One lovely thing about homeschooling is that you don't need to have a school room. You can have school anywhere you'd like. Be it in the living room, kitchen table, outside, or where ever. Last year we did most of our school work in the kitchen. It worked out great. I had a little white cart that kept the majority of our things in it. When we had company over, I rolled the cart to another room or the hall closet.
This year I decided I wanted to have an actual school room. While I'm sure we will continue to do a lot of our school work in the kitchen, I thought it would be nice for the kids to have a designated space as well. Having a baby around makes us need to be more flexible. For example, last week we did all of our reading during meals or in the living room. Any handwriting and experiments was done at the kitchen table.
It was hard to decide where to have our school room. We have a lovely playroom upstairs but it's nice for the kids to have a space to play that is all play. Also I like being close to the kitchen in case we want to do art or something like that. I considered turning our guest room into a school room but have come to appreciate having an extra room for guests or if one of us is sick and needs to sleep in another room. The dining room was another option but there's something nice about coming home and seeing a cleared off table. Finally I decided to put our school room in our office which has French doors to close it off when we have friends over. The chairs I bought from Ikea arrived yesterday. So far we love them. Tomorrow will be our first day to use our new school room. I love that we can adjust the height on both our table and the chairs. Obviously I'm not going to have Princess do any "school work" except play. Her exersaucer is in the room and I have some toys that I'll rotate in and out of.
Our school room is not completely finished. I'd like to add some more posters and possibly move my desk around. I have some white shelves with a doors on the bottom and open shelves on top in another corner. I did not share them with you because they still are in need of some tlc organization. I might move them to another room. I would also like to consider getting a true class pet. I'll just have to talk to hubby about it. :) I have also considered moving our piano to the dining room but for now am okay with it in our school room. Not to mention, pianos are heavy to move! Here are some pictures of our new room. Let me know what you think!
|Kids work area|
|I'm glad we have a big window in our room|