The list author says: "If you are willing to use your library, you can find a wonderful variety of books for every subject/topic. Search, search and you can save bundles of cash. Remember, once you have a homeschooling roadmap all you NEED is a library card and creativity!"
"If you go to www.singaporemath.com they have a homeschool button that will tell you where to start your child. I got the Earlybird Kindgergarten 1a,1b,2a,2b and the Power Math-K. I think the Power Math-K is essential with the workbooks. It reinforces the units."
"This is what I used to teach my son to read. It worked beautifully. He was sounding out words in a few lessons. The author has worked to create Funnix. I downloadable program that teaches the lesson for you. Go to funnix dot com"
"Any first readers are good to have around. You can buy bundles from thrift stores or yardsales. When my son graduated from the Teach your child to read.. book, I had him read a page or two from these first readers for his lessons."
"a good wall size world map is really needed to get several of the key kindergarten themes across. You could probably find a cheap one at a used bookstore or thrift store. Mine was a freebie from someone."
"You don't have to start a formal language program in K, but picking out a few words to get them used to different languages is a good idea. I started "formal" spanish lessons when my son started 1st grade."
"I bought the white handwriting paper from a discount store. we like the white because he can use different colored pencils to do his drills. Remember that it is hard to learn to control that pencil so daily drills are needed."
"I like to have a digital camera for homeschooling. My son has a field journal (like Diego). We take pics of events, adventures and activities that we do. then we print them and glue them in the field journal. I write his quotes in the book and he flips through it a lot. teach your kids to be gentle with it and help them to use it. They will be very proud of the pics they take."