In;addition;to;the;inventory,;it’s;impor-tant;to;create;a;budget;for;your;home-schooling;expenses;that;reflects;your;fi-nancial resources and is reasonable. Begin
researching homeschooling philosophies
and curricula before attending a curriculum fair or used curriculum sale, espe-cially;if;your;family;is;new;to;homeschool-ing. Read reviews and consult with other
homeschoolers who have experience with
If at all possible, make a decision about
before going to curriculum fairs and
used book sales. I know from experience
how overwhelming and attractive a cur-riculum;fair;can;be,;and;if;you;don’t;have
After making decisions about curricu-la,;create;a;comprehensive;list;of;every-thing needed for each child and when in
making unnecessary purchases. Determine to stick to the list and remember
that;everything;doesn’t;need;to;be;pur-chased at once. If possible, stretch out the
purchases to avoid straining the budget.
Before making purchases, check the
local public library for availability of
to get one.
Don’t waste time and money rein-venting;the;wheel.;Many;veteran;home-schoolers have made multiple free
homeschooling resources available online, such as those available at freehome
exact;resources;we;want,;but;we;will;defi-nitely;find;ideas;that;can;inspire;us;to;cre-ate our own.
Create digital planning sheets and
worksheets that can be updated and revised without wasting paper and ink.
Copy them to a CD or flash drive to
avoid losing them, and be sure to update
revised or added.
the quality of our children’s education.
Teaching our children to be content with
help develop characteristics and life skills
that will serve our children and us well for
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