Friday, February 22, 2008

My Favorite Homeschool Product(s)



It is Friday Meme time again at The Heart of the Matter. This weeks Meme is: Your Favorite Homeschool Product. Below are some of my favorite things I use/need for homeschooling.




My Laptop and the Internet. I don't know how I could do what I do with homeschooling with out either. Love e-books, making notebook pages or lapbook pages, chatting with other homeschoolers all over the world, and more.


With the love of my laptop comes my treasured item: 1,000 copy punch card at the UPS Store . I couldn't live without this... Honestly, I am there at least once a week making my copies for a notebooking project, lapbooking project, or other needed copies to do activities with the kids. Of course I use my printer for smaller printing jobs, but when I need multiple copies of 1 page (for lapbooks and other larger printing projects), this is a MUST have for me. I need I also use a separate one for my co-op classes. Copies are only 3.5 cents ($35 for the punch card), it eliminates wear and tear on my printer, and I can always swing by Java Joint for a coconut Latte while I am out. That is a BIG bonus! *Ü* (sorry no pictures because they keep it there at the store so I won't loose it. LOL )

While reading other homeschoolers lists of their favorite products, I have to agree, our wipe off board is a must. I wish I had a bigger one, but we don't have room for it here.



My cubbie corner. It holds my laptop (but can be easily moved to the table), has some "core" items I use underneath it, and my storage caddie is right next to it. In here I have pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, stapler, hole punch, scissors, pencil sharpener, tape, magazines, educational cds, audio we use for learning, and so much more. I don't have to get up and search for anything (well unless the kids removed something w/o permission that is *Ü* ). I couldn't imagine not having this wonderful tool by me.

What is your favorite Homeschool Product?

10 comments:

Southpaugh Homeschool - Heidi said...

We have a UPS Store in town - - I never knew that they did copies....I am ALL OVER THAT tip!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! 3.5 cents a copy is LOTS better than 7 to 10 cents.
Thanks for sharing!!

Kysha said...

Looks like the top fav has been our computers. We just can't live without them, can we? LOL

Daisy said...

That sounds like a wonderful deal. I'm going to look into the punch card. I can't seem to find anywhere that does copies for less than 8 cents per copy.

LisaWA said...

Ya know.. I should have added that! My card at the ups store is a lifeline! lol The internet would be close too... but we can only share so much! Glad you pointed those out...

Lisa

Michelle said...

This meme was a lot of fun. I've enjoyed reading what works for other hs families. I agree about the wipe-off boards. I don't know how I'd hs without it...lol. I attached the world map to the back, so its dual purpose. It's also one of my favorite things...I just forgot to add it to my list. :)

Happy Homeschooling!

Tonia said...

Wish we had a UPS store up here that did that! It certainly would make getting copies much eaiser. Thanks for visiting my blog - I just wanted to say that there is no reason to read Well-Trained Mind cover-to-cover - just pick the parts that fit your family! :0)

Tracy said...

Thanks for sharing!

Mommy Reg said...

I have never thought of going out for copies. I always use my printer but I like the idea of going somewhere else for the larger copy jobs. I love my white board too. It is essential. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. This has been such a fun meme to see what everyone else loves.

Morning Rose said...

I love my computer and white board too. I listed my planner as my favorite homeschool product, but there are many more favorites that I could add. :)

Dawne said...

Wow, thanks for sharing about the UPS punch card....now if I only had a local UPS! lol