In this article we look at classroom readiness in the homeschool classroom and what parents need to know when getting their classroom ready.

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Getting your homeschool classroom ready also helps to make classroom management all that much easier for teachers and students in the long run.

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Journals as Part of Your Classroom Readiness

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A Classroom Ready Checklist

Here we look a the different sections of the checklist that will help with classroom readiness.

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Homeschool Classroom Designs

Homeschool classrooms come in all shapes and sizes, with or without technology, and can be simple or extravagant.

In present times however, technology is a staple in most classrooms and so it is important to include them in the checklist as classroom materials.

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I. Classroom Materials

The materials we list here will depend on how your homeschool enviornment is designed and for the intended grades. However, the items listed are meant to be suitable for any grade level in middle school and subject specific classrooms.

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II. Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning supplies can be considered such that the homeschool enviornment should include; kleenex boxes, hand sanitizers, and trash or garbage bins.

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Research shows that when spaces are clean, it is easier to teach and learn.

It is important that children take responsibility in keeping their areas clean at all times, and not to leave it to others to keep it clean at all times.


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III. Homeschool Classroom Supplies

Classroom supplies are probably the most important supplies teachers need behind cleaning supplies.

It is important to stress to your students (i.e your children in most cases) to be responsible when using school supplies to class each day.

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IV. Classroom Rules

While we would not normally see classroom rules as an issue in the homeschooling environment, it is nevertheless a good idea to establish rules, especially when homeschooling other children.

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The first rule in creating a safe teaching and learning environment is to have children show respect to everyone in the classroom. Use this checklist to be sure the most important rules have been covered with the children.


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V. Classroom Tools

Classroom tools are meant to add visual aids to the lessons planned by the teacher.

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These tools can also be referred to as ‘manipulatives’ that students can use independently or in groups to help with understanding and/or presenting information in the classroom.

VI. Classroom Shelves

The best place to store classroom tools are on classroom shelves!

Shelves are also important to include textbooks or workbooks that students may need from time to time so that their classroom desks are not overcrowded, and for easy access to tools.

However, the two main reasons are for safety reasons and for making the classroom more visually appealing!

VII. Classroom Desks

Keeping the tops of desks clean is a given in order for proper learning to take place.

But equally as important to keep clean are the desks that include spaces for students to put materials on the inside. Keeping clean means keeping things organized!

Students should know as part of classroom rules that they need to respect the space they sit in and not write any messages or drawings on the desks or chairs. And of course no gum left behind!

VIII. Reading Books

A classroom library is essential for children in the elementary years since it gives easy access to building critical thinking skills.

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Classroom libraries can also be useful for older children as a source of resources for presentations or research they may need to do in class.

IX. Teacher’s Desk

A teacher’s desk that is too comfortable may be hard to leave, but there are important items that teachers need to make teaching easier.

This desk should not be overcrowded with unnecessary items or messy as it is the example students will look to when keeping their desks clean, especially in the early years.

X. Safety Rules

It goes without saying that children should be aware of the symbols for safety in the classroom.

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As part of the safety rules, children should be made aware of classroom procedures when entering and leaving the classroom, and how to manage their chairs (if they are not attached to the desks).

XI. Notes

In this place, teachers can keep track of what may need to be added to the list that was not mentioned in the original list.

Keeping this checklist will also help keep teachers organized in the classroom!

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Final Thoughts…

The classroom checklist provided is meant to be a guide to helping parents with setting up their classrooms and see what is necessary and what may not be for their classroom.

Making use of the classroom checklist we offer will help make keeping things organized so much easier, and this is our way of saying thank you to teachers who already do so much!

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