Hey, hey! Happy Thursday!
I wanted to give a ROUGH tour of our homeschool room. We have a small basement in our house, and we have turned it into our school space/computer room. I will link all of the sources that I can find at the end of this post. Please, please forgive the terrible photo quality.
I love searching pinterest and looking at homeschooling rooms. Most of them are extravagant and over-the-top amazing. I joined a “real life homeschool spaces” group on facebook to get some real-life inspiration. It is obviously their real life, but the vast majority of us won’t be able to have spaces like that. I am SO thankful to have a space like this. We’ve always squeezed desks in where we could and made it work. This is the first time we’ve had a ROOM.
Like I said, it is in our basement. It is pretty dark down there, and whoever picked the light fixture had..unique.. taste. These pictures are rough.. I’ve tried editing them so that you can get a real life idea, but the pictures are still not super pretty to look at. I’m very sorry for that. haha!
We bought this cabinet from IKEA when we moved to Oklahoma. We were moving into an apartment with the tiniest kitchen that had 5 cabinets.. this was our pantry while we lived there. It has since become home to most of our school and craft supplies. Honestly, it is worth EVERY PENNY. The small drawers next to the cabinet hold coloring books, connectors (what my kids call them) and gears. I’ll even show you the inside of the cabinet, because I love you all and trust that you won’t judge my life.
I keep all of the girls’ workbooks on the top shelf. There are also various workbooks for preschool-second grade for extra work or entertainment. The little drawer holds bulletin board supplies and small things that need to lay flat. The next shelves down have flash cards, and different supplies that most teachers keep in or around their desk. The green basket holds our math cubes, play money, and other hands-on learning supplies. I also have this book on the shelf! (It’s SO GOOD!) The other shelves all have craft supplies and things to keep Harper entertained while she is downstairs with us.
The girls each have their own desk. Chloe’s is really nice. Addi’s is pretty crummy, to be honest. I loved the white, but it is unbalanced. The drawer is also tiny and really hard to open. Definitely a dud. We wanted to get desks that would last through the years. I got them really nice crayon boxes that would last us a long time. They are too big to fit in their drawers, so they always sit on top. We just got these desk lamps to help with the lighting situation. They are less than $6 and SUCH great quality. I am shocked, honestly. I kind of want to get another for my desk.
Chloe is learning cursive now. Addi is currently learning manuscript, but I will start teaching her cursive next year. The other corner of the room is where Scott and I’s desk is. We have these two big chairs downstairs because when we do watch TV shows, we watch them on the computer.
A lot of my storage bins, maybe even all of them, are from Target’s dollar spot. This is the time of year to go check it out because they usually have more goodies for the classroom. The chairs for all of our desks are from the side of the road with a FREE sign on them. Our pencil sharpener is one that I got to do a review of. I still love it, if you were wondering!
I hope that your eyes have survived the monstrosity of these photos. I think it gives a good enough idea. It’s a fun and functional space and it works really well for us. We are able to leave school downstairs and focus on family and fun upstairs.
Curriculum // Ikea Cabinet // 6 drawer storage (similar) // gears (this was given to me by a teacher friend!) // similar gears // marker board // desk lamps // hopscotch rug // Chloe’s desk (similar) // Addi’s desk // my desk // printer // pencil sharpener (c/o) // activity cube // crayon boxes // calendar // 1-100 poster // laminator (c/o)// puzzle shelf // play table
I have now been homeschooling for 4 years.. what?! So, we have collected a little bit at a time, which makes the cost much more doable. PLUS, I do Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards, which also helps a ton. All of the links are Amazon affiliate links also. It does not change your cost at all. However, should you decide to purchase anything, a small portion would go to me.
If there is anything that you’d like to know about, just leave me a comment below and I’ll answer the best that I can. I have a whole homeschool wishlist on Amazon that I keep adding to. There’s lots of fun educational tools and games on there, which I thoroughly enjoy looking at.