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10+ Homeschool Resources Under $20

When you start homeschooling, you have many worries. One of those worries should not be on cost. Homeschooling can be very affordable when you decide to make it that way. We have learned that making a homeschool budget and sticking to it will really help when it comes to planning out your new year.

We love finding good deals and make sure to stock up when we do. Even if we don’t need anything, I have learned to set some money aside each paycheck. When I do this I am able to grab the good deals when I find them. Like right now! Check out these awesome finds! All for under $20!! Who would pass these deals up?

homeschool resources for a budget Here's a list of the best affordable homeschool resources – all available for $20 or less on Educents. Helpful Resources Homeschool Planner – This planner includes dated journal pages, practical forms, motivational quotes, and teaching aides to make your homeschool planning effortless and enjoyable. Do-a-Dot Mega Bundle – 17 different activities that cover fine motor skills, numbers, letters, sight words, word families, shapes, colors, patterns, and early addition. All of these items are designed for us with do-a-dot markers, but they also come with a variety of suggestions for alternative uses. Photography Lessons for Kids – Add some fun to your homeschool! Whether your kids have a point and shoot or a DSLR camera, the fundamental rules of photography can still be taught. Math Resources Tegu Geometric Blocks – Here's a hands-on way to learn geometric shapes. These blocks come in many shapes and colors. Educents Tegu Blocks Buy Now Times Tales DVD – Kids can learn their times tables in a snap! Most homeschoolers say this DVD only takes about an hour to teach kids the upper times tables. There's also a downloadable version available. Life of Fred Math Stories – After reading the Fred books, kids will never say "math is boring" ever again. These fictional stories weave in math concepts with real world examples. Start with the Apples book for early math, and follow Fred all the way to calculus lessons! Tegu Geometric Blocks – Here's a hands-on way to learn geometric shapes. These blocks come in many shapes and colors. Science Activities Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket – Learn, create, and play with your student. These polymers can help teach measurements, chemical reactions, and following directions. slimy_squishy_polymer_gloopy_hands_mommywifelife Buy Now One Minute Science Mysteries – Each story, just one minute long, challenges students' knowledge in earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. Language Arts Games & Lessons uKloo Early Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game -Disguised as a treasure hunt, this literacy game gets kids physically active as they strengthen reading comprehension skills while solving clues to find a surprise. ukloo treasure set Buy Now Let's Get Reading Bundle – Play detective with this printable packet investigating CVC words, phonics, word families and more! Kids can even print & wear spy gear! Cursive Writing Worksheets – Make handwriting practice more fun with these superhero-themed printable worksheets.  

 

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Demme Learning Math-U-See ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

How do you take a child who finds every excuse in the books to avoid math, and turn them into a child who loves to sit down and see what else they will be learning? You introduce them to Demme Learning and Math-U-See! How do you save space on your shelf and get an easy to travel with version of this? You check out these new Digital Packs.

Math.U.See Review

Math-U-See is a family owned and operated company with a multisensory approach to mastery based learning. Mastery based learning is focused on making sure your student knows their stuff before they continue on to the next topic. With this, Math-U-See is based on levels, not grades. You will want to make sure to take a placement test to see where your child falls within their levels.

 

 

Demme Learning Math U See Review

 

 

For this review, we used the Epsilon level which focuses on fractions. This is a weak point for Moe Man. We have honestly skipped this in the past because of the misunderstanding between my teaching and his learning. We were sent the whole physical set, which includes a teacher manual, instruction video, workbook, tests and manipulatives. We were also given 12-month access to the digital pack.

The digital pack includes the teacher manual, streaming instruction videos, an MP3 of Skip counting songs and online manipulatives. This pack does not include the student text or tests, so you would need to purchase that separate.

While we received the full physical product, I found that we did not use the physical DVDs as much as we used the streaming of the digital pack. I loved that I didn't have to search for a DVD each lesson to start our learning. It was super simple to just pull up the website on whatever computer or device was available and let Moe Man go!

Math.U.See Review

Each lesson is started by watching an instruction video. This video will teach the new skill for the lesson and show some examples. I would watch this with Moe Man and I would watch this on the computer and pause as the examples were shown. I would make him do the examples and we would finish watching to see if he got them right. This was super nice to be able to be on the computer at the table instead of trying to bring all our supplies to the living room and have Baby Girl attack us at all times!

After your done with the video, you have three practice worksheets, three systematic review worksheets and one enrichment and application worksheet. There is no need to do all of the worksheets, just enough for you to make sure your child in mastering the skills they need to know. I personally loved being able to have Moe Man use all the extra practice that was available!

Math.U.See Teacher

Now when it comes to grading everything, I have had the pleasure of being able to log onto my computer and correct the pages. I don't have to worry about trying to find my teacher manual or finding the page. This is HUGE for me. I have enough books with book marks in them. I put all the grades in online, so it helps to have my answer key right here on the computer as well. This is my favorite part of the digital pack!

Math.U.See Epsilon Review

Moe Man loves to use different things to help him figure out his fractions, we even used candy hearts once! But he is really enjoying using the online manipulatives to help him out. He is able to manage the cubes more instead of a mess. He also loves the digital fraction manipulatives. These make it a lot easier for him to add and subtract fractions without getting too confused. These also made for a lot less clean up at the end of each lesson!

Math.U.See

We absolutely fell in love with Math-U-See and we love their digital pack. We love the simplicity that this gives to us and the mobility of being able to take our work without the mess or extra supplies. We are even able to take this outside on the warm days and not worry about losing any of our supplies! This is a wonderful feeling, for mom at least!

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Have you used Math-U-See before? What do you think about these digital packs, where everything is a finger click, or swipe, away?

God Bless!

Amanda

 



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