Everyone’s homeschool looks different. Every parent and child has different needs. What works for you may not work for me. That being said, we all are just a little curious about what people are using and loving in their homeschools!
When I sat down to think about what are the “must have” items for us, I decided that each of us really has different needs, and thus a different “must have” list.
“Must Have” Items For The Kids
- For Chloe, our freshman in highschool, I would have to say her laptop with Internet is on top of her list. She spends a great deal of time doing computer based learning and research as well as writing papers all from the comfort of her desk in her room, and her laptop!
- For Jayden who is our video game crazed child it would definitely be the computer. But for his needs he uses a computer wired to the Internet (faster than wi-fi). Not only is much of his formal schooling done via computer programs, but he also likes to spend his spare time gaming.
- For our littlest one Ava, who is very hands on, the list is much longer. Her list would include the many things that would be needed for lapbooking. The close second would be the iPad. She spends a fair amount of time waiting around for the other two to finish things like music lessons, science classes, etc. and the iPad allows her to play both educational and other fun games, as well as read stories to help keep her occupied.
Supplies Needed For Lapbooking:
- colored pencils
- glue sticks
- colored file folders
- lots, and lots of lapbooking resources (Like Homeschool Share or In The Hands of A Child, or A Journey Through Learning)
“Must Have” Homeschool Item For Mom
For me I could not live without my Homeschool Tracker. In a recent post I talk about How to Organize Your Homeschool Year with Homeschool Tracker. There is even a video explaining how I set up and use Assignment Sheets for our children!
For more of our “Must Have”s check out my Top 10 Must Have Homeschool Items.
iHomeschool Networks G+ Live On Air Hang Out On “Must Haves”
You can find a whole hour of video conversation and text chat with myself and some other iHomeschool Network members that make up a G+ Hangout on Air (HoA) panel talking all about “Must Have” Homeschool Items.
Some Of The “Must Have” Homeschool Items Topics Covered
- #1 Must Have
- For Mom
- For Kids
- For Organization
iHomeschool Network has these fabulous Google Plus Hangouts! Every Thursday at 11 AM PT/ noon MT/ 1 PM CT/ 2 PM ET you can find a panel of homeschool moms talking about specific topics.
To find a printable list of topics and all the details about how to hang out with us, check the iHomeschool Network G+ Hangout Homepage