Marguerite Henry- American Author 1902-1997

Have you ever read a book that has impacted your life and you still remember it years later-almost detail for detail?  I have and it was a novel by Marguerite Henry called Misty of Chincoteague.  I grew up in NJ and although there are horses in the Garden State, I rarely got the opportunity to interact with them or ever ride them. When I read Misty, and some of her other novels, I was transported into a world different from my own.  Isn’t that what a good novel is supposed to do?

Marguerite Henry was an American author born in April 1902 in Milwaukee, WI .  As a child, she contracted Rhuematic Fever as was bedridden and house bound for several years during which she developed her love for reading and writing.  Over her lifetime she authored 59 books based on true stories, mostly about animals and horses in particular.  Her first story was sold at age 11, her last novel at age 94! She passed away in 1997 but her stories will engage children for years to come.   Misty of Chincoteague won the Newberry Medal and 2 of her other novels were runner up for that award.  Have you read any of them?   Check with the shop to see what is in stock or you can use the links below to take you to Amazon.

Happy  Birthday to Marguerite Henry!
Some of the most famous of her novels  are:
Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Misty of  Chincoteague

King of the Wind

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

There is also a guide from Beautiful Feet books  called “History of the Horse” that  uses her books.  We used it and my daughter loved it !  It covers different types of horses, anatomy of the horse, tack, care of horses and includes a drawing course .  If you have ever tried to draw a horse and had it way out of proportion, you are not alone- this drawing course can help.

Enjoy- I highly recommend any of Margeurite Henry’s novels

Happy Reading!

Karen

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Annual post about DO’S and DO NOT’S for the book sale

Annual post about DO’S and DO NOT’s  for the book sale

over the years- 16 in business, more than that attending fairs, I have learned a little about book sales 🙂
This is not criticism, just helpful hints

1. if you want it to sell, price it well – Abeka, BJU etc are very prevalent in the resale market. 1/2 retail is about what you will get.
people always ask me what I would sell it for, if you price it too high, you will take it home with you.

2. if you are buying- know your prices and editions or take catalogs with you . If you buy a previous edition and cannot get the consumables (and want them), its pretty useless..

3. DO NOT use permanent stickers on the covers of your books- they never come off and if they do they take half the cover with them. I have to remove them or cover them up if you bring your books here. Packages of stickers  all say either permanent or removable on the front. File folder labels are not removable

4. If I come to the sale and offer you less than you are asking it is because I am going to re sell it in the shop. I cannot pay you more than I can sell it for. Then it is up to you to accept it. It’s okay to say no. This has caused contention in the past and I wish to avoid that in the future.  I am not insulting you or your book, I just know what that particular book will sell for in the shop- sorry, but I would prefer not to take a loss.

5. if you sell things online- please make sure you know how much it will cost you to ship it before you price it. You do not want to sell something for $5 then pay $4 to ship it meaning you made a dollar. If you need to purchase an envelope, it is more and your time to the post office is valuable.

6. take lots of change and $1 bills to the sale. you cannot expect someone selling to give change for a dollar book from a $20 or $50- it will wipe them out and may cause them to lose another sale if they have no change left

7. if someone wants something you already sold, please forward them to the Kurriculum Korner- I have a lot of the things that have been showing up on the loops in stock. They all belong to other local home school families .

IMPORTANT
I do not want all the rejects- I want the good stuff too. If you would not come here to buy it, why would someone else? If you sell all the teaching textbooks, apologia and rod and staff english, etc you did great. Do not bring me all the 1/2 missing workbooks, the older edition teacher manuals and all the books that your teacher friend or relative took from her stash and gave you because she thought you needed them to be able to successfully teach your child. (we all have one of those -LOL)

I will be OPEN that afternoon if you want to shop here too..I will NOT be accepting consignment items that day- please read the policies and use the scheduling app to make an appointment.

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Wed & Thurs 1-5pm
502-241-7264
6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014
www.kurriculumkorner.com

What shall we do today? Field Trip Ideas

3B690F30-4B29-4A45-9336-16687409ACA6 C582B6FF-0EEA-48CD-B5F5-BF50BC4E7DA4 B438065A-1B78-406A-9BB9-63CD0DCD4017 50D0E202-8976-4C3A-B229-C7667D39E790“What shall we do today ? “ was a frequent question in our home when the children were young.  Taking advantage of all the cultural activities the area has to offer gives you “something to do”.  I was brain storming field trip ideas the other day and made a list and thought I would share it with you. Put them on your bucket list..I know people, myself included that have not been to all of them yet and I have lived here almost 30 years !

