I am excited to share my list of my Top Ten MUST have items for Homeschool!
- The basis for everything in our home is built upon the Bible. This verse is the bedrock for our homeschool.
6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. – Deuteronomy 6:6-8
God has commanded parents to be the teachers of their children (Dads specifically)….and he tells us this should be non stop – at all times in our homes. He also tells us that His word should come first….and we do focus very heavily on the Bible. You can teach History, Science, Math, Grammar, Poetry, Copywork – you name it, you can use the Bible To teach it. We do use curriculum, as well, but the Bible surpasses all!
I tried notebooking without sheet protectors – HUGE fail!!
4. Markers, Pencils and Colored Pencils
We have found spending a little more on pencils in our home makes them last longer. They do not break as often and they are easier to erase. Our children love using colored pencils and with notebooking, it adds some beauty! Last, every child loves markers, there’s just something about them that makes every child happy and every parent a little uneasy……
Ok, Moms….you know how your scissors seem to just disappear – they will…no matter what. SO, stock up…store them in every room and just have fun watching..whatever is being cut up fly through the house (safely, of course!)
My laminator is one of my best friends. It helps me maintain special notes and papers the children create. I can also create math sheets and spelling lists that we can use over and over – saving money on printing and paper.
7. Computer Access with internet
to ensure I can create and print WonderMaps by Bright Ideas Press and pre-made notebooking pages from NotebookingPages.com. I truly could not make it through a week without access! I can not wait to dig in to the new Notebooking Publisher features!
9. Friends and Family
who call daily, share tea/coffee/cookies, meetings at the park, support on the phone, emails and just life in general! I TRULY could NOT make it through without the loving support God has given me and our family through each of you – you know who you are…I LOVE you dearly!
10. Our Kindle Fire
I must admit…it is so nice to have something the children can easily research on, play a few games, learn some math, geography, etc…while we sit and giggle together in a big comfy chair!