Wednesday, March 27, 2013

School VS. Homeschool Budget

So School you start out with $0 and everything is coming out of your own pocket from this point on.
7 New outfits a year ( including picture day)
New underwear, socks etc,
Snow gear ( pants gloves hat coat,replacing lost gear)
1-2 boxes of pencils

PE Shoes
Tissue boxes
Lunch items( money or packed)
White glue
Glue sticks
Erasers 2
Pocket folders 3 Two pockets per folder
Notebook Paper 3 pkgs Loose-leaf, 100-count (not spiral bound), wide-ruled
Binder 1 Three-ring
Notebook dividers 1 pkg
Composition Book 2
Colored pens 1 pkg Any color
Ruler 1 12 inch with inches and centimeters
Scissors 1 pair
Colored pencils
Package of dividers
Box of pens
Dry erase markers
Emergency rations
Ziplock bags
permanent markers
pencil box or storage boxes
Any other teacher requested items ( many ask you to buy there teaching supplies or classroom rewards)
Art Donations
Christmas gifts 25+ students
Valentines 25+ students
Birthday cupcakes 25+ students
Halloween party 25+ students
Any other holiday, interest, or snacks
Field Trips $5-10 about every other month at my childs school
PTA Fund raisers: Door door sales, donations for auctions, Dances, Coupons, purchasing boxtops and collecting them.
After School activities $5-$20
Picture day ( fall, spring, and class)

Remember its ruined or gone by the end of the school year you get none of it back if its a community classroom. How much of it do you buy extra to have on hand for home?

   Homeschool you are started with a reimbursable budget.This is for your curriculum.  Many will pay or reimburse for some of the above listed items, but I mean really? You would of had to purchase them from your own pocket or had another parent do it for you if it was a community classroom. You can still ask family and friends for  help with supplies many most likely have some of them laying in a drawer somewhere.
Clothes/pajamas ( everyday wear when needed, on sale)
Curriculum books ( try to find it used if possible these rack up fast)
laptop/technology( 1 time buy)
Printer ( 1 time buy)
printer ink ( i have found places that sale recycled cartridges that work well but it will make your warranty void on your printer and may not work as well in office store you will get a discount for bringing in used up cartridges)
printer paper ( buy in bulk)
3" Binder
slip covers
pencils ( at home they do not need to be #2 you can use the free ones gathered around your homeschool curriculum fair)
Pens ( gathered from your bank or doctor office just duck tape them if the logo is offensive)
Erasers (  $1 bins at your craft store or target)
Colored pencils
Scissors ( 1 time buy)
construction paper
yard stick ( 1 time buy)
Stop watch ( 1 time buy)
Board chalk or white/eraser ( 1 time buy)
Chalk or Dry erase pens
drawing/shading pencils
oil pastels
tempera/acrylic paint
plaster of paris
paint pallet ( can use an old plate or deviled egg holder)
art smocks ( value village big size shirts cut down the back or button up shirts)
Sketch books
world maps
Flash cards
magnifying glass
science kits
Books ( borrow or exchange as much as possible, used book store, e-bay)
lunch and snacks

I find many supplies at Value Village on there $1 baggy wall. In them I have found calculators, pencils, colored pencils, scrap crayons, All kinds of Papers
Go in to office supply stores on bag days. 10 % percent off everything that fits in the bag. Get there discount card too.
Some cities have supply giveaways for the needy done by area code usually done by Salvation Army or other helping resource organizations.

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