January 29, 2010, Newsletter Issue #316: Saving Money on Home Schooling Books and Home School Supplies

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The cost of home schooling is sizeable and, unfortunately, not even tax deductible. Have no fear, however, there is some relief to be had. Many retailers offer discounts to homeschoolers with some form of proof.

Most stores will accept your Notice of Intent to Homeschool, an ID card from a homeschooling support group, or your homeschool letterhead. Just a few of the national retailers who can save you money on home schooling books and home school supplies are: Borders Bookstores, Staples Office Supplies and Joann Crafts.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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