If I had $100 (Part Two)
I’m back to reality now. Let’s say I have just $100 for all my home schooling expenses next year. I have a library card, and a printer, and pencils and a Bible and an assortment of other educational books and materials. But for next year’s schooling I have $100 to spend. What would I buy?
In all honesty, if I only had $100 for our children’s educational expenses next year, I would save that money and use it for outings. For train tickets to the city to visit the Art Gallery, the State Library and other free attractions. For a train ticket to go to the Sydney Children’s Festival in 2011. For petrol to drive to the national park to go bush walking or to some local pick-your-own farms to pick fresh produce.
In our home, and in most homes of home-educating families we have so many resources already. We have a well-stocked public library, even if it doesn’t have all the titles I’d like. We have an internet connection and access to a huge range of public domain books in print and audio form. We have encyclopedias, educational programs on TV and dictionaries. We have a Bible – we have more than ten Bibles in the house, for a family of only six. If I had no money for resources even for two years I think we could get by, although I’d need to stock up on a few stationery items like pencils, printer paper and the like.
What would you buy for 2011 if you only had $100?