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Back to school season this year had me running around town looking for school supplies that we needed at a great price. I’m in my second year of home school and I didn’t think I would need very much but as we got started I found that I needed more than I thought. To organize the kids I wanted them to have a folder and a notebook for each subject. We needed pencils, crayons, glue, scissors (because we can never find the pair we already own) and markers.
Then of course I had to think about art supplies and backpacks. Well, we started school and then I remembered the kids have to read 20 minutes a day as home work and we don’t have any books. I wanted to let them pick out their books because when kids pick out books they are interested in they are more likely to enjoy their reading time. So we headed off to Barnes & Noble to get some really great reading material. While there I saw their school supplies. I had no idea they had such adorable school supplies. I love how colorful their products are.
I set the kids off to look around at all the books and each kid picked out three books. Everything that Miles picked out had to do with Minecraft. He is obsessed with Minecraft right now and reading the novels is growing his knowledge of Minecraft and surprisingly how things are made, what different metals, stones are and their properties. I love anything that helps my kids learn and if they can learn without even realizing it then YEAH!. Zoe picked out some new books that she hasn’t tried yet. She picked out Lost in Rome.
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*Source: The College Board’s Trends in College Pricing Report: http://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/2014-trends-college-pricing-final-web.pdf