Take a look around our homeschool room and discover ways you can use what you have to create a multi-use space for your homeschool.
Do you know what’s fun?
Getting to nosey around other peoples houses!
I don’t know about you, but I love having a good ol’ sticky beak. Can you imagine getting to go into someone’s home and take a good look at what’s on their shelves, chuckling to yourself when you notice they don’t dust either. Looking inside their cupboards! Oh my. It’s a nosey girls dream 😉
And because I know I can’t be the only one, this week I have decided to let you into my home and open up the cupboards. Well, one cupboard and one room. But hey! It’s a start.
Look Inside Our Homeschool Room
Come take a look inside our homeschool room. See the way we use the space and make it work for us. You’ll find lots of ideas you can use in your home!
Some of the things we have done that could be used in your home:
- create a blackboard wall
- use a basket or trolley to move your materials where you need them when you need them
- use string for hanging temporary displays
- find ways for spaces to work double duty
- go minimal with your materials so you don’t need to find as much space for everything
- focus on using smells and sounds to create the learning atmosphere you desire
Do You Need a Homeschool Room?
Not everyone has a designated schoolroom and that’s ok!
We haven’t always had a schoolroom and even now that we do, we don’t always use it. The beauty of homeschool is that you can do it your way. The trick is to take what you have and make it work for you.
What you do need is a homeschool space. Or spaces!
You need somewhere your children can work without ‘stuff’ in their way.
You need somewhere to store all of your materials so they are easy to find and get to.
You need to think about your homeschooling philosophy, the way your lessons are structured and the types of activities you get up to regularly.
And then you need to consider what spaces you have available in your home.
This could mean you end up with a designated homeschool room. It could be a room that does double duty as a homeschool room and a general living space like ours. Kitchens are popular and is where you will find us when we aren’t in our schoolroom.
Your homeschool space could just as easily be a series of baskets, shelves or totes and a comfy spot to read. It will depend on what you have available, your homeschool style and where in your home you all want to be.
What To Consider When Creating a Homeschool Space
There are a few things to consider when you are deciding on which space in your home you will use and how you will use it.
- Do you have a lot of art materials to store?
- Do you have a lot of books that you need to keep out at one time?
- Are there vastly different ages you need to cater to?
- Are you using a hands on maths curriculum with lots of manipulatives to keep on hand?
- Do you need to incorporate therapeutic tools into your space?
These are just a few questions to ask yourself when you are planning a homeschool space. Every mum is going to have a different set of answers so every space should look and function a little differently. It’s fun and inspiring to see other people’s rooms, but please don’t get caught up in the comparison game. No one wins that way.
I would love to see your rooms too! Why not post a photo to Instagram or even a room tour on YouTube and then post the link in the comments section below then we can all go snooping through each other’s houses 😉