2017-2018 Homeschool Room

Welcome to Homework and Horseplay! Today I am sharing our 2017-2018 homeschool room.

When we first started homeschooling in 2011 we worked from our dining room table. After a few months of constantly having to move our materials for every snack and meal, Ryan and I decided to transform our bonus room into a homeschool room. It was the best newbie homeschooler decision! Although you can school anywhere, having a dedicated space just works better for our family... Fast forward 6 years and a couple of moves later, we have created a new school room in our finished basement. Please make yourself at home and take a look around our 2017-2018 homeschool room.

This is the view when you first come down into our basement. We do the majority of book work and projects at this table. The rocking chair tucked into the corner is this mama's read aloud spot.


Thankfully our new homeschool room had the space for the shelves we purchased for our first school room. We have bookshelves in our family room to hold my books and young adult novels, but these cubbies make a perfect children's library!

Next to our "art table" I have a cubbie separated from the rest to hold the curriculum we are currently using. On the backside of the same wall there is a built in shelf that will hold the Bookshark materials (which will be here in a few days, EEEEEK!) that we are not working on yet.

The second half of our school room has a sofa to cozy up on, vintage school desks, and our computer/tv area. Last Christmas the kiddos got an air hockey table from their Papa, which I have tucked behind the sofa. The previous owners used this space as a bar... Thankfully they took the whole bar setup with them and left us the perfect spot for our standing freezer. There is still a "wet bar" area, which comes in handy for making bottles when I babysit my cousin's daughters (and the fridge is perfect for our All About Spelling tiles).

If you are ever in the Sanford, NC area you have to check out Bert's Furniture. I purchased all of our vintage desks, art table, and chalkboard from this place. It is one of the things I miss the most about living in North Carolina. As you can see we refinished the desk in the middle, and eventually we will do the same to the other two (or so I keep saying, ha!).

It may not be picture perfect, but I am so thankful to have this space! Thank you for taking the time to look around our 2017-2018 homeschool room. Do you have a dedicated learning space?

6 thoughts on “2017-2018 Homeschool Room

  1. You have a gorgeous homeschool room!! I love how you have almost everything in there including a frig. I also think it’s neat that your washer and dryer are there too (that’s the main thing that causes interruptions in our homeschool day.)

    1. Thank you Crystal! Our basement is pretty much a studio apartment. The only thing missing is a stove. I love having the washer and dryer down there. I carry the laundry down in the morning and bring the clean clothes back up after we finish school.

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