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doesn't spend money on curriculm each year. Those of you who do everything through the library or online sources (free), please let me know what you do! I need advice, opinions. Thanks in advance.
 

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I do spend money but if I needed to I could get by without.<br><br>
There is a blog called homeschooling for free that has some great info. I have a bunch of links on my website as well. ClickSchooling Yahoo Group has some great resourses.<br><br>
Math - <a href="http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/primary/default.htm" target="_blank">Here is a totally free math program.</a> For a very low cost option, <a href="http://www.mathmammoth.com/blue-series.php" target="_blank">here is a math program that you can pay for only what you need.</a> The e-books range between $2.00 and $5.00.<br><br>
Reading - Using a list of children's classics, check out reading matterial from the library. If it is a classic you can usually find unit studies for it online. Just do a search for "Charlotte's Web Unit Study" for example.<br><br>
History - check out books from the library for whatever history topic you are interested in. We follow a chronological approach and use a $10 book as our outline (it will last us for 4 years) call World Social Studies Yellow Pages. However, there are a bunch on timelines available online and abookintime.com has a wonderful book list for living books in a chronological order.<br><br>
Science - follow interests or child using library and internet<br><br>
There are a few things I can come up with pre coffee. Was there a particular subject you were having difficulty with, or just trying to find out what is our there? If you are just trying to see what is out there I would suggest searching one subject at a time. It will be less overwhelming that way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Check out the book "How to homeschool your child for free" from the library- tons of freebie resources in there! I like ambleside online also.
 

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yep the how to homeschool for free is a great resource! if anything it gets your own creative juices flowing in where to look. actually there is a sticky on the top of this forum that has a lot of great websites for all subjects if your kids can do the net thing.<br><br>
I've downloaded quite a few unit type studies on things my ds's are interested in and printed them here.... thats for when they feel like doing paper work.
 

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Try this blog It's not mine but we use it all the time. <a href="http://dorioakes.bravehost.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://dorioakes.bravehost.com/index.html</a><br>
We don't spend a lot on homeschooling curriculum we use the library for everything from books to videos. We also have a resource library near by where we can check out hands on packages and learning toys. We get to keep everything for 2 weeks.<br>
I just started a blog and I am hoping to have a list of free resources available soon. We did pay for our math program (math U see) but we hope to be able to use it for all three kids. (That helps a lot, we only pay for it once), other than that everything else we either check out from the library, Download and print or recieve as gifts.<br>
Oh here is my blog link in case you wanted to ckeck it out.<a href="http://mamashomeschool.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://mamashomeschool.blogspot.com/</a><br>
I hope that helps.
 

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<span>You can find lots of free and fascinating educational experiences among the links in my <a href="http://besthomeschooling.org/gateway/intedws.html" target="_blank">Homeschooling Gateway to the Internet</a>. I originally put it together for the state homeschooling organization I volunteered for (when I was running the website). They eventually got to feeling a strain in getting volunteers to keep the links checked, so asked if I'd take it on for my now noncommercial site - and I've been addding to it ever since.<br><br>
Try clicking on the science and history links first, then the math one - you can get lost in those sections for hours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>
 

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We use a cyber charter school-- they pay for everything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> It's much more structured than a lot of homeschoolers are looking for, though.
 

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Thanks everyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Eilon - we actually plan to use an online H/S program next year. I just need something for the remainder of this year.
 

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The ONLY curriculum that I bought was Singapore Math and those workbooks are very inexpensive. I get some workbooks from Target and spend $17 every 6 weeks on a packet from Brighter Vision. Even if you buy curriculum, it doesn't have to be expensive. I use a lot of free online sources and libraries. I think it is very feasible to homeschool cheaply.
 

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I don't spend my own money lol the school board gives me money to buy resources. If you are looking for a great list of books for history or just plain reaidng why not order sonlight's catalogue(free) and use it as a reading list while at the library. I have checked out ambleside and it looks great.<br>
these are some other resources I use to add to what I have<br>
this one needs updating but seems good <a href="http://dorioakes.bravehost.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://dorioakes.bravehost.com/index.html</a><br>
free world u <a href="http://www.freeworldu.org/" target="_blank">http://www.freeworldu.org/</a> it is for making flashcards<br><a href="http://www.home-school.com/" target="_blank">http://www.home-school.com/</a><br><br>
this organization supplies books/supplies to families who can not afford curric. I used them once befoe I could get funding from my school board <a href="http://www.booksamaritan.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.booksamaritan.com/index.html</a> great group. I recommend applying 1 semester before you need the books, so if you need books for the fall submit your request now.<br><br>
if you are someone who enjoys the well trained mind but can't buy all the resources she suggested check out this site<br><a href="http://oldfashionededucation.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://oldfashionededucation.com/index.html</a><br><br>
I don't know how old your kids are, this one is good for Prek-kindy, but they also have a primary program for up to grade 2-3http://<a href="http://www.letteroftheweek.com/Preparatory.html" target="_blank">www.letteroftheweek.com/Preparatory.html</a><br><br>
Also if you want to get into unit studies, lapbooking is a great way to do it and youc an find tons of free lapbook materials online.
 

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Ah, a slightly different story-- I'd probably spend that time deschooling. Not to say that if the kid wanted to work we wouldn't, but it'd be a really good chance to spend time just breathing after the first semester. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 
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