Our Homeschooling Checklist for Back To School

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As a homeschooling family, we go about our back-to-school prep a little differently. There are some traditions still (cue the first day of school photo), but there are some staples that we need that others may not think of unless they are learning at home.

Today, we’re going to share our homeschool back-to-school checklist, and a few things we must do before our school year starts.

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Create a Reading List

You know those summer reading lists teachers send home with kids before school’s out? Well, we create those lists at the beginning of our homeschool year. We call it our read-aloud list, as we sit every morning and read these to the kids.

Some mornings, our oldest will read to everyone, or our 9-year-old princess does the morning readings. This list is created from the books we have right in our home, and then we enlist the help of the local library (or nearby secondhand bookstore) for the rest.

The cool part is the kids help us create the list. So, they get to read the books they have a genuine interest in.

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Organize and Stock The Homeschool Closet

As parents and kids grab their school supply list and run to the stores to grab all the things, we are doing the same thing. But, instead of hauling it all to their first day of school, my kids add their new goodies to the homeschool closet.

Our homeschool closet ends up being a hot mess at the end of the previous school year, so we dedicate time to clean it up before we purchase new items.

Then, we make a list of items we need to grab, in order to replenish what we need.

Crayloa markers, crayons, fun board games, stickers, and more enter our homeschool closet.

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Standard School Essentials

No homeschooling checklist is complete without the standard school essentials. Oh, don’t think that because we learn from home we don’t need items every other school needs. There are some staples that this mom/teacher needs on hand at all times.

While our classroom may be our kitchen table, we always want to make sure it’s a healthy environment for learning. Oh, and a clean environment. Germs are gross, y’all. We stock up on Clorox wipes for easy cleaning at the beginning and end of the school day.

Below is our Homeschool back-to-school checklist. It isn’t long, but it has all items we need in order to have a great school year. Whether you homeschool or your kids go to a traditional school, I hope these items help you and your family get excited for the first day of school.

Our Homeschooling Checklist for Back-To-School

Teacher’s planner
Day planner (1 for each kid)
10 College ruled notebooks
4 composition notebooks with grid paper
Boxes of crayons (5 boxes for each kid)
Art paper
Construction paper
Colored pencils
Pencil box (1 for each kid)
4 memory cards for computer
Computer paper
Index cards
School glue
Rubber bands
3 new learning games (for down days)
Backpack (1 for each kid)

What’s on your back-to-school checklist this year?

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  1. 9.13.17
    Latonya said:

    We’ve found ourselves USB drives and memory cards for the girls tablets. New regularly purchased items on our homeschool iist are puzzles. They have been a fun addition to our learning environment. We just finished our first 1,000 piece one. I appreciate this new stage of parenting, 🙂

    • 9.15.17
      Amiyrah said:

      Puzzles! I love that addition! I’m a puzzle junkie, but haven’t thought of doing more of them with the kids. Thank you for this idea, Latonya!