I know some people really have to pinch pennies when they go through a crisis. Others have to pinch pennies when they are saving for something special. Our family? Well, pinching pennies is pretty much a way of life for us.
You would think that homeschooling would be a big drain on a family budget, but honestly, I've never found that to be the case. We've learned to take advantage of a multitude of free resources both online and locally that have kept us from having to allocate too much of our annual budget to homeschooling expenses. I thought I'd share some of those with you in this month's newsletter, in case you are trying to pinch a few pennies yourself!
Free or Inexpensive Sources of Homeschool Curriculum
Free Planning Tools
For free planning tools for homeschooling high school, you don't need to look farther than LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com. No matter what kind of tool you are looking for, we have you covered.
Free Reference Resources
When it comes to additional resources and reference materials, don't forget to explore the offerings of your local library. Many libraries subscribe to premium resources and then turn around and offer those resources to their members for FREE! Here are just a few of the resources available at our local library via their online website portal:
- Free language learning via Mango languages
- Credo Reference - More than 3 million full text entries from more than 628 reference books
- Full text access to more than 2,000 general interest magazine titles
- Comprehensive coverage of more than 860 newspapers
- Student Research Center - Search full text magazines and reference books by keyword with the ability to limit by reading level
For even more ideas for homeschooling high school on the cheap, check out our full archive of articles and slideshows about free resources.
Kerry Jones -- one of your LHSHS admins