Homeschool on a Budget

How can you home school without breaking your budget?

Your home school curriculum should fit the learning styles and needs of each of your children. All kids do not learn the same way, so you need to adapt or choose curriculum according to each child. These often change over the years, so the first advice I have for you is to not buy an entire curriculum course for all grades. You are sure to have at least one square peg who doesn't fit into the round holes of that particular curriculum, or will change styles after a while.

One kid might be a whiz at math, while another can read, but not follow directions. One might be able to teach himself using videos, but is lost if you present the same material in a lecture, or on paper. Another may be lost in math, but has no trouble reading. So if each child learns in a different way, how can you homeschool without breaking your budget?

When starting to home school, a lot of you worry about the scope of your own education. What if your home scholar goes beyond you? How will you teach him when you don't know it yourself, such as algebra? Today, there are free Internet sites which focus on one subject and do a terrific job of explaining it. Among other things, what I do here is show you how to bring all this information into your "classroom," and also how to adapt things to a child with special needs. I've taught special needs children, both at the public school level and home school. If I don't have the answer, I usually know where to find it.

The modern-day homeschooler has an advantage over those who came before. With the world's knowledge at your fingertips, information on almost all subjects––math, reading, geography, science, civics––can be found. Just putting this site together would have been beyond me a few years ago, since I had no training in it. Give your children a good start and watch them flourish.