Embarking on the homeschooling journey is both thrilling and demanding, but fear not! As a fellow homeschooling mom, I’ve discovered three absolute must-have supplies that have become the backbone of our successful homeschooling experience. These essentials are game-changers, helping us stay organized, efficient, and, most importantly, keeping the joy alive in our homeschooling days. I have 10 TOTAL MUST HAVES listed in my Homeschool Empowerment Facebook Community, but you’ll find my top 3 below.
Must-have #1: Timers
In our bustling homeschool hub of 4 boys + work, timers have become our secret weapon for maintaining focus and efficiency. Picture this: dedicated blocks of time for focused learning, engaging activities, and, yes, even well-deserved breaks. Timers not only keep us on track but also add an element of fun and challenge to our routine. From math drills to science experiments, timers keep the energy flowing and the excitement high. Trust me, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!
Pro tip: Find our favorite timers here and bring a whole new level of structure and excitement to your homeschooling routine.
Hold onto your hats, fellow homeschoolers, because this one’s a real money-saver! A library card is your golden ticket to a treasure trove of educational resources. Not only can you borrow an extensive collection of books to supplement your curriculum, but most libraries also offer a CULTURAL PASS that grants you free or discounted access to local museums and attractions.
For my family of 6, this cultural pass has saved us hundreds of dollars over the years.
Let’s talk numbers: A library card has the potential to save you thousands of dollars annually. Imagine the cost of purchasing all the books, museum tickets, and educational games you’d need throughout the year. With a library card, these resources are at your fingertips for FREE. It supports your budget but enriches your homeschooling experience.
What we’ve borrowed from the library that are NOT books:
A Microscope ($300 x 2), Photosynthesis ($40), Bowling Set ($25), SmartGames Three Little Piggies ($26), SmartGames Safari Park Jr. ($26), a trip for 6 to the Oregon Gardens ($46).
Total Savings in 2023 (not in books): $763
But wait, there’s more! Take your library experience to the next level by obtaining an EDUCATOR’S CARD. This card unlocks additional benefits like extended borrowing periods, priority access to new releases, and exclusive resources for educators. It’s a game-changer that amplifies the value of your library visits.
To find out how to obtain this special card: Head to your local library, inquire about the educator’s card, and provide the documentation they require to get this magical combo that opens doors to endless learning opportunities.
Imagine your homeschool functioning like a well-oiled machine – that’s precisely what an effective schedule, though not a tangible item, does for your daily routine.
The key to success in homeschooling lies in a well-planned routine that seamlessly integrates both learning and leisure. Enter our homeschool family schedule templates, which are more than mere templates; they serve as your essential tool for achieving a balanced and thriving homeschool life. These templates are indispensable supplies for homeschool that contribute to the harmony and success of your educational journey.
And the best part? We’re offering these templates to you for FREE! Snag your copy here and witness the transformation in your homeschooling routine.
But wait, there’s more! If you’re eager to uncover the remaining seven homeschooling must-have supplies, join our Homeschool Mom Empowerment Facebook community. Connect with like-minded moms, share experiences, and gain valuable insights into making your homeschooling journey a fulfilling one. Together, we’re stronger!
Remember, you’re not alone on this journey. With these must-have supplies in your toolkit, you’re well-equipped to navigate the exciting world of homeschooling. Here’s to making learning memorable, stress-free, and utterly fantastic!
Homeschool coach, mental health practitioner, executive functions expert
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