In chapter one, we learned about a simple homeschool schedule that works with our family together program of study. If you chose your curriculum, you are ready for the next step, Chapter 2: Setting Up the Homeschool Room. The good news is that you can do it for as little as $20. Let's take a look!
You will need:
#1 Table and Chairs
Your children will need a writing surface. You can simply gather around the kitchen table ($0*) or provide desk and chair ($100+ per child) in a dedicated homeschool space.
$0 - $100+
You will need a place to store books, notebooks, and schools supplies. Why not use the kitchen hutch ($0*) or get a plastic drawer organizer ($25), a bookshelf ($100+) or even a basket or tote bag that you already have.
$0 - $100+
Next, add a chalkboard to your homeschool space. You can tape off a large wall space and spray paint ($3) with black chalk paint or purchase a chalkboard ($25+) to hang. Don't forget to buy chalk too ($2).
$5 - $25+
#4 Twine & Clothes Pins
Look at the Dollar Tree for twine and clothes pins. Hang a strand in your home school room for posting Art Study Cards, Alphabet Cards, or other learning tools.
#5 School Supplies
Finally, make sure each child has a
Most items can be purchased at the Dollar Tree, plus you can get a few teacher supplies such as stickers, chalk, and pen.
* $0 if you already own it
**Or decorate an empty can for a free pencil holder
Renee Metzler holds a degree in Secondary Ed, English from Bloomsburg University of PA. She is a homeschool mom of 4 children and is loves to share her joy of lesson planning and curriculum.
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