Lakeshore

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    Has anyone purchased anything spectacular through Lakeshore lately? I am somewhat itching to go to the store in Tampa for some advanced math resources. (Maybe you can stop me with some powerful persuasion because I feel I can purchase the entire store each time I go there.)

    My favorite resources are the non-fiction wipe-off cards, mini overheads for standardized testing in math, and the skills cards with the wooden stand for grades 4-6.
     
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    No persuasion here unfortunately. I'm heading there next week. Ugh!! Going to be a blow to the wallet I foresee.
     
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    We don't have any Lakeshores up here. I felt so nerdy seeing if there was on the way to my beach vacation in SC. :) I did create a wish list on their website though.
     
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    I went to the Scholastic store in NY on vacation once. Don't feel nerdy. :woot:
     
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    I want to go to a Lakeshore so badly. Hmmm.... maybe I will run that 1/2 marathon in Chicago after all. ;)
     
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    My husband already knows that if we are on vacation anywhere near a Lakeshore, we are going, so he might as well get used to it! He just drops me off and comes back an hour or so later! :) Plus, someone has to pay for it! ha.
     
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    They probably won't have anything for your advanced kids in terms of stuff except for workbooks, and they only go up through about 5th grade... so as long as they aren't too advanced. There is a lakeshore about 1 mile from my school. I've been there three times this week!! Lots of stuff for primary, but nothing I can think of for older kids.

    This is the "best math store in the USA"

    http://www.math-n-stuff.com/ and it's near my house. They do mail order, so check them out. For my 4th graders last year I got these cool fraction/decimal/percent equivalency manipulatives and lots of other cool things, like these things called klikko which build all kinds of three dimensional shapes from a pyramid to a dodecahedron. They were SO good during our 3-D geometry unit. Much better than just using geometric solids. The website is pretty lousy though... it really is the BEST store. Basically the whole store is hands on, and all math/logic related. They have every kind of math manipulative you could want. You could even call them up and they would be helpful, since it's a mom and pops sort of operation. Another thing I would recommend is the cuisenaire (sp?) rods. There are books from every math strand relating to these, from fractions to multiplication, probability, etc. There is a great LOGIC problem puzzle book that you can get. They have the cuisenaire rods at Lakeshore but I didn't see the books to go with them. I was looking too, because all my books are for intermediate and I need a primary book for next year.
     
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    I ordered about $700+ in stuff last year from them. I got a grant for hands-on activities and centers. Got all my stuff from them. :)
     
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    I may purchase my worm farm from them but I like Steve Spangler's too.

    Our Lakeshore is not large so I'm not drawn to it as much as I am drawn to Banks School Supply. Now, that's my kind of store- miles and miles worth of stuff.
     
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    I say...If you're going to spend your own money, go now- almost everything is on sale! Do you have a coupon in case you choose something that is not?

    I was just there (Tampa) a few weeks ago...it was PACKED. Good luck!
     
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    Nothing spectacular, just took advantage of the 20% off sale on bulletin board stuff. But I did buy these fabulous markers that I purchased last year, only to have a bunch of teachers borrow and forget to give them back! I would love to purchase more but the store is definitely for elementary and I just made the move to secondary. I love Lakeshore and I think you should go to the store!
     
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    There are two outlets for Lakeshore -- both in CA.

    I can't resist buying stuff from Lakeshore when I can get a good deal!
     
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    Lakeshore is the most expensive store we have here. Of course, it doesn't stop me from going there :p . I really was not impressed with their math resources this year. I went to buy some manipulatives and they had these little containers for $20. I found some through Discount T. Supply for less than half that. I was just taking mental notes on some of their games, I think I can make something similar much more cheaply. Their prices are so high already, 20% off doesn't do it for me.

    Was that persuasive?
     
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    It was definitely packed tonight as well. I got some decent things for my class. They go up to 6th grade and have a little bit for the older students in terms of math. I turned out getting this grade 4-6 journaling box for science, math, and social studies. I also got a "I Have, Who Has?" for grades 5-6, which is about on my students' level.

    MissFroggy, I have to go to Washington sometime just to see the math store! :) I love math (well, in certain instances).
     
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    If you do come, I have a couch that turns into a bed! You can stay at my place.
     
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    Hey, you never know, Miss Froggy. I would love to stay with anyone awesome on here as long as you honestly say you are who you portray yourself to be. :lol:
     
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    I am who I am on the board in real life too... can you imagine if I was this squirrelly old retired man who liked to watch his neighbors through binoculars or something, and just came on this board for the heck of it, to mess w/ teachers? LOL! Or maybe a satan worshiper who was trying to infiltrate the education system by hanging out on teacher message boards???

    On a board like this I see no reason why people would not BE who they say they are, but I suppose it's possible. It's on the DATING sites where I think people lie!

    But I'll warn you, I live in a kind of cruddy walk-up apartment with no air conditioning and a finicky heater... so it's no lap of luxury at my place!
     

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