Our Homeschool Room 2014-2015

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My family has been homeschooling for about 10 years now.  At the beginning of our homeschool journey, I set up a more “formal” classroom.  After two years of this, I realized that we were really learning everywhere and that a “classroom” didn’t exactly fit our needs.

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(Our current office/homeschool room.)

However, we moved a little over one year ago, and our new home had an office complete with many built in bookcases.  It has been our catch all room for awhile, but after seeing so many inspiring homeschool rooms across the web I decided to decorate our office with homeschooling in mind!  We also plan on using it as a downstairs playroom for the little kids.  This room will most likely only be used for seatwork (handwriting, math, spelling, etc.) for my elementary kids, and independent work for my bigger kiddos.  I plan on using the chalkboard to write out daily tasks for each child.  My 8th and 9th grader use the computer for their Algebra I Teaching Textbook work.  Otherwise, you will find us on the couch, on the porch, in the kitchen, etc.

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I picked up all of the pictured bins/baskets at Dollar Tree.  I’m not sure how long these will stay organized, but I love the bright color scheme.

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These inspirational quotes are from the School Box.  I had them laminated in store ($0.60 per foot).  I’ve come to realize that the cost is worth it, I’ve had some of my posters for 10 years now!

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We had a good space for a chalkboard already trimmed out, so my husband simply painted it with chalkboard paint.  This is where I plan on writing independent work assignments.  I strung a bit of twine along the top and found a six-pack of (sparkly) blue clothespins at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 in the Party section!  I hung some artwork up in this area, and plan to change it out every few weeks.  I also hung a clock and an “In Our Classroom” printable.

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This year we are using Apologia’s Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day for our science curriculum.  I made this poster with things found at The School Box.  I also found two packs of large sea animal posters about Days of the Week, Colors, etc. at Dollar Tree.  This computer workstation is where my older girls complete their Algebra I Teaching Textbook work and where I blog.  I’ve had this computer desk for almost 15 years, and I hope to upgrade to an L-shaped desk before too long.

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These are some of our other posters.  The walls are cluttered, and I know that some people do not care for that.  We do not have too much wall space to work with since we have bookshelves lining two walls, so I fit in as much information as I could!  We are using My Father’s World this year (which so far we LOVE!), and I had to include a world map and a John 3:16 poster since we are studying Countries and Cultures this year.  My high schooler is completing their Ancient History and Literature curriculum.  I love that it is a mix of Charlotte Mason and Classical education with a solid Christian emphasis.

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Another view of the posters…and our parakeet who resides here as well!  I wrote each of our children’s names and grade level on a star on the wall.  Our one year old and baby that is due in September got a star too.

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I’m so sorry for the glare in some of these pictures!  I made the valances with fabric purchased at Hobby Lobby.  There is also a 12-inch blue butterfly in each window that you can’t really see.  The girls love these!

Overall, I really liked the way that our room turned out.  Believe me, it will be a complete mess of books, paper, and artwork before long.  But that’s life and homeschooling!

If you would like to see our curriculum choices for the year, please click here.

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Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

25 Thoughts on “Our Homeschool Room 2014-2015

  1. I love it, Nicole! It’s very bright and cheery. I’m trying to decide what to do about our school room. We had one in our full basement, then found we gravitated toward the kitchen table. But now I’m considering the basement again. 🙂

  2. I love your room, especially the built-in bookshelves! You should link your classroom up next week with the Not Back to Homeschool blog Hop { http://www.ihomeschoolnetwork.com/6th-annual-not-back-to-school-blog-hop/ }. Hope you have a blessed year!

  3. Selena@lookwerelearning on August 8, 2014 at 10:12 am said:

    Absolutely gorgeous. <3

  4. WOW! What a GREAT room you have for schooling!!! I just love all the shelves!!! 🙂

  5. I love it! What a bright, fun room!

  6. I just love that it is SO full! It is a fun place to be and learn. I appreciate that sort of thing =) Happy homeschooling!

  7. Wow, what an inspiring homeschool room! I’m just starting out so mine looks pretty pathetic compared to this, but you gave me lots of great ideas! Your room looks so fun too, I would love learning in that room if I was a kid!

  8. Love this! So cute!

  9. Beautiful! I want to learn in that room! Thank you for sharing!

  10. LOVE this! I hope my classroom can look this good one day! 🙂

  11. We are switching to MFW this year as well. Very excited! 🙂

  12. I love your homeschool room! Great bookcases, too!

  13. Beautiful and fun looking school room!!! We school all over the house… and used to have a schoolroom and that didn’t work for us either…. but we could benefit from having a “classroom” to organize things for school so that our dining room could be more for…. dining. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this.

  14. Love, love, LOVE all of your built-ins!! I may have bookshelf envy!! You have a beautiful space!

  15. What a nice place to learn. You did a great job putting altogether. Thank you for sharing at Monday’s Musings this week.

  16. Wow, I’m jealous 🙂

  17. Beautiful room! We’re just starting our first year homeschooling, and I’m currently removing wallpaper from our homeschool room. Your’s is helping me see the light at the end of the tunnel! 🙂

  18. Beautiful!! Love all the posters and ideas you give! I have a question…..what are the pictures of that you have running around the very top of your wall? It looks like maybe countries? If it is countries, where did you get it? thanks for sharing your space 🙂

    • Nicole on March 25, 2016 at 11:13 am said:

      Hi Janeen, it is a border of countries that was already on the wall when we purchased the home, so I have no idea where it is from, lol. I’m so sorry!

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