For Reading and History this coming school year I'd planned to use Sonlight's One Year Condensed American History. The first time I laid eyes on their curriculum I think I drooled. Dancing in my head were visions of the UPS man arriving at my door with overflowing boxes of fresh, beautiful, good smelling new books. Seeing as how we are on a budget, however, that just wasn't a practical way for us to go. The price tag on the Core D + E brand new is $443.77---and that's just for reading and history.
Thanks to the idea of my friend at Much Ado About Nothing I decided that I will buy the Instructor's Guide, print a list of Sonlight's books from Core D + E, and let the scavenging begin. I love hunting for bargains.
In between trips to Goodwill (where I did find a few good deals) I have been waiting for our used bookstore's Buy One Get One Free sale----and this month it finally happened! Yahoo!!! I am happy to say that I am about halfway through my list now and I have only spent about $20.00. I am super exctied.
Today, I plan to go back and finish up my shopping. Wish me luck!