In no particular order

1. Frazier History Museum
2.Perryville Battlefield Re-enactment- it is in the fall
3.Fort Harrod
4. Boonesborough
5.Falls of the Ohio
6.Frankfort Capital – spring blooms are lovely on the Capital grounds
7. Squire Boone Caverns in Indiana
8. Toyota Plant
9. Louisville Slugger Museum
10. Muhammad Ali Center
11. Mammoth Cave
12. Natural Bridge
13. Newport Aquarium
14. the Ark Adventure
15. The moon bow at Cumberland Falls
16. Big Southfork Railway
17. Drive around town looking for Galapallooza horses
18. Churchill Downs
19. The Belle of Louisville
20. Ky Arts and Crafts Museum
21. Little Loom House
22. Locust Grove

23. Kentucky Horse Park

24. Rebecca Ruth Candy Tour

This is not a complete list by any means, just places and things to do that tourists love and that we as “locals” often miss about our state and city. Go outside and check them out. River City Field Trips group does an excellent job of planning and coordinating trips, look them up on facebook.

I have “Kids Love….” books in stock
The Kentucky Adventure which is a coffee table book full of beautiful photos of scenic Ky- I have these in stock, New Song uses them when they do the state history course. There are Bios about Daniel Boone and others from KY…Do you know if there are any Presidents from here? Who is Henry Clay?

Ky is known for Bourbon ( worldwide acclaim), horses, the Bats, Churchill Downs (worldwide fame) and goldenrods (Bless you )

Have a good time exploring our very scenic, rich in history state!

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner

Mark Your Calendar !

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

NEW Hours
Beginning October 10th until after the new year- I will be open by appointment only.

Please pass this on to those that are not on the loops, facebook etc.

There has been very  little business over the last two weeks so as usual, I am switching to appointments and “events” starting October 10th.

The shop is NOT closing– this rumor gets started every year. I know that everyone is busy over the holidays and I can do clean up, paint the doors ,sort through the full shelves and take a vacation to see family -all things that I cannot do over the summer.

I will not be keeping regular hours for the shop

Openings will be posted as “events” on Kurriculum Korner’s Facebook page.  If you have not “liked” Kurriculum Korner, please do so.  Because of all the algorithms, if would be wise to check in on the Facebook page frequently so you do not miss opportunities.  

If you want to come shopping, call , email or send a private message and we will pick a mutually convenient time and schedule an event.  When we have an event scheduled you are welcome to join us.

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
502-241-7264
email: kurriculumkorner@msn.com

By Appointment and Event only from 10/10/18 until January 2019

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner



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Re Posting Annual Book Sale Tips for 2018

Annual post about DO’S and DONT’S for the book sale

over the years- 15 in business, more than that attending fairs, I have learned a little about book sales 🙂
This is not criticism, just helpful hints

1. if you want it to sell, price it well – Abeka, BJU etc are very prevalent in the resale market. 1/2 retail is about what you will get.
people always ask me what I would sell it for, if you price it too high, you will take it home with you.

2. if you are buying- know your prices and editions or take catalogs with you . If you buy a previous edition and cannot get the consumables (and want them), its pretty useless..

3. DO NOT use permanent stickers on the covers of your books- they never come off and if they do they take half the cover with them. I have to remove them or cover them up if you bring your books here. packages of stickers which I buy buy the 1000’s all say either permanent or removable on the front. File folder labels are not removable

4. If I come to the sale and offer you less than you are asking it is because I am going to re sell it in the shop. I cannot pay you more than I can sell it for. Then it is up to you to accept it. It’s okay to say no. This has caused contention in the past and I wish to avoid that in the future.  I am not insulting you or your book, I just know what that particular book will sell for in the shop- sorry, but I would prefer not to take a loss.

5. if you sell things online- please make sure you know how much it will cost you to ship it before you price it. You do not want to sell something for $5 then pay $4 to ship it meaning you made a dollar. If you need to purchase an envelope, it is more and your time to the post office is valuable.

6. take lots of change and $1 bills to the sale. you cannot expect someone selling to give change for a dollar book from a $20 or $50- it will wipe them out and may cause them to lose another sale if they have no change left

7. if someone wants something you already sold, please forward them to the Kurriculum Korner- I have a lot of the things that have been showing up on the loops in stock. They all belong to other local home school families .

IMPORTANT
I do not want all the rejects- I want the good stuff too. If you would not come here to buy it, why would someone else? If you sell all the teaching textbooks, apologia and rod and staff english, etc you did great. Do not bring me all the 1/2 missing workbooks, the older edition teacher manuals and all the books that your teacher friend or relative took from her stash and gave you because she thought you needed them to be able to successfully teach your child. (we all have one of those -LOL)

I will be OPEN that afternoon if you want to shop here too..I will NOT be accepting consignment items that day- please read the policies and use the scheduling app to make an appointment.

