Thursday, December 3, 2015

Homeschooling Family Essential {and gift guide with GIVEAWAY}

I've been a homeschool mom for 8 years, and I have used a lot of supplies, curriculum, games, and books. I've made a list of {in my opinion}, some of the best homeschooling supplies. These would make great gifts for any homeschool family on your Christmas list!

A really good pencil sharpener.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00094C6AO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00094C6AO&linkCode=as2&tag=myfuhe-20&linkId=W3AKCBD7J37RDKQP">Bostitch QuietSharp  Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (EPS8HD-BLK)
I cannot stress enough how important this is to a homeschool family! We have and love this Bostitch electric sharpener. It works well with pencils and colored pencils alike. It gets a lot of use in our house! So much easier than a hand-held 50 cent pencil sharpener or a battery-powered one that always needs batteries. {P.S. It's on sale from $32 to $18 right now!}

Good pencils.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006CSPZK4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006CSPZK4&linkCode=as2&tag=myfuhe-20&linkId=DG3WAPQAMTIWZ4DJ">Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased 2HB Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Box of 30, Yellow (13830)

Hands down, Ticonderoga pencils are the absolute best pencils out there. They always sharpen quickly and perfectly and rarely break! We keep a nice supply of these at our house.

A globe.

We have a globe, but this globe is on my wish-list! It's a regular geographical globe by day, and in a dark room, the globe shows the constellations! My kids would love this!

Laminator.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010JEJPC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0010JEJPC&linkCode=as2&tag=myfuhe-20&linkId=HZOND6CZWMUKRCPW">Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901)
I cannot count how many laminating sheets I have used over the years! Laminators are great for everything you want to reuse or don't want to get torn or bent. I have used mine for pages I want the kids to use dry-erase markers on, flash cards, game cards, and so much more!

Paper cutter.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LX1JFZQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LX1JFZQ&linkCode=as2&tag=myfuhe-20&linkId=FFVUNFFWMUMEWFE5">JLS 12 Inch A4 Paper Cutter Trimmer with Ruler Multi Function Automatic Security Safeguard When Cutting, Black
A paper cutter is so convenient to have, especially when cutting apart flash cards or when you need a straight cut.

Encyclopedias for kids.

We love these "First" Encyclopedias by DK Publishers. We have several, and I would love to have this Nature Encyclopedia! There are many topics to choose from, such as the human body, dinosaurs, animals, science, space, earth and more! Best of all, they are all around $12 each!
Homeschooling Mom Handbook.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517021111/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1517021111&linkCode=as2&tag=myfuhe-20&linkId=MEHGNZYRRPGJQJN4">Mom's Homeschooling Handbook: Home Learning Guide, Doodle Book, Organizer & Daily Journal
This Homeschooling Handbook for Moms is great! There are 180 fun activities to do, like planning your day, journal space, organizing and more!

Sharpies.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0003WN0DO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0003WN0DO&linkCode=as2&tag=myfuhe-20&linkId=NSU6OEMAJ2YJPXSM">Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker, 24-Pack Assorted Colors
Who doesn't love Sharpies? And these colors are amazing! Enough said.

Amazon Prime Membership.

I am so thankful to have Amazon Prime! Unlimited free, two day shipping, instant access to tons of Kindle books and music, plus I always get awesome deals...it's well worth the $99 yearly fee. Plus, you can try it for 30 days FREE! This is a great time to sign up for a trial membership {ordering all of those Christmas gifts!} and you can cancel at any time! Click HERE to learn more!

GIVEAWAY: I am giving away one First Nature Encyclopedia! Here are the rules:
  • Comment: What would add to my list? or What do you want most from my list? for 1 entry.
  •  Follow my blog {link on sidebar} for 1 entry.
  • Grab my button {sidebar} and add it to your blog for 2 entries! {must leave link}
The giveaway will end Friday, December 11, 2015!

I hope this helps you find the homeschooling family in your life the perfect gift! Or, if you are a homeschooling mom yourself, treat yourself to something!

What would you add to my list?

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27 comments:

  1. I'd probably most like the Ticonderoga pencils. They really are the best! I'd add an electric spiral comb binder to the list...the industrial kind. They are so useful for the homeschool, and I couldn't get by without mine!

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    1. Oh, that's a good idea! I don't have one, but would love one!

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  3. You always have the neatest ideas! Love the sharpies. I am addicted...

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  4. LOVE that Moms Homeschooling Handbook! Must check that out. :)

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    1. Definitely! Those journals are awesome!!

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  5. Well, oh dear. i have ALWAYS wanted a globe for our school so that's awesome. Of course, I can't LIVE without dry erase markers and sharpies and then my laminator does double time most of the year So....what would i add - a dry erase board and markers and tracing paper. And I agree with Kelly above, i would LOVE to have a spiral binder machine. Maybe someday :) But I haven't seen this Nature Encyclopedia. Looks awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    1. Definitely a white board. I'm sort of addicted to colorful expo markers.

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  6. Double sided tape is what I'd add to your list. We use it all the time. It's neater than glue and doesn't give a wavy affect. We still use glue but use double sided tape more.

    I'm a follower of your blog :)

    And I'll be back to grab your button ;) I need to get school going with the kids right now.

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    1. Oh yeah, double sided tape! Excellent.

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    2. And I added your button to my sidebar :)

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  7. A fast, laser jet printer! With lots of ink & paper!

    I'd be lost without my printer!

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    1. For sure! My printer has been abused, lol!

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  8. I would add tons of plain paper and tape! We go through lots of paper and LOTS of tape. I love the Sharpies, though. They are somewhat of a draw for me.

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    1. Yes, we go the gh enormous amounts of paper, white and colored!

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  9. I love my comb binder. It makes being organized easy. A great list that is much needed in any homeschool room.

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    1. I am going to have to get a comb binder. I can think of so many ways I would use it.

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    2. Me too, it's been on my homeschool wishlist for years. I don't think I'll be getting one :( but that's okay.

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    3. Me too, it's been on my homeschool wishlist for years. I don't think I'll be getting one :( but that's okay.

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    4. Linda, you are the WINNER of the Nature Encyclopedia! Email me your mailing address and I will get it out today!! Yay!

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  10. Would love those sharpies! Am interested in getting into adult coloring, such a great stress reliever!!

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    1. You should check out Sarah Janisse Browns coloring books on Amazon.

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  11. I LOVE new Sharpies about as much as I love new crayons. 80s was the best decade.

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  12. grabbed your button and put on my blog-http://homeschoolallaround.com

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