Prepping for the upcoming school year at home is well under way, almost all of our curriculum has arrived, we have a few school supplies & we are working on getting our “classroom” set up. If you want to read my post on why we decided to homeschool & what curriculum we are using, you can find it here! We are taking a less is more approach, except for the completely unnecessary vintage library cards that I bought, but naturally I had to throw together a few things that I’m considering must-haves for our journey into homeschool!
A few organizational essentials & a coffee mug that doubles as a wine mug were at the top of the list. A diffuser with all of our favorite oils for concentration & a calm environment are also essential, I’ll share some diffuser blends that I put together too!
Last year, each of the girls had some sort of point system in their classrooms and in the lunchroom that involved tickets or coins and some sort of reward system (like a trip to the treasure box in Claire’s case), so I wanted to replicate this for us. I bought a roll of raffle tickets and plan to give them to the girls throughout the week as rewards, and create a way for them to cash them in for things like a lunch date or other fun treasures.
A friend also recommended these plus plus blocks, which I have never seen but they look so fun and I know especially the younger two will love them for busy work! I ordered these mini blank notebooks for daily doodling & gratitude journaling, I love that they’re small enough to carry around for a scavenger hut or other outdoor projects as well.
Also, every classroom need a good chalkboard!! The ones we have were both DIY projects, but this one would be a great, affordable option if you don’t want to build your own!
And as promised, a free Homeschool Rules printable for you! Just download the image, save it & upload it to your favorite online printing site or print it yourself at home! If you print this and use it somewhere, be sure to share & tag me on Instagram @jlgarvin so I can see!! XO195