Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our Homeschool Classroom Tour!

Over the last year or so, I have been pouring over websites and blogs that show how others have organized their homeschool classroom. I'd like to invite you on a tour of ours...

A couple weeks ago, I finally decided I HAD to have a separate room for school, so the kids are now sharing a bedroom and that is working well. Mustang's room is now the school room. I chose it because it has lots of sunlight, can be closed off when school is not in session, and already had a great map of the world left behind from our awesome Uncle!



This is the view from the door. In the middle, I have re purposed an old coffee table as our school table. I like how it is round, I do wish it were slightly taller. The bed is Mustang's old bed. I didnt take it out because I often get hairs and I wanted to be sure that I liked this school room arrangement before I tore down her bed. I also need an extra place for her to sleep if we do have guests. As it turns out, it has been a great addition to the room. The best part is that I have a comfortable place to nurse Mini Cooper and still be right there with Mustang and Charger.



To the left of the door is our first set of shelves. On the first set, the top two shelves are sensorial and practical life. The bottom two are Mini Coopers' 'Tot School' items. A small bin on the floor holds a few board books.

The cabinet to the right holds our books. The top shelf has our manipulatives and a few art supplies. The top of the cabinet has all the things I dont want little hands getting into. I use an old sash to tie the cabinet shut if I dont want the kids in there. The cabinet needs an L bracket on the back, but doesnt yet have one. So, I dont want the kids in the cabinet unless I am standing there.



Our large world map is above the white shelves. It's not completely accurate, but its so neat to look at. Plus, it is fixed to the wall and not moving anytime soon. So, its better if I love it.



Continuing around the room there are 2 more sets of shelves. On the left shelf I plan to put mostly Culture and Math, and on the right, Language. Right now there is a bit of a mixture until I have more of these type of works on the shelves. Art is on the top right shelf.



On the other wall we have a hideous old console TV that was lovingly left behind by family. It works, but we are not currently in need of another TV. It ended up here and as it weighs a TON, it's not moving. So we are using the top as a table. This is our flag and calendar {in case you didnt already figure that out lol}. The little blue bins hold Mustang and Charger's sound books, number books, and completed work. The baskets hold the things I am working on and the things I need for our group table time.

We hope you have enjoyed looking around our school room & seeing how we chose to organize it! If you would like to see more great learning spaces, check out the Tot Zone post at 1+1+1=1. {I will be adding more links as I find good ones}. God bless!

7 comments:

No Ordinary Me said...

Very neat. I love the shelf for sensory and practical stuff. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Ticia said...

I love seeing other people's school rooms. And what an awesome resource in that map.

Debbie said...

Very nice room for learning! I love seeing how other's set up their little classrooms. It allows me to dream of what I might do if and when we get a larger home, for now ours is the dining room table.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful room! I love all the bins on the shelves-very cute and colorful. Keep the bed there-you can snuggle while reading aloud!

Lindsay said...

Loved going for the tour of your school room! Looks great!

K-tribe said...

I really like your map! Thanks for sharing!

Morgan said...

I like that map! It is so neat to see inside others spaces!