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Did you stay 'on budget' this year?
by mem82
April 25 at 11:11 AM

Now that everything is kind of shaking out, did you overspend on homeschooling stuff/classes this year?

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  • coala
    by coala
    April 25 at 12:24 PM

    I don't think we really had a budget.  We spent what we thought was necessary.  I have even tried to turn our trips into learning experiences along the way. I will probably do a better job at it next year...since this was the first year we have had these trips all over the state.

  • Codysmom2106
    April 25 at 12:33 PM

    Yes. Lol with it being our first year I think I spent more than necessary. I was trying to get supplies and figure out  curriculum. Now that we have curriculum in place (hopefully it will all work) I'll know what to get next time and can look for better deals. 

  • Silverkitty
    April 25 at 12:38 PM

    I stayed in budget only because I got a gift card to change out science lol.

  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    April 25 at 1:20 PM
    I have a budget of $20 per week for curriculum and supplies. Our classes are a different beast. I am a paid parent volunteer to cover most of those costs. I work for parents that can't do their volunteer hours. I have a budget of 2-300 a month for classes and field trips and I make over $200 a month working for parent volunteers. We also spread out our supply cost throughout the year as well so it isn't too much at once. We need to purchase a new lap top this summer so we will probably be a little over budget this year. Honestly I probably spend more on classes outside the home than curriculum that I use. We don't purchase curriculum that is very expensive.
  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    April 25 at 1:20 PM
    I have a budget of $20 per week for curriculum and supplies. Our classes are a different beast. I am a paid parent volunteer to cover most of those costs. I work for parents that can't do their volunteer hours. I have a budget of 2-300 a month for classes and field trips and I make over $200 a month working for parent volunteers. We also spread out our supply cost throughout the year as well so it isn't too much at once. We need to purchase a new lap top this summer so we will probably be a little over budget this year. Honestly I probably spend more on classes outside the home than curriculum that I use. We don't purchase curriculum that is very expensive.
  • hwblyf
    by hwblyf
    April 25 at 2:35 PM

    I didn't set a budget, but I probably spent more than necessary.  I'm going to do better this year (chant it with me...)

  • bluerooffarm
    April 25 at 8:35 PM

    Nope.  We visited the book store too often and I am a bookaholic!  LOL  

  • AutymsMommy
    April 25 at 9:59 PM

    I pretty much stayed on budget.

  • TidewaterClan
    April 25 at 11:23 PM

    I stayed on budget, give or take an order from Rainbow!

    Hey - the convention was fun, and helpful as I switched our writing course for next year.  I don't know that I'll go next year if I don't have to research anything (I like physically flipping through stuff).  You didn't miss a whole lot, though there were some fun science suppliers.  One had EVERYTHING you could want to dissect.  Elyssa picked up one bag then quickly put it back when I told her it was a cow's eye!  Cool and gross all out at the same time!  

  • No_Difference
    April 26 at 8:10 AM

    I think we for the most part stayed on budget for this past school year. I've already kinda gone over for next year already...At the last minute we decided to switch a whole bunch of the extra curriculars up, which is why we've gone over. O well. We also weren't sure which writing program we wanted to do with Jamie from this point forward, and since I have to physically see it, feel it, look through it, I got a bunch of them so I could make a decision lol. No amount of reviews or samples were cutting it for me. I think we're going to end up using all of them too :/  (Poor kid...Mom can't make up her mind so she's stuck with them all...at least she's not doing them all in a day every day). 

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