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5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

Day 2: What Materials Should I Use & Where Can I Find Them?

What materials do you already have?

  • go through your house and gather all your materials (check the basement, cupboards, closets, and bookshelves)
  • declutter and purge materials you did not like and won’t use again
  • store things you are not using, but might need for another year

Where can you get free materials?

  • family and friends
  • online
  • library
  • freecycle

Price Sheets

Jennifer over at Teaching Boys created a price sheet for comparing homeschooling materials at various locations. I have seen this done for grocery shopping, but never for purchasing homeschooling materials. I seriously love this idea.

Ordering Used Curriculum

I wrote a list post last year about all the places that you can buy and sell your homeschool materials and it is loaded with resources for you. Including a place where you can borrow materials if you are in need and a place where you can rent materials. Seriously, go take a look.

Ordering New Curriculum

Back in 2010, I wrote a very long list of homeschool catalogs (with links), but because I love gathering information and resources so much, I have started a new project called the Homeschool Resource Directory. You might find some useful links and resources there. Please note: it is a work in progress. 

What other supplies do I need?

  • curriculum and books
  • basic supplies
  • art supplies
  • math manipulatives
  • language arts manipulatives
  • science supplies

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Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere

I have been making some penguin things recently and I have seen people mentioning them on their blogs.

I created The Penguin Path back in December and had a lot of fun trying my hand at graphic design. Spesamor Academy mentioned me in her post titled Penguins Part One and shows a picture of her children using the game board.

My first download of 2010 was Penguin Learns The Alphabet. My second download of this year was Penguin Learns -at Words. These two downloads were tons of work to make, but loads of fun. Cariann over at Unionvale mentioned me in her post -at word games.

I have some more fun ideas for Penguins that will be showing up soon.

I would love to hear what else you would like to see – leave me a note in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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