I planned to get nothing and spent almost $70. Oops Haha!
In my defence..we were completely out of everything from last year. We normally have stuff leftover from the year before. With the kids getting older now, we go through a lot of supplies. We will have three in 'school' this year and they are all very artsy...we go through a lot of school supplies. Lol
I love supply shopping! It is like Christmas..only better because everything is so cheap. Haha
who else is going crazy with supply shopping this year??
I am waiting on our TAX FREE day to buy anything.
As for what it cost's to hs...this will be our first year hs my dgd (darling granddaughter). I am a thrift store queen. I rarely buy "new" clothes for her (unless on clearance). Why waste the money when you can get perfectly good and sometimes new clothes at a thrift store, or consignment sale.
I have only spent about $50.00 on school supplies, books included. I found dry erase handwriting boards (on sale at WM for $4.50) at a thrift store New for $1.00 each, folders, stickers, pens, pencils, flash cards etc. for .50. Sorry, my point is you do not have to spend a fortune to home school. Yard sales, library sales, used book stores and thrift stores all have great finds for the home schoolers. And the good thing about hs is if money is tight at the beginning of the school year, you can always buy only what you need.
I went and looked yesterday at WalMart - I didn't think the sales were that good. I will wait. I have everything we need, so unless the sale is worth it, I am not going to spend the money. We have SO many markers, highlighters, crayons... that I just can't ever see us needing stuff like that - EVER! But my kids are 9, 11, and 17. So things like crayons are not as frequently used around here.
I did pick up posterboard at Target the other week, because it was like 30 cents a sheet - and normally, it is about a dollar at most places.
You guys should have a sticky post for sales / good deals that people find.