Each year as our educational needs and goals change, our schooling space changes as well.
While my school room used to be made up of counting games, manipulatives, and flash cards, it is now largely filled by iPads, lab equipment, and graphing paper.
My planning/recording needs grow and change each year as well.
So, here's a look at our 2013-2014 Homeschool Space
This is the left side of our wall of cabinets/desks that my dad installed for us a few years ago. The top shelf holds my home office paperwork with magazine file boxes for each category (church, medical, bills, correspondence, and home). It also holds my paper sorter with lined paper, cardstock, and printer paper. The second shelf holds the printer as well as the teacher's guides for our curriculum.
On the right side, you'll find most of my Thirty-One Kit and business supplies as well as the desktop computer.
This is my Fold and File where I organize our school. The pink binder holds my planner. Behind that are file folders where I sort the kids' school papers that need grading. Once graded, any work that we are keeping gets filed in the green "records" binder. My goal is for that green binder to have a record of all of our school work this year so that it makes the end-of the-year wrap-up nice and easy.
This is my Organizing Utility Tote. It can hold the fold and file above if I need it to, but often it sits waiting for those days (a couple of times a week) when we have to take school on the road. The extra pockets (it has SEVEN pockets) hold my pens/pencils, binder clips, stapler, highlighters, post-its, and more ~ Making school on the road nice and convenient!
Luci does most of her work sitting at the dining room table, but she also gets comfy in the den for most of her reading.
Ben does most of his work here at his desk (sorry this is dark). He comes to the dining room table for one-on-one work with me (Barton, etc...). Ben has severe dysgraphia, so almost all of his written work is done on his computer or the iPad.
This is Gavin's desk. And because it looks like this, he seldom works there. He stacks his school books and notebooks there.
And does most of his work from the comfort of the couch. He used to do most of his work in his bedroom, however, his productivity level was suffering, so he had to move out of his room for some accountability. He wasn't happy about that, but he's getting his work done much faster!
Here is a peek inside the cabinet where I store our science supplies. On the left is Ben's project kits for Supercharged Science with Luci's NOEO Biology science kits and on the right are all of the materials for Gavin's Biology Lab. In the middle, hidden behind the wood, is the microscope.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into our school room. Like most home schools, we aren't confined to just one space. We spread out around the house wherever it's most convenient. It is helpful, however, to have the wall of desks/cabinets to house all of our supplies.