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    LOL I know a lot of people have borox lying around as a cleaning ingredient.

    Yeah, it was more like being nickeled and dimed than a big upfront cost, and I probably couldve subbed most of the “strange” ingredients out.

    Weird materials aside (did I mention food coloring?), we did enjoy how the material was presented in the RSO books.
    I dont know what the material list is for BFSU, but doubt itd be less expensive than RSO (especially if you have borox on hand!). But both seem like decent programs, might as well try whichever sings to you the most (first).
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    We did/do weekly labs and I would honest;y buy most of the components at the store the weekend before. Every now and again there would be something I would need to order in advance from Amazon or something, but especially in the younger grades this was rare.

    Part of my lab selection process involved collecting way more labs than I needed and culling them based on if I felt a lab was too futzy (which would lead to frustration for my son) or had expensive components not justified by the quality of the learning experience. I would basically pick one each week based on the topic at hand, while trying to maximize learning and fun and also minimizing frustration and unwarranted expense.

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