In this post I am sharing some of my favorite school supplies. As a Robinson Curriculum family, we keep it pretty minimal. There are a few things though that make all the difference for me.
These pens are so much fun! They are erasable gel pens. Now my kids can write letters to their pen pals in nice ink and be able to erase it if they make a mistake. The ink also erases in high heat (like a blow dryer) and then reappears when put in someplace really cold, like the freezer. This makes for some fun spy games in our house! To see all Parkoo productsParkoo” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”> click here.
ParKoo Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks for Drawing Writing Sketching, 10-Pack
This Abacus is a must for me for math with the little kids. When children are starting out, this is a great way to illustrate to them how 14 is different than 24 even though they contain the same numbers. Whenever we go over a number, I ask that they show me that number on this abacus.
Abacus from Ikea
You know me and how I love my non consumable materials! In order for the kids to comfortable use the sheet protected worksheets over and over, these fine tip Expos are a must. The regular ones are just to bulky and thick. These thin ones are low odor and fine tip so they work out great!
EXPO 86601 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count, Includes 5 Color Flag Set
One of the very few things I require for math is graph paper! It makes is so much easier to read their math problems. I know they find it helpful themselves in order to line up problems correctly.
2 Pk, Bazic 4-1″ Quad Ruled Filler Paper 100 Ct. Per Set
My kids sure love to draw and to have their own little space to make their own portfolios. These little sketch books are a must. I first bought them on Amazon but then realized you can always pretty much find them in any dollar store.
BAZIC 30 Ct. 8.5″ X 11″ Side Bound Spiral Premium Sketch Book
Watch this video below to see some of these in action!
We finally finished Tucket’s Gold and we are tearing into Tucket’s Home. This is going to be one of those series where we are all going to be a bit sad to say goodbye to all the characters once it’s over, I know it.
We also read a couple of chapters of Unbroken. Questions led to a rabbit trail of youtube videos on Hitler and WW2. You know what I realized? I knew practically nothing about WW2. My husband came home for lunch and even he was interested in these videos with us. These animations are easy enough for adults and children to follow. We talked about war, the consequences, how they begin and tied it in with the Bible.
I didn’t write out in my lesson plan that we would lean about WW2 today. It just happened thanks to a very captivating autobiography and the internet. I can’t say it enough, this is my favorite way to learn as a family.
I also started a new book I’ve been wanting to read, it was only 99 cents for the kindle version (you can read it on any device: lap top, phone, tablet, etc.,) so check it out!
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In this video I wanted to share what we keep on our table 24/7! We love this box of silly word games. Link to product here-
I thought it would be fun to share my current favorites and include books like a book haul. Maybe something I was looking for, is something you also have and this could be helpful to you. Today I am sharing about my new tote bag that I LOVE. Sure it’s really a travel bag, BUT I needed a bag that I could also carry and keep my camera protected. Watch the video to see how I made it work.
Also sharing my current favorite books and Ikea products.
Share in the comments below, what are some of your favorites right now!
IKEA Products (Sorry could not find a link for the bowls)-
I Love Taza 2 in 2 Tote-
50 Famous Stories- https://amzn.to/2GjBkAE
Four Naval Heroes- https://amzn.to/2J0Mrw4
Our Hero General U.S Grant- https://amzn.to/2E2leFt
Food Swings- https://amzn.to/2uB3bHd
The Art of Screen Time- https://amzn.to/2E2LAau