Tiny Trash Can last day homeschool

Zero waste homeschool

We managed to survive a year of zero waste homeschool! 🥳

Homeschooling my son was a HUGE commitment. I always liked the idea of homeschooling, but I never dreamed I’d be doing it as a single, working mom during a global pandemic 😜 When Quebec required in-person learning without masks last fall, I decided to keep my son at home and educate him myself. Here’s a photo of our first day of school:

Tiny Trash Can first day zero waste homeschool
It wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it 😊

And since we strive to live with zero waste, homeschool was no exception! Aside from a protractor, we didn’t buy any new school supplies 🙌 We made do reusing school supplies purchased in previous school years (binders, folders, pencils and erasers) and pulling from our stash of reclaimed paper (we save all paper that still has a blank side) 👍

It’s been a tough year, but I’m proud of what we accomplished. And I feel incredibly lucky that my job allowed me the flexibility to teach at home. My son will return to public school in the fall (assuming COVID-19 stays under control in our area), but we’ll never forget this year together 🤗

Now that I’ll have more free time, I hope to share tiny trash can tips more often! 😃💚

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