Homeschool Classroom Tour

I wanted to give those of you interested a peek into our homeschool classroom. It is very different this year than is was last year. I moved a number of things out that we were no longer utilizing and frankly, it was just so crowded with "Things & Stuff" that I did not feel it was conducive to learning.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

I am a full time homeschooler. I don't do this part time, and just because I homeschool full time does not mean I have it all figured out. I don't.  But I am in my 4th year of schooling at home, so I have learned a few things!

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

I converted our Sun Room into a school room when I decided to homeschool my children. It was our children's play room/media room. I The first couple of years I still allowed toys and games to share space, but this year, I moved all the toys to the basement and this room functions as a school room / media room. It is a big cluttered mess and it drives me crazy, but we need a classroom and we need all the "stuff" that comes with a classroom.

I love our workbox system! These boxes help our days run more smoothly. The work boxes help keep the kids on task AND keep me organized! Each of my children has their own way of organizing and I respect how they work. I can't tell them what is best for their little brains, but I do try to keep them organized. My two oldest prefer to work their crates and who am I to argue.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

Since our academy is a combo of at home and at school, we get a weekly spreadsheet for each week. The assignments are all on our spreadsheets per level - books, page numbers, assignments etc.  Each week the spreadsheet is emailed to us on Sunday evening and I print out each child's weekly syllabus and begin highlighting assignment and lining up the workboxes {or crates}.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

The Sun Room is a 300 sq ft room with vaulted ceiling and rows of windows on two walls. A third wall hosts a fire place and two french doors leading in and out. So I basically have one wall in which to hand anything on and that wall is taken up with book shelves that my husband installed about a week after we moved in . . . and they are not coming down (sadly, because  detest them). This wall is the media wall. The television sits here and is not allowed to be turned on until after dinner (I know, I'm mean). My son usually works on the sofa during school hours or he will move into the office to use the computer.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

We use the white board throughout the day and the kids to do their work there, especially math. I had my husband cut the whiteboard in half and hang it on another wall. It just was not working where it was. It is actually screwed into the wall in between the windows--so hard to hang anything in this room with all the windows. 

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

This year, I moved all the desks from the middle of the room and lined them all up against the wall to give us move room in our class room. We were constantly bumping into desks. My daughters desks were pushed together for two years and I think this was the reason for a lot of goofing off. They are all much more focused now. 

The workboxes are on the sides of their desks, acting as a divider between each child. My son doesn't actually sit at his desk much as he tends to roam from room to room working. He has a heavy reading load this year and needs a bit more quiet. If I am teaching in the classroom, he usually leaves for the family room.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

This wall holds our whiteboard, a small table that I sit at and correct papers. I am usually sitting at someone's desk and only sit here if I am correcting work. There is an extra book shelf for overflow and all our aides and maps.My table holds the stapler, hole puncher, massive amounts of markers as I am not the pen type, more of the marker type. The printer sits there because I have no other space?! i would love to love it.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

I love the tension wire (from ikea) so I can add interactives as they come up. There used to be another one hanging across the front of the desks, but it fell and I have not the time to reattach it. The book shelf holds random dictionaries as well. The baskets are full of craft supplies, art supplies and the workbox is full of paper, ink, markers, colored pencils and extra supplies.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

This corner book shelf houses all our manipulatives, art supplies, and science experiments, science units and supplies. We LOVE science and have so much to keep us entertained. These shelves also keep my teacher manuals and all the books we are using or used last year.

Here are more books on another book shelf. The bottom shelves are for entertainment reading and the middles three shelves are for current school books we use. Reading or for reference.

Homeschool Classroom Tour
Homeschool Classroom Tour

This wall is a big wall of nothing. It really can not be utilized because of the double doors and fireplace. It seems to be the catch all at the moment. Flanking the french door is scrapbooking supplies. I used to be an avid scrapper, but at the moment, have not time due to schooling at home. Perhaps someday I will get back into it. At this time, we use all my supplies for school. The girls LOVE it.

and that’s it!

About Tiaras & Tantrums: Rese is a mom of three. She enjoys home educating her kiddos, taking photos, and traveling the globe. Rese is a family lifestyle photographer and home educator. Connect with Rese on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Tiaras & Tantrums.