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Homeschooling has taken away my working and homemaking life a lot. Kids don't attend school in a school building. We need some helpful homeschooling tools and storage to make our life easier. To get us more organized, we need to equip ourselves with some tools and storages supporting our teaching and learning process. At the same time, kids will feel more enthusiastic in learning.
We started our homeschooling without these tools, but along with the time, we save some money and purchase great tools one by one. They didn't come up at once. Once we have them, it is quite hard to live without them.
Here are some tools that I really love:
Plastic spiral binder
I bought it in ACE Hardware with large discounted price. I bought the plastic regularly. Rather than binding the books with staples, I prefer using this binder tool as we can see whole opened book better.
3 ring hole punch
I was proud of having this hole punch as it was very difficult to find in our local store. It was uncommon here using three ring binder. Most binder sold and used are the two ring ones. I prefer using 3 ring binder as the paper won't be shaken and folded easily.
The 3 ring hole punch has worn out right now. I just purchased another tool to replace this one: Adjustable Drill Punch. I can adjust the hole into 2 or 3. It can work on 250 pieces of paper at once.
2 kinds of paper drawers
We use three different kinds of white A4 sized paper. The 70gr paper is used for most of black and white materials or books printed by the laser printer. The 80gr paper is used for most colored material or books printed by the inject printer. The 150gr paper or rather the card stock is rarely used for covers. Those paper is kept in our three stage plastic drawer each of which can hold 1 rime of paper. We also use 10 different color paper for our note booking and lapbooking activities. Those colorful paper is kept in our 10 staged document drawer.
Kids' desks and workbox
Those 3 kids desks were ordered by request to a traditional furniture market. They sizes 80cm x 60cm. Each has a drawer which is split into some parts for kids keeping their journal, pencils, eraser, and rulers. The workbox is used for our organising our learning schedule
We keep our workbooks and textbooks in a 3 x 4 boxed metal locker. Each person has a couple of boxes, including my husband's and mine. The other 2 boxes are used to keep our music books and some unfinished craft.
Cabinet for lab kits
We stored our science supplies like: microscope, digital microscope, glasswares, thermometers, magnets, powder, magnifying glass, etc in a glass cupboard. I put all of the glassware in the red box so they won't get dusty. We also keep the rest of colorful paper in this storage.
Laser jet printer
Three Legged Whiteboard
This whiteboard replaces our bigger whiteboard which was already broken. It is 70cm x 100cm sized. It still hasn't got its station yet, so we have to move it to the wall before and after schooling time.
Open hanging folder container
I just bought this storage 2 months ago. It organizes my photocopied or printed materials based on the days, weeks, and subjects. It is really helpful so far as I don't need to put them in my own locker and then forget to give them.
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Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.