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Homeschool Supplies

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A tour of an unschooler’s school room and our homeschool supplies!

homeschool supplies

Besides curriculum for the year, one of the most talked about homeschool topics is homeschool supplies and organization. Today I want to take you on a tour of our homeschool room and list some of the resources I have found helpful for homeschooling my daughters, ages 4 and 6.

Homeschool/Play room

First off, a couple of panoramic shots of our homeschool room. It’s more of a play room at the moment. We haven’t found a desk that works for what we need. Any sit down work we do takes place at the kitchen table.

Homeschool supplies

I apologize if these pictures didn’t turn out well. The room is very small and it’s the only way to get a shot of the whole room.

From the back door.
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From the opposite corner.
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I have three main storage solutions to help keep all my stuff somewhat under control.

Storage for bulk supplies
Notebooks, construction paper, games, extra art supplies. Basically, any and all overflow.

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Storage for current schoolwork
I love Thirty-One totebags for this!! I keep the papers for the current work in a folder, and each day bring out what we need. I put the finished work in the binder to keep everything together. I like the binders with the plastic overlay on the cover so I can put a coversheet on the binder to keep track of which binder belongs to which girl.

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Storage for frequently used supplies
Markers, crayons, dot markers, glue, scissors. They have pencil boxes for writing utensils and everything else is in another thrity-one bag, the super organizing tote. I also store the “all by myself” boxes on the table with the school stuff. That way they don’t get mixed in with all the toys.

Homeschool supplies

Back to school time is so tempting to buy everything you see. School supplies! Cheap! Plentiful!! Resist the temptation to buy everything. I have found that I use the things on this list the most.

Homeschool Supplies for Young Kids

Printer ink
Folders and binders to organize any paper work you may have.
Glue
Markers
Printer Ink
Paint
Crayons
Printer Ink
Dot Markers
Paper – Construction, printer, butcher, scratch, notebook. Anything kids can paint, write, or draw on to keep your house free of its wrath.
Printer Ink. Did I mention that?
Watercolors
As much artsy/crafty and sensory stuff as you can stand. Kids love this stuff, but some parents don’t. If you don’t mind a mess, buy it by the truckload. If you are on the cleaner side, find what you can stand and work with that.

Click here for another list of homeschool supplies from Amazon!

Thanks for taking a tour of our homeschool room! What is your favorite part of your homeschool room? What homesschool supplies would you recommend to other homeschoolers?

Set up your homeschool room for success. Find out here what homeschool supplies will help you the most as you start out homeschooling.

8 thoughts on “Homeschool Supplies”

  1. That looks like a very nice, spacious, and organized room. It seems like keeping our room organized is a constant to-do at ours. As soon as I clear things up, more stuff that appears out of the blue. 🙂
    Stopping by via List It Tuesdays!

    1. The kids were pooped from the weekend so that’s why the play room was so clean 😉 But yes normally it’s a full time job to keep all the stuff in check! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Exactly! I can’t count how many times I have started to print out a bunch of stuff in the planning stages only to run out of ink. Grrr. Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Looks like a great space for learning and having fun! I like the clothesline with the kids’ artwork!

    I know what you mean about school supplies being so tempting this time of year! Everything’s on sale, and oh, look at all the colors, and I’m sure we could use this somehow…it’s easy to get carried away!

    I like the “by myself” box idea–I may need to adapt the idea for a certain 12-year-old…

    Have a great year learning together!

    1. Thanks!! The line is super handy and keeps the tables from being cluttered up 🙂

      I took an inventory this year. We just need glue and construction paper. That’s it!! (And maybe some markers in case we run out) Gah!

      I LOVE the boxes. It is such a lifesaver some days.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I love seeing others’ homeschooling arrangements. I’ve been working on assembling a post to share our homeschooling arrangements too.

    LOL – printer ink! Yes! How many times have I been midway through printing out something and ran out ARGGGH. I don’t want to encounter that this year as much as I did last year.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

    1. Can’t wait to see your homeschool set-up 🙂

      I don’t think anything is as frustrating as running out of ink! You finally sit down to work and get some things done and BOOM! out of ink. Sigh. Good thing we aren’t on a real strict schedule.

      Thanks for reading 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

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