Hi everyone! For today’s Tip Tuesday, I’m sharing tips on homeschooling on a budget. Homeschooling is flexible in so many ways, and that includes cost. There are many options for homeschooling on a budget.
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Here are some things to consider when creating a homeschooling budget:
- Curriculum (most likely the greatest expense)
- Testing Fees
- Printing or Copying Costs
- Building a Home Library
- School Supplies
- Extracurricular activities or lessons
- Annual State Conventions
- Technology Aids
- Planning forms available in all of my LESSON planners!
- Use the COAH Community Buy/Sell/Trade page
There are so many ways to save money and homeschool successfully. Below I’ve listed a few ideas to help get you started!
- Use your library
- Field trips: A hands on learning tool
- Homeschooling groups and co-ops
- Buy used
- Use free resources
- Borrow & Trade
- Have a good plan
- Re-use & Recycle
- Sell used curriculum
Need help getting started homeschooling? I’ll be addressing this topic and MUCH MORE in my new How To Homeschool Masterclass! Click below to check it out! I’ll also be available to answer all of your unique questions in our own personal forum! Hope to see you there 🙂
If you’ve missed my previous Tip Tuesday or Homeschooling 101 posts make sure to check them out. Here are a few to get you started!
- Getting Started
- Getting Started Part 2
- Planning Ahead
- Methods & Styles
- Choosing Curriculum
- Gathering Curriculum
- Creating Lesson Plans Part 1
- Creating Lesson Plans Part 2
- Teacher Organization
- Student Organization
- Homeschool Storage Solutions
- First Day of School
- Teaching Multiple Grades
- Homeschooling with Babies & Toddlers
- Homeschooling Preschool
- Homeschooling Kindergarten & Elementary
Want to see more of my Tip Tuesday Videos? Make sure to click the image below to check out all of my homeschooling tips!
I hope this helps some of you out, I know getting started can be overwhelming! I wrote a book called Homeschooling 101 that will help answer all of your questions on how to get started homeschooling, choosing curriculum, creating lesson plans, etc. For more information on homeschooling check out my Homeschooling 101: A guide to getting started!
It’s seems easy to spend an endless amount of money on homeschooling. 🙂 I have found that over the years, the used curriculum fairs (and online book selling sites) have been most helpful to keep our homeschool budget as low as possible. Reselling used books also helps offset the cost of new books that need to be purchased.