No Space for a Homeschool Room

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Homeschool Room, More like Homeschool Space

I have homeschooled in the same small house for the last 18 years. We have never had a homeschool room. Sometimes Pinterest does make it hard to not covet having one. Although a few years ago I wrote about Hiding Homeschool Supplies in our small house.

Since I am not a book lover the only book cases in my house belong to my children. Yes my youngest 3 love books and have their own book cases in their bedroom and an app on their phone to keep track of what books they own.

The only thing I need is a bin to hold my teacher books and a table for grading and teaching.

Ikea solved my small space living problems. Their drop leaf table fits in the corner of my living room and allows me to have moments of my house not looking like a school room.

I love having the fish tank there to watch the fish while I give my kids time to process the questions I am asking. The metal oil pan makes a great magnetic board. Currently that is our Mystery of History timeline from last year still hanging up. I printed photos of the 12 dates to remember and then they added a sticky note when they learned the date.

Since I am a visual person, having the Ikea bins helps me to store school items and not see them. I often need that visual rest from teaching.

Behind our piano hides our timelines and other display boards. We pull them out when we need them.

Honestly the last few years I have been on the quest for the best bookbag. School is often done at the office, library, or in the car.

My one son stores all his school books in a bin. In the morning he creates one big pile and slowly adds things back to the bin when he completes his assignments.

My youngest son still uses the colorful bins from a few years ago when I tried a new system. He has since modified things to fit his workflow. Favorite subjects on top, the middle drawer for his supplies, and often things are left in his bookbag.

*The sticky notes were added by me in the planning stage of this school year, he has since removed them.

Yes I do have a few bins for science and art supplies. Clearly I need to reorganize and purge them but I don’t have any extra time at the moment.

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