Most articles I read on this matter give an in-the-box answer with one room and one way of getting things done... just last year I gave an in-the-box answer to this question! But something changed.
I have an ADHD child, a Dyslexic child and a child who LOVES to learn the traditional way. My teaching style has become very eclectic to accommodate all of their needs and see success as a result. I would love my homescool to look like this:
|(I love old school houses and the thought of teaching in one!)|
|I so wish I could fit three of these desks in my house!!|
But it is in our dark, dank, no windows, basement and after a while... it gets kind of depressing! So, it has been converted to rec-room now. The maps are still up and the corner with table is the same only its main use is as art and craft area (all our lovely messes blend in with the dark carpet!!)
|First day of Fall art this past week!|
|Bulletin board in our arts and crafts area with pictures we did during a study of Uruguay last fall|
Below, they are practicing math facts with quizzing calculators while I make french toast for breakfast.
The dining room table is often used for homework...
However, the couch, the coffee table (the living room in general!), and even the picnic table on nice days can make lovely work areas as well!
|The kids made "stores" and went "shopping"!|
|Garden planning and seed charting|
Although, winter field trips for some P.E. at the ice rink are always grand!
I do miss the 'traditional' classroom set-up we had when we first started homeschooling, and I do have certain areas that are set aside for homeschooling materials, but as you explore my blog and get to know me, you will quickly learn that, in as much as I miss the traditional, we have a lot of fun learning in the eclectic, out-of-the ordinary ways and places!
May God Bless you and your homeschool classroom today... no matter where it is!