Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool
Day 2: What Materials Should I Use & Where Can I Find Them?
What materials do you already have?
- go through your house and gather all your materials (check the basement, cupboards, closets, and bookshelves)
- declutter and purge materials you did not like and won’t use again
- store things you are not using, but might need for another year
Where can you get free materials?
- family and friends
Jennifer over at Teaching Boys created a price sheet for comparing homeschooling materials at various locations. I have seen this done for grocery shopping, but never for purchasing homeschooling materials. I seriously love this idea.
Ordering Used Curriculum
I wrote a list post last year about all the places that you can buy and sell your homeschool materials and it is loaded with resources for you. Including a place where you can borrow materials if you are in need and a place where you can rent materials. Seriously, go take a look.
Ordering New Curriculum
Back in 2010, I wrote a very long list of homeschool catalogs (with links), but because I love gathering information and resources so much, I have started a new project called the Homeschool Resource Directory. You might find some useful links and resources there. Please note: it is a work in progress.
What other supplies do I need?
- curriculum and books
- basic supplies
- art supplies
- math manipulatives
- language arts manipulatives
- science supplies
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