This week, we’re going to be talking about and showing photos of the rooms we use to do school! Today we are featuring the classrooms of the Hip Homeschool Moms team members. We will continue the theme on Wednesday and Friday with your classroom photos!
Jamie, who blogs at The Unlikely Homeschool, shares with us her homeschool spaces and places. She has an area where she keeps books and materials that are currently in use, and she stores everything else in her basement. Instead of working in one room, she and her children prefer to homeschool wherever in the house they happen to be! Take a look at her post, how she keeps things organized, and how her family homeschools here: http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2013/08/our-home-school-places-and-spaces-2013.html.
Heidi has some really great shelves, tables, and computer work-stations where her kiddos like to do their school work. She is blessed to live in a house with big kitchen entry and kitchen table/kitchen area so she and her children can all be together yet they all have plenty of space to work. This also allows Heidi to be with her homeschoolers while she does kitchen duty! (Because most homeschooling moms spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen!!) You can see her complete post here: http://www.startsateight.com/our-homeschool-room/.
Liz has a wonderful school room all laid out and organized with everything from tables and chairs to maps, books, crayons, and file folders for important papers. You can read her post here: http://thehesitanthousewife.com/homeschool-room-2013-2014/. Liz says that she feels like folks who use their kitchen tables to homeschool have to be super-organized, and she struggles with staying organized. (And no wonder with 4 little boys to teach and train!) Having a separate classroom helps her keep up with things.
Stephanie has had to become good at schooling in small spaces! She moves around often due to her husband’s job, so she has had to learn to homeschool in whatever space is available. One thing she points out is that she must do away with clutter! If she only has limited space for school, it must be organized and clutter-free. You can read her post here: http://harringtonharmonies.com/2013/07/how-to-homeschool-in-small-spaces.html.
Demetria has her school room all set up and would like to take you on a tour! Just go to her post here: http://christianhomeschoolmoms.com/my-homeschool-room-setup-this-year/, and you can watch a video in which she gives you a personal tour of her school room.
Trish and her boys spend a lot of time outdoors learning, but they also have a really great room for doing some of their school work and for storing everything they need. In her post, Trish explains some of the differences between how her Montessori classroom looked when her kids were very young as compared to now that they are middle schoolers. You can check out her post here: http://liveandlearnfarm.com/our-middle-school-classroom/.
My kiddos and I like to do our school work pretty much wherever! My son prefers to do his work in my room on my bed. (Ask me why I can’t ever keep my bed nicely made up!) My younger daugher likes to do her work on the couch in the living room or outside when the weather is nice. I love it when we take our work outside, but it gets so hot here in the summer in the South that we usually only take our work outside during spring and fall. You can read my post here: http://wendy-homeschoolingblessings.blogspot.com/2013/09/our-homeschool-spaces-and-places.html.
What about you? Do you have a school room, or do you have another place that you like to do school? Or are you a family who does school wherever you happen to be or wherever sounds good each day? Do you dream of having a beautiful school room? Or is the kitchen table good enough for you? We’d love to hear from you!
Wendy lives in the South with her wonderful hubby and 3 great kiddos! She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 20 years. Her oldest child has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, a typical boy, would rather do anything than school! Her youngest child is a little social butterfly and people lover. Wendy loves reading and quilting and will hopefully return to scrapbooking some time soon. You can visit her personal blog at Homeschooling Blessings and on Facebook & Pinterest.