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Starting to homeschool

Posted by on May. 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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Do u have any tips on starting?  like supplies you'll need, etc.

by on May. 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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KrissyKC
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM

3 hole punch has come in handy.

A grade scale (available at dollar stores sometimes) is helpful, too if you are going to be doing grades. (usually at least upper elementary.)

A top notch electric pencil sharpener.   We bought an old brother from the thrift store for $3.00, and it has been the BEST possible investment.

Organization for scissors, tape, glue, pencils, markers, crayons, and water paints... lots and lots of paper, too!  Different kinds... writing, drawing, construction, craft, tissue, grid, tracing...  In our home, we use it all.

If you see yourself doing lots of projects a crafts, a space for drying things is very helpful... either a drying rack, or just a long table out of the way.

Pantry or some other place for organizing, storing, and hiding all the books and stuff you will accumulate.

My kids also want me to add... bean bag chairs or other comfortable seating that you can move everywhere you go in or out of the house.

Book shelves and special bins or shelves for library books, too.


oredeb
by on May. 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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 lots of art stuff, paints, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, tempra paint, brushes, large rolls of paper, scissors, glue, construction paper,

globe, books shelves, file cabinet, microscope, pencil sharpener

pens, pencils, erasers, paper to write on, notebooks,

book of maps, dictionary, tarsus(sp),

energygirl
by Member on May. 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM

stock up on school supplies when they are on sale.....a lot of things (file cabinets, stuff like that) can be gotten from freecyle.org

motheroffour186
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2013 at 12:51 PM

For what grade

 

mommyofmonkey16
by on May. 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM


7th

Quoting motheroffour186:

For what grade




motheroffour186
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

 

Test him see what level he is on

Test him see what is his learning style

Quoting mommyofmonkey16:

 

7th

Quoting motheroffour186:

For what grade

 

 

 


 

jeweldragons
by on May. 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, get a globe for social studies/geography, those clear plastic bins and some type of shelving where you can organize everything, highlighters, obviously workbooks/textbooks (in other words curriculum), notebooks, printer paper, computer, printer, pens, ruler, scissors, glue, dictionary, perhaps a binder with the three hole punch thing for keeping track of each child's work, folders for each subject, some type of grading scale, you can even get a prehistoric globe if you're teaching ancient history, internet connection for watching educational youtube videos or research, tables and chairs or desks if you are making a homeschool classroom, teacher desk, chalk board with chalk to write on (again if you plan on doing a classroom).

mem82
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:36 PM

A good map!

A white board


romacox
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

As a Home school  workshop leader, I created the following web pages to help others get started.

How To Home School (The basics)

How To Home School (more detailed...from the beginning through high school, grade level requirements and more)


Joann.HS
by on May. 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM
A lot of good advice and suggestions. Good luck on your journey.
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