While homeschooling gives you a great deal of freedom to teach your children how you want, it also allows you to use unconventional resources and homeschooling materials. Here is a list of such materials that you will surely need to use in your homeschool classroom.
Study Books from Different Curriculum
These books will be required to cover the syllabus that you have fixed up for your homeschool student’s grade. You may be using a specific curriculum for all subjects or taking the best bits of a number of curriculum and working out your own system. You can get study books and reference books at a discount if you go for second hand books.
Activity Books and Worksheets
While worksheets allow your homeschool student to practice new concepts that you have taught in the class, activity books help keep him occupied when you have other things to do. Both have an important place in the homeschool classroom and you will be using them extensively. Activities that go out of the books into constructing your own projects will always be preferred by the students to merely coloring between the lines. Scholastic has some great books that you can check out.
Educational Toys and Board Games
A good educational toy allows the homeschool student to learn a number of skills while making it all seem like play. There are a wide variety of educational toys available for all age groups and grades in elementary school level. the toys will give way to board games as the children grow older. Again some of these games can be so much fun, that the learning that takes place is hardly noticed. Try Funskool for many entertaining and educational toys.
All Kinds of Organizational Tools
Placing all the school materials in order and organizing them in such a manner that you can reach everything when you need it requires great organizational skills. Or perhaps having the right tools and furniture can help. The right folders, shelves and cupboards in a classroom can make life much easier for both the teacher and the children. Consider getting special furniture made to fit in to your classroom if you really want to make optimum use of space.