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Scrolling through all the beautiful Pinterest images of other homeschool rooms can cause one to go green with envy. Colorful rugs and posters are placed so neatly around the room. Adorable storage bins and school supplies give it that Pottery Barn look. However, putting together a homeschool room like the ones seen on Pinterest can be costly.
When our homeschool journey began several years ago, I felt a need to have a dedicated homeschool room. My son was in kindergarten and my daughter was in preschool. I was determined to “do school the right way”. In my opinion back then, the only way to have a proper school set up was to have a separate classroom for them.
We were blessed to have a house large enough to accommodate my desire for a separate homeschool room. We turned our formal dining area into a homeschool room. The kids and I had desks along with a large whiteboard and bookcases. That was the place where we did school for many years.
After a few moves and various homeschool rooms over the years, I learned one very important lesson:
You really don’t need a school room to teach your kids effectively.
We now live in a house that has the most space for a homeschool room, yet we do not have a dedicated homeschool room. Instead, we use the living room couch to meet, discuss, and read every day. The kids have desks in their rooms to do their school work. However, they are often found doing their work at the dining table, outside in the backyard, or on their beds. Any posters or information they need to remember are in their own rooms so they can look at them often to remember the information. Lots of books are placed in various bookshelves throughout our home.
After all these years, I truly believe you can make do without a dedicated homeschool room. This, of course, is the best option for your budget. How has your homeschool room evolved over the years? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
I know just how challenging homeschooling can be. You want the absolute best for your child. That’s why I am dedicated to helping you in your homeschool journey. Here are some other articles that you might be interested in reading:
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