Monday, August 10

a room or two or more

Welcome to my entry for the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop and this week's rooms!

Our home schooling has evolved through the years. We began at our kitchen table, converted a storage building into a school and used that for a few years, came back to a kitchen with desks for many years, remodeled our kitchen, and have settled into what works best for our family now. To get a better peek into our school room journey, feel free to check out my link everything in its place

Our school day always begins around the kitchen table for a devotional time. Once that is completed, each child heads to where they typically do their school work.

My high schoolers are currently using a DVD curriculum which they daily tackle in their own rooms. They each have a desk with a small TV where they view their classes and do the required homework.

The three grade schoolers work at the kitchen table a majority of the time. All their main books and materials are in an easily accessible cabinet (the link above has a picture) so only what is needed at the time is on the table which keeps the daddy of the family much happier.

Sometimes I'll find one of them working on the kitchen peninsula but that tends to be when they are nosy about what mom is doing in the kitchen or when they are tired of a sister's chatter at the kitchen table.

The older girls will wander off when they have reading to do. In the winter this could mean a comfy chair by the woodburner or snuggled under a blanket on top of their beds; in the warmer weather it may mean out on the deck or lying on the trampoline.

So what's the bottom line on our school room? I guess it's any place in our home where learning is taking place which could mean a room or two or more!

How about you? If you are a homeschooling family, do you have a particular place you like to do schooling or a great way of storing all your schooling supplies? Share your thoughts over at Darcy's Blog Hop school room

Tammy ~@~


Tracy said...

Even though we have a school room , we school all over too! It's just a place to HOLD the Stuff! LOL

Robin E. said...

The picture of the outside building you used for a while made me want to shiver. Having to trek through that snow each morning to start school would have been a sure-fire way for to put it off. Brrrr.

Anyway, thanks for sharing on the Blog Hop. I found the progression of school areas over the years you have homeschooled to be particularly interesting.

mom said...

You're right, Robin! It was wonderful having a place where all our schooling stuff was set apart, but traveling out there in the winter with little ones was NOT fun!

As I thought about it yesterday, it is interesting that we've kind of come full circle after all these years and are back at our kitchen table. Perhaps it's because there's three girls at the end of our family and they are much more social enjoying chitter chatter while they work :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm with Tracy... even with a school room, school happens everywhere!

Kimmie said...

Oh, I love your *school* doings. What lovely places to soak in all He has for us to know. Your an inspiration dear friend.

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