The homeschool budget seems to need to be ever-growing, especially when there’s so much temptation out there for bright and shiny new curriculum.
There’s been school years where I have had to be very careful about our homeschool budget. These years were trickier to plan, but it still can be done and it still can turn out great.
Be encouraged that you can homeschool on a budget too.
This post is meant to both challenge myself to write out a plan based on a $100 budget and to help homeschool mama friends out there that might be feeling defeated because of budget restraints. You CAN homeschool on a budget. And let’s see if we can do it for $100!
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Homeschool Budget Plan
First, let me lay a few ground rules.
- Let’s assume that this is $100 for one child for one year. ALTHOUGH, it could stretch to more kids because many subjects can be done as a group, making one set of curricula work for several kids. More “grade level” work such as math might be trickier to use on multiple kids, but we’ll see what we can do.
- Let’s also assume that you have a good, working computer and printer. I won’t factor in the price of ink, which is a staple in our homeschool, but I will be mindful of incorporating items that need too much printing.
- This plan will be based on a middle-elementary aged kid, like around 4th grade, but you could certainly adapt the plan for different aged kiddos.
- Lastly, internet. A homeschool family’s gotta have the internet and I won’t include that in the budget since it’s more of a “family use” item, and not just for homeschooling.