In our current home, we do not have room for a school room and I am okay with that. We have had school rooms in a couple houses we have lived in before but we would always end up in the dining room or living room. Come take a peek into our current homeschool space and how it is organized!
Where We Homeschool
This year we are schooling in the dining room and living room. Last year we started the school year off upstairs in our very large hallway/office nook area but ended up migrating down to the main level of the house as the year went on. I have 2 tall bookshelves upstairs that hold books and curriculum we aren’t currently using. Those bookshelves also hold extra school supplies, games, paper, and our printer. When I was preparing for our current school year, I decided we would just make our official school space downstairs (where we will end up anyways!). At that time there was not any storage downstairs. I came across a bookshelf at my church that they no longer needed so we took it home and put it in the dining room.
How I Organize the Bookshelf
- The very top of the bookshelf holds a cute sign I saw at a home decor store. Next to that is two purple containers that hold our All About Reading cards.
- The top shelf holds all of our school supplies we will likely need during school. I have extra crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue, paint, etc. in the gray bins. In between those gray bins is a magazine holder that holds our awesome Usborne Dictionary and Thesaurus, The Great Animal Search book, and a few books of Mad Libs.
- The next shelf has one of my pretty bins that I bought this year. Inside of that bin are supplies that I will use like a three hole punch, a stapler, staples, post-it notes, my scissors, and paper clips. Next to that are two small tins that hold scissors for the kids and my pens, highlighters, and pencils. In the mint colored basket are the crayons the kids share.
- Below that shelf is the big striped bin that holds all my teacher’s manuals and my planner. Leaning against that is the “Illustrated Family Bible Stories” book that we read out loud together. M also uses this book with her English. I currently do not have anything in the pretty bin next to it. It will get filled up eventually, I promise you that!
- On the next shelf is a plain cream-colored bin that will hold all of our coloring books and play dough. I do not have any in there yet because I still need to run to the store to pick some up! In the striped bin next to it, I have our construction paper and notebook paper.
- On the last shelf are tubs that hold the kid’s school work. Inside each tub are their books, notebooks, folders, and pencils.
Our Dining Room
This is our dining room/school space. We work at the table or venture over into the living room and sit on the couch or floor. I love the light we get from the windows in this space. That is something we missed last year when we did school upstairs.
Do you have a school room? How do you have your homeschool space organized?