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Monday, August 29, 2011

Here Are Our School Rooms - Yes, There Is More Than One


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I've seen plenty of homeschoolers sharing photos of their school rooms, so I thought since we're homeschoolers, you may be interested in seeing ours.  However I must warn you, our school is NOT located in just one area of the house.  Is yours?

I have found that by moving to different areas of our home, it helps my children to stay better focused on their subjects.  It's similar to how children in public schools move from one classroom to another.  It helps to break up the day. 

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A couple of years ago, I decided to change our dining room into a play room/school room/office.  I had seen a photo on a website of an art room/play room and used that as a guide for our room.

I went to the Ikea store (Who doesn't LOVE this store...especially homeschoolers?!) and bought this white table, chair and cubbyhole shelf.  I pictured this as an area where both of my children could sit and be creative.

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I bought this "desk" from a lady who used it as a craft table.  This is the area where my son sits when we're working on his memorization and spelling.

Side note:  When helping my son memorize his poems or Bible verses, I write one line of the poem (verse) on the board, have him take a mental photo of it (by closing his eyes and having him picture the words), and then I erase one or two words at a time and have him fill in the words until he has memorized the whole line.  We do this on a weekly basis until he has the complete poem/verse memorized.

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The small school desk you see pictured here is for my Kindergartener.  When he was in preschool, he would sit here and draw or work on mazes while I did school with my older son. 

Side note:  See the yellow chart on the wall on the left?  I created a "My Science Journey" chart for my then preschooler.  Every time we read a science book, my son would post an image of what we learned onto this chart. 

Below the U.S. map is an alphabet chart.  I used flash cards for this.  I drew some squares on the poster board.  Every two days I had my son adhere flash cards of the letters we studied onto the chart (This included the vowels, which we did at the end.). 

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I love my cabinets!  We bought these at Lowes.  One cabinet holds each son's materials. 

Do you see any Legos in the photo???  We can't have a school room without Legos.  In fact, we can't have any room in our home without Legos.  (Yes, I've even found them under my pillow.)  Do you have children who love Legos?

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Here's another area of our home where we do school.  I recently read an article on the topic of teaching geography and one of the suggestions given was to have a map located in your eating area.  It makes it easier to refer to when discussing various school subjects or current events.

I can't tell you how often "map" discussions come up now when we're in this room.

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We usually read Shakespeare in this room.  I use the white board to write down the names of the characters of the play and then leave it on the board until we're done with the play.  Having it written on the board in our eating area helps my son remember the characters as he sees it everyday.

We have a fish tank in this room with four beautiful orange fishes my children enjoying watching.


And this here is a photo of our favorite place to do school, our sofa.  This is the place where my sons can curl up with their favorite blankets and cuddle up to me as I read them a great story. 

I'd love for you to share in the comment area what areas of your home you and your children enjoy doing school. 




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12 comments:

  1. rhenyestheyareallmineAugust 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    I would love to have more than one room!! The house we are in now just won't work. Ugh. I love taking peeks into other peoples' classrooms. Thanks for the tour!

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  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieAugust 30, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    I always enjoy looking at other peoples classrooms too! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  3. I'm so glad to have found your site through the Hip Homeschool Hop. I love looking at photos of other families' schoolrooms. It gives me ideas. I LOVE those cabinets! We do our lessons on the back/sun porch. It's well light and I have room for all our stuff. I like the idea of a map in the dining room. I just might have to copy that!

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  4. ASliceofHomeschoolPieAugust 30, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Thanks for coming by! Having natural light was important to me. Although we had the room in our basement, the thought of being "stuck" in a room where there was no natural light was depressing to me. That's why I decided to sell my beloved dining room furniture and turn our dining room into the school room. Since doing so, we've spent more time in that room than we ever did when we used it as a dining room.

    A sun room would be an excellent area for a school room!

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  5. ASliceofHomeschoolPieAugust 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Did you notice you came up as my Top Commenter? (Located on the right side.) :-)

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  6. Love how your whole house is a place of learning. I will one day get my home organized- I hope! Just passing by from the Hip Homeschool Hop.

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  7. ASliceofHomeschoolPieAugust 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. Love all your school spaces. I sometimes feel like Legos are taking over our house too.

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  9. ASliceofHomeschoolPieAugust 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Thanks!

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  10. Another suggestion for your world map is to put in right on your dining table, and top it with a clear vinyl table "cloth". We had that for several years, and there would be comments like "hey! Your grape is rolling across Russia.", or "You've got rice all over Ontario". :)

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  11. ASliceofHomeschoolPieSeptember 1, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Yes, that way I could eat lunch in Paris, and have dinner in England. :-)

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  12. Your rooms look great! Nice and organized, and conducive to learning, nice job! Stopping by from The Homeschool Hop!

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