Welcome to the 5 Day Blog Hop from the Schoolhouse Review Crew! My topic this week is on Free and Frugal Homeschooling. I don’t know about you, but I feel like my budget never stretches quite far enough. Luckily, there are tons of free and inexpensive programs out there that are just as good as the expensive programs on the market. I hope this week you discover ways to save a little bit of money in your homeschool!
Up first: Those Core Subjects- Language Arts and Math
Free Math Programs and Supplements
Free Algebra lessons from Purple Math
MEP (Mathematics Enhancement Program) is a complete, free math program for kids in grades K-6. They have a UK, South African and Spanish Version of the program, all free for the cost of printing. It’s highly regarded and very well done!
The Actuarial Foundation has wonderful hands-on programs that apply math to real life.
Charlotte Mason homeschoolers will be thrilled to see this free Living Math guide.
Utah State University offers Virtual Math Manipulatives.
Inexpensive, Highly Regarded Math Programs
Scott Foresman Reading has full year Grammar and Writing
McGraw Hill has the Treasures workbooks cover Spelling and Grammar
KISS Grammar workbooks can last you though high school
Daily Grammar gives you lessons by topic
Ambleside Online has wonderful, classic book lists (and much, much more)
Classical House of Learning Literature has literature programs based on a classical education 4 year history cycle
(highly recommended, we’re using some of their middle ages grammar stage program this year, and are LOVING it)
Vintage Books to Teach Reading and Spelling (free for kindle)
McGuffey’s First Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Second Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Third Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Fourth Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling Book
Some other low cost options we love to Homeschool language arts:
Write On: The Kid Friendly Mother Pleasing, Gentle Way to Learn To Write (multi-year writing program- it can be used multiple years in a row, and with multiple children)
Reading and Thinking (this book is so neat, we’ve been using it with Bug and it’s the best 5 bucks I’ve spent on language arts. The child reads a short passage, and then answers questions based on inferences they make from the reading)
Explode the Code (Phonics)
Uncovering the Logic of English (spelling)
Deconstructing Penguins (Literary Analysis for Elementary Grades)
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My other Crew Mates are also hosting their own 5 days Blog Hops this week, so head on over and check out their topics! This is a Hop you don’t want to miss!
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