Hip Homeschool Moms Writers’ Classrooms
This week, we’re going to be talking about and showing photos of the rooms we use to do school! Today we are featuring the classrooms of some of the moms who’ve written articles for Hip Homeschool Moms over the years.
Some Don’t Have Dedicated Classrooms
Jamie of The Unlikely Homeschool
Jamie, who blogs at The Unlikely Homeschool, shares with us her homeschool spaces and places. She has an area where she keeps books and materials that are currently in use, and she stores everything else in her basement. Instead of working in one room, she and her children prefer to homeschool wherever in the house they happen to be!
You can find the details in her article, Our Homeschool Places and Spaces.
Me (Wendy) of Hip Homeschool Moms
My kiddos and I like to do our school work pretty much wherever!
My son prefers to do his work in my room on my bed. (Ask me why I can’t ever keep my bed nicely made up!) He does this mainly because he likes to be in a quiet room without distractions, and since he sometimes uses a computer, I like for him to be in a room I’m passing through frequently. (We do have a filter on the computer, but it’s still a good idea to be as safe as possible where computers are concerned.)
My younger daughter likes to do her work on the couch in the living room or outside when the weather is nice. (She pretty much wants to do her work wherever I am!) I love it when we take our work outside, but it gets so hot here in the summer in the South that we usually only take our work outside during spring and fall.
Update from 2021: Both of these kiddos are grown and have graduated from our homeschool now, but we still have fond memories of “doing school” whether inside the house or outside.
Some Use Dedicated Classrooms and Other Spaces and Places
Trish of Hip Homeschool Moms
Trish wrote an article about the differences between how her Montessori classroom looked when her boys were very young as compared to when they were middle schoolers.
You can find out about the details in her article, Our Middle School Classroom.
Update from 2021: Trish’s boys are all grown up now (two in college and one homeschooling high school), but you’ll be interested in seeing her Montessori classroom and how her homeschool changed over the years (including changes in her homeschool rooms).
Some Use Common Areas of the House
Heidi of Starts at Eight
Heidi has some really great shelves, tables, and computer work-stations where her kiddos like to do their school work. She is blessed to live in a house with a big kitchen entry and kitchen table/kitchen area so she and her children can all be together, yet they all have plenty of space to work. This also allows Heidi to be with her homeschoolers while she does kitchen duty! (Because most homeschooling moms spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen!!)
You can read her complete post, Our Homeschool Room.
Some Have a Dedicated Classroom
Stephanie (formerly with Harrington Harmonies)
Stephanie has had to become good at schooling in small spaces! She moves around often due to her husband’s job, so she has had to learn to homeschool in whatever space is available. One thing she points out is that she must do away with clutter! If she only has limited space for school, it must be organized and clutter-free.
What about you? Do you have a schoolroom, or do you have another place that you like to do school? Or are you a family who does school wherever you happen to be or wherever sounds good each day? Do you dream of having a beautiful schoolroom? Or is the kitchen table good enough for you? We’d love to hear from you!