Today will be the first official day of our school year, and as it happens, Schoolhouse Review Crew members were asked to share something about our homeschool classrooms this week. These pictures are from the past year or so, but this is what I anticipate our "classrooms" will look like as we get going this year.
Some homeschool families have a room dedicated as a classroom. Many years ago, we did too, but that room needed to be used as a bedroom as the kids got older, so for the past several years we have used other spaces in our home. Our dining room table is the location of choice when the kids are working together, or for any subject that I am actively teaching or working on with one or more of the kids.
This is generally what it looks like, breakfast dishes, crumbs, and all:
For this year, Landon and Kennady do not have any subjects they are working on together, but I will be working with Kennady for some of her Social Studies and Science, and with Landon on Grammar. I expect we'll do those lessons at the dining room table.
Landon uses VideoText Interactive for Algebra, so he will be at my computer desk for that portion of his school day.
And the rest of the time, he will be working in his room. He does some things at his desk, but when he has a lot of reading, he tends to do that in his bed! (Which is fine, as long as he doesn't fall asleep!)
Kennady prefers to do her schoolwork sitting on the floor in her room, using a footstool as her desk.
But over the summer, we moved a real desk into her room, so I expect she will work there most of the time.
As for me, I am in the process of clearing out my own desk and reorganizing it so that I can actually use it as a work area rather than just a (messy) storage unit. I've got quite of few of my teacher editions and planners ready to go. Except for that box that says "Landon" on it - those are his world history texts that he'll be using and will go to his desk.
Be sure to visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog (this link will be live on Wednesday, August 20th) to see other Crew members' homeschool classrooms. You can also visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog homepage to see lots of product reviews, and past blog cruise topics.
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