Our 2014-2015 Classroom

As I finish off my posts for the 5 Day Homeschool Blog Hop, I thought it would be nice to show you how we have our classroom set up for 2014-2015. So far we have homeschooled more on than off in the past three years. We LOVE it. However, it seems with each passing year we find we need to our lesson space set up differently. We have found many different ways of making education fun and enjoyable. The layout for our teaching space definitely has an impact on it.

Last year we started out in our living room and used our big TV a LOT with an HDMI cable hooked to my computer to it. We played a LOT of videos and online games for education, but that was also because Del was at work and we could use his internet primarily. Plus with three kids on my hands, it wasn’t exactly easy breaking down and teaching them the way I would have liked.

This year though, we actually have turned in our extra room into a classroom. We have our big dry erase board back up on the wall, desks for everyone. Zeva will be getting her own space between now and Monday too, but Roam wasn’t built in a day. I still have some minor little tweaks to make to make our area look a little less cluttered, but of all I’m very pleased by how Del has set us up this year. (We still have to get our book shelves up with all of our kids’ books on it.)

I hope you enjoy seeing our work area as much as I enjoy snooping in on other homeschool families working areas.

Our 2014-2015 Classroom

Our 2014-2015 Classroom

Our 2014-2015 Classroom

Our 2014-2015 Classroom

If you have suggestions or ideas or want to share your work space with us, please by all means add them in the comments.

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Be sure to check out the blogs in my group.

Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy

 Rebecca @ Raventhreads

Jennifer @  Milk & Honey Mommy

Dawn @ Guiding Light

Homeschool Monique @ Living Life and Learning

Erin @ For Him and My Family

Lisa @ A Rup Life

Beth @ Weavings

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As I finish off my posts for the 5 Day Homeschool Blog Hop, I thought it would be nice to show you how we have our classroom set up for 2014-2015. So far we have homeschooled more on than off in the past three years. We LOVE it. However,...
As I finish off my posts for the 5 Day Homeschool Blog Hop, I thought it would be nice to show you how we have our classroom set up for 2014-2015. So far we have homeschooled more on than off in the past three years. We LOVE it. However, it seems with each passing year we find we need to our lesson space set up differently. We have found many different ways of making education fun and enjoyable. The layout for our teaching space definitely has an impact on it. Last year we started out in our living room and used our big TV a LOT with an HDMI cable hooked to my computer to it. We played a LOT of videos and online games for education, but that was also because Del was at work and we could use his internet primarily. Plus with three kids on my hands, it wasn’t exactly easy breaking down and teaching them the way I would have liked. This year though, we actually have turned in our extra room into a classroom. We have our big dry erase board back up on the wall, desks for everyone. Zeva will be getting her own space between now and Monday too, but Roam wasn’t built in a day. I still have some minor little tweaks to make to make our area look a little less cluttered, but of all I’m very pleased by how Del has set us up this year. (We still have to get our book shelves up with all of our kids’ books on it.) I hope you enjoy seeing our work area as much as I enjoy snooping in on other homeschool families working areas. <a href="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/our-2014-2015-classroom/our-2014-2015-classroom/" rel="attachment wp-att-8453"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8453" src="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Our-2014-2015-Classroom-.jpg" alt="Our 2014-2015 Classroom" width="600" height="452" /></a> <a href="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/our-2014-2015-classroom/delberts-domain/" rel="attachment wp-att-8454"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8454" src="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Delberts-Domain-.jpg" alt="Our 2014-2015 Classroom" width="600" height="677" /></a> <a href="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/our-2014-2015-classroom/jimmys-domain/" rel="attachment wp-att-8455"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8455" src="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Jimmys-Domain-.jpg" alt="Our 2014-2015 Classroom" width="600" height="433" /></a> <a href="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/our-2014-2015-classroom/mommys-domain/" rel="attachment wp-att-8456"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8456" src="http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Mommys-Domain.jpg" alt="Our 2014-2015 Classroom" width="600" height="464" /></a> <strong><em>If you have suggestions or ideas or want to share your work space with us, please by all means add them in the comments. </em></strong> <center><a href="http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/back-to-homeschool-blog-hop/ " target="_blank"><img src="http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/wp-content/uploads/back-to-homeschool-blog-hop1.png" alt="Back to Homeschool Blog Hop" border="0" /></a></center> <p style="text-align: center;">Be sure to check out the blogs in my group.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Jennifer @ <a href="http://www.chestnutgroveacademy.blogspot.com/">Chestnut Grove Academy</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Rebecca @ <a href="http://raventhreads.wordpress.com/">Raventhreads</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Jennifer @  <a href="http://www.milkandhoneymommy.com/">Milk & Honey Mommy</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Dawn @ <a href="http://guidinglighths.com/">Guiding Light</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Homeschool Monique @ <a href="http://www.livinglifeandlearning.com/">Living Life and Learning</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Erin @ <a href="http://forhimandmyfamily.com/">For Him and My Family</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Lisa @ <a href="http://www.aruplife.com/">A Rup Life</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Beth @ <a href="http://starrweavings.blogspot.com/">Weavings</a></p>
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Crystal
I'm a SC wife and homeschooling mother to three kids and a few animals. My family loves to share our life experiences with you one blog post at a time at Tidbits of Experience . We enjoy telling you about products and services that will make your life better in some way. I LOVE interacting with new people and networking. I look forward to getting to know you more. Feel free to contact me at tidbitsofexperience@gmail.com.
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Comments

