I wanted to give you a list of homeschool resources that were very helpful to me as I homeschooled. In this list may be supplies I used or a place or a curriculum or a supplement. Simply click the words in color to link for more info. Some of the links may be an affiliate link meaning if you decide to purchase I will get a small commission on that purchase. This helps me support this page to be able to further encourage. However, these are things that I actually used or are similar to what I used in our homeschool. If you find a broken link please contact me and let me know.
My Recommended Homeschool Resources
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Managers of their Homes by Terri Maxwell – My Number one resource was my helpful book on how to schedule my time.
Confessions of an Organized HomeMaker by Deniece Schofield – I have read and re read this book one to help me survive the house hold management.
Struggling Learners by Joe P Sutton – This book was a great resource for us. I actually had the privilege of hear Mr Sutton and his wife speak at a convention many years ago. Hard to find now but still available used.
A Survivor’s Guide to Homeschooling by Luanne Shackelford and Susan White – I enjoyed reading this book to gain ideas in my early years. Recommended schedules and as well and just plain talk about the day in and day out real life tasks.
A Mom Just Like You by Vickie and Jayme Farris – Love the is book. Written just in the right style for comfortable reading and comprehension for this busy mom. This is the HSLDA Founder’s wife Vicki and her words. So Encouraging.
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Portable DVD Players — I used Distance Learning through BJU Press and used the DVDs the majority of our homeschool. So we had Four Portable DVDs Players. These go anywhere and are not as expensive as a laptop. These days laptops are not coming with the cd drives too.
Headsets— Just simple ones for the DVD Players. Over the ear rather in the ear seemed better to me. I tried expensive ones but when they broke is was hard on the wallet to buy new ones so we stuck with the cheaper ones and they actually tended to last longer. But hey, when you are schooling for 20 years you expect to have to replace things. We just bought some extras to have on hand in case of breakage. These actually worked very well for us. I had four in the same room and YES I had to sometimes tell them to turn the volume down because I could hear the sound but to me that was a good thing as I could tell when they had it too loud.
Dictionary-Spelling — I had a couple struggling spellers so I had a little dictionary spelling device that was easy for them to hold and find words and learn vocabulary. This was a great device and help in our Homeschool. I know today we have more electronics but this doesn’t have to be connected to the internet so that was a big plus for us.
TI-83 Calculator — Each child needed this calculator as they entered middle school and high school math.
Organization for Schedules, Lesson Plans and Grading
Lesson Planner – While there are some pretty cool ones out there I make my own using a simple 1/2 inch binder to put my forms in and this worked great for us. I called it the assignment notebook. I had one for each child. Since my lesson plans are done for me by my curriculum, I just use subject dividers to place them behind. If you would like a copy of my forms FREE. Just subscribe to my email list.
Looking for a great online Planner? You will have your plans everywhere you go. Check this one out. I love it, although I didn’t get to use it as it came out after my journey. BUT if I were starting over again today I would definitely have this in my resources HomeSchool Manager
EZ Grader — I loved my Easy Grader. Used it everyday.
emeals — I needed a plan for meals and found this great planning site created by other homeschool moms. I have been a member for a really long time and still use the plan today. Love this idea and very inexpensive. Saved me more than I ever pay. There is an app for that too!
Supplements and Electives
Art – We liked the Draw Write Now books as those were great fun. We also utilized the projects with in our curriculum for art class.
Home Economics – Besides teaching the everyday household skills on my own. I found this great guide book called Training our Daughters to be Keepers at Home. There are lots of great ideas and projects to teach in that 2 inch thick book. There are Lesson and instructions. Loved that book. Still have it.
Daily Grams – I was NOT strong in English and still am not as I am sure you can tell when you read my writings. I found this great resource and used it with my children every day just to reinforce the grammar for them. These were like daily 3 minute devotionals in grammar. They simply did one a day at the beginning of their English time period.
Hero Classic Videos – My kids LOVED these videos! The secret was they were learning at the same time. Nice distraction from bad days and storms.
Music Appreciation Class – My kids all did music appreciation. I had to think outside the box to find tools for my kids now there are more choice. My friend Gena Mayo has developed some great classes to fill this need.
KeyBoard Classroom – Learning to type is so important in today’s society with computers and technology so prevalent. However, typing is also a great asset and tool for those who struggle to write. This great program is a proven program of success in learning to type fluently therefore helping children to succeed.
Storage and Supplies
Literature Organizer – My Favorite school room organizer was my little cubbies for holding paper products. I always had construction paper, colored paper, notebook paper, stickers, essay journal, spiral notebooks, and more that I stored in this Unit.
I didn’t necessarily use these because they came after mine all graduated. However, I am very impressed and would be using them if I were still in the midst of the journey.
Reading Journal – Reading Journals encourage more reading.
Missions Study – Teaching to serve is very important.
Devotional for Homeschool Moms – My friend penned this as an encouragement. Love it!
We didn’t always have this resource Now there are so many.
BJU Press Blog Posts – Always frequent your curriculum’s website for encouragement and resources.
HomeWorks Blog Posts – I have written several posts on this Blog as a consultant. Several of my friends also have written great posts there. The fun thing is we all use the same choice curriculum.
Amazon – is a great resource for supplies as I am a Prime member and use it almost daily!
Other Resources from our Choice Curriculum
BJU Press Scope and Sequence
BJU Press DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES
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These new updated distance learning classes are just awesome! Length of each lesson has been streamlined to the content for the lesson. So the lesson could be anywhere from 8-28 mins in length depending on the day. This is wonderful updated technology.
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Places to Purchase Curriculum at Great Prices
Homeschool Station – Manchester TN — Great Place to find those used materials to save.
Will be adding more links soon…