(Stay tune for this years activities…I was in a Spring kind of mood this morning! Yes, with 3 inches of snow still remaining on the ground…I’m trying to be optimistic!!)
This is just a “sampler” of our favorites we have many, many more and I am hoping to post regularly “what we are reading” and share other “fun activities”! Be sure to leave me a comment; I would love to see what you have been reading with your families too!
A common misconception of homeschooling is; “families homeschool because they can not afford to send their children to private school”. Although, this might seem like legitimate reasoning those who in fact do homeschool know that it is certainly not free!!
As parents you do have the freedom to spend as much or as little as you deem necessary for educating your child (learning through example and experience are among the best tools)!! Homeschooling can be done on a “shoe string budget”. That being said it can also be quite costly complete curriculum can cost $800-$1, 000 per child this killing the theory of family’s homeschool because it is cheaper.
To off set some of the costs can homeschoolers do fundraisers? We all know schools do them but what about homeschoolers? Can you raise a few extra dollars to help buy supplies for your “school”?
Upon looking through The Old Schoolhouse Store I stumbled about this Wee Book; Easy Fund-Raisers for Homeschool Organization. I am happy to say it certainly got the wheels turning. How can I help off set some of the costs of homeschooling? This little Wee Book offers great tips and concrete examples of ways to make a little extra money for your “school”. Creative ideas such as box tops for education, food fund-raisers, and websight income are all covered!!
Do you need to be a co-op? Do you need to claim the money as income on your taxes? These questions and more are all covered in Easy Fund-Raisers for Homeschool Organizations!! I hope you will check it out, be inspired, and “Happy $ Making” to you and your families!!
With all of our Spring homeschool activities and the ever changing weather I am always looking ahead onto the next Season. I like to think of myself as a natural born planner/organizer but that being said I am far from perfect! I still need all the support, help, and aid from other people I can get!
While reading The Homeschool MinuteI decided to check out some of the WEE Books they had to offer. For those of you not familiar with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine I highly recommend you check it out they offer tons of ideas, support, and materials to homeschooling parents. Even if you don’t homeschool some of the tips and advice could still be applied warmly to your parenting.
I was not sure if any of the WEE Bookswould be of much help to me since my children are still so young, but I was delightfully surprised when I indeed found some! The WEE Books are mini books that you can enjoy online (PDF format). Truly, a quick getaway for mom!! In fact I ended up reading 3!!! I’m hooked!!
The first one I wanted to share with all of you was “Beating the Summertime Blues”. We have all been there the cool fresh air of spring quickly turns into 90 degrees and echoing in the back room you here “I’m bored”. This WEE Book helps put the fresh air feeling back into your summer plans. Whether you homeschool year round or take a break Kim Kautzer reminds us to take time for ourselves, don’t over schedule, and she offers many other great “Summertime Blues Busters”!!
So for $1.95 (less than a cup of coffee) it was a great escape in my morning routine (that’s quite a compliment from this coffee loving mother)!! I hope you will join me.. check out the WEE Booksyourself and I would love to hear what you are reading about too!!