Are you ready? From the perspective of a (retired) homeschool mom and an attorney, there are four “musts” for moms to consider in this season of new beginnings. These are some of the four homeschool supplies that you should never run out of.
These are four must-haves that you must always carry, and replenish them as you go along. Never run out of these things. You’re going to need it. Homeschool teachers require them too. And it won’t matter if you’re enrolled in a traditional or online homeschool. The presence of these four things is going to be very crucial.
4 Must-Have Homeschool Supplies for Homeschool Teachers and Parents
- Purpose: Do you know why you are choosing to homeschool? Maybe it’s because of disappointment with the public schools. Maybe you have a child with special needs. Perhaps your religious convictions conflict with practices you see at your child’s school. It is a good idea to write down your purpose. On bad days when you wonder why in the world you are doing this, you can take out this document and be reminded of your vision, and take courage to continue.
- Plan: Your yearly plans probably include math, science, and history, but there are other types of “lesson plans” to consider. Do you desire to see spiritual growth? How could that be built into your plan? How about growth in character? Finding a community volunteer opportunity might facilitate that growth. Don’t forget practical life skills. At each age, there are everyday skills they need for adulthood. Consider your child’s stage in life and plot out some life skills to master in your lesson plan.
- Preparation: By now, you probably have purchased the books and supplied for the year. There are other types of preparation to consider. Is your household prepared to run smoothly while you are busily engaged with the children? Take some time this summer to make some menu plans, sort some clutter, assign some chores and tame the laundry monster by institution a laundry schedule that makes sense and has everyone’s participation.
Make sure you have satisfied your legal requirements for the year if you are required to do so. A summary of each state’s requirements is available at the Center for Homeschool Liberty.
- Pray: A busy, challenging season lies ahead. Take some time individually and as a couple to commit your efforts as unto the Lord. Make this your best homeschool year yet! Be sure you’ll never run out of these very essential homeschool supplies!