Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Homeschool Does not have to cost a fortune

This is just a post to let you know that homeschooling does not have to cost a fortune. You do not need to buy some big expensive curriculum with all the bells and the whistles. You do not have spend a fortune you can do it for free or very cheaply. Even though this year we decided to do Konos which is an expensive curriculum in my opinion (though not as expensive as Sonlight or Winter's Promise). Here are three free curriculums that you can do that provide you with an outline and lesson plans.

This curriculum combines Textbooks & Charlotte Mason style learning. An old fashioned Education provides loads of free stuff and most of their books are attainable at the library. I have used individual books from this curriculum but never the whole curriculum. For instance right now we are reading a book called About the Night Folks (nocturnal animals) & we will continue reading the books in this series because they are excellent & educational.
This is a Charlotte Mason Curriculum. I have used this curriculum and I love the high quality books it suggests and the children recall so much of what we have read. In fact one of the things that attracted me to Konos was their use of books found on the AO list. We will continue to use their books as we school our children because they have found some of the best books around.

The final Curriculum is Tanglewood which is a combination of Classical & Charlotte Mason Education. I also use some of the books on this list but the main thing I have used from these people is their core book. It is an awesome lesson planner for the Classical or CM teacher. I hope you have a chance to explore these sites and consider some of the free things homeschooling has to offer.

These options will all provide a wonderful education for your little ones and will keep some money in your pockets so you can afford a few field trips and vacations along the way.

Rooster Hill Academy

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I recently read a post on a homeschool forum where the poster talked about how homeschoolers HAVE to spend quite a bit of money each year in order to provide their children with a quality education. Thankfully, she was set straight by other homeschool families. Homeschooling on the cheap requires a bit of effort to find free/cheap curriculum, but that's okay. Cost does not always equal quality.

We're using this free American History curriculum this year; there is also a free science curriculum available too.

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