Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see us again! Today we’re sharing some of our must-have homeschooling items for teaching several children.
As you well know, we have four kids – three of whom are homeschooling now. To make lesson planning and teaching easier, we make charts for key concepts in a specific grade level and then we use those as the basis for our lessons.
Since Tigger is dealing with ADHD, we’ve found that using anchor charts helps her to pay attention, grasp key concepts, and remember them.
Homeschool Must Haves: Anchor Charts
One of the best advantages of using anchor charts is that they are very economical for teaching several children. We can make a series of anchor charts for Tigger’s grade level and then save them for our younger kids as they get older. That way, we can just reuse the same charts again and save lots of time on lesson planning!
(We’ve shared our experiences in using anchor charts for multiplication and rounding previously.)
Here are a few of the anchor charts we’ve used or plan to use with our kids:
Before you heap praise on me for these, I have to tell you that I got all of these ideas from anchor charts I saw on Pinterest. If you’d like to see some of the charts we’ve especially liked, follow our Anchor Chart Ideas board!
To learn more about why we like anchor charts and how we use them in our homeschool, check out our YouTube video below!
Pacon 74733 Colored Chart Tablets, Ruled, Spiralbound, 24″ x 32″, Assorted Colors
Sanford Mr. Sketch Assorted Scent Markers 12 Pack
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Heather Woodie says
Love the video! Thanks for sharing about the charts. I just made one the other day for the kids in our writer’s workshop- it’s about giving feedback.
Thanks! I kind of resisted them at first, but they’ve worked wonders with our kids’ attention spans. 🙂
They are really clever but how long does it take to produce all of those?
Hey! It depends on how pretty you want them to be. 🙂 I worked on my batch for grades 3 and 4 for about two weeks off and on. But once they’re made – you never have to make those same charts again for the younger kids. I typically make them up during summer planning.
Stokes Family says
These are so helpful and I sincerely appreciate you sharing your ideas! Do you happen to have examples of charts you’ve created for Preschool, Kinder & 1st grade level on each subject?
Stokes Family says
I should have indicated, I’m looking specifically for the rules of language arts (the very basics…nouns, verbs, vowels etc), addition (single & double digit adding), science subjects like life cycles, human body and hibernation/migrations…anything you have I’ll take : )
Selena Robinson says
Hi! I don’t have examples of those, because I haven’t created charts about those topics. But you can follow my Anchor Chart Ideas board on Pinterest, where I find lots of anchor chart inspiration on a variety of topics.
Here’s the link: https://www.pinterest.com/lookwelearn/anchor-chart-ideas/
Hope this helps!