• Ways to Homeschool on a Low Budget Part 1

    pizap-com15631416326431-jpgHomeschooling can be expensive but it can also be done cheaply, you just need to know some tips and tricks!


    • Assess your budget. It doesnít matter how or why you need to, life happens. Decide on a budget you can feasibly do for homeschooling. Is it easier for you to set aside a block of money or do a little each month?




    • Family and Friends can be your asset! Whether it is school supplies, crafting supplies, old books or even scrap paper. Donít turn it down. Grandparents asking for gift ideas - consider a membership to a local museum or zoo instead of a toy.





    • Check with your local school. Yep. Just because you are a homeschooler, doesnít mean you canít take advantage of your local schoolís cast-offs. End of the year, many schools clear out old books, textbooks, supplies and even furniture(think student desks and bookshelves).




    • Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Let Go and Local Homeschool Groups. All are places to get FREE stuff. You just have to be diligent AND set up your search to notify you.



    • Yard Sales. Great places to get cheap things like globes, books, posters. And most are willing to bargain lower.


    • Back to School Sales. These usually start in July and sales are awesome. Remember to not buy more than you can store! But who can resist 10 cents for a notebook! Not me!


    • Library Book Sales. Make friends with your librarian. Most libraries have book sales and even free boxes of books to get rid of. If your librarian knows your needs, she usually will set some aside or notify you of upcoming discards.


    • Dollar Tree. They have an amazing educational section and it changes throughout the year. School supplies like educational posters, test tubes, math manipulatives for $1.


    These are just a few things that can get your started homeschooling on a low budget. Look for Part 2 later this month, right here on Secular Homeschool!
  • Educational Sponsors

  • Meet Kat ~ Site Admin

    Katrina Taylor
  • Secular News!

  • Become a Facebook Fan

  • Recent Forum Posts

    HobbitinaHobbitHole

    Thank you so much! We have a lot of issues...

    Thank you so much!

    We have a lot of issues because he wants to major and math and therefore he will also need to take a lot of science. That would be awesome and fine except for the labs. At...

    HobbitinaHobbitHole Today, 08:42 AM Go to last post
    inmom

    Also, here is a text online that is written in...

    Also, here is a text online that is written in language more understood by students: Chemistry, the Awesomest Science

    inmom Today, 06:29 AM Go to last post
    Mariam

    You don't mention the ages of your kids, so I...

    You don't mention the ages of your kids, so I will post a variety of games we played. We used lots of board and card games for learning. They are almost too many to mention. For example, here is a...

    Mariam Yesterday, 05:54 PM Go to last post
    Mariam

    I also really like Khan Academy. I have my child...

    I also really like Khan Academy. I have my child keep a math notebook to write down the problems. The videos are built-in and there is no reason why you couldn't help work with them through the...

    Mariam Yesterday, 05:38 PM Go to last post
    Mariam

    If you found a vocabulary program you like, you...

    If you found a vocabulary program you like, you could work on spelling from that list. I don't think you need a specialized program if you feel that she is doing fine with it.

    Mariam Yesterday, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  • Educational Sponsors

  • Educational Sponsors

    Time4MathFacts
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us