What is the most inexpensive-yet-still-great homeschooling curriculum out there?

Helizna - posted on 06/01/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I wish to take my "difficult" 10-year old kid out of school, but is a lower-income single mom. My mom is retired and willing to teach my daughter, but the cost of homeschooling curricula is very prohibitive. Any ideas? Websites are so confusing and only full of "tips" that don't answer my questions, really! Please help?


Linda - posted on 06/01/2012




You can get a lot of curricula second hand or used. Contact the local homeschooling groups in your area. Sometimes people just basically give their stuff away to get it out of their house. There are usually used curriculum sales around this time of year. If you don't know where they are, start with www.hslda.org. They have links to homeschooling groups in all 50 states. Also, check out ebay and other websites which sell second hand stuff. I have purchased items on ebay for a fraction of the original cost.

Another option is a lot of public schools let you use the books they use, but at home. I had a friend who got a lot of books this way. You obviously have to return them when you are done.

A third option is an online charter school. Some of them give you all the curricula for free--it's basically a public school but you do it at home. Laws do vary on this, depending on the state you live in. Not knowing your son, or why you are pulling him, it is difficult to say which approach would be best.

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