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I haven't lurked here yet, but I have on other boards looking for info on homeschooling. Seems everyone does virtual online curriculum instead of purchasing or borrowing materials and doing it the "old fashioned" way. Does anyone here do it the old way where actual text books and work books are used? If so, is there any place to trade/buy used or borrow/lend out materials?
I am probably a hypocrite for saying this, but I really do not want my child to sit in front of a computer to read and do homework. I want to use real books and pens and paper as much as possible. I know a lot of the tests will be on the computer, but the enormous amount of screen time is kind of scary to me when I look at some of the virtual academies.
That is good to know. I guess my area is the exception rather than the rule. Everyone who answered my queries on my local board said they use K12 because it was inexpensive and everything was online so they were not buying materials.
For those who have pre-K through say grade 4, what is the average cost for materials? I just have one child (he's only 2.5 now so I have a while to research)
Aron Mama to 6 homeschoolers -- 12, 10, 8, 5, 3, baby
homeschooling mama to DD 10 & DS 7
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