10 Homeschooling Must Haves

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings

This week I’m joining in iHomeschoolNetwork’s 10 in 10 Blog Hop.

Here are my 10 homeschooling must haves:

1. Planners – I love planners. In my attempt to be organized have probably gone through 50 in the last year until I found the current two that I LOVE. The first one is The Weekly Homeschool Planner from Homeschool Creations, which is just $12 until the end of the month.  The other is Homeschool Skedtrack, which is online and free. I use both of these planners each for different reasons.

2. Internet – Between the Amazon, Pinterest, and Blogs I don’t know where I would be without the internet. It has become a very essential tool in our homeschooling.

3. Colored Pencils – We love  colored pencils more than crayons here. They color better and don’t break as easily. C especially loves the twistable kind.

4. Homeschool Group/Friends – I couldn’t make it without the friends I have found online and through my local homeschool group. These women have supported me and give me the strength, advice and sometimes a kick in the butt when I need it. If you’re in the New Orleans area, let me know and I’ll send you a link to our group.

5. Printer  – I don’t know any homeschooler that can live without a printer. I print so much, I probably should grow a small forest to replace the trees. 

6. Laminater – second to my printer is my laminater. I got this one at Walmart for about $25. I use it all the time for printables, games, and other things.

7. Whiteboard – last year I purchased a 3ft x 4ft whiteboard from the local teacher supply store. I LOVE this thing, it’s perfect for us and we use it daily for everything. I was scared to get such a big board, but honestly I could use a bigger one especially with two kids.

8. Place for artwork – I created a place in our school room to hang artwork simply by stringing up some clothes line across a window. I hand the artwork with clothespins. It’s perfect and gives the kids a sense of pride to see their work on display.

9. Art trays - I got these trays from Discount School Supply for tot/preschool trays but we also use them for messy play activities and art projects. They are perfect for all, light enough that the 3 yr old can carry them herself and washable. I’m thinking about buying more for this school year.

10. Kindle Fire - I could homeschool without it, but I don’t want to homeschool without it. From educational apps to movies via Amazon and Netflix to books it has become a big part of our homeschooling.

So what are your must haves for homeschooling?

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Comments

  1. Wonder Mom says:

    Thanks for the info about the tot trays! I have been looking for some at a good price…

  2. I love my Kindle! I haven’t used it much for school, but I should take advantage the resources on it more.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • We use it all the time for school. Educational apps, book apps that read to the 3yr old, books of course, movies, I even have a whiteboard app to do math etc on the Kindle. We love it! Also love that Amazon gives away a free app a day.