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Wed & Thurs 1-5pm
502-241-7264
6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014
www.kurriculumkorner.com

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale -25% off site wide

“Our Journey Westward” is having a SALE

Cindy West over at “ Our Journey Westward” is having a site wide sale over  Thanksgiving weekend.  If you have never tried adding Unit Studies to your day, this is the perfect time to try one.

Unit studies are great ways to infuse topics your children are totally fascinated with into your homeschool day.

Unit studies can be literature based, research based, nature based,  journaling based or just ways to include whatever your student is interested in primarily in the field of science.  We used Unit Studies especially in the winter, when things are cold, getting a little routine and we all need a boost.  I usually let my children pick the topics and find a study that helps them learn about that topic. Check out the website  and see what is there!  Our Journey Westward

There  are studies specifically designed for winter such as “Constant Conifers”, “Coping with Cold” and a few others.  Check them out, your kids will love them !

 

aff links are included

 

Holiday Shopping

holiday shopping Every year Christmas seems to sneak up on me, it is time for holiday shopping!

Invite a friend, hot drinks and snacks, meet other moms, get away to homeschool mom heaven for a few hours

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12th , 2017 from 2-6pm

There is an event called “Holiday Shopping” on Kurriculum Korner’s Facebook page with more information and directions.
“Like”the Facebook page to get extra hours, art for preschool ideas, grandiloquent word of the day etc.

lots of literature, kids books, science kits, coloring books (Dover), Kids Discover magazines, etc
Let me know if you are coming so I make enough cookies!
I will have wrapping paper , if you want things kept as a surprise
Karen at the Kurriculum Korner

502-241-7264

 

Let’s Make a Science Kit, Avoid a Scavenger Hunt!

Let’s Make a Science Kit to keep in the closet or on the shelf for all those basic supplies that get used over and over again. How many times have you gone on a scavenger hunt for silly things like a marble or a piece of coated wire only to give up and not do the experiment?

Some science supplies are standard things that you can keep in a box so they are handy and ready to go. The kit won’t have the seeds or an ice cube in it but if you restock it, it may save some of the frustration of trying to amass a collection at the time the kids are eagerly awaiting a flashy explosion of a vinegar volcano.

Here are some things that should be in your non consumable kit:

clay

clothespins

coated wire

corks

a dowel

a magnifying glass

an eyedropper

magnets

paper clips of varying sizes

a marble

masking tape

mirrors

spools

a steel nail

iron filings

washers

a thermometer

tacks and straight pins

masking tape

Feel free to add any other things you may have

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Annual Book Sale Tips

Annual Book Sale Tips,  post about DO’S and DONT’S for the book sale

over the years- 13 in business, more than that attending fairs, I have learned a little about book sales 🙂
This is not criticism, just helpful hints

1. if you want it to sell, price it well – Abeka, BJU etc are very prevalent in the resale market. 1/2 retail is about what you will get.
people always ask me what I would sell it for.

2. if you are buying- know your prices and editions or take catalogs with you . If you buy a previous edition and cannot get the consumables (and want them), its pretty useless..

3. DO NOT use permanent stickers on the covers of your books- they never come off and if they do they take half the cover with them. I have to remove them or cover them up if you bring your books here. packages of stickers which I buy buy the 1000’s all say either permanent or removable on the front. File folder labels are not removable

4. If I come to the sale and offer you less than you are asking it is because I am going to re sell it in the shop. I cannot pay you more than I can sell it for. Then it is up to you to accept it. It’s okay to say no. This has caused contention in the past and I wish to avoid that in the future.  I am not insulting you or your book, I just know what that particular book will sell for in the shop- sorry, but I would prefer not to take a loss.

5. if you sell things online- please make sure you know how much it will cost you to ship it before you price it. You do not want to sell something for $5 then pay $4 to ship it meaning you made a dollar. If you need to purchase an envelope, it is more and your time to the post office is valuable.

6. take lots of change and $1 bills to the sale. you cannot expect someone selling to give change for a dollar book from a $20 or $50- it will wipe them out and may cause them to lose another sale if they have no change left

7. if someone wants something you already sold, please forward them to the Kurriculum Korner- I have a lot of the things that have been showing up on the loops in stock. They all belong to other local home school families .

IMPORTANT
I do not want all the rejects- I want the good stuff too. If you would not come here to buy it, why would someone else? If you sell all the teaching textbooks, apologia and rod and staff english, etc you did great. Do not bring me all the 1/2 missing workbooks, the older edition teacher manuals and all the books that your teacher friend or relative took from her stash and gave you because she thought you needed them to be able to successfully teach your child. (we all have one of those -LOL)

Karen at the Kurriculum Korner
Wed & Thurs 1-5pm
502-241-7264
6400 Clore Lane, Crestwood, KY 40014
www.kurriculumkorner.com