Do we have a schoolroom? Where do we “do school”? On any given day in our home, you will find my children reading or doing their work:
in the window seats…
on the floor…
on the couch…
at the computer, on the counter of the breakfast nook, on their beds, and sometimes even at a table!
We have also been known to work on homeschooling outside, in the park, in the car (on our long trips back and forth to the mainland), at the local Tim Horton’s, the dance studio, or even the Wentworth Perk cafe!
I like the freedom of homeschooling wherever we want, whenever we want. Many homeschoolers who are just starting out think you *have* to have a separate school room. They spend a lot of money on desks with chairs attached and on items to cover the walls. This works for some homeschoolers, but a lot of them end up getting rid of the school room desks and even the school room in favour of the couch or the dining room table. Many homeschoolers don’t have an “extra” room that we can make over into a schoolroom anyway.
If I was to say that we were completely organized, that would be a fib! Most of our books are on our many bookshelves. I keep my homeschool magazines in magazine holders that we make out of cut-out cereal boxes. Some of it does get contained quite nicely in binders (by subject), and we keep most of it in a rolling organizer for each child. We have baskets for our library books and books we’re currently reading. We still end up with it spread all over the house, but we have a “lived-in” home and I’m comfortable with that!
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Love, Luck &