Saturday, August 31, 2013

Love book fairs!

I hit a local book fair today, seeking some reference books for school. I lucked out:


This represents over $100 if bought new. I paid $6.50 and proceeds went to a good cause!

 (I will turn in a reimbursement slip at work. If I can't get reimbursed, not a biggie). I also got some books for myself:

Another $3. I often inter-library loan the Bisquick book, so that is a nice find. : )

10 comments:

Juhli said...

How great. I just got home from helping to run our Friends of the Library book sale. I'm always thrilled when our buyers are happy.

Frugal Queen said...

Do you teach French?

CTMOM said...

Juhli
Yes, great prices, great cause (to benefit the library as a fund raiser as our town only partially funds the library, which does get a lot of use!)

CTMOM said...

FQ-
Bien sur! ; )

Marcia in rural WNY said...

Good finds on all the books. My DGD has swiped my French/English dictionary and I can't imagine why because she only studied Spanish. But she does watch a lot of French films, so that may be the reason. I have a couple Bisquick cookbooks that I picked up over the years and used one just last week to make a sage sausage and Swiss impossible pie. Dh doesn't usually like it much, but he liked it with the sage sausage. Will remember that for future reference--I love it!
Do you teach just French or are you one of those multi-language wizards? I studied French, Greek and Spanish but didn't get far in the latter two! Did 3 years of French, so I can read the road signs and menus in Canada. Actually, I can understand written French to some extent but less so with spoken. I enjoyed it--just had not real talent for languages--now they teach them so much earlier, and I think that definitely makes it easier for kids. A couple of my nephews are trying to raise bilingual kids in Spanish and English, and doing quite a nice job of it.

CTMOM said...

Marcia
Languages do come easily to me, but then again, I was raised bilingually (French-English) and besides those 2, I have studied both Latin and Spanish as well, and have taught Spanish in the past. While FLES is back as a trend, teaching methods are very different now. They even changed the format of AP exams in world languages as a result.

Frugal Queen said...

How did I miss that? We're both teachers. I teach English in a secondary school. I teach in a secure unit.

CTMOM said...

Froogs
What is a secure unit?

Blissfulbutterfly said...

Funny, I always thought maybe you are a math teacher since you're so good with finances and math. My father-in-law and an ex-boyfriend are math teachers and they are very good with finances. I guess you don't have to be a math teacher though just because you're good with math and finances, right? lol

CTMOM said...

Bliss,
Actually I was a fine math student until "new math" hit the curriculum back in the '60's. One year of screwing kids up, bad test scores on national tests, and they returned to standard instruction. @@ Finances were often discussed growing up, as were food and utility costs. We were taught to be creative, seek alternative (yet honest) ways to meet our goals. Bartering, exchanging, working with locals etc became the norm. Fast forward and I am certain that my cashier and waitress experience also helped me with my figures/math.