My Top Ten Homeschool School Supplies

You should know something about me right up front: I LOVE office and school supplies.  Back to school shopping was the highlight of my summer when I was a kid.  I love all the crisp, clean white pages, the sparkly pencils, and the color coded tabs.  Even though I don’t have to do much in the way of school supply shopping for homeschool, there are a few essentials that I just can’t school without.

10 School Supplies 1. Notebook paper (well duh)

2. Erasers – no matter how many we start off with, we seem to always be in need of more erasers

3. 3 ring binders – we use these to keep our papers organized during the year for spelling/vocab tests, math, history, and writing

4.  iPad – I use YouTube quite frequently in our lessons, and having the iPad right there to pull things up is super handy

5. Student planners – I write out the week’s lessons for the kids so they know what they are responsible for. Planners make this easy.

6. Pencils – we use both the mechanical and the traditional.  I like a regular pencil but my son especially likes mechanical ones.

7. Pencil sharpener – I have an electric one plugged in behind a decorative plate in our kitchen for easy access.

8. Construction paper – the use for good ol’ colored paper is endless.  We are always pulling out a sheet or two to make something.

9. Clay – we use the Crayola kind that doesn’t harden to make things we learn in science, history, and art.

10. Coffee – okay, so maybe you can’t buy this in the stationery aisle at Target, but our homeschool would not happen if I didn’t have my trusty java sidekick!

Do you find that your school supply budget is really low for homeschool?  What kinds of things can you not live without?