This week (and I am very late) is school rooms.
We don't use a dedicated school room. We tried.
That lasted about two weeks.
Last year we had cabinets installed into our family room.
These are pictures we took right after the installation.
It is not that clean in here now (or since).
The cabinets hold our school supplies, books, paper for the copier, manipulatives, etc...
We do most of our schooling in our family room mainly because there is a gas fireplace in there.
It's very cozy on cold, rainy Oregon mornings.
Our friend Andrea found this little, adjustable slant table for use in there.
She gave us three of them and when we're done we simply fold them up and slide them underneath the couch. I think they were $14.99 at Walgreens.
When we're not in the family room we're usually at the kitchen table.
It works out great for the two older girls but our little guy doesn't quite fit at that table.
Since posture is so important when writing, etc... I set up a tray table next to the kitchen table.
It's just his size and now he doesn't feel left out. We also have a slant board for use on tabletops...
Apparently, being a Viking helps you study ;0)
Our history time line stretches across our family room (this is what the room usually looks like)
We keep our books in several bookcases. Many are stored in bookcases upstairs...
But we pretty much use the whole house especially when acting something out...
(Don't worry no one was injured in this re-enactment of Menes conquering all of Egypt and securing his double crown.)
And yes sometimes our living room is even our "dining" room. But only when Manna falls and we have to gather our breakfast in baskets...
Well that's it for our little tour. We really embrace the "home" part of home school. But we do have actual desks upstairs that the kiddos use when they need to get away and really concentrate. Just so you know...
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