It’s that time of year again! Before the school year is even finished it seems like we are all scrambling around to figure out what we are going to use for the new school year. I always wondered why we did this to ourselves. I like to finish something before I move on to the next thing, but that isn’t the case with homeschooling.
Homeschoolers are big planners, and we have to begin to plan ahead early in order to be successful, and not miss out on purchasing the materials that we need.
In the homeschooling community, the end of the school year means time to purge and get rid of old things to make room for the new. All of the local co-ops around here have already had their informational meetings for the Fall and curriculum lists have been sent out. The end of the school year is a great time to get ahead on shopping for those used science books you may need for science coop before they are sold! If you don’t know what you are wanting to use for the new year you can miss out on some good deals on used curriculum.
May is also the beginning of Homeschool Convention season. This is where you start seeing the different conventions that will be coming to town, and you will need to register, pursue over the catalog of the speakers, and the vendor booths to figure out what you want to purchase. Homeschool Conventions are a wonderful, encouraging thing, but you can not go into them blindly.
If you get overwhelmed easily, or struggle with planning and shopping for curriculum we have got you covered. I have been searching for some curriculum buying planning checklists and resources to make the job easier for you.
FREE Curriculum Buying and Planning Resources:
Printable Homeschool Curriculum Buying List – Super Sized Family This sheet will let you keep a master list of the curriculum that you are going to need to purchase. There are even spots to note differences in prices.
If you are currently wrapping up your homeschool year, you might want to check out these FREE Printables for Portolio Review.
We have created a FREE Instant Download just for your curriculum planning and purchases with two free checklists.
One will help you to record what subjects you are shopping for and for what child. The other is a planning sheet to help you plan out the days you are doing each subject, how often and any additional supplements or extras you will need to go along with them. Click the image to grab the instant download NOW!
Here are some great podcasts about buying and choosing homeschool curriculum from veteran homeschooler Felice from The Homeschool Podcast Network:
If you are going to a Homeschool Convention this summer you will LOVE this Homeschool Convention Planner. This convention planner will give you everything you need to make the convention a success for you and your family. There are pre conference planning sheets, conference worksheets, and post conference reflection sheets to help you remember who your favorite speakers were and what your favorite curriculum was!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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