It’s the end of the year and do you have a pile of unneeded curriculum? I know I usually do. I have three piles, keep for records, did not use, or could not finish. The reason I keep a pile for records is incase I ever need to refer back to progress. My “did not use” pile I either pass it on or I keep it for the next year. For items we could not finish due to not enjoying it or it did not work for us, I pass on as well. I know for the 2021-2022 school year, I have a few read aloud books to pass on as well as some curriculum we could not complete. What do I do with items that need to be passed on? Here are three ways you can pass on curriculum:
- Sell it online
Many curriculum companies have Facebook pages for buy, sell, or trade (b/s/t) their items. I have bought much of my curriculum through pages like this and usually have good experiences. Selling is straight forward and this is an easy way to make some money back on purchases.
2. Donate it to a family
Many towns have homeschool groups. See if it possible to create an event where everyone can trade used curriculum or see if there is a family who is starting out and would love some recourses. This is a great way to make new friends with homeschooling families as well.
3. See if there is a local free curriculum store.
An hour away from me we have a store called the ‘curriculum cache’ and it’s where you can donate old curriculum and pick up new curriculum for free. We personally love this store and used to use it once a year before we moved. I would research if there if anything similar in your area.
I hope this gave you some ideas on what to do with your unneeded curriculum. What do you do with your extra curriculum that doesn’t have a use anymore? When is your last day of school? Can you believe summer is approaching? Happy end of the school year!