Today kicks off the first day in the 5 Days of Homeschool Essentials blog hop through the Schoolhouse Review Crew. If you are new to Happy Little Homemaker, I’m so glad that you came! You can subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a day ;).
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In order to do school on the road, you probably still need a few items, even if you won’t be doing complicated projects.
Here are a few things we are including for both of my students – first grade & tot school:
– mechanical pencils & eraser (so I don’t need a pencil sharpener)
– crayons (8-24 ct)
– markers (8-10 pk)
– a notebook/journal/scrapbook
– loose paper
– drawing paper
– glue sticks (2)
– small ruler
– pencil box/bag
Some things that might be useful for older students (or for the teacher) include:
– paper clips
– binder clips
– paper hole punch (handheld)
– a 3-ring binder
– loose leaf paper
– folders, one for each subject or school day, depending on length of stay.
Depending on the length of you trip and how you are traveling really determines how you will store items. We usually drive & go for a long time, so I prefer that they have their supplies handy for use in the car. This could be a backpack, tote bag, or even hard sided file box if that works for you. I’ve taken both and prefer the soft bag so that we (in theory) have less to take home than we brought :).
Check out these awesome ladies contributing to 5 Days of Homeschool Essentials, too!
Lisa @ Our Simple Kinda Life
Tabitha @ The Homeschool Four
LaRee @ Broad Horizons
Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas
Amy @ Counting Change. . . Again
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Gena @ I Choose Joy!
Adena @ AdenaF
Stacie @ Super Mommy to the Rescue
What supplies do you consider essential for school on the go?