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Old 10-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #21
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Re: HSing budget?

Hmm...I'm not even sure what I spent this year...

Homeschool co-op: $150
Books for co-op: $70
Tapestry of Grace year 2 classic used: $45
Supplemental History books for TOG2: $40
MUS Alpha: $35
MUS Delta: $35
LOF Fractions and Decimals & Percents: $30
Library book sales for Literature stuff: $50
Scholastic $1 deal books: $30

Miscellaneous books we've bought and won't likely use but I haven't resold as of yet: $60

Total: $545

Ouch. So, in my defense here...I am planning on using MANY items from above again next year OR finding a free alternative. For example, we will use the free and awesome KISS Grammar next year. I already have MUS Beta (just need a test book) that I was gifted by someone at my co-op. I have LOTS of History books including all the SOTW series and almost all the History of US series so will use that rather than buying TOG3 (as much as I loved it, I think we can do the same for less honestly). We will use a free spelling list I found online next year. I've still got a whole ton of lit books we can't get to this year to use next year. I'll have to buy MUS Epsilon and Pre-Algebra next year, but hope to get it used...yeah, I want to do a cheap year next year!

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #22
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Re: HSing budget?

We reserve a certain amount for fun activities which includes "field trips". For that roughly 200 a month but we have some great free museums that my kids love.

For classes or activities like horseback riding, art classes or other things that cost we reserve 100-200 per child.

However we find in out community of homeschoolers there are also a lot of free activities for my kids to participate in. I'm in Austin btw.
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