Monday, July 11, 2011

Back To School

Done Shopping (this took 24 months to finance, a bit at a time), Waiting for the k12 Boxes to arrive:

HP Pavilion Slimline s5670t CTO with Intel
  • Intel Core i3-540 dual core processor
  • 512 MB ATI Video
  • 4 GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM
  • 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Lightscribe 16x DVD

OR (you do not HAVE to have both)

HP Pavilion dm1z series
  • 11.6" diagonal High Definition HP BrightView
  • Weight 3.52 lbs
  • AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 (1.6GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)+AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6310M
  • 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 128GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module)(much more durable if dropped)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Unfinished Wooden Crate (18x12x9.5)


Expenses to School at Home (not counting curriculum, enrichment, or staff salary):
desktop $650
cam $70
mouse $27
keyboard $47
headphones $95

laptop $455

light $8

sharpener $31
desk $61
chair $60

trimmer $22
stapler $27
tape $18
scissors $5
brushes $5
clipboard $5
crate $10
11x14 $8
paper $23
ink $105
pencils $12
markers $26
alcohol $3
cotton balls $2
staples $3
glue $4
Post its $13
envelopes $5
Total $1,764


  1. Kat, great list! We didn't spend NEAR that much at all - but we buy different supplies and use cheap headphones. ;-) What do you use your Kindle for?

  2. all of our literature is on the kindle, for Magnus this is necessary, he is not fond of paper books at all, before the kindle, it was PAINFUL to get him to read, now, he has read extensively for Literature.
    is his running list of books that he has read. from four books a year to 13 is remarkable return on the investment. I believe that it could have been a sensory issue why he did not read before.

  3. the headphones are therapeutic, due to the sensory issues, it helps muffle the room white noise of things like computer fans, keyboard clicking, ceiling fans, breathing, chairs creaking, many of the things that we do not notice, but drive him to distraction. If I could afford Bose, I would get them for him.