HOMESCHOOL SUPPLIES HAUL | MidYear Curriculum Haul

Twice a year, we make large curriculum and homeschool purchases. While few of the items were actual necessities, they are all educational and inspirational. We do a lot of hands on learning in our homeschool so half of what we order are materials for projects and activities and the other half are books!

This haul includes materials from Amazon, A Child’s Dream, Rainbow Resource and Gardeners.

 

The materials we bought support our history and science units for the year. You can find out what we’re doing in those units by checking out the playlist for our Butterfly unitBees unit and our Middle Ages Unit.

I have used beeswax from a few vendors and I want to share my top two favorite. The first is Topanga quality beeswax by Bennett’s Farm. I love this beeswax the best! Recently, I tried Texas Beeswax, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter and I have to say, I’m exceedingly pleased with quality of these items too. From Amazon, I also got a series of books by Aaron Becket and Torben Kuhlmann. The illustrations in both series is phenomenal. And while these books are easily found at the library, I’m thrilled to own them. We also purchased several Take-Along Guide books for our various nature units.

This is our first time purchasing from Gardeners. From this vendor we got various organic seeds for our garden, an awesome planting ruler guide, and a DIY kit for making seedling starter pots. We also got three things we’ve bought before from another vendor: A Mushroom Kit, a Mozzarella Kit and a Cheese Kit. I’m super super excited about these three kits. I’ve been wanting to make homemade cheese again ever since we did back in 2012 when we not only experimented with making cheese, we also make kefir, vinegar, yogurt and kimchi.

One of my all time favorite vendors is A Child’s Dream. Aside from loving their natural wooden toys and wool felt, you’ll find just about every other material needed for handwork from wool yarn to knitting needles. And while this is a smaller haul than normal, I have to say, we’ve amassed a nice size collection of handwork supplies.

Rainbow Resource has been a homeschool staple in our home for over a decade. They have by far the best selection of homeschool material and curriculum. The only thing I’m cautious of is buying science curriculum as they are a Christian vendor and carry a wide assortment of Christian themed material which is especially relevant when it comes to science curriculum. While I have an extensive array of Medieval Times material for our homeschool main lesson block, it didn’t stop me from adding a few more books, projects and kits.

This is not a sponsored video. All these materials were purchased by our family using educational funding provided by our charter school.

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4 thoughts on “HOMESCHOOL SUPPLIES HAUL | MidYear Curriculum Haul

  1. Love all of your resources! Do you have a specific curriculum that requires any of the handwork or project materials? Or do you just buy what goes well with the content? We have educational funds too, but they are picky about only buying “required” materials.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Kira, good question. I don’t have a specific handwork curriculum except what appears occasionally throughout our Waldorf curriculum. I do piece things together often. Yes, they can be very picky about handwork materials. Our teacher with our charter school has been an advocate of our methods for many years and she helps streamline the process. Instead of showing it as handwork, we usually show how it supports one of the main subject areas. So handwork for this unit supports history.

      1. Thank you for answering my question! I appreciate the effort you put into your lessons. Hopefully our state will be more open about materials in the near future! 🙂

  2. Salaam Hana. I can’t say how much you have inspired me. I have four children also. I just ordered Oak Meadow for 3 of my children. My fourth is just 2 years. Could you make a craft school supply list Waldorf or Oak Meadow based? I am on a budget and its kind of overwhelming. What are the basics you always use?

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