Homeschooling and living on a tight budget sometimes conflict. There just aren’t a lot of great “sales” on curriculum. There aren’t curriculum mega-stores offering 20% off all Language Arts on Fridays, or buy-one, get one free deals for math manipulatives. Have you ever BOUGHT math manipulatives?! They are what I consider to be a good investment. […]
What’s the ONE homeschool tool you can’t live without? Over the years I may have said different things: A library card, a laminator, the Internet (haha! Who couldn’t!?) but consistently the number ONE tool we use all the time is our printer. Or should I say PRINTERS. Many years ago I bought a refurbished monochrome […]
This is what my day looks like today…. I’ve said before that I like action movies. I REALLY do. I also love to read. For some reason, I didn’t jump on The Hunger Games bandwagon when everyone was reading the books, but when the movie came out, E and I went to see it. I […]
I am not, by nature, a frugal mom. I love a good deal, but I don’t spend hours and hours seeking them out. At least, not most of the time. When it comes to homeschool curriculum… well that’s another story all together. One of my most amazing “finds” on the internet has got to be public domain books.
I’ve been considering writing a techno type homeschooling post for some time now. Many of you know that I’m a tech junkie. I use my computer ALL the time, I download books and programs, scrapbook on my computer, Facebook, Twitter, blog, and much more. I’ve been facing a hard reality lately though. I bought a […]
Curriculum can cost so much money! Let’s face it, we’ve all done it. You see that awesome, perfectly-packaged program at a conference or curriculum sale, and you think “THAT’S what I need! My kids will learn SO MUCH MORE with that program!” Then, as you drive home, it hits you: You just totally blew your […]
Would this be over the top? I have my eye on this but I’m just not sure! I have so many questions! Are they really that convenient? Will my kids break it if it gets dropped? Do your kids like to use a digital reader, or do they prefer a book with pages to turn? […]
These aren’t your everyday readers! She uses familiar (to us) folktales, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales to get kids reading and enjoying it! I formatted these in a very simple font, in large type, and all of the original pictures are included! Enjoy!!