Need Cheap or Free Homeschool Materials

by Krissie Fanning
(Overland Park, Kansas)

Cheap or Free Homeschool Materials Needed

Cheap or Free Homeschool Materials Needed

My husband and I are considering taking our seven year old out of school and homeschooling him. My huge problem right now is finding state required school materials to teach him with.


I need all the materials that he would learn normally in school but can't find a good site and when I do find a really good site it is so much money! Do you know where I can go to get cheap/free materials?
Thank you,
Krissie Fanning
We live in Kansas:)

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Feb 17, 2010
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good for you, but you will need to work
by: mrs dani

First, I would not be too concerned about "state required school materials"

You need to go to the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (www.hslda.org) and find out the laws for your state. By joining (at most membership runs $10 a month) they can give you any and all forms you may need and give you advice and help you.

Then you need to find a good support group around you. Homeschool groups can help you find materials in a variety of ways. THe above metioned website will have links. Click on your state and you will see a list of goups you can scroll through.

1) State conventions will have venders that sell new & lovingly used materials at discount prices. They can also help you figure out a basic plan (english, science, etc.)

2) Hit the library! At only 7 years of age, you will be surprised at resources you can get there...for FREE!!!!!

3) Many homeschool support groups will have a resource room with free lending privilegdes for members.

4) In many homeschool groups, families will "lend" out materials to other families. I do this with my sister in law. When I had one child in 1st grade, my sister in law had her child in that grade the following year. The year after that I had another child in that grade. So our materials were used 3 straight years in a row.

5)If you are so concerned with keeping in line with the school district, check your state's dept of education or local school district website. They generally have a listing by grade of what subjects are planned to be covered. (from a family of teachers, they never, ever cover everything on that plan so dont get overwelmed.)


Here is the deal. I will not lie to you. This will take work on your part. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!...if you are willing to work.

I try to put all sorts of money saving tips up on my site. You are welcome to visit and contact me for encouragement via my site at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/coffeewithmrsdani

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