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7/13/17 1:16 P

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I agree with you. I don't skimp on the actual curriculum either. Rainbow Resouce has great prices too. I bought a few things from them this year. Now that my ds is starting hs I am piece mealing his curriculum, because he is in between years for the boxed curriculum. What I mean by that is, he already did the first two years of high school in the boxed curr. and I don't want him doing the higher levels yet. (except the science and math), but I want to have more control over his Eng. Lit. He doesn't like books that have cuss words, inappropriate relationships, and just generally bad writing. So we've really had to look at good quality writing, (writing before the 20th century).


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7/13/17 12:54 P

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looking for used curriculum is a good idea. I guessed at $100 a month, so if that is too much, I'll gladly lower it. I am just not willing to bend on the curriculum itself, used is great. Most of what I have is free, but the few I'm buying are more expensive, I will look into that! Thank you :) My only worry is that the projects we want to do some of them are more expensive, but they do have links to show how to build them yourself. that I could do. I will go look into buying used.

Thanks for the idea!

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7/13/17 11:09 A

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Is there a compromise you can make with your husband if you're not willing to bend on the school expenses?
Perhaps instead of $100 a month, go to $50 for field trips. (there are a lot of free or donation type field trips)
Personally I have never needed $100 monthly for field trips. It seems high to me.
Also, have you looked at used curriculum to help alleviate costs? Maybe that will appease your dh and the budget a little?
Maybe he'd be willing to allow money for school to be saved from another area of the budget? Cut back on cable? change cell phone plan? no eating out? cut back on food budget? etc. hth

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Okay, I think I asked this before, but DH is having a fit over how much I need for curriculum this year which is a little over $500 (binders and folders and paper not included in that price). I think that is an awesome price. I'm getting a lot of free or really cheap stuff, but some of them are a little pricey like Math U See and Shurley English and the other literature based English I'm getting for oldest DD. I won't budge on what we are getting, I have been researching all summer to find what would be just right for each kiddo, what they can do together, all that jazz. Shoot, you've probably seen my other posts, I'm still researching and probably won't buy till the beginning of August. I'm also asking for at least $100 a month for homeschool expenses, which he wants to roll whatever I don't use into savings, I want to save for months that I spend more and go on more field trips.

I understand his point of view, we are moving and trying to improve our credit rating and are going to have to be on a really tight budget (we are saving to buy a house in two years), but I think that I'm not asking too much. Heck, if we were still in CC it would be thousands of dollars for both of them to enroll.

I know it is a lot at once, but we will have the money. He wants me to wait and that would mean not starting school till September and that would put us on a tight schedule and I prefer to have the extra weeks to plan for lazy weeks and sick weeks, etc.

Am I asking too much for this? I mean, if they were in public school we'd be spending that much on back to school clothes and supplies and getting them into clubs and all that mess. I agree that some of it can wait, we can wait on spelling but not on math and English.

Just wanted your opinion:) Thanks.

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