Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Elementary Level Shopping Guide

Use this post as a guide for purchasing all the necessary supplies and curricula for your Elementary Student(s).  There is a separate post for Middle School Students.

All books and supplies should be clearly marked with your child's name. I have provided shopping links for most items for your convenience. 

Some things to note:

  • You are not required to purchase from the provided links, but it will save you time (and most times, money).
  • I have chosen to provide shopping links primarily via Amazon and Rainbow Resource. I buy as much of my curriculum from Rainbow Resource as possible because I like to support them.  They are a family-owned business that provides a very high-level customer service experience.  They have also homeschooled themselves.  
  • Required books and supplies are highlighted in green.
  • I have included some helpful hints, and extra resources that will make your year of learning more enjoyable.  These extra resources will be highlighted in yellow, and are not required to purchase.

General Supplies

  • Backpack
  • 3-ring binder
  • Binder dividers with pockets
  • Binder pouch (available during back-to-school shopping for as low as $1)
  • Binder pouch should be equipped with:
    • 5 pencils
    • 2 large erasers
    • Colored pens for correcting and editing
    • Scissors (appropriate for your child's grip) 
    • Wide ruled lined paper
  • Water Bottle
  • Snack bag (can be disposable - does not need to be a designated snack bag unless that would be beneficial to your child)


Language Arts
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR OWN COPY OF ANY LISTED CURRICULA FOR THEIR CLASS. (Ex. If you have two students in your family in Upper Elementary class, they each need to have their own copy of Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales AND of Fix It Grammar Level 2.)


All Elementary Levels will be learning from Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Apologia.  (ebook



  • Participation in Fitness Class is required every week.  Children should come wearing clothes and shoes that are suitable to engage in physical activity.  When possible based on weather, Fitness Class will happen outdoors.

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