Re: How nuch do you spend?
I think you can spend as little or as much as you want. There are so many free and low cost resources that you don't have to spend a lot. It's also hard to calculate costs because of printer ink, sports, fieldtrips etc. If I had to make a guess (with those things included) I'd say around $600. I bought most of my stuff used and pieced together a lot too. Still much less than private school.
hopelessly in love with my US Marine and three little men 12, 7.5 and 4 years<--what! When did that happen?