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.
If you have suggestions or ideas or want to share your work space with us, please by all means add them in the comments.
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
20 comments on “Our 2014-2015 Classroom”
It’s great you all have a place to work and study. Having a space dedicated to school is essential.
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.
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.
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.)
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).
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.
You’ve done a great job on getting that space together! Looks like a great school year ahead!
Thank you. My husband had a lot to do with setting it all up. 😉
It’s so important that everybody has their own space. It makes it much easier to learn.
It looks like a classroom! Definitely a designation that gives the feeling of a classroom setting and encourage learning. 🙂
It’s nice that everyone has their own space.
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!
Thanks. I’ve seen some really remarkable homeschool rooms online over the weekend that just blew my mind.
I like the space. It looks nice that everyone has their own space.
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.
My hat goes off to you for having to work around a dining room table. That has to be difficult.
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.
Congratulations on getting your classroom and workspace set up. I am sure you will all have a wonderful school year.
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. 🙂
Thank you. I appreciate you having the Link Up.