Re: How nuch do you spend?
After playing around with curriculum, we finally settled on horizons phonics ($30 used), Saxon math (new $40) and HWT (used/new $20). Total $90. That's our core for my preschooler (she is working at a first grade level). I allowed about $150 for books and art projects. She also has ballet (about $300 for the year) and Chinese language school ($300 for the year). Both of those are of course optional and things we would have paid even if she went to PS.
Tibeca, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
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