When we started homeschooling I insisted I wouldn’t let it take over the house. What a joke that turned out to be! We’ve moved the school room out to the living room, because it’s so much easier for me to multitask (how am I supposed to ever clean anything if we are locked in a school room all day??). Here’s how it looks now-
We start our morning with circle time here (note the diet mountian dew….. Mama needs her caffeine!)
We do cuddly read alouds, FIAR, and MCT over here (math manipulatives are stored in the red drawers, which doubles as an end table)
The other side of the living room is the dining room, we do “messy things” at the table, and practice piano here
Everything is stored here, the things I *don’t* want Little Miss re-arranging are on the top shelves (basically old collectable books, my illustrated classics, and my favorite curriculum, Logic of English…. Michael Clay Thompson gets a top shelf too, mostly because of it’s price and resale value). The baby books are in the wicker basket for Em to destroy, and the wooden blocks are to distract her from the curriculum. I don’t mind so much that she takes down the shelves of readers daily.
The Decorator…. saying “Booo” her word for “book”