Our Homeschool Room

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Now that I have our lesson planning underway I have been determined to get our school room under control.
Here is what our school room looks like on a normal basis:
It's taken me a couple weeks but I can finally say our school room is clean, organized and ready to be messed up all over again. I know the inevitable will happen, but boy does it feel good to know where everything is and have a place for everything! 
It's amazing how much can be accumulated over the year. The bulk of my time organizing the school room was spent going through all the kids school and art work. I had such a hard time throwing anything away. I made myself get rid of a lot but I kept the bulk of their artwork. I know I am bias but it is just all so good. I found some big storage containers to store their masterpieces in. They will stay safe and sound until I need to pull them out and reminisce on their childhood someday.
We only have 2 bedrooms but have been so blessed to have an enclosed porch at the front of our house. It has had many transformations over the years, but I think I have finally found the perfect set up. Not only we do school in this room, but it also our art and lego room. 
Most days the legos and craft projects take over the room; making it hard to find a clear spot but I am so thankful that we have a creative space for the kids to create and learn. Sometimes it doubles as my sewing and craft room also.
My ideal school room would be right off of our kitchen, have tons of work and storage space, and be self cleaning, but I'll take what I can get. Although I prefer having the kids at their desks, we often find ourselves in the kitchen and living room also as we work throughout the day.
I bought our tables and bookshelves at Ikea and have been very happy with them though I can't say that for all of Ikea's furniture. Everything else I found at yard sales and thrift stores. I had curtains on the windows at one point but took them down because I love all the natural light that comes in during the day, now I just need to clean the windows. We don't have a lot of wall space which is frustrating at times but I made sure to hang a world map on the one wall that we do have open.
I have organized the bookshelves into categories as best as I could; making it easier to find books- -Language/ Math/ Animals/ Science/ Art/ Sewing/ Crafts and of course most of the containers contain legos. I went through all of our books and got rid of those that we never really used or didn't work for us; keeping only what we really need and have loved.
I was tempted to buy new storage and but have tried to make do with what we have, forcing me to be creative and think outside of the box.
I have tried different rugs in here but have found it is easier on my sanity to do without; keeping the floor easier to handle the constant messes and spills that take place.
I am sure our school room will continue to metamorphosize as our needs change and the kids grow, but for now I am thankful for this little space that produces so much creativity and learning.

Do you have a school room? 

If not how do you make do with the space you have?

Do you have a hard time throwing away your children's artwork?

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18 comments:

  1. We have a school room that is still a work in progress! I am excited to see it get finished. I love how you display their art work, such a great idea that I might have to use!

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    1. Hope you get your school room finished soon! Its so nice to have a place dedicated to learning and creating!

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  2. I love this post...so organized,yet creative and warm, it invites curiosity and exploration....great job! Many blessings to you and your family ❤️

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  3. We don't have a school room. Our stuff is just strewn all over. Quite messy :-( I'm in love with your school room! It's so beautiful!

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    1. It's hard keeping it clean but I'm glad we have it. Thanks so much!

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  4. You have a lovely and fun homeschooling room. I am featuring this post on Natural Beach Living this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  5. What a lovely space you have! We use our dining room.

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    1. Thanks! The dining room is a perfect spot! You don't have to go that far to make your meals!

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  6. We moved into a 3 bedroom in Feb that has a much more open floor plan, so I was able to put all three of my kids in one of the rooms (girls, aged 6 & 2 on the bottom full bunk & big bro, 7, on the top twin!), and use the 3rd as a playroom/homeschool room! It's still VERY MUCH a work in progress, but I'm just so excited for it! It started out because my kids missed sharing a bedroom (read giggling into the night! lol!) from when we were in a smaller 2 bedroom! I love it. And I love your space! So ingenuitive. I can't wait to steal some of your idea ;) lol

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    1. Thanks so much! Yay for progress! My kids are all in one room also and I love that I catch them altogether in one bed snuggling and laughing also:)

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  7. Thank you for linking up with the Hearts for Home Blog Hop. I chose this post as one of my favorites from last time and am featuring it on this week’s post and pinning to Pinterest. Feel free to stop by and grab the “I Was Featured” button and add another link!

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  8. I've been dreaming of self-cleaning school room! It should totally be a "thing"! I love what you did with the space. My kids end up doing all their school work at the dining room table, which is right next to the kitchen and works perfectly for us. Kids have their school desks upstairs in their rooms and these are never used. I have the hardest time throwing away any artwork, but I make myself do it anyway! I want to thank you so much for adding your blog to the Blog Directory!

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    1. Yes, self cleaning anything would be great!;) Our kitchen table often becomes a place where we find ourselves doing school also. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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