Every August, the big discount stores have lists of school supplies at the front of the store. Teachers from local public schools submit what they would like students in their classrooms to have.
Well, if I were teaching HomeschoolingTorah in my home, these are things I’d like to have handy for my “students.” 🙂
Don’t worry if you don’t have money to buy all these things! Just be creative and remember that a few centuries ago, children learned just fine with just a Bible and a way to write things down, even if it was just a piece of slate and chalk. Your kids don’t need much in order to be well educated.
- A Bible for each person
- A 3-ring binder for each student.
- A 3-ring binder to store notebooking pages for Bible, History, and Science
- A 3-hole punch
- Plastic sheet protectors for charts and notebooking
- Printer paper
- Colored Pencils
- Scrapbooking paper for notebooking (very optional)
- Construction paper
- loose-leaf notebook paper
- Handwriting paper for young writers
- Spiral notebooks
- Composition notebooks
- A folder with clasps for Typing class
- Paints for younger children
- Art supplies for crafts and art
- Tracing paper for making maps for history and geography
- Glue and glue sticks
- Pencil sharpener
- A pencil grip for young writers
- A red pen for the teacher
- Permanent markers for making charts and flashcards
- Dry-erase markers
- Dry-erase eraser
- Compass for middle-school and high-school math
- Protractor for middle-school and high-school math
- Calculator for high-school math (we do not require a graphing or scientific calculator)
- Abacus for young children for math
- Learning clock
- Letter magnets (ABC for English)
- Letter magnets (aleph bet for Hebrew)
- 3 x 5 index cards
- index-card storage box
- index-card dividers
- spiral 3 x 5 index cards
- bank box for storage
- file folders
- hanging files
- dividers for binders
- flashcards (alphabet, math, Hebrew)
- Strong’s Concordance (or use www.blueletterbible.org)
- Bible Lexicon (we like Jeff Benner’s Ancient Hebrew Lexicon, which is available free online)
- College dictionary (or use an online dictionary such as www.dictionary.com or Webster’s Dictionary)
Also consider your printer and ink. This is an important part of a HomeschoolingTorah membership, so you may want to read a full discussion about printers and ink here.
Don’t forget that you can save ink by using a device, such as a tablet, smart phone, or Kindle. You can learn how to download curriculum files to your device here.
Note that you can use the print button below if you’d like to have this list to take to the store with you.