Three Things I Couldn’t Homeschool Without

 

Homeschool Needs

I cannot believe we have completed our first month of our 5th homeschool year! It makes me feel old and excited all at the same time. As a new homeschooler, I was flying by the seat of my pants, now as a veteran of a few successful years I have a slightly better idea what to expect. At least with my younger two.

Through the years there have been a few things that have become very important to our homeschool. I shared before my top three curriculum picks, so I wanted to share three things I couldn’t homeschool without.

GlobeHS Post My Fave Things

This globe is very important to me.  I was very close with my grandfather who passed away in 2009. After his death, I was given two things. One was a nativity set that he had promised me before he got sick. We put it up every Christmas. The other, was this globe, given to me by my grandmother since we homeschooled. She told me to take it, and remind my kids of their grandfather every time we used it. Can one homeschool without a globe? Yes, there are maps and other items you could use instead. But for me, I couldn’t imagine homeschooling without this particular globe.

My Well Planned Day Planner

Well Planned Day

My first few years of homeschooling we used Heart of Dakota and I never had a planner. I didn’t even miss having one. Then, when we left Heart of Dakota I wanted to get something to help me plan out my days. Now, I can’t imagine homeschooling without My Well Planned Day Planner.

I don’t technically “plan” ahead. I write in each day what we have done while grading papers. It keeps me on task with attendance, and has a place in the back to record grades. At the end of the day when I feel like we’ve done nothing….I can look at this and see what all we have accomplished. I love it, and plan to purchase one every year that we homeschool. You can go here to read my review on the Well Planned Day Planner.

Diet PepsiMust Have For Homeschooling

I will never, ever, deny the fact that I am a caffeine addict. It used to be Diet Dew, then I made the switch to Diet Pepsi (it was supposed to minimize my caffeine intake, it didn’t work…). Some people like coffee (yuck!), I like my Diet Pepsi. I honestly don’t think I would make it through my homeschool day without it. Well, I probably could….but I wouldn’t want to!

What couldn’t you homeschool without?

Misty (3 Posts)

Misty Bailey is a wife to Roger and a homeschool mom to three beautiful blessings. She resides with her family in Southern Ohio. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a free Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.


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Homeschooling with Pinterest

 

Everyone knows that Pinterest is a great visual organizer for recipes, crafts, and DIY ideas, but are you using it to its full potential for homeschooling?

#Homeschooling with Pinterest @hsbapost

Pinterest has become a favorite tool for many homeschool families, including some of our team here at The Homeschool Post.   We’ve collected some of our best tips and ideas for homeschooling with Pinterest to share with you today:

Davonne shares some ideas for organizing your thoughts and project ideas on Pinterest in her post, Pinterest Organization.

Renee has two posts covering some of her favorites ~ Pinterest boards for Gifted Learners and Favorite Pin Boards.

Misty shares her post, My Favorite Homeschool Pins on Pinterest.

Want to do a geography unit study?  Pinterest can be a great place to start, as Robin shares in her post Geography Lapbooks and a Pinterest Board.

I wrote a post about how I use Pinterest for homeschooling without getting overwhelmed in Pinterest with Purpose: How I Use Pinterest for Homeschooling.

We hope these ideas are helpful!  You can follow The Homeschool Post on Pinterest to see more of our homeschooling pins, too.

Visit The Homeschool Post’s profile on Pinterest.

Are you homeschooling with Pinterest?  Leave us your ideas in the comments or link up your blog posts in our Homeschool Blog and Tell!

 

Happy pinning,

 

Sara (29 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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Homeschool Blog and Tell #HSBAT: Favorite Homeschool Things

 

The September Homeschool Blog and Tell is brought to you by A Journey through Learning. They are currently offering 50% off of their instant download lapbooks through the end of the month.  Just use the code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout.

Welcome to the September Edition of the Homeschool Blog and Tell Linkup!

This is our monthly link-up that allows you to show off what is going on in your homeschool!

Each month has a different theme.

 

#Homeschool Blog and Tell #hsbat

September’s theme is SHOW US YOUR FAVORITE HOMESCHOOL THINGS, so link up and show us your posts about your favorite curriculum, supplies, or any favorite things that keep your homeschool running smoothly!

Through the end of this month, link up your post and we’ll share it with our readers.

So, show us what you got!

Now for a few guidelines: (I know…no one likes a lot of rules, so there are not many.)

  • Please direct your link to a certain post NOT your home page. We have the right to delete your link if this is not followed.
  • Use a least one photo in your post. We want to SEE what you have done!
  • Link your specific post to The Homeschool Post. (Again, we have the right to delete your link if this is not followed.)
  • These can be OLDER posts. We are okay with that – we want to bring new readers to your blog!

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask! We are here for ALL homeschoolers and truly want to bless you guys!

If you are on Twitter, Google+, or even Instagram please use the hashtag: #HSBAT.



Sara (29 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***ART PROJECTS curriculum –ages 10+ -fulfills high school fine arts credit 10% off + FREE SHIPPING in U.S. Code: STL Offer expires September 30th http://www.seethelightshine.com***