Is August really around the corner? Did half the summer just go by in a blink of an eye? I've been having visions of homeschooling rooms dancing around in my mind. Here is what I see...
This one from Molding Minds is oh-so pretty and organized:
This set-up from DIY Ideas is great for conserving space:
Love this reading nook from Homeschooling in the Rose Garden, it makes you want to curl up with a good book and escape the world...
and how practical is her space saving idea above the organizers...
Imagine what your children could create on this chalk paint wall from These Are The Days:
The Homeschool Channel was a great source:
This 3 in 1 computer desk was made from clearance kitchen cabinets from Lowes on the lower part and plain lumber for the table. The chairs were from target $30 each. Notice the Konos timeline above---don't forget to have a timeline for your school year! If you don't have the space on a wall you could also create a notebook of timelines.
I snuck this one in because I have always wanted to have learning centers for the children but wasn't too keen on the space that was required of them. Here is a brilliant solution as seen as on the above shelf (click to enlarge)---just put what you would like in your plastic bin for your history, science or listening center and pull it out when you need it. You could even use bins bigger than these if you like bigger displays. Just make a note to update them every few weeks if you want to change the theme or make them could be fresh and new.
This room is a preschoolers mom's dream! What is NOT here? See the table in the back by the easle? So cute!
This looked so comfy I just had to post it. Aren't these chairs just beckoning your name? Love how organized the books behind them look too. The only thing that is missing is a cup of hot tea!
And last but not least, here is a homey-feeling schoolroom. It is comfortable and inviting so opposite of that sterile, cold environment we grew up in!! Wherever you homeschool--if it is in the kitchen, dining room or an official homeschool room, make sure to make the memories of your school special. You may have a small budget, large one or nonexistent---but remember what matters most is the love that you put in it.
My homeschool room definitely is a far cry from any of these rooms right now--it has been empty, neglected and played in by preschoolers pretending to "do" school. I am viewing much of August as my time to makeover the room, purchase the remainder of their curriculum, research great teaching ideas, and loosely plan out all the learning and fun we will have this year.
Have you started your planning yet?
What new ideas/methods will you incorporate this year?
Need more inspiration? Check out my showcase of homeschool rooms from 2009.
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