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Old 10-12-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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I have like five boxes of homeschooling/science/math/activity books. Most of them are filling up a six foot book shelf, a couple of boxes in my closet. Most of them are third grade and up. A lot of high school stuff. Should I be keeping this stuff or should I give it away? Will it even be relevant? I am going to be a k-3 teacher. My DS is only 6 months old, and as of right now I don't intend to homeschool. I don't want to get rid of it if I will be able to use it, but it is already older stuff, is it worth keeping?

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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My guess is that by the time you want to use it there would be new additions of those books and you might want the newer addition. I'd check on Amazon's book trade in program and see of you could get some money for them. If not, well then I'd donate them to the library for a tax deduction.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: homeschooling/science books

If you know there are a few special worksheets that you would be able to use in teaching you could always make a copy of the worksheet and then get rid of the actual workbook. I would personally donate them.
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Any ideas where to donate? My local library said they are not accepting donations. I think I am going to get rid of all of them. I am pretty good at desktop publishing, so if there is ever a worksheet I couldn't find online, I could just make it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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I have like five boxes of homeschooling/science/math/activity books. Most of them are filling up a six foot book shelf, a couple of boxes in my closet. Most of them are third grade and up. A lot of high school stuff. Should I be keeping this stuff or should I give it away? Will it even be relevant? I am going to be a k-3 teacher. My DS is only 6 months old, and as of right now I don't intend to homeschool. I don't want to get rid of it if I will be able to use it, but it is already older stuff, is it worth keeping?
Let it go.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Let it go. I would sell it, however. Check out homeschoolclassifieds.com. I've had good luck there selling things that we're no longer using.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #7
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Thanks! I got rid of two boxes of books yesterday, and still have more to go through! Now I have room on the bookshelf for my huge library of children's books :/
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Congrats on donating some of your books. Its the thing I struggle with most. Although I can't decide if I even want to be able to get rid of books lol

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Lol I know. I hate getting rid of books.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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Freecycle. I have recieved and given away many resources like that there. Most libraries and used book stores will not take old texts and older reference books, but homeschooling families will.
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