I just thought it might be fun to share a little about my homeschool space. We all have different needs and we all have a different amount of space to work with. So a short share may be helpful to some.
The space I have is about the size of a small bedroom. So for me it has been difficult to get use to, because in our last home, my living room was my classroom. I had a lot of space to work with. Now I have to be more thoughtful about what we do.
This year we decided to do old school desks for our kids. I decided this, because I can cluster them together, like in this picture, for common subjects like history, art, and Bible. But I can easily separate them for math or reading or really anytime they are bothering eachother. So far this has been great! The best part was each desk only cost me $3.00.
The giant shelf in the background is from Ikea. I LOVE this shelf. I have old books on the top shelves, the second selves have supplements organized be subject, the third shelf has their art caddies, the fourth shelves have puzzles organized by number of pieces and the bottom shelf has each child’s core subjects by name. Never mind that I have a whole nother shelf hiding in my closet with more supplements. I am a little crazy that way.
Here is another view of the kids classroom, with a peek at their own bookshelf with all their favorites and then some. Sorry about the big blank space above the kids bookshelf. I decided to custom cover cork board with fabric to go with my bird theme. It took me a while to find just the right fabric.
Once it’s up I will post the kids schedule of activities for a quick glance.
Also, since it is the beginning of the school year I don’t have anything on the walls yet.
So here is the other side of this small room. The wall with the tree was once used for a preschool calendar, weather chart, days of the week, full alphabet and so on. It was a really overwhelming wall that felt very busy. This year we are doing a fill in the date calendar that my Peanut can fill in everyday. Plus, I can post the letters Peanut is currently learning for quick easy review.
I also love our little kitchen hiding in the corner.
The cubbies hold small toys I use for activity trays for the 2 younger children. It makes it quick and easy to put together busy trays.
Each child also has their own bulletin boards to put their favorite work. It makes a great place for daddy to come and see some of the work they’re doing.
Simple book organization for daily readers for the kids to practice for 30 minutes.
So that’s it! That’s the classroom. Next week I will post pictures of my garage, it doubles as our art room and crafting studio. That is where the sewing happens and all our messy projects (like painting). I will show you how I have organized that area for a wide variety of crafts, even an anytime craft shelf where they have access to art supplies for their own creations.
I hope this has given you some ideas.
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” Proverbs 1:8