descriptions.  Books are much more likely to be requested if they have descriptions.  Cover images help, too.  But descriptions are even more important.  Many homeschool materials will already have images and descriptions to the system.  Any that don't, you can edit as you have time.

Textbooks and workbooks have an exception for the highlighting, writing, and such:

"Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing

  • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
  • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO before the book is sent
  • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent(the other is for cookbooks--see below)."

So they can be posted, just make sure you PM the requestor so they can agree to the condition.  You can go through them as you post them, and put a sticky note sticking out from the cover with the condition on it.  That way, if someone requests it, you don't have to try to remember to PM them; the sticky note will remind you.

Just some suggestions, you will love it here on PBS!