Our Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014

Our Homeschool Learning Room

Welcome to our homeschool learning room! Although learning takes place all over our house, this is the primary location where we spend time learning and creating. I’m Sallie and I home educate my daughter, Caroline, who will be in second grade this year.

Learning-RoomOriginally our living room, we re-purposed it into our learning room about a year and a half ago. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made concerning our family. I like having a place for everything so it works well for me to keep the learning “stuff” confined primarily to this room. It also makes a welcoming place for Caroline to do craft projects, pick out a game, or curl up in the glider with a library book any time she likes.

Desk

This is my desk and large bookcase where I keep my current materials. We have lots of books and other things in our basement. I only keep the items we currently need in the learning room to reduce the clutter.

We also don’t have a computer in the learning room. This was a deliberate choice we made so we would not be distracted by it while doing our learning time together. We do use the computer a lot for learning, but when I’m working one-on-one with Caroline, I want to focus on her and I want her to focus on what I have planned for us to do. This eliminates the temptation to take a peek at my email. :-)

Storage-Bins

When I plan for the week, I put all of the materials I need for each day in a different container labeled with the day of the week.

Wall

This large wall contains many of our active learning tools. Caroline is a right brained, spirited child and so I plan as much as I can to keep us actively involved.

Pocket-Chart

This is our Sentence Strip Pocket Chart. I use this for math, reading, spelling, poetry, etc.

Calendar-and-Board

On top is our Monthly Calendar Pocket Chart. I plan on using different date and month cards this year, but haven’t purchased them yet. We will also use this with the different fact cards for calendar pocket charts I’ve been creating to both use and sell.

On the bottom is the new whiteboard that Caroline is already enjoying. Score one for mom!

Craft-Cabinet

This is our craft cabinet that I keep well-stocked with a big variety of items.

Storage-Unit

Another storage place. The top drawer is for Caroline’s current learning materials. The middle drawer is for sentence strips storage. The bottom drawer has my Fellowes Comb Binding Machine that I use for making my own little workbooks or study books on different topics.

Games

Fun new stuff I need to put away!  I got it out for the picture, but had to hide it before Caroline saw it!  If she saw these items now it would be hard to make her wait for the first day of school.

Glider

Our big basket full of library books and a cozy glider for reading. We are HUGE library lovers and are probably there two or three times a week most weeks. We’re either picking up books we’ve ordered that have come in, attending a program, or stopping by just because.  We love the library!

Piano-and-Windows

My piano. Hopefully Caroline will start taking lessons next year. She has shown an interest so I’m hoping this is something she can do.

Window-and-Goldfinch

And our bird bath with a goldfinch. We love looking out the windows at the birds!

And there you have a little tour of our learning room! The Learning Room Annex is the family room that is connected by pocket doors. We spend a lot of time snuggling on the couch, reading books in front of the fire.  We’re really looking forward to the cooler weather to come and starting school in a few weeks!

Thanks for stopping by!

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8 Responses to Our Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014

  1. Shelby says:

    Great space! We are huge library lovers too. The librarians know our entire family by name because we are there two or three times a week. :)

  2. Veronica says:

    Your learning space is GREAT… thanks for sharing!

  3. Marsha says:

    I love your living room-turned-learning space! And I’m in awe of your organization. Hope you have a blessed year!

  4. Carrie says:

    Oh, how your straight lines and organized bins appeal to my OCD self! Absolutely beautiful! The yellow walls are so inviting too! What a lovely space!

    -Carrie
    http://homeschoolbelle.blogspot.com/2013/08/our-almost-secret-homeschool-room.html

  5. Ticia says:

    I can see the former teacher in you in your school room, with all the pocket charts :)

  6. Les says:

    We have all the games in your picture and the Snap Circuits! We love them all! You guys are going to have a fun year!

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