On this week’s Not Back to School Blog Hop, the theme is your homeschooling classroom or area. We are beginning our third year of homeschooling, and I have to admit that we have done just about everything as far as having homeschooling areas in our house.
We began homeschooling at our kitchen table. We moved to taking over one of the rooms in our house (which we didn’t really have to spare), with an occasional move (for a day or two) to our kitchen counter. I realized during last school year that I didn’t like being in a separate room. I like being in our main living area (we have an open floor plan in our house, so it includes a couple of rooms).
The main difference this year is that we took over the bookshelf that it is closest to the coat closet we also claimed for our homeschooling supplies. In order to help the older kids be more independent with their work, we gave each child their own shelf for their books and their supplies. We also have one shelf with all of our books that we use together on it. (I do have to note that we were originally going to buy something to make this work, but after just some moving of items, plus passing along books that we didn’t need anymore, we were able to just use what we had at home.)
Our shelf take over:
And here is the former coat closet. We do miss having a coat closet, but it’s wonderful for homeschool storage (especially since Eric did a lot of modifications for us):
(I’ve had several comments about the supply caddies that the kids have. My sister, Kristin, decorated those for the kids. She has some in her Etsy shop, All That Scrap, as well.)