This is a list of all of the homeschooling helps, money saving ideas, favorite resources posts and many more that I have posted through out the years. As I post new homeschool posts they will be added to this list.
Our Homeschool Classrooms
Our homeschool classroom has changed each year we have homeschooled it depends if we have babies and toddlers in tow, or if, like now all of the kids are older and I don’t have to keep little ones entertained so everyone has a work area.
For 2014 and 2015 we have had no changes to the look of our homeschool classroom. While we do still have the area specifically for a homeschool room, the kids at this point and time do school around the house. Some do it up in their room, others at the kitchen table, and some on the couch. This is just better for us at this time.
Here is a look at our homeschool curriculum choices for each of the years I have been blogging.
Curriculum Choices for 2011-2012 Year
Curriculum Choices for 2012-2013 Year
Curriculum for 2015-2016 Year
Curriculum for 2016-2017 Year
Group Classes 2016-2017 are listed in the posts for our 3rd, 7th, and 9th grade curriculum choices.
We have participated in the back to school photos from the Not Back to School blog hop hosted by iHomeschool Network. Here is a look into each of the years back to school photos of my blessings.
I did a 5 day series on Homeschool Planning
Day 2 ~ Scheduling Everything
Day 3 ~ Organizing It All
Day 5 ~ The homeschool mom binder
Day 6 ~ Binding your own books
My top 10 must have homeschooling resources are… (aff. links)
My printer is huge, and because I can add a cartridge to it so that I can print pages for pennies, this is the printer I will stick with. The only downside is that there is a print limit, once you print pages the printer will no longer work. Either way I save so much money from it I don’t really care.
My laminator and laminator sheets are huge in our homeschool. There are many ways we use our laminator, the fact that it was inexpensive and has held up to our regular use for about 5 years now is a winner to me. I purchase off brand laminating sheets and they work great, I only use the 9″x11 1/2″ for the things I laminate, if I need something smaller I just cut it down to size. They do, however, have smaller laminating sheets for anyone who might regularly laminate smaller items.
My paper cutter is another must have resource in our school. With RA in my hands pretty bad I cannot sit and cut out homeschool resources like I once could, so this is the perfect alternative.
Pencil sharpener is a vital resource in our school, the older kids will sometimes use push pencils, but usually we use just regular ole pencils for the younger kids.
Now this is not the comb binding machine that I purchased, but the one I purchased has drastically increased in price and I would no longer purchase it for that price. The one below is a reasonably priced one, and it even punches 12 sheets at a time instead of the 7 that mine does.
We have a variety of combs for our binding machine. If I am binding school workbooks I need a bigger comb, if the kids are making their own books or I have a short workbook I just use the smaller ones.
Binding Machine is wonderful to have for kids to make and bind their own books, or just to use to make your own books from printable websites.
I use my label maker for labeling our homeschool items as well as things around the house, if people know right where to put things when they are done with them it makes everyones lives easier!!
I have had a regular stapler for years, we recently had to purchase a new one due to one of my blessings bringing it outside and not finding it until it was really rusted… I found this one as Sams Club for a little cheaper then Amazon, but I love how easy it is to staple using this!
A 3 hole punch is great for putting pages into our 3 ring binders that the kids keep for the year.
For all of my pens, pencils, lined paper, notebooks, glue, scissors, rulers, crayons and a few other items I stock up for the entire year at Walmart during their back to school sale. By doing this I save a ton of money, it has however, taken a couple of years to find out how much of everything we need.
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