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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
Did you want to see more of our homeschool rooms or want to know what’s on the sheleves?
- Our Homeschool Room from 2009
- What’s on those homeschool shelves 2014-15 Curriculum Choices
- Homeschooling at Aspired Living
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