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    I read about something "new to me" regarding homeschooling and curriculum all the time. (MiniLuk was my latest discovery.) It got me thinking...

    If money was no object, what would you add,incorporate, purchase, etc.
    CJ (Mom)
    Bug: 8 years old
    Doodle: 4 years old

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    I think Id add a housekeeper and do more educational travelling. Itd be more along how I spend my time than what I would buy.

    Since Im with a charter, money really isnt a consideration when deciding on curriculum... and even so, having access to any curriculum I want, Im content with using what works, and doesnt annoy me or DS. Some things I really like - like Bravewriter - feel overpriced.
    Maybe its like... if you won the lottery, would you buy a pretentious house and the most expensive cars that you like... or would you keep on with what is working for you?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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    I agree with Alexsmom that I would have traveled more with the kids. We typically did one National Park-ish or city (NYC, Toronto, San Fran) trip a year, but we also would have done international if we had the $$$.

    Coming at this as a parent of graduated homeschoolers, I would have also done more dual credit. I know in some states it is free or downright minimal for homeschoolers. But here, we got one class per semester half price (usually $300-450) and any extra was full tuition.

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I would add Visualize World Geography. It's over $200 and that's a lot to pay right now after Christmas. I would possibly delve into Blue Pearl Academy. If money were no object, I would possibly send my daughter to a school specifically for dyslexia in our area that runs $12,000 a year.
    Mom to 3, only homeschooling DD13.

    "The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." Alexandra K. Trenfor

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    I agree. We never buck with what is working.

    We also go through a charter, so curriculum cost isn't an issue for us. I would probably put more towards educational traveling as well. Just imagine all the museums! Historical landmarks!
    CJ (Mom)
    Bug: 8 years old
    Doodle: 4 years old

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    I'm making a note of that for the future! Mine are only 6 and 2, so that is a ways off! But I always like to prepare ahead!
    CJ (Mom)
    Bug: 8 years old
    Doodle: 4 years old

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    I don't think it is money that hinders homeschooling, it is the thinking about the need for expensive curriculums. I would have not done formal schooling so early. I would have never purchased many of the expensive math curriculums that I tried out.

    I plan on taking that money and pouring it into travel. Social justice and cultural understanding is a pretty important value for us, so travel is a way to cover cultural understanding in a meaningful way.

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    Yes, I am all for more educational travel and more enriching experiences in general. Using this curriculum or that does not change much in a big scheme of things.
    mom to 3 girls: DD10, DD9, DD6

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    I'd probably do a membership to the zoo, and try out some of the more expensive science curricula that comes with all the extra bits. That way if they didn't work out it wouldn't be a huge loss.
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    I definitely would have purchased an RV and done at least a year-long stint of roadschooling.

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