I attend several conferences each year and find it useful to have business cards to give to contacts. These are also really useful to give to parents.

I like these cards very much. They are printed on extremely heavy, 100% recycled card stock.

Plus, they look really cool.

From Moo.com

50 custom business cards - $15.39
Original item(s) Total $21.99
Shipping - $3.75
With discount, order total - $19.14
Subtotal (year so far) - $107.63

I've been struggling with the sound quality of movies and other media on my laptop for the past couple of years. For the past year, I've been using four or five sets of desktop computer speakers that I've picked up at yard sales and the Swap Shop at my dump, all linked together via a Belkin Rockstar.

This should be a step in the right direction.

One set of stereo speakers via Craig's List - $60.00

Subtotal (year so far) - $88.49
From the bargain rack at Target:
  • A deck of International Landmarks Flashcards
  • A deck of U.S. Presidents Flashcards
  • A short biography of U.S. Presidents
  • A bottle of glitter glue

Total - $4.00

Subtotal (year so far) - $28.49
I spent the week at an NEA Workshop studying Duke Ellington. On the final day of the workshop, we visited Harlem. I bought these books at The Schomburg Center to help me put together a unit on the Harlem Renaissance.
Sophisticated Ladies: The Great Women of Jazz [Hardcover]

 by Leslie Gourse and Martin French
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (January 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525471987

$19.99 - 50% off = $10

Uptown (An Owlet Book) [Paperback]

by Bryan Collier
  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080507399X


Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History Of The Harlem Renaissance [Paperback]

by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031603424X

$12.99 - 50% off = $6.50

Subtotal (year so far)
- $24.49