So, this week’s topic is the school room. Well, I don’t have one! Our house is about 1,000 square feet with 6 people, so you can imagine there’s not an extra room in the house. That means we school everywhere: table, couch, living room floor, bunk beds, Mom’s bed, front porch, and backyard!
Let me take you on a tour.
This is MY desk. Notice the handy roll-top? No, I won’t open it. You’ll just have to use your imagination. On top is my Stack-O-Books; the ones I’m currently reading.
I call this desk my “car.” When I was sixteen, my grandparents, who are very generous, had scheduled a “delivery” for my 16th birthday gift. I knew something was coming, and naturally assumed it was a new car. Nope. It was this beautiful desk. I’ve had it all these years, and I’m sure it’s lasted longer than any car I would have received.
The pictures above my desk are my “students.” Aren’t they cute?
Notice the handy little curtain where the chair belongs?
That’s where I hide “stuff.” Right now it has a tub of extra school supplies and a crate of scrapbooking supplies. It used to hold a tub of Legos and a tub of building blocks. Those tubs are now sitting on top of the high chair awaiting a new home.
This is the main bookcase with our homeschool books. It holds everything we don’t use on a daily basis. Notice how nicely every book is put away. See the green-gel ant farm? Yeah. The ants are dead. They lasted about 3 months, though. It wasn’t long after Nicholas dropped the entire ant farm on the wood floor that they went downhill.
Now, behind Curtain Number Two:
The games and puzzles cabinet. This is part of our TV stand. I simply made a curtain to hang inside the glass door and – TA-DA! Another homeschool cabinet! Again, notice how nice and neat everything is, hence the curtain.
I have homeschooled my children since they were born (going on 13 years now) and I’ve lived in a variety of houses with a variety of schoolroom situations. I have found that when I DID have space for a schoolroom, we didn’t use it. We still wound up at the kitchen table or on the couch.