Every year I look forward to all the homeschool space posts as a new year begins and this year is no different. While much is still the same in our homeschool space we are always moving something around or trying something new. As such, I hope you will enjoy this updated tour of our homeschool room for some fresh homeschool space organization ideas. Welcome!
Our Homeschool Space
Four New Additions to Our Homeschool Space
6 Things Every Homeschool Space Needs
Are you looking for inspiration to re-do or make-do your homeschool space? Although we are very blessed to have a space that we were able to designate as a school room, you don’t need a room to homeschool…just a space…even if it’s a BIG box! That said, here are 6 things to keep in mind as you set up your homeschool space. Every homeschool space needs:
- A place to play. Floor space in the living room, some grass in the backyard, or a neighborhood park–they all work. As long as they have a space children can do wonders with their imagination.
- A place to read. Think bean bag chairs, couches, carpet squares, or even a small tent! Where can they go and just read?
- A place to write. The kitchen table, a toddler table, a desk, a lapdesk…any of those work.
- A place to store school supplies. A cabinet in the kitchen, a shelf in an armoire, a bookshelf, or under the bed. If you can find a space, then dollar store storage bins can do the rest.
- A place to store school work. We like using notebooks but others store their school work in file boxes or file cabinets. Use what you have.
- A place to display artwork. Kids want to know that what they do is important so provide a space someplace in your house that they can display their best work…the refrigerator or freezer front, a cork board, a picture frame, or even a string hung across the wall with clothes pins.
Two FREE Printables from Our Space to Yours
This year since both of my girls were going to be homeschooling I new I needed to prepare beforehand for those times when I could not help one in need. As such I created this printable and put it on our craft cabinet. If one of my girls needs me and I am busy with the other, I just remind them to choose as activity from the wall. As a result, we have had very few frustrations and both have learned to find ways to entertain themselves on demand. It’s been great. Want this printable for your room? Click the image below to download your FREE copy!
With Teacup beginning Encompass Preschool Curriculum, we have added a second set of workboxes in which we use number labels to coincide with the lesson plans. Peanut’s workboxes have now switched from numbers to subject labels as she is now embarking on a full-fledged K/1 curriculum. Want these labels for your workboxes? Click the image below to download your FREE copy. Or, if you would like to learn more about how we use our workbox labels, I encourage you to check out this post where I explain our workbox system in detail. Happy homeschooling!
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But let all things be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40)