You can spend a lot of money but you don’t have to. There are many free resources available. I chose our curriculum based on the following:
1. It worked best for us based on how my girls learn.
2. Accessibility – we needed something on the go.
3. What fit best in our budget that allowed us to keep it Bible based.
I believe the area most expensive for homeschooling is in the field trips and fun things we incorporate into our school year. We love to think outside the box and give our girls hands on experience. We include our girls when planning our field trips, which makes it even more fun for them. This is where some of the most memorable learning moments happen. However, we save from not buying back to school clothes, class supplies, book fees, lunch and snack money, snake shows, magic shows, teacher gifts etc. (all this adds up for each child). We love teaching our children, I believe the best part of homeschooling is getting to experience each Aha moment!
I hope this helps encourage any of you that are thinking about homeschooling that may think it will cost too much. I feel that we not only save money throughout the year but also get to experience all these great things with our girls…..I feel so blessed.