A Few of My Favorite Homeschool Things

Homeschool Materials Every Mom Should Have

I think every homeschool mom has a few items that she has in her schoolbag or room which are her favorites and helps her to feel like she is a legit educator. Don’t take me too seriously by that previous statement. I know what I am doing is legit, and I also know it’s the right decision. But I am only human and occasionally doubt like everyone from time to time.

These are my favorite homeschool things, so I’m sharing some affiliate links along with them so you can find them at your fingertips. 

Colored Sharpie Markers

Favorite Homeschool ThingsI love the way these feel in my hand and the straight bold line they leave behind. I love all the amazing colors they have and stare longingly at more every time I’m in Office Max.

Scotch Thermal Laminator

thermal laminator
I bought one of these for myself and a dear friend this past fall for our birthdays. I am so amazed at how often I use it. It has become a staple in our school. Looking back I wish I had bought it much sooner!

Unframed Chalkboards

ChalkboardsI got one of these a few years back and hung it on our wall. I loved it so much that I got another one and put it right beside the first one. Mine are black boards We use them all the time, for many different lessons. From literature to math, art to music I’m constantly writing on these boards to explain in details things that Little Man is learning. He will often grab a piece of chalk and run to the board for a quick calculation, or to write out a sentence where he can do a quick erase edit. Because I have 2 of them right beside each other I can easily block off sections to leave important information for review on another day, without feeling like I’m losing precious board space. 

The Ultimate Homeschool Planner

by Deborah Bell

Homeschool Planner

It’s taken me to the 5th year of our homeschooling journey to find a planner that works for me. This one does.  

The Homeschool Experiment by Charity Hawkins

Homeschool Mom Book

A novel that I loved. It made me laugh out loud literally. My husband bought it for me last year at convention. LOL, that’s all I’m saying. But, you can read my previous review, here

My School Desk Calendar

Desk CalendarI know, I know, I should only use 1 calendar, but I use more than 1, I use 3, or 4, well really 5. But I love having a school desk calendar, where I can quickly jot things down while setting at my desk. I also love that it runs from July of one year to July of the following year. It makes me feel so teacher-esque. When I was a little girl in school I wanted to grow up to be a teacher and have my very own desk calendar. Now I do. 

Battery Powered Pencil Sharpener

Homeschool Pencil SharpenerWell I have a like/dislike relationship with this. I like that it’s the first ever electronic pencil sharpener we’ve owned. I don’t like that Little Man keeps breaking points off in it and I have to fish them out before it works again. I’m longing for an Xacto Teacher Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener. It’s going on the wish we could afford list.

My next wished for sharpener.

What are some of your favorite homeschool things?

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