Our Homeschool ClassroomValerie Mcclintick
It’s week 2 of the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop,
and that means Homeschool Classroom photos!
I love going through all the different posts for new ideas,
but if I’m not careful sometimes I get Homeschool Classroom envy.
(it’s a real disease)
For me, it’s easy to go from inspired to discouraged if my ideas
don’t pan out the way I had them figured out in my head.
To add to the matter,
We don’t exactly have a separate classroom.
We school out of our dining room,
which means I have to be creative about decorating.
Currently our “classroom” is a work in progress.
I’m starting with a very blank slate and slowly adding too it.
We’ve got our dining table which serves as our main teaching area.
It’s hard to see, but in the back I have a small white board.
I’d like something larger, but again I don’t want my dining area too “cubicle”
Maybe I’ll get lucky and be chosen to review a Hidden Whiteboard
A desk area for computer time and for educational videos.
I’ve got a world map, and a U.S. map on either side of the window.
I love having these maps on the wall,
but I’m thinking of getting something a bit more “old world” looking and then framing them.
I will totally share if I ever get around to doing this…
A corner cabinet to store our Notebooking binders.
Storage Drawers in what is supposed to be a pantry.
These drawers are just around the corner and hold the children’s textbooks and everything else.
I have a few drawers to myself to store teaching workbooks and supplies.
(You can tell it’s REALLY organized….. *snicker*)
My favorite part of our classroom are these shadow box displays.
These turned out to be a great way to showcase my children’s artwork
(keeping it OFF my fridge)
and they look wonderful in the dining area.
So there it is! That’s where you’ll find us all year long :)
It will NEVER be as clean as it is now
until it’s time for next year’s post ;)
I’m hoping that by next year I’ll have some really cool “Dining/Classroom” decorations up!
And to ensure I haven’t elicited any feelings of homeschool envy,
This is essentially how it stays year round.
If you ever came to my house and my couch wasn’t covered in laundry,
DO NOT BE DECEIVED!
I have either moved it all to my bed,
or payed the children a ridiculous amount of money to make it disappear.
Such is the life of a blogging homeschooler.