Come take a Peak!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Come take a Peak!

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Several of you have asked - what does your school room look like? And honestly, I LOVE looking at other blogs and seeing where/how they do school too.  If you want to see what our day looks like or what we are studying - go here.  But, here is where we do school.
First, this is probably what you were looking for - our school ROOM

Closer look at my storage area, resource books, supplies, kids dress-ups, games, manipulatives, pretend grocery store & kitchen.

More of our "school" room: music, puzzles, Spanish books, library book storage, and where I keep toys to entertain Tinker Bell.

Where we sit to do seat work. We have a large world map on one wall with Universal - Cork Bulletin Board, 48 x 36, Natural, Oak Frame'>Universal - Cork Bulletin Board, 48 x 36, Natural, Oak Frame'>Universal - Cork Bulletin Board, 48 x 36, Natural, Oak Frame'>cork board/frame & a '>'>'>US map (love it peels & sticks on '>'>'> cord board/frame) on another. We have '>'>'>pushpins (each of us have a color) for where we've been in the world & US. Our 29 gallon aquarium - our favorite fish is the black ghost knife (he's scaleless.). Lipper International 534C Child's Rectangular Table and 2-Chair Set, Cherry">Lipper International 534C Child's Rectangular Table and 2-Chair Set, Cherry">Lipper International 534C Child's Rectangular Table and 2-Chair Set, Cherry">School table , storage bins(kids laptops - an advantage of having a computer nerd for a husband!, kids workbooks, scratch paper, and magazines to cut up.My desk is to the left so I can try to pay a couple bills during worksheets. You can also see Tinkerbell's exersaucer (what would I do without it!). The picture to the right is one of my favorites. I got it at Target for $2.50 and it holds SO much. It has been a huge help in organizing all the crayons, pencils, stamps, markers, and bingo paint.

One of our Art Galleries &  where Goofy learns Piano
Here are more places in our home that we do school: crafts/projects at the kitchen table, logic at the train table, architecture with duplos/Lego's [see our lego games], experiments/science in the backyard, role playing - community helpers, crafts on the floor, science in our garden, exercise in our backyard/playground!
And then there is the school that isn't done at our home!! That is one of the advantages of homeschooling!! So, being a homeschooler, here are more of our learning spaces: car (teachable moments), FIELDRIPS, museums, farms, zoo, community helper meetings/talks, banks, playgrounds, arboretums, libraries, sports classes, community center, grocery store, post office, co-ops, church, and SO MANY MORE!
Hope that gives you an idea of where we do school. Wherever you do school, have a GREAT day!


  1. I love seeing everyone's learning spaces too! I always get so many great ideas from them. I like the supply caddy with the markers. That would be perfect on our dinning room table during learning/crafting time!

  2. Ahhh..the exersaucer!! :) Loved ours as well!! :) Love your learning space ~ thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi, I admire your decision to home school. I always wanted to home school my second child, no luck on my end.
    Keep it up ! He looks very happy and I am sure you love every moment of it too.

  4. I love that you show how it's not just one room that learning happens in (or even in the house for that matter). I think that's good for those of us who don't have an entire room to devote to "school".

  5. Love that organizing caddy from Target. I'll have to look to see if they have it this year because we could use something like that! Love your organization and labels! :)

  6. I am a 1st grade teacher and I am always inspired and intrigued by homeschooling moms. I have always attended public school and so does my daughter. I am a single parent, so there is no way I would be able to solely homeschool because I need to work. I do use the summers, weekends and my breaks to teach my daughter in the same format. Her room looks like a classroom with a bed. I love being able to work with her and teach her things. I think all moms are homeschooling moms in some form. I like your link for vacations/field trips. I am always looking for somewhere unique to take my daughter.

  7. Oh, how I wish we had our own school room. I'd fill it up with bookshelves. We don't need a whole lot for curriculum because our daughter uses Time4Learning. But we do have a lot of great books that we've collected over the years. Also a place to hang a dry erase board and a wall map. My husband likes our home to not look like a schoolhouse. So we have to be really creative in hiding books in otomans and dressers with drawers. Most of our books are in bookshelves in bedrooms.