This is the lowest I've ever seen the Kindle drop. Buy the Kindle TouchScreen for just $49 today (normally $79)
I have the first generation of Kindle. Mine cost $249, and it's huge and heavy compared to the new models! I think the $49 price is such a good deal for homeschoolers.
I've written about how I use the Kindle for homeschooling:
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, we highlight deals for homeschooling families. See the updated list here.