Tuesday, January 13, 2009
*This is the 4th or 5th small homeschool business I know that is deeply affected by the upcoming passage of CPSIA. Jeff and Kate Estes are discontinuing the sale of their Hands & Hearts History Discovery Kits. I LOVE these kits. This legislation means well but I don't believe the consequences of the bill were clearly thought out. Kate Estes has written more about the act, including steps you can take to get this ammended here.
Please note I've never used In the Hands of a Child's Kit Packs....If you have used these would you care to comment as to the difference between a project pack and a kit pack? If I buy a kit pack, why would I need the matching project pack? I AM looking for lapbooks for the rest of this year. LOL
Without further comment....below is a letter from In the Hands of a Child:
January 12, 2009
Dear Valued Customers,
Due to the new CPSIA law In the Hands of a Child, for the time being, is discounting our Kit Pack inventory in order to lessen our possible loss in the event that an exemption is not granted.
While we are still praying for this situation to work out for all small businesses we feel that it is in our best interest to lessen our possible loss. And what better way than to pass the savings on to you, our wonderful customers, who are praying with us through this difficult situation!!
Please help us clear our shelves and enjoy a 35% savings on all Kit Packs!! Savings will be automatic! Spread the word and help us empty the shelves!!
This sale will continue until our Kit Pack inventory has been exhausted, so purchases will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
Once they are gone, they are gone!
In the event the law is modified, In the Hands of a Child reserves the right to bring back Kit Packs in the future at full price without any discount, implied or expressed, during this sale.
Cannot be combined with any other offer, special, discount, coupon or sale.
Super Member discount DOES NOT apply to this sale.
Tax and Shipping not included in calculating discount price.
Not valid toward prior purchases.
DO YOU HAVE A BLOG? YOU CAN RECEIVE A FREE KIT PACK!
Help us spread the word by posting the above notice on your blog. Then place an order for at least 1 Kit Pack, email us the link to your blog where the notice is posted along with your order number and your choice of Kit Pack and we’ll add it to your order. How easy is that?*
*Please note customer is responsible for shipping costs for free Kit Pack, shipping will be combined with original order if email is received same day as order is placed notifying us of blog posting
Oh the Things Mom Will Learn...
I found the answer to question number 1. I also found a zillion other lapbook videos but I'll not watch them now....THIS is the one that I needed...restraint De'Etta..... ::snort::
Lapbook Lessons - Double Lapbook
So - I felt a bit like a dolt watching this but now I know how to do it - and it is NOT what I was doing. LOL Quit...LAUGHING....there are a LOT of ways one could "glue the two folders together"...and I've tried them all! You know there are!
- What do they mean when they say, "glue two folders together". I can see a example of this here. How much of the folders do you glue together?
- We are looking for lapbooks to do during our unit study on the Renaissance and Reformation. These could be on composers, inventions, scientists, cathedrals...whatever of the time period or one lapbook that sort of generally covers the time. We've opted not to do the TOG lapbooks because they look boring to us.
- We LOVE Homeschoolshare.com but don't see a lot there that we can use. If you have resources for this - please share.
Choosing Joy! and mayhem
Highlights of MondayMy biggest accomplishment by far was figuring out HOW to make this little "Code of Chivalry" book. The cutting and gluing is easy - the folding is challenging for me. I honestly need someone to make a video on all these folds...I'd buy it. Or a lapbook with blank booklets in it so that I can see and touch and play with all the various folds. We got it done. Today (Tuesday) we try to assemble the folders. We shall see.