Part of the reason I titles the thread essentials is that I did want to know what homeschoolers - of all types, not just minimalist unchoolers - felt like they needed to begin their journey in homeschooling. If that is nothing more than a library card and the right attitude, great! If it is more than that, great! I just wanted to hear about it and have people share what they felt like they needed. I posted personal favorites that I felt like I used daily in my homeschool that makes school easier.
Thanks for your very well thought out feedback. Yours is a good perspective to bring to any endeavor with our kids.
Anyone else have things or not things or ideas/philosophies that you feel are good things to have when you start homeschooling?