Maybe you are like me and have a never ending wish list of items you would dream about having for your schoolroom. Or, perhaps you want to add a few new cool things to your classroom. Here is the list of the top items I would like to incorporate into our learning spaces in the next year or so.

  1. Learning Resources Zoomy Handheld Microscope (Approximately $40.00)

I saw this used by a teacher at one of our state forests. She toted it and her laptop around to let the kids discover all the little things growing in our vernal pools. It was durable, produced a good picture and allowed the kids to take video of what they were seeing through it.

  1. The Fashion Book by DK Publishing (Approximately $14.00)

One of my kids is madly in love with fashion, sewing and all things having to relate to garment construction. She would love to have this sitting on our shelf to use as a resource for projects.

  1. Just between Us: A mother and daughter journal by Meredith Jacobs and Sophie Jacobs (Approximately $11.00)

This would be a fun way to get my girls writing effortlessly. They have journals for boys too.

  1. Rock On! Geology Game with Rock and Mineral Collection by ilaughnlearn (Approximately $28.00)

This looks like a fun game and relates to our science topics this year.

  1. Kidwerkz Dinosaur Toys, Take Apart Fun Pack of 3 ($34.00)

My dinosaur loving 4 year old would love this set. I like that it allows for some fine motor development as the pieces come apart with bulky plastic screws. This toy would be helpful to have nearby when I need to give him something educational to do while I finish school with the older kids. When I buy toys like this, I also try to budget in a plastic tub to store it in so the pieces don’t spread all over the house.

  1. Clear Plastic Hanging File Organizer by STORI ($20.00)

Due to my storage constraints, the kids and I keep our school things in a cabinet in the dining room. Each of the big kids has a plastic tub similar to this one, but it is a much cheaper model that I used in college, which I can’t seem to purchase again now that I need two more of the same dimensions. We keep the things that we use every day in buckets like these and they fit nicely in the cabinet. I wish I could find something that isn’t $20. I will keep looking.

  1. Endless Printer Ink (???)

Oh that doesn’t exist, you say? Bummer. At least I tried, right? Am I the only one that wishes I could print every cute worksheet I see online?

  1. Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for boys and girls by Helen Ferris (Approximately $22.00)

This is a comprehensive poetry collection with more than 700 poems stuffed inside. I desire to add more poetry to our learning, so having a resource like this would be handy.

What about you? What do you dream about adding to your homeschool supply list?  

Lindsay Banton is a caffeinated mother to three great kids. She never expected to homeschool, but has found that it is a wonderful addition to their lifestyle and wouldn’t change it for the world. In addition to homeschooling, Lindsay works alongside her husband in campus ministry at a large university in Connecticut. She grew up in Virginia but has settled into life in New England, learning to love the long winters, cool springs, green summers and gorgeous autumns- and has built a boot collection to meet all the demands. She is currently blogging at www.oaksreplanted.blogspot.com.