Happy Tuesday everyone! So, on last weeks vlog, I promised to share with you all some inexpensive ways to stock your curriculum for the homeschool budget. Here it is. All that I am sharing with you are sights that I personally use and our school has benefited deeply from.
A side not before we start, I will be adding a Freebie Corner to The Life of Homeschooling for direct access to free resources. You will be able to go directly here and find all kinds of free resources that you can simply click and download. Just for you because you're so AWESOME!
#1 Teachers Pay Teachers
Teachers Pay Teachers, or TpT for short, is the largest open marketplace where millions of educators (home, public and private) create, share, by, and sell original educational resources. TpT is free to join, you simply create an account and have a blast. The reason I love TpT so much is that TpT's curriculum and add ons are created by teachers for teachers. I love to support small businesses. (note: I am not an affiliate or seller)
Our dream (at TpT) is to make the expertise and wisdom of all the teachers in the world available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Mostly all items available on TpT are digital download so you have immediate access to your purchase. Each product is made with love and creativity by the shop owner. All the wonderful shop owners blow my mind!
Once you find your amazing product, be sure to use the toggle on the left side to share with your community on any social media. I love to do this and support the shops. That is what makes TpT so great. You support individual moms and educators who have created wonderful products to make you school smoother going and customize your days to each student without breaking the budget.
What I love about Educents is that you get edubucks with each purchase. 5% back on each purchase to use towards any future purchase. That's like a 5% off sale all the time. With already great prices, Educents is budget friendly on all levels. There are also many of the TpT sellers that sell on Educents as well.
Innovative products created by a community of educators.
I have found great deals and products for my highschoolers here at Educents. Strange that higher educational materials are so hard to find and so expensive. But at Educents, there is a plethora and great prices with the cash back, even college products. For instance, I purchased the World of Life as God Created it, Exploring the World of Biology, Exploring Series for my daughter who will be doing Bio next year as a summer reader prep (click the name for link). The book was an amazing price of $14.99 which we received 5% back in edubucks.
Educents too has digital downloads but also traditional in your hands learning materials. Educents is equipped with a blog, many giveaways (win your dream classroom was a recent giveaway), affordable full curriculum, and lesson plans. You can find Educents by going here (affiliated link).
#3 Homeschool Classifieds
This sight is much like craigslist for homeschool curriculum. There are so many to choose from, it can be over whelming. But with patients, you can find just the right thing for a steel of a price. Payments are made through PayPal and you email the seller directly from the sight for the purchase. Make sure you never accept PayPal friends and family as they do not give the insurance for the purchase.
This sight is used homeschool curriculum for sale. Anyone can sell or buy. Just as anythinghowever, be mindful when buying that you are taking the seller at their word on the purchase. I have bought many things from this sight. Out of them, I only had one that was a flop. A Abeka French book that was missing an entire section.
#4 Facebook closed Group Forums
There are all kinds of Facebook homeschool forum groups that you can join. These are typically used for support but you can also find used curriculum. Some companies have their own for sale groups. Sonlight is one that has a Facebook group just for buying and selling used curriculum, link here.
#5 Damaged or Misprints
There are times that a curriculum manufacturer will have products that were not up to par. These products are often misprints or damaged products that are not sellable at full price. Often then may have a out of order page number, scratch on the cover, dented in corner or cracked case. By any means, they are still very usable and you can get them at a great price.
One simply needs to visit the desired website and search for the sale or damaged product section; note, not every site has this and it is at certain times of the year. Being a member of a closed group forum is a major benefit to knowing about these sales. I recently found a great buy on a Draw to Learn Proverbs book on the Notgrass website in the damaged section, only $2.99 for a $14.95 value. Hurry when you find them though. These go like hotcakes.
Well, I pray you found some useful information and great deals. It is my honor to bring you relevant posts just for you! If you found needed info, feel free to share this with your friends on all social media. Don't forget to sign up for The Life of Homeschooling newsletter so you never miss out. Also, leave us a comment and let us know what you found. Happy shopping!