Can’t buy me love…but I’ll take a black Ticonderoga pencil! Join Gina and Christyn as they talk school supply shopping with a twist…homeschool-style. From traditional supplies to teacher supplies to those “Are you sure THIS is a school supply?” supplies, they offer their best ideas for this summertime rite of passage that, yes, homeschoolers can have, too.
1:25 — Gina and Christyn invite you to submit your burning homeschool questions for the October 15 episode
2:07 — One of Christyn’s first questions as a homeschooler was “Do I still get to shop for school supplies?”
3:00 Homeschool supplies look different from traditional school supplies
3:44 — Three categories of supplies
1) Traditional supplies
2) Teacher supplies
3) Untraditional, magic-making supplies
4:37 — TRADITIONAL SUPPLIES.
Public school supply lists make a good jumping-off point
5:22 — Add some fun to your homeschool by creating your own supply list, or download the one from the OnlySchoolers Patreon page
8:53 — Get stuff you and your kids enjoy using, the brands you like, and involve your child as much as possible in getting the homeschool space ready
10:05 — TEACHER SUPPLIES
Make your job as educational facilitator easy with unique-to-you supplies
11:50 — Christyn’s favorite teacher supplies are staplers, 3-hole punch, printer, and laminator
13:01 — Gina likes writing utensils: black Ticonderoga pencils, fine-point pens, and a good pencil sharpener
14:05 — MAGIC-MAKING SUPPLIES
These are untraditional supplies and include anything you want to use to bring delight to your homeschool — think way outside the box to add these unique supplies
15:25 — Can include annual zoo memberships, magazine subscriptions, board games, craft or cooking subscription boxes, etc. Just decide what fits and will be good for your homeschool this particular academic year
15:45 — Christyn thinks this is the most vital category for anyone homeschooling an only because it can be a good way to break up the routine
16:20 — Gina likes conservation magazines, Highlights, video subscriptions
18:12 — Christyn’s picks (after trying out pretty much everything!) are zoo membership, Highlights Top Secret Adventure packets, Universal Yums snack boxes, KidStir cooking box, and board games
21:00 — Board games are a fun way to take a break and continue to build skills. Download Christyn’s top picks and a fill-in-the-blank PDF for your own school year fun.
21:49 — Gina includes Snap Circuits and Lego kits as school supplies
22:15 — The door is wide open when it comes to homeschool supplies because everything can be a school supply. Each homeschool is an educational experience unique to your child so use anything you can get your hands on!