Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The ABC's (and D's and E's) of Our Homeschool Success ~ "C"lipboards {Homeschool Essentials Blog Hop}

In my ongoing contribution to the Schoolhouse Review Crew's Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop, I am sharing with you today the third item that our homeschool could not do without. Well, maybe we would survive, but things would be more difficult!

We conduct the majority of our school day at our dining room table. It has a rough tile surface so it is impossible to do worksheets and written assignments on it without tearing the paper and writing all scribbly.

The kids also like to do some of their worksheets while sitting comfortably on the couch and in the comfy chair.

A couple of years ago we started using clipboards to do all of our writing work. Each kid has their own and they grab it first thing in the morning for their first assignment. As we do worksheets throughout the day, I just add them to their clipboard.

If they have to do schoolwork at grandma's or on the road, for some reason, I can just load up their clipboards with all of their assignments and they are ready to go no matter where they are.

For a special gift this year, Kyndal decorated them each a new clipboard to start school. They love them! These were just cheap clipboards I picked up for a couple of dollars somewhere, but to us they are worth a million bucks!

What are the A's and B's of our homeschooling success?

"A" Plan
"Board" .. white board

You should also take some time to see what the other 88 Crew Members posting in the Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop find as being necessary in their schooling. I especially encourage you to visit some of my friends: Laura @ Day by Day in Our World, Julie @ Nurturing Learning, Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures, DaLynn @ For the Display of His Splendor, Lori @ At Home: where life happens, Adriana @ Homeschool Ways, Brandy @ Kingdom Academy Homeschool, Meg @ Adventures with Jude, Sarah @ Delivering Grace.

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials


  1. We use clipboards a lot, also. We got ours at Target last August for a dollar each. They have been a great investment! I love that they were decorated as a special gift. That is a great idea!

  2. Yep! I grab clipboards at the dollar store. They come in handy for so many things!

  3. So far I think I could have written your posts this week! I agree 100% with clipboards! We have three (one for each of us) and we use them all the time--especially when the weather gets nicer and we move outside for school more often.


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