When we first started homeschooling 10 years ago I was working on a tight budget and homeschooling 5 kids.
I knew that my inventory would gradually grow over time, but I was working with 5 lead pads, an English curriculum, a science curriculum, and the supplies they had in their bags. It was the end of the year and 3 of my children came home anxious about testing. I wasn’t prepared for the decision to take them out of public school, but I knew that I had a responsibility to enable for success. To me, that meant more than them being another statistic in the system; a system that is designed to create employees, not entrepreneurs.
Homeschooling on a budget looks a lot like the supplies we buy for public schools.
Here is a great place to start on a low budget:
Lined Paper – is essential
As we learn and grow in our homeschooling journey we are able to expand our inventory. These can be donations, sales that we find, or thrift stores where we can buy gently used items. I have compiled a small list of items on Amazon, but these items can also be found in other stores.
If you have anything to add to the list that has helped you on your journey please add a comment below!