When we first decided we would be homeschooling this year, I didn’t think about where we’d actually do this in our home. I saw all of the cool homeschool classrooms on Pinterest and imagined how great that’d be. We could have a dry erase board for lessons, desks, educational pictures on the walls, book cases full of dictionaries and cabinets full of art supplies…
Back in reality, I had no idea where we’d fit this fantasy school room I had envisioned. We just built a house last year. It’s pretty big, but we utilize all of the space, so there’s no extra rooms for a classroom. I have an office, but it’s actually the most used room I have since I work all of the time. The bedrooms are all decent sizes, but again, the space is being used with no leftover areas for that Pinterest-worthy classroom. We do have a huge second floor that isn’t being used for anything, but that wasn’t in the original house plans. It was a mistake on the builder’s part, which means it’s not finished at all and has no A/C, floor, walls, etc. Perfect example of “future space” on those house listings.
So we school everywhere. The couch, the island, the dining room table, a bench by the window, the back porch, in bed when it’s time to read and they use my office computer for math.
It’s actually working really great for us. My son loves to lay on the floor or cozy up on the couch to do most of his work.
I got a cheap bookcase that has plenty of space for our books, curriculum, and supplies, plus my planners and printables.
I’m so glad we didn’t have a spot for that Pinterest homeschool classroom, because it’d be quiet, lonely and far too dusty right about now.