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2013 “Not” Back-to-School Blog Hop: School Room Week

Not Back to School Blog Hop - School Room Week

Do we have a schoolroom? Where do we “do school”? On any given day in our home, you will find my children reading or doing their work:

in the window seats…

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on the floor…

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on the couch…

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at the computer,  on the counter of the breakfast nook, on their beds, and sometimes even at a table!

We have also been known to work on homeschooling outside, in the park, in the car (on our long trips back and forth to the mainland), at the local Tim Horton’s, the dance studio, or even the Wentworth Perk cafe!

I like the freedom of homeschooling wherever we want, whenever we want. Many homeschoolers who are just starting out think you *have* to have a separate school room.  They spend a lot of money on desks with chairs attached and on items to cover the walls.  This works for some homeschoolers, but a lot of them end up getting rid of the school room desks and even the school room in favour of the couch or the dining room table.  Many homeschoolers don’t have an “extra” room that we can make over into a schoolroom anyway.

If I was to say that we were completely organized, that would be a fib! Most of our books are on our many bookshelves.  I keep my homeschool magazines in magazine holders that we make out of cut-out cereal boxes.  Some of it does get contained quite nicely in binders (by subject), and we keep most of it in a rolling organizer for each child.  We have baskets for our library books and books we’re currently reading.  We still end up with it spread all over the house, but we have a “lived-in” home and I’m comfortable with that!

Check out what kind of “school room” other homeschoolers have, and feel free to share your own at:

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Second week in August: It’s a school room hop. Tell us about your “school room”. This can be a dedicated space, or what you’ve made work. Post photos, storage ideas, comfy chairs. Your garage? Or dining room table? An actual school house? Show us where you school! Linky will go up on 8/12 Join the schoolroom hop here. – See more at: http://www.ihomeschoolnetwork.com/5th-annual-not-back-to-school-blog-hop/#sthash.7L7f6sIq.dpuf
Second week in August: It’s a school room hop. Tell us about your “school room”. This can be a dedicated space, or what you’ve made work. Post photos, storage ideas, comfy chairs. Your garage? Or dining room table? An actual school house? Show us where you school! Linky will go up on 8/12 Join the schoolroom hop here. – See more at: http://www.ihomeschoolnetwork.com/5th-annual-not-back-to-school-blog-hop/#sthash.7L7f6sIq.dpuf

Author:

Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

3 thoughts on “2013 “Not” Back-to-School Blog Hop: School Room Week

    1. They sure do! Our exercise ball gets a lot of use – the adults use it to work out, and the children use it to sit on or to perfect their acro skills 🙂

  1. Homeschooling certainly allows for that flexibility. Both my girls have type 1 diabetes and we spend A LOT of time in the hospital for doctor’s appointments or emergencies, and we’ve been known to bring school work with us. lol And endo appointment can last for hours. LOL

    Popping in from the blog hop.

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