Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tips for NOT Making Good Readers

Ok... I am being a little sarcastic... but humor me... We are always hearing tips on how to make good readers, how to get them to love  5th grade reading... and yes, I am guilty of it! But who doesn't want to make better readers?

Anyway here's how NOT to make a good reader...
1) Place a lot of requirements on your child to read.
2) Don't read aloud to your children
3) Choose books for your children to read that are too difficult for them
4) Never let your children see you read
5)Don't allow them to read when they feel like it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Schooling on a Budget

Homeschooling is an awesome adventure, but it isn't free. We are responsible to support and fund our own homeschool endeavors even though we pay taxes to cover our children's education. This wonderful endeavor we call homeschool does cost. Yet, the good news is that there are great ways to avoid breaking the budget.

Make your goals for homeschooling meet your budget. Are you more interested in homeschooling or having a fancy car and a big house.

Use online homeschool resources that are free or very inexpensive. For example: online learning games.

Look for used homeschool curriculum and buy from online sites like ebay or amazon.

Use coupons to help make ends meet.

Don't eat out... try to make healthy home made dinners... they are more frugal!