Since we are living in a 2 bedroom apartment for the next six months (without any of our own furniture), I have had to make some concessions to my ideal homeschool “room.” Hopefully, when we get to Japan, we will be able to have a dedicated homeschool room, but for now, this is what I am making work.
On top of the bookshelf, the basket is for supplies and papers I don’t want Madison to touch, plus a little globe and her counting beads.
On the first shelf, I have all of the workbooks, teacher guides, etc. and in the basket are the supplies we use every day, like glue, scissors, pencils, etc.
On the second shelf, I have mostly supplies – blank notebooks, paper, pencils, glue, etc. This is also where I keep our library books and math games.
On the bottom shelf, I have a random assortment of books that I brough to OKC but don’t have a shelf for. They are not necessarily for homeschooling. In the basket are all the math manipulatives I bought.
These are some of the library books we checked out for Week 1.
Our kitchen table:
This is where we do most of our homeschooling work – it is just our (temporary) kitchen table.
The Art Center:
I borrowed this table from my mom – it was mine when I was little – and set up all her art supplies on it: crayons, colored pencils, markers, stamps, scissors, punches, glue sticks and glitter glue, clay, coloring books, and her scrap box (all different kinds and sizes of paper). On the floor underneath the table is a vinyl tablecloth I found on clearance at Walmart for $1. This way, I don’t have to worry about the carpet in the apartment while she does art.
First day of school present:
This is not really part of our room, but this is the present I gave her the first day we started homeschool. I thought some fun new supplies would get her excited about doing school, and it worked. She especially liked the glittery colored pencils and the little markers.
We also have a bible timeline up on the wall underneath our bar, and I put up a number line and alphabet chart. I don’t really love having them on the wall in my living/dining room, but space is at a premium in this apartment, and I think it helps Madison to look at those things all the time.
So, for now, this is our homeschooling space. If you have pictures of your homeschooling space, leave me a link in the comments so I can check it out!