Monday, August 13, 2012

Creating Space

Homeschooling is an amazing gift to give your children.  Many will tell you they enjoy the time spent with their kids, and I completely agree.  The best thing in my opinion, however, is watching the light go on in their eyes that says, "I get it!"  

So, where should this home school take place in order for the light to go off?  Everyone is different; everyone will have their idea of what suits their family best.  For us, creating a space solely for the purpose of our homeschool education was ideal.  We have a room upstairs that we planned on making our theater room, but after much thought, I decided it would instead be our classroom.  

I take more of a School-to-Home approach in our Home School.  I went by a local school and asked if there were any desks they were throwing away.  I snagged two student desks and a teacher's desk.  I bought shelves for our books, a desk for the computer, and posters from the local teacher's supply shop.  We hung a dry-erase board and maps.  We even created an art area.  Our space was suddenly looking less like a theater room and more like an authentic classroom.  

While this option may not be available to everyone, any space whether it is a dining room or spare bedroom can be easily transformed with a few bookshelves and posters.  Creating an area used only for education leaves less room for distractions and wandering minds.  

If you homeschool, I'd love to see what you've done!
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