    • says

      Thank you. I have to agree with that. Just because they are ‘homeschooled’ doesn’t mean they shouldn’t ‘go to school’ in my book. ;) Of course, that concept really didn’t sink in for me until Del made me starting working at a desk primarily for my blog work. I didn’t think it made a difference at first, but after being back in an office for a bit of time now I can see the difference myself.
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      Member of Tidbits of ExperienceAdministratorThank you. I have to agree with that. Just because they are 'homeschooled' doesn't mean they shouldn't 'go to school' in my book. ;) Of course, that concept really didn't sink in for me until Del made me starting working at a desk primarily for my blog work. I didn't think it made a difference at first, but after being back in an office for a bit of time now I can see the difference myself.
  1. says

    This looks great Crystal! I enjoy seeing other homeschoolers school rooms :)
    We use the dining room table as it’s the only way we can all spread out.
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    Public CommentUserThis looks great Crystal! I enjoy seeing other homeschoolers school rooms :) We use the dining room table as it's the only way we can all spread out.
    • says

      I still have to use a dining room table for arts and craft activities. I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one scoping out for ideas on how to get the most out of the homeschooling experience. (I believe the set up of a learning area definitely makes a difference too.)
      Crystal recently posted…My #VeggieTalesDay Event My Profile

      Member of Tidbits of ExperienceAdministratorI still have to use a dining room table for arts and craft activities. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one scoping out for ideas on how to get the most out of the homeschooling experience. (I believe the set up of a learning area definitely makes a difference too.)
  2. says

    What a great set up! Ours was either the kitchen table or the couch :) we never actually put together a school room for our daughter – in our last home her computer was in our office space and then in our new home that we got last year, we allowed her to have her computer in her bedroom (she was 17 at the time).
    Tammy Litke ( recently posted…Republic Wireless – Seamless WiFi & Cell Calling + Chromecast GiveawayMy Profile

    Public CommentUserWhat a great set up! Ours was either the kitchen table or the couch :) we never actually put together a school room for our daughter - in our last home her computer was in our office space and then in our new home that we got last year, we allowed her to have her computer in her bedroom (she was 17 at the time).
    • says

      We thought about letting the kids go into their rooms with the computer and desk, but then decided that they would NEVER get school work done if I did that because as it stands now they would rather sit and twiddle their fingers than get work done.
      Crystal recently posted…My #VeggieTalesDay Event My Profile

      Member of Tidbits of ExperienceAdministratorWe thought about letting the kids go into their rooms with the computer and desk, but then decided that they would NEVER get school work done if I did that because as it stands now they would rather sit and twiddle their fingers than get work done.
  3. says

    It looks like a classroom! Definitely a designation that gives the feeling of a classroom setting and encourage learning. :)
    Donna recently posted…Enter to Win the #BuildABoxTrollSweepsMy Profile

    Public CommentUserIt looks like a classroom! Definitely a designation that gives the feeling of a classroom setting and encourage learning. :)
  4. says

    Looks like a fun place to do their school work. I love the idea of each of them having their own are just for them!
    Kelsey Apley recently posted…Useful Tips for Cleaning a Hamster CageMy Profile

    Public CommentUserLooks like a fun place to do their school work. I love the idea of each of them having their own are just for them!
  5. says

    I like the space. It looks nice that everyone has their own space.
    Beth recently posted…Our School SpaceMy Profile

    Public CommentUserI like the space. It looks nice that everyone has their own space.
  6. Kathleen says

    I love that everyone has their own individual space, we do not have that much room, so we are all around the dining room table together. It would be nice if each person had their own space.

    Public CommentUserI love that everyone has their own individual space, we do not have that much room, so we are all around the dining room table together. It would be nice if each person had their own space.
  7. says

    I think it’s great there’s s dedicated space for their learning. It’s also great that the kids have their own space within the room. Just being in a designated space can help get you motivated to work.
    Crystal recently posted…A Scentsational Vacation Memory + Chance to WinMy Profile

    Public CommentUserI think it's great there's s dedicated space for their learning. It's also great that the kids have their own space within the room. Just being in a designated space can help get you motivated to work.
  8. says

    What a great looking set up you have!!! Thanks for linking up at Our Days! I’ll pin this one to the homeschool boards so other families can get some ideas. :)
    A Mama’s Story recently posted…Our Days {In Pictures} Homeschool Link-UpMy Profile

    Public CommentUserWhat a great looking set up you have!!! Thanks for linking up at Our Days! I'll pin this one to the homeschool boards so other families can get some ideas. :)

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