Home schools can be expensive or not so much. Take care not to spend so much that you can’t change course while you take time to plan for the future. You will be learning and making changes. Take advantage of these opportunities to borrow materials or to get some free supplies outright for your home school.
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Supplies for home schools. This page has interent locations for physical materials, curriculum and supplies. Get the homeschooling and educational for less. You may send away for. Free material that is available online is under the relevant page elsewhere on A to Z Home’s Cool. Use the site index or search engine above to find free internet resources.
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
A sortable database of homeschooling supplies, other learning materails and free curriculum Some supplies and curriculum are online and off. Sort by age, topic, and specific terms.
Described and Captioned Media
Provides services to benefit students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Available to schools and families and are a free-loan library of described and captioned educational media and information related to accessible media. U.S. Department of Education funded.
Free or nearly free booklets from the government for learning activities, college planning, parenting concerns. Cover a huge range of subjects for families, homeschooling, bullying, colleges, distance and local school type activities.
Free Teaching Aids
Resource books, that aren’t free, which list lots of things that are available to homeschool parents as well as teachers.
Made up of many individual groups across the globe, it’s a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them’s good people). Membership is free.
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Websites that have planning home schools can use. The structured lesson plans are helpful. Usually these have goals and objectives and meet state standards for home schools.
Animals & Pets
Bear Safety in Alaska packet
Booklet and sticker to send for, or download pdf file and print for yourself.
Kindness to animals. Videos, DVDs, lesson plans, worksheets all free to network members. About how to affect the kind treatment of all animals.
Free Color Printer from Xerox
If you are running a home business, an association or large support group, a resource center or cottage school, you may qualify. You must buy all ink through them, and report on your usage. Homeschooling is a perfect enviroment for learning the value of utilizing business resources offered to the educational community including home schools.
Why throw away that 486 machine when its perfectly usable? Here is a very incomplete list of groups involved in reusing computer equipment.
Freebyte’s Guide to Free Computers
Free used and recycled computers, mostly for schools, non-profit organizations and disadvantaged individuals.
Health & Safety
Order a Disaster Public Information Catalog to find out all the materials that FEMA offers. You can call, toll-free 1-800-480-2520.
NICHD/Milk Matters Clearinghouse
View, download as .pdf file, or send away for brochures about milk. Also available in Spanish.
Order free booklets about safety around electricity and natural gas.
Will Rogers Institute Educational Resources
Educational material on health issues for teens.
Tip: Many books specifically on home schooling can be found under the Dewey Decimal call numbers 371.042and 649.68 at your public library.
101 Ways to Save Money on Homeschooling
This free e-book by Carletta Sanders can help you save hundreds of dollars by showing you what to buy, where to buy it, where to find freebies, how to have fun on a budget, and how to earn income from home.
Internet Site Hosting
A2Z Homeschool Blogs
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A free hosting service for homeschoolers wanting to learn about blogging and teaching online writing to thier children. 160 templates and social networking monitored for families and homeschooling class work. Visit ourHomeschool Community.
Free Social Project Management Tools
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Share your homeschooling plans on the web.
Math, economics, journalism
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Free curriculum about money, monetary policy, banking supervision, financial services, and more for elementary through high school students.
The Kingdom Of Ern
Free book teaching economics to children. The free book explains the relationship between productivity and inflation to kids. From Monetta Mutual Funds.
Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition
30 copies may be a bit much for one homeschool family. Home school groups, church groups, study home school groups may be just right for an ISP or support group needing 30 copies 9 times a year at a good discounted price. Reading and reporting assignment 9 times a year and share online at a2zhomeschool.com the Homeschool Community
See also Free Language Arts, Free Science, and Free Social Studies Materials