Originally Posted by DelKroemer
Thanks ladies, I am no longer in Idaho. I am in Connecticut. My goal is just to provide my daughter with a well rounded education and curriculum. My budget is just not any higher than $50 a month. I will look into the Ambleside Online too. Any other recommedations are welcome!
I have no idea why I kept thinking you had a son.
$50/month is very doable. . . but, would be able to put $50/month away for the next couple months and ear mark it for school? Right now, my soon to be kindergartener is "registered" for fall. But, in case I change my mind, I do know what I would be ordering.
Here it is:
Singapore Math 1A and 1B workbooks only $9.90 each (I don't know if she would get through both, but I want them around)
HWT "Letters and Numbers for Me" $7.50 (I wouldn't buy any of the extras)
A new Maze book or Hidden Pictures $10.00 approx.
I would order these if I didn't already have them:
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding $25
All About Spelling Level 1 $30 +$30 more for the tiles etc.
I See Sam Books Levels 1 & 2 $40
I will also restock our art supplies.
We use the library for a lot of things, esp with social studies/history. I also would expect minor purchases to support science experiments. Most experiments in K use household items. I also want to point out that while I would want AAS level 1 and I See Sam readers 1 & 2; I don't think ALL kindergarteners would be ready for them. I don't know if my dd would be able to complete those in the K year. I just want them at my disposal because I know my kid. The I See Sam books are available by free download too somewhere, and you can print them yourself. There are several places to order them from, the place I like is about $20/set.
Since I like my stuff available for planning, I would try to get the $$ saved up over the next couple months and order at the beginning. The rest of the year shouldn't cost anything (unless you find new cool stuff, or find that something isn't working for you)