Top 10 must have items for homeschooling in our house

Sometimes I really miss being a public school teacher…Well, actually I only miss having access to all the free materials and classroom supplies. Oh, and the tax break I got for buying the needed things for my classroom.  We don’t get those fancy perks as a homeschool teacher. ;)  But somehow we manage to make do anyway… lol.

So for my top 10 must have items….

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Books, books and more books. We have book baskets and book shelves all over the house! This is our library basket that sits by the front door.

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Our world map. We refer to it all the time. Great for pointing out where our missionaries live, where story characters are from, etc.

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Our school table. It’s where most of the action happens during school time. I actually salvaged this table from a curbside. It was wide enough and the right height.

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Work boxes. This is how I organize the kids day. They each have their own.We started doing this for the first time this year and I love it! The kiddos love it too.

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Our reading chair. It’s only big enough for one child but it’s where they do most of their independent reading.

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Dry erase markers (couldn’t survive without them!) as well as these cute little tin buckets. I have a bucket for crayons, scissors, colored pencils and miscellaneous.

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Notecards. We use them for everything. Vocabulary, sight words, pictures, story telling, math facts, etc.

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Ikea shelves. This is where I organize all of my teacher materials mostly manipulatives and games by subject.

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File Boxes. Each child has their own box. I keep their workbooks in them, any worksheets I need, chapter books, teacher guides, etc.

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Oil Pan. This is a recent addition to our school room. (Got to love Pinterest) I can now keep our spelling tiles on this board instead of it taking up precious space on the whiteboard that we use regularly.

I could probably go on and on about the “must haves” that we use while schooling but I have to stop somewhere…

Linking up with Many Little Blessings Today

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One Response

  1. The oil pan is genius!

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