School room, school house, converted space or at the dining room table… the world of academics takes place in all sorts of interesting places. Please show us where you do school, and check out how others make it work.
It is located downstairs, along with the laundry room and a bedroom/play room.
It is very crowded full of books and supplies, but I am so thankful for this space. It allows me to keep the school-related stuff in one space (usually!).
First of all, we have books:And more books:
And even more books (also puzzles and games!):
And a shelf full of educational videos (luckily we still have a VCR/DVD player in one). There is a large filing cabinet under this which is full of art supplies and paper.
Then we have another shelf unit. The top shelf is for teacher manuals for the current year. The middle shelf has the kids' notebooks for each subject's work. The lower shelf has a bin for each of their workbooks and a white basket for the books we're reading this week. I move them from the bookshelf to this bin so that they are easier to keep track of . We also have a TV mounted to the wall so that he kids can watch TV down here.
I love the art carts (as we call them). I picked them up at Costco years back, but I think that they are available at JoAnn (but they are much more expensive there). They are full of drawers, which I have filled with art supplies. When the kids want to color, they pull out the crayon drawer, etc. It makes clean up much easier!
And another set of shelves, full of manipulatives, rock collections, puzzles, and miscellaneous stuff.
And one of the best garage sale buys I've ever made. An old dining room table. It is now covered in paint and stickers and tape. And I'm very thankful that my real dining room table isn't!! It also has 2 leaves that I could add if the rooms weren't so cramped.
I also have a humongous desk with my desktop computer and printer and a very large filing cabinet, which I keep all of my genealogy in. Like I said, the room is cramped - and not very decorated. :( I wish that it were a bit more cheery :) In the winter, it can get pretty dark down here in the basement. I have just recently bought a lamp that simulates the sunlight which I placed on the table. I'm hoping that this helps out a bit.
Next to our school room is the playroom (which now also has a toddler bed in it). I put the baby gate up and I let Tori and Nick play in there while we are hard at work.
That's it! We're moving to Savannah, Georgia next spring, and I'm hoping that we are able to find a house that has some extra space for all of our homeschooling stuff. It will be interesting getting it all moved and set up again.
Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to tour everyone else's homeschool rooms.