Eyes Peeled For Deals

Salam sisters! I wanted to share with you, just a small selection of stuff I’ve bought from pound stores!
Yes, I know for some people its a shop that makes them embarassed or cringe, but personally I dont see why?! Why get something for much expensive if you can get the same for cheaper?!
Everytime we need something in stationary, homeware etc, I’m known to my hub to say ‘oh lets first check poundland.’ He always rolls his eyes.
So, anyhoo, if you ever need stuff like paper, pens, glue etc, I suggest always check pound stores first , you can usually get good stuff there. However aside from stationary, I have also bought a good share of other teaching goodies; learning puzzles, posters, books etc! Here is just a few of my favorite stuff I got here and there.

Word games:



Cute tinned snap cards:


Stickers (came in a pack of 1000+, but I used most of them up):


Large glossy posters (I dont have these stuck around everywhere, as I dont like too much clutter on walls. I just use them as ‘table talk’ on a new topic):


Calendar poster (this is my favourite. Ive seen many homeschoolers use so many different methods of calendar time, to start off their homeschooling day. I simply stuck this on the wall and because its glossy- each day, Chatterbox just circles the date etc with a wipeable marker, you could also stick on a magnetic surface and use magnets):


Reward Chart (again part of the glossy posters range, so I just use a wipeable marker) If stars total to 50+ each week, he gets a prize gift:


Thats, that! See you again soon!


Yay! My Goodies Are Here!

Alhamdulillah my much awaited teaching goodies have arrived!  It’s nothing speactacular, but the a2 sugar paper- reminds me of my school days, the CGP study books for Key Stage One, will assist me in what to teach etc and the word dominoes are just so cute!!

I got a bulk of A2 sugar paper from ebay, for around £22.  The CGP study books are from Waterstone, at just under £5 each and the Word Builder- Word Dominoes were just under £15 and the Sentence builder, were just under £20.

Althugh Chatterbox is in reception year, these books are from year 1 onwards.  However, Alhamdulillah Chatterbox is little advanced in some areas, so I will be able to use some bits from here and it will also serve as a guide for me as what he should be working towards.

My favourite is the ‘word dominoes’, i just think its a good investment if you have niyyah to homeschool other children etc too.  I ordered two sets, one of them is a word builder and the other a sentence builder.  According to the tub, its from age 6+, but I reckon they will be fine for Chatterbox Inshallah.

Chatterbox plays with the word dominoes, when I’m busy and when he needs to entertain himself.  It helps with his independant working skills, and he will learn to use his own initiative, let alone spellings, sentence rules etc!  Tis totally cool!

Hmmm, what to order next?????  *rolls eyes* 😀