Well, it is getting ready to be time to get your child ready to go back to school again. Whether you are a homeschooler or a family who utilizes public or private education, you have got to be looking forward to school.
What I wanted to bring up this time is not really grade specific to 6th graders, but to any of your students. Many states have a tax free holiday for school supplies. Even if you are a homeschooler, you are going to need those supplies. You might as well take advantage of saving a little sales tax.
Additionally, all of the pens, pencils, lined paper, scissors, glue, etc., that you are going to have your child or children utilize in the coming school year are going to be on sale soon. I know that I tend to hoard paper because both adults in my house are writers, and we home school our daughter.
But even for those families with more modest paper needs can take advantage of spiral notebooks that are cheaper at the beginning of the traditional school year than they are any other time. A notebook that will be anywhere from one to two dollars later in the school year will be on sale for usually less than fifty cents. That is a significant savings.