Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Homeschooling is expensive, or is it?
I honestly often wonder how I afford to homeschool.
It can be as expensive as you can imagine. There are people that spend more money on homeschooling than the average tuition to a private school. There are many expensive curriculum packages, even putting together your own curriculum can be expensive.
Now, I don’t have that kind of money. I also don’t think that more expensive always means better. I am NOT saying these are not good, each person needs to choose what is best for their family.
For me expense is a HUGE factor in how I make my decisions.
Here is a list of some of my favorite resources that are easy enough on my budget.
THE BIBLE AND THE BOOK OF MORMON
BLOGS- some of my favorites are Latter Day Homeschooling, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, Homeschool Creations, and Our Busy Homeschool
THE INTERNET- Some of my favorite websites are actually all listed on a local Elementary School’s website. Check Elementary School websites near you.
YARD SALES & THRIFT STORES – They usually have great prices on books and everything really.
Now I do purchase curriculum in subjects I feel necessary, however I do take price into consideration.
I did rework my budget in order to be able to afford homeschooling. I had to cut back in some areas.
I have also recently thought about having some type of fundraiser for my homeschool. You know like selling cookie dough or something.
My scheduling also helps me to afford homeschooling by not having to buy everything all at once.
Check out what others are saying about The Cost of Homeschooling HERE.