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I need ideas on how to spend my son's allotment money.

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I decided last minute to register him to a state funded homeschool program. I already bought the complete curriculum, science kits, school supplies and etc. 

How will you spend the $2000? The computer and tablet are excluded from this allotment but I chose not to buy new computer or tablet. We don't need it right now. Maybe next  year.

"If the child cannot learn in the way we teach...we must teach in the way the child can learn."reading

by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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kirbymom
by Sonja on Sep. 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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mommy....
Your English is fine for being a second language. Sometimes we forget how to be compassionate and considerate when on the Internet.


Quoting mommy4lyf:

My son have receptive-expressive language disorder. English tutor is not a priority right now. As, I said, he's receiving speech therapy 3x a week.

Sorry, English is just my second language...thank you for correcting me.


Quoting jadedcynic:

"we're not getting none of those" is a double negative and grammatically incorrect. If you are teaching him English, he should learn it from someone who can recognize it.

Quoting mommy4lyf:

No. It's not applicable. My son is receiving Speech Therapy 3x a week. I am considering Math tutor but not now. I can still handle it.


Quoting jadedcynic:

You're not getting none of those?

Maybe you should consider an English tutor?

Quoting mommy4lyf:

Everything that is related to his individual learning plan. Includings lessons and private tutors but we're not getting none of those.


Quoting usmom3:

 What are you allowed to spend it on?










tuffymama
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Great. I see mommy4lyf is no longer a CM member. I hope that isn't because she was bullied on this thread.
tyely
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I'm curious, what other states offer this type of program? Who do I contact or where should I look to see if my state offers this type of compensation?
tyely
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Where do I go to see if our state has this type of program? I had never heard of anything like it before.


Quoting Pukalani79:

 I had a $1000 allotment.  I bought reading books, a globe, anatomy models and some supplementary material.  I still have about half of it left, but I'm going to wait and see what needs come up during the year.


Pukalani79
by Kristin on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:47 PM

 We go through our County School District's charter homeschool program.  It's not K12, but is something specific to our County.  You might check and see if there is a similiar program with your local school district.

Quoting tyely:

Where do I go to see if our state has this type of program? I had never heard of anything like it before.


Quoting Pukalani79:

 I had a $1000 allotment.  I bought reading books, a globe, anatomy models and some supplementary material.  I still have about half of it left, but I'm going to wait and see what needs come up during the year.


 

BrettsMommy927
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have not heard of that???

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM
That would be a sad bit probably accurate assumption. It is hard to believe that anyone on here would be that mean. everyone is ussually nice. But I guess everyone has a bad day.

Quoting tuffymama:

Great. I see mommy4lyf is no longer a CM member. I hope that isn't because she was bullied on this thread.
maggiemom2000
by Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 4:54 PM

I did a blog post last spring on what a did to drain my account at the end of the year.

I've gotten supplies like dry erase markers, paint, moonsand, science kits, building kits, lego mindstorms sets etc. Here's a bit of my shopping spree last spring:

Filling the workboxes with educational fun!

We are lucky to be part of a homeschool Charter School here in California, Connecting Waters Charter School, where we are given an allowance for curriculum and educational supplies. I realized that it was getting close to the end of the school year and we still had a lot of money in our account. I decided that one thing I wanted to spend money on was more hands on educational activities and games. We use the Workboxes system and I like to have fun things for the kids to put into the boxes. I shared some of the things I was doing a couple of years ago in my post (F)unschooling: Boxing up some learning fun! It mixes things up a bit when there are a variety of activities presented. I also believe that there is a lot of learning that happens when playing games. I know that I learned a lot of world geography as a kid by the hours spend playing Risk with my brother and sisters.

A lot of the activities I put in the boxes are pretty simple and inexpensive. When I saw this craft kit on clearance I knew it was the perfect thing to put into one of Scootch's boxes:



Now I had the chance to not worry so much about prices, I could shop on the school's dime. Here are some of the things I ordered:


Scrabble with math! I think I will love it and my husband will hate it. Hopefully the kids and I will have fun playing it.
This solitaire game is a lot harder than it looks! A fun combination of geometry, spacial awareness and logic.











Professor Noggin's History and Geography Card Games

These are card games but the can also be used alone like flash cards and self quizzes.


It is very common for a child with a high IQ to have a hard time memorizing basic facts, like multiplication facts. My little guy who is a wiz at algebra, way before his years, still needs practice with his multiplication facts. He took one look at this game and told me it looked stupid. He then proceeded to open the box, and play a game against himself, completely engrossed and got annoyed when anyone would interrupt him.
This looked like a fun game to put into a workbox. It is all in a very neat little hard case, making it easy to store, put in a workbox, or take on a trip. These kind of solitaire games are perfect for workboxes!


We have a set of Banangrams, but I start to run out of ideas of things to do with that little set of letter tiles. We have gone through most of Banangrams for Kids!, and this book will give me some new challenges for me to give the kids in their workboxes.


We already have 10 Days in the USA, so now we are going to try 10 Days in Europe. You have to travel from one place to another on a map, and you really learn the locations of all of the states or countries.
The kids are having lots of fun with the gyroscopes we got!


My younger son just started playing guitar with his dad so I got him a guitar along with an instructional book and DVD.

 We love the modeling beeswax but it is a bit pricey. This was the perfect chance to stock up on some.
 I'm not sure what I'm going to use the Wikki Stix for, but I'm sure I'll come up with something!

Some magnetic tangrams to round things out.



I'm already starting to plan for things I will buy in Fall 2014 when my little one starts Kindergarten. I'm definitely going to be ordering some of the things listed here.

Our first boxes arrived to day so I'm going to have lots of fun filling workboxes tonight!

What educational supplies would you buy if you had funding?

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