Welcome to the new round of Blogging Through the Alphabet! I am so excited to be jumping back in this round after having a few issues last round. This round is all about homeschooling, and I am starting off the journey with A for Affordable Homeschooling.
When we started homeschooling, and even now, we don’t have a lot of money for those fun boxed curriculum kits. We currently have four kids who are in need of something, from a senior down to Pre-K. At $200+ per child and a tight income, there is no way that would happen. So, what did I do? I looked around and found some great affordable homeschool ideas!
One of the first things I did was grab a SchoolhouseTeachers membership. I loved that it was one price for everyone in the house and we could pick and choose what we needed. This is the one program that I have continued to use through our whole homeschooling journey! I love the planners, and if you get a new membership before the end of February, you get a printed planner for FREE! I always recommend SchoolhouseTeachers to anyone when they mention they are wanting to homeschool, especially if they have more than one child!
Yes, the library is an excellent spot for finding homeschooling resources! When we have health issues come up in the house, we jump at the chance to slow down and read. There is lots to learn just from picking up a book and cuddling in with your children! I learned a lot about this from reading The Read Aloud Family. This is a great book for any family, and I bet you could find it at the library!
This is the other resource I grabbed as soon as we started homeschooling. This is a great way to print up pages to go with the books that we were reading. I also use these when one of the kids finds something that interests them. They are given books or online resources and a notebooking page to record what they are finding. This is a great tool for my independent learners!
This is a full K-12 online free homeschool option. This is one that we used among other things when funds were tight. We love that this was Christian based, and the main focus was on reading. We still use this for preschool, I love the Getting Ready lessons and how fun and simple they are, yet my kids remember them!
There are Many Ways to Have an Affordable Homeschool
These are just some of the ways that we have made our homeschool happen even when we didn’t have the extra funds for it.
I am so excited to be back with this wonderful group of ladies in our Blogging Through the Alphabet journey! Check them out:
- Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool
- Kirsten @ DoodleMom Homeschool
- Jennifer @ A Peace of Mind
- Kimberley @ Vintage Blue Suitcase
- Christine @ Lifes’s Special Necessities
- Yvonne @ The Life We Build
- Dawn @ Schoolin’ Swag
- Wendy @ Life on Chickadee Lane
- Lori @ At Home: where life happens
- Kristen @ A Mom’s Quest to Teach
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