You do know about that other site of mine, right? The education-can-indeed-be-free and I'm-proving-it site? It's called FreelyEducate.com.
Anyway, it's a relatively boring site, to me, because I can't be creative at all with it. Find a freebie, copy text, grab a screenshot, post it, yawn. But through that site, I do get to feel like I'm helping a corner of the world by sharing free educational finds with others.
Oh, and it helps me out because of the ads (sure, go ahead and click on one!) and affiliates (you can buy anything through Amazon by clicking on a book link in the sidebar, and I get a wee kickback). I'm almost at the point of making our family's spending money. It's a Very Tight, We Can't Go Anywhere amount, but, still, I'm almost there, and that's cool. I like helping out my man when I can. He works so hard for us….but, uh, I'm getting waaaaay off topic.
Back to education and its cost: I'm amazed at how 'doom's day' some people can be when they say that educating is so very expensive and how they "could never _____ (insert an educational word, such as 'homeschool,' 'teach,' 'go to school,' or, God forbid, 'learn')… because it's so expensive." I beg to differ. Education can be free. I prove it every week at Freely Educate.
I'm mentioning that other site of mine to let you know I'm running a series of "Best of FreelyEducate.com" posts this week, where I highlight my favorite free educational finds in certain categories. So far this week, I've covered Preschool to Kindergarten and Elementary Grades.
Go visit, drop me a comment, find a freebie for your kid, (click an ad), try not to yawn at its boringness, and then come on back here where we'll continue to have much more fun and enjoy the ad-free-ness.
p.s. Later in the afternoon….I just added a post to a really neat (and safe!) site for kids, called Pocketville. I'm giving away 250 free tokens to Pocketville….go check it out!