New Home, New Homeschool Room

Homeschoolroom



We had lived in the country for the past 7 years and in March we moved back  into town from a small country house to a large 1950’s Ranch. I still don’t feel totally settled in but we are getting there!

Homeschool Room Overview

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We use part of a very large family room with built in book shelves as our homeschool room. We have had dedicated rooms, used the dining room and tried homeschooling without a designated area. For us having an area where the majority of schooling occurs and where we have our family gathering works best.

Homeschool Room Built-ins

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We are fully utilizing these built in bookshelves.The majority of the storage items on the shelves are from the Dollar Store, except the boxes with Curriculum that has CD’s /DVD’s that is from Office Max. I like to keep all of my current Teacher’s Manuals handy and I put the ones that are not in use in storage. The manuals I use the most will eventually live in my Staples Desk Apprentice.

So are you wondering what wonders dwell behind the cabinet doors?

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This is a storage are for items that both in long term storage like our “Learning to Read Tote” and things that we get into often like the math manipulatives and the Kids Schoolwork. I would love for this area to be more streamlined and attractive but the Container Store is simply not in this frugal gals budget. That said I definitely have to say that this area is functioning well.

Homeschool room Extra Book shelving

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I debated about even including this picture because I am not happy with this particular area of our homeschool room. I think I need a bookcase and another cube case here but that is for another post. So although this is not pretty it is very functional. We keep the current games on the shelves and the empty cubes will  soon be filled with other needful items.

You’ll notice I have two printers. I have a color/WiFi printer & a rapid speed black&white printer. We recently acquired the black and white printer for about $3 along with a full cartridge it prints 4,000 pages when used on best (which I never do we always use draft). I use this printer to print out all the eBooks, maps, preschool sheets, timeline pieces and anything else that is black and white. We use the color printer sparingly but I love to be able to print from wherever I am in the house.

The Preschool Homeschool Room Area

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This area is on the opposite wall of the rest of the Homeschool Room. I am not sure how this is going to work out but right now we are going to give it the ole college try. We have twin 4 year olds that will start preschool this year so I have preschool class. This year we are planning on covering the alphabet letters & sounds as well as numbers 1-50 as we prepare to start Kindergarten.

A few Random Areas in our Homeschool Room

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This is the area next to our built ins I use this as  sort of desk. It houses my Desk Apprentice, Homeschool files and anything I want to display. This is the area that helps me to stay more organized thorughout the year.

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Here is the computer area that is in the middle of the family room. At the end of the school day the kiddos fold up the computers and put them into the basket . Behind the Computer Area is a sectional that we will sit on for Bible Study & Family Gathering time.

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A cozy reading nook in the far corner of the family room.  You will find kids sitting here at all times of the day curled up with their latest books. I hope you enjoyed the tour of our homeschool room. It is our prayer that we are very productive this year but most of all that we bring glory and honor to God!

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

19 thoughts on “New Home, New Homeschool Room

  1. Looks like a wonderful homeschooling space! Our house is too small to have a dedicated room but I love getting a peek at what others are doing!

    1. I do not have a dedicated homeschool room this is just part of a very large family room. We have had dedicated rooms in the past but the configuration of this house does not allow for that. Additionally, I do not like to be locked away in a room, the way it’s set up now I can be cooking and keep a close eye on my children. 😉

  2. I’ve found the same thing, it helps to have a dedicated school area and spot to gather for discussions when homeschooling. The children, particularly teens, tend to migrate all over the house, but most of the homeschooling occurs in our living area. 🙂

  3. I’ve always dreamed of having a dedicated Hmschl room but realize it will not work for our style unless it’s directly off the kitchen and filled with lots of natural sunlight (we tried the finished basement and it was too dark!)

    Your baskets of books are so appealing. I can tell you’ve been at it for a while, such a nice collection of resources. A place for everything I see!
    blessings
    Joanna

    1. Although it looks like a dedicated room in the pictures it’s the corner of a large family room. The room is about 500 square feet and it’s right next to the kitchen and has lots of natural light. So it’s perfect to get things done and keep the house running smoothly. BTW I LOVE your homeschool room and your book displays & organizers, I’m jealous of your craftiness! If you ever need a new place for those bugs please let me know;) Thanks for coming by again Joannna!

    1. You’re welcome, we aim to please ;). I listed it because I had to contact the blog owner of the blog that I saw it on to find out what it was and where she purchased it. Then my husband got it for me for valentines day…now that says I love you!!! Blessings

  4. Your post is fantastic and I’m looking forward to setting up our space! There’s been such a hold up! We’re house hunting now and I’m SO hesitant to do any re-arranging and setting up in our current home! haha!

  5. Looks good! We have a designated school room (just because we happen to have an extra room), but it’s a mess so I didn’t even do a School Room post =)

    1. I should do a follow up that shows all the junk I moved to the couch and other places so I could take a nice picture. 😀 Although now that we have started school and I spend so much time in the room is it getting way more organized rather quickly. Really, as I am seeing how we use things it is more apparent how they should be stored.

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