yesterday. It seems like it was a quick
summer! Obviously because we school all year, it is a little bit shorter than normal breaks, and we have
been working on school right along, but it was the start of adding in new
curriculum, and that is always a fun time.
part of the year for us, getting new supplies and getting everything
had a big job ahead of me (and it is still not done!).
alternate between a living room/dining room and an extra room. Last year our homeschool year started in the
front room, which we currently use as our living room. So our homeschool room moved into the middle
room, but that is now our dining room.
Am I confusing you yet?!
started school, and not quite mobile, now she is almost 2 and needs to be
there are a lot of built in shelves, and that is a necessity for
homeschoolers. Lots of shelves!
happy with them. I didn’t want anything
with a lot of drawers; I just wanted a clear workspace for them. They are probably a bit larger than most
elementary kids need, but I figured the kids would grow into the desks. But, to be honest, they like to spread out
when they work on anything, so if they have extra space, they end up using it.
and I am repurposing these to hold some of our homeschool supplies; mainly
crayons, markers, extra pencils etc.
curriculum. It is the easiest way I have
found to organize our homeschool curriculum for the kids. I have hanging file folders labeled with the
different subjects and then the required resources the kids need to use in the
file folders. Each of the kids has one
crate, and that has worked well to keep everything contained.
though. Emma’s crate is packed pretty
tight with books and other information that she needs. I think that I could potentially get a second
one for Emma, or use the extra crate for all the “extra” subjects we teach –
piano, art, music appreciation, money management, etc.
my instructor’s guides, as well as the kids’ school books. We have a lot more school books, but I have
them boxed up right now since we aren’t using them right at this moment. I tend to go through the books monthly to
move things around, reorganize after the kids pull books randomly off the
shelves, and make sure we are using everything we have out, and don’t need to
add more to the mix.
likes to grab any book she can find and rip pages out.
once December comes around, we will re-evaluate and see if I need to move
things around again. The kids tend to
gravitate towards the dining room table and living room couch in the winter,
probably because those rooms are warmer!
dedicated homeschool space? Or if your
kids are in public school, do you have a space that they use for homework?