1. You will make mistakes.
But you can minimize poor decisions by doing a little research.
2. You can always sell your unused as well as used home school curriculum quite easily, should something not meet your needs.
Remember the saying – one person’s junk, is another person’s treasure? Unless it’s completely used up, the same holds true with homeschooling programs! :)
Products that don’t work for you, may work perfectly for another family – so don’t fret too much.
So, how do you decide if certain publishers offer the best homeschooling programs for you?
Some questions to ask when choosing homeschool products for you and your child:
When in doubt, get feedback from other homeschoolers who have used the educational materials you are looking to purchase.
Attend a curriculum share hosted by local support groups. You will be able to meet those who use the products you want to purchase.
The Cost Factor.
Is the program within your budget? More expensive or accredited doesn’t necessarily mean better or ensure superior results. Many homeschool families find great success without the use of any formal or programs or curriculum.
If you are just beginning to start homeschooling, it's important to know that home education doesn't have to cost that much.
Some home educators use a few quality resources and make good use of their library cards to keep homeschooling costs to a minimum!
The products you choose should provide flexibility and help you meet any educational requirements for your state. If you are only homeschooling for a short time, this will be more of a concern for you.
If it does not cover all necessary topics for the grade/s you decide to use it for, you will need to supplement – or just know that you will need to cover certain topics in your homeschool at another time. Don't worry, it’s easy to do when schooling at home.
Eliminate Homeschool Classroom Squirmies!
Have a highly distractible student in your homeschool classroom? I do too!
Discover some simple steps you can take to help your child/ren learn better and get their work done.
Basic Homeschool Room Necessities.
Before you start buying supplies, think about what you really need in your homeschool room, in order to spend wisely and reduce your home schooling costs. I have even included a picture of our home school... yes, sometimes it's okay to be nosy! :)