Besides the basics (you know…. pencils, paper, chocolate, etc.), I’ve found there are a handful of relatively inexpensive items that have made our school days go much more smoothly.
No, these supplies aren’t going to teach for you or do your laundry. But I do sometimes feel a little like super mom when my Meltdown Radar* goes off and I swoop down with a sheet of Hole Reinforcement Labels and save the day.
*Side Note: Meltdown Radar is like Spidey-Sense for parents. When a child’s meltdown is imminent, a parent’s Meltdown Radar goes off, triggering a series of internal and external responses. These reactions include heightened awareness of judgmental onlookers and a frantic search for gadgets to distract the child. If all else fails, sharpened laser vision searches wildly to locate the nearest
escape route exit. Of course, this is all done in a fraction of a second while maintaining a totally relaxed, “nothing to see here” appearance.
But I digress.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, I give you my top five, beyond-the-basics, essential homeschool tools of the trade:
Follow the links above for more details about why we love each one of these and how we use them in our day-to-day schooling.
You never know which of these supplies might save your homeschool day, so if you see good deals on any of them, go for it!
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