Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

It is possible to be thrifty without feeling deprived and I'm sharing ideas in this summer series.  If you have an money-saving idea on any topic, consider sharing it on your blog and leaving your link at the bottom of this post. The only rule? Share what you know. If I've never personally tried an idea, I won't write about it. The same goes for you, but don't assume an idea is too simplistic. It could be new to someone or it could re-inspire someone else! 

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Continuing to dwell on the topic of learning, this week's tip is teach various ages from the same material.  Instead of teaching three different topics in history, incorporate everyone into the same topic.  Find books that interest all or read the difficult books to the older ones while the younger ones color a related picture.  Or have the older ones read an easier book to the younger ones.  Same goes for Bible and science and art and music.  There is no reason to spend money on multiple grade levels.  Math and English are a little trickier, but just having a younger child in the same room during an older child's lessons can be money-saving.  Having listened to me teach math to Gavin and Maddie, we will not need to purchase kindergarten math for Owen because he has already learned the concepts! 

1 comment:

  1. Great tip! We are doing that this school year...well, I plan on doing that! The curriculum that I am purchasing parts of is probably a little "too easy" for Bubbie, but it'll be great in some aspects for both older boys and I think, if I like it as much as I think I will, it'll be able to be used for several years. I love that about piecing together "curriculum".... it may not be challenging for one child or may be a little over ones head, but I think you can pull and pick what you need for each child and not spend as much $$. We will be utilizing our library a ton too!


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