Time for “Not back to school” which is what a lot of homeschoolers call the beginning of the new school year!
You know what I love about this time of year? I love new school supplies. Even if you use an online homeschool curriculum your child is still probably going to need an amazing number of pencils, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, erasers, and scissors (especially if you have a child in the lower elementary grades!)
Take advantage of the sales during this time to stock up. A notebook that might only cost you twenty or thirty cents during the back to school sales might cost you a dollar or more in November. Also take advantage of the tax free weekends. Many states have these and don’t charge sales tax on school supplies, up to and including computers and laptops. Oh, and by the way, homeschoolers do when it comes to these sales and tax holidays so make sure those who are new to homeschooling know this.
I think getting bright, shiny, new school supplies is a great way to build excitement about school and starting a new school year!