16 December 2009

A Good Problem to Have

What homeschooling supplies would you buy if you had a few extra hundred dollars in your pocket?

We homeschool through a public charter school so we have an annual allotment of money to spend on curriculum, supplies, lessons, and field trips. At this point I've got some extra money and would love input on how to use it. There are some restrictions: it must be grade-level appropriate (first grade), it can't be sectarian (religious) and it must be purchased from an approved vendor (which include Lakeshore, Dick Blick, Rainbow Resource, and Barnes & Noble to name just a few.

So what do you think?


  1. I would get lots of art supplies... that seems to to be the big expense for me,a dn it's always so random. Any models that you can, like a of the heart or of the skelaton, or of the different organs. That's what I can think of right now. {what state are you in... I would love to have that problem!! :)}

  2. I'm in California. I've been perusing my Dick Blick catalog and have been getting some ideas!

  3. games -- board and card
    math manipulatives (dice, dominoes, clocks, balance scale, counting squares)
    science hands-on such as models of the human body, magnifying glasses, hand held microscopes, bug catching supplies, science experiment kits
    maps and posters
    a globe
    craft books
    nature study field guides
    blank books for journaling
    reward stickers
    classical music CDs
    art books
    History Pockets

    A few goodies from my own wishlist --
    constellation glow in the dark star map
    rubber stamps of hieroglyphics