What Would I Buy For My Homeschool (If I Had $100 Extra to Spend)?
What Would I Buy For My Homeschool (If I Had $100 Extra to Spend)? by Stacy at Three Busy Bees
Amazon has become our go to shopping site for practically everything. I even find myself in a store and looking at the price for the same product on Amazon. Some of my friends have bought their digital or standard microscopes from Amazon or various websites. We went through Southern Science Supply for ours. We absolutely love our microscope. It goes with us when we travel to teach “on the go”. It has been a great tool that was added to our homeschool.
Kindle Fire Tablet
If you are an Amazon Prime member, having a Kindle is a fantastic tool for homeschooling. You can take advantage of their program- Amazon Unlimited. You pay a subscription each month and you are able to download books onto the Kindle app on your computer, tablet, or phone. We have the subscription and it’s wonderful. If you have readers or need a book for your curriculum, you won’t always have to rely on the library. Amazon Prime day was running a phenomenal deal – $39 Kindles or 3 for $89. Seriously!! They have deals often (not like that one) but keep your eye out.
Student Desk / new or old.
Recently, i bought a desk for my oldest bee. It’s an older (probably about 5-10 years) desk that I bought on a local yard sale page. It has been great. My son loves it but it is also fun for me as it reminds me of my high school days. The woman sold it to me for $25. Such a steal. For the girls, I bought a desk with storage from Ikea. Their chairs are really stools and slide easily under the table to keep the room as clutter free as possible.
A globe isn’t found in the home as often as we think these days. Having the internet at our fingertips takes away from the learning tools we had in our homes as kids. We have a globe and we love it. I find our bees spinning it and placing their finger on it to see where they will “travel” to. Oh to be a kid again. If you don’t have a globe, I recommend buying one. I’ve seen plenty at Wal-Mart and TJMaxx with the start of the school season.
Online CPR/First-Aid Class
My husband actually recommended this one. He is all about safety and teaching not only self defense and self-preservation classes, he says this is a must. You never know when someone will be struggling or in dire need of help. The classes online are usually cheaper than in person ones. Online is time consuming so don’t think it’s an easy course to “check off”.
I have a few subscriptions. I use my Adobe Creative Cloud one almost daily. I utilize Photoshop and Lightroom, not only for my personal photos but for my blog work as well. If you aren’t into the whole computer thing and have young kids, check out Little Passports. My younger bees, 4 and 6 enjoying opening the mailbox and getting a package once a month. This month was world coins for the baby and India for my middle. They do have packages for 9-12 year-olds as well. They cover the United States.