What’s your homeschooling ‘thing’ right now? What is that one item that you love to use or just can’t live without? That simple item that is at the top of your supply list? For many years my ‘thing’ was freezer paper (my craft paper go-to). However, now that my children are older, my new can’t-live-without item is colored paper, specifically the neon Astrobright colored paper.
For many years each of my three children had a main pastel color that I used for planning and printables. I could look at a stack of papers and know that the pale green papers were for one child, the yellow for another, etc. Keeping each child’s paperwork organized by color made sorting and organizing so much easier.
Now that I’m down to one student, my love of colored paper has increased, not decreased! Now I’m in love with the shockingly bright Astrobright paper. I categorize and print multiplication fact cards and review sheets by color. A different neon color for each part of speech in his grammar notebook, the uses are endless! I always keep a healthy supply of colored paper, cardstock and lined notebook paper on hand. Always ready to print!
What item makes life easier/more cheerful/more organized/simpler for you? Share with us your homeschooling thing in the comments!