Today I’m giving you a “homeschool room” tour and sharing how I organize our homeschool materials!
Hey friends! When I opened up and shared that this season with a newborn might bring more vlog/lifestyle content, I had so many messages full of love and support from you all. Since we are starting homeschool next week, I thought I would give you a homeschool room tour of our space and explain how I organize our materials.
I think a lot of mamas are intimidated by the beautiful homeschool rooms that they see on Pinterest, and I hope that this post encourages you. If you live in a small home like mine, you might not have an extra space where you can set up colorful posters and marker boards and school desks.
And you know what? That’s okay!
I’m not saying that homeschool rooms are a bad thing. If we had an extra room in our home that I could dedicate to homeschool, you guys know how much I would enjoy setting that up! In our small home, though, that’s just not possible.
So do you want to know where we do most of our homeschool?
Ta-dah! Our dining room.
Yes, most of our schooling is done right here at the table. We start off the morning with about an hour of reading time all snuggled up on the couch, but after that the dining table is where homeschool lives.
So where do I keep all of our homeschool materials? Be sure to watch the YouTube video above for the full tour! You’ll also get a sneak peek of the materials we are using this year. 🙂
I like to keep things as simple as possible. The first place that I store things is in my Grandpa’s dresser.
In the bottom drawer I keep construction paper, coloring books, and any extra activity books that are educational.
The second place I like to store things is in our kitchen cupboards.
I have one section of cabinets that is dedicated to homeschool, and I keep things minimal so that it doesn’t get overly cluttered.
I keep one bin for Gabriel who will be starting K5, and one bin for Ethan who will be in 3rd grade this year. I go into more details as to how I organize their work in the YouTube video as well.
And that’s it! That’s our homeschool room. I know it’s probably not what you were expecting, but I hope it’s encouraging.
But homeschool for me isn’t about bringing school into the home. It’s about creating a whole new experience of wonder and learning for my children. I want learning for them to be creative and exciting, something that they look forward to daily.
I love keeping things simple and encouraging my children to use their imaginations, to get outside and explore nature, to pause and observe.
I hope these tips encouraged you today, friends! Never in a million years did I think that I’d be sharing a homeschool room tour on this blog, but I guess that’s what’s so awesome about blogging! It can definitely evolve and change over time. 🙂
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