Homeschool room inspiration: something I spent a lot too much time browsing Pinterest and the Internet looking for the “perfect” room and coming up empty. I found great ideas! But guess what? No one had the exact same space or stuff as we do. So I picked out some paint swatches, decided to make Mr. J’s honey do list a bit longer and off we went!
Our reading nook turned out great! It’s wonderful to have a cozy place to curl up and read or pretend.Underneath is our basket of pretend costumes and hats. The boys have so much fun with them! I love having things around to encourage imaginative play. What’s your favorite pretend play encourager?
The supply closet is sort of organized but still a bit scary as Mr.J hasn’t finished building the second set of cubby shelves, but it is a lot better than having things strewn across the house! We have our art supplies, paper, bowls and baskets, unit study materials, printer and laminator, manipulatives, and a host of other goodies in there.
I do have some things up higher than you might see in a Montessori classroom, but Mr. F is a bit of a chewer and as much as I love our dollar bin calendar, I don’t think it’s safe for teething. You can see my comfy chair and blanket for snuggly read aloud time. The Cars rug is where Mr. T has to stay, Mr. F is still learning about those boundaries, but there are blocks, cars and sensory bottles there for them to play with while I read. Reading aloud is such a great tool for learning and wonderful family time, too. I use the humidifier shelf to house the current read aloud books. And a video monitor for when I use it as a playroom so Mr. T can’t be too rough with Mr. F.
Our cursive chart and map came from The School Box. Our Hands are for Helping box was built by Mr. T at a Home Depot Kids Workshop. Goodwill had the Pooh clock. And the art above the humidifier was dome by the boys’ Uncle P when he was in middle school.
Our activity table has a great storage drawer where we store our DUPLOs! We have some fun activities coming up in math where we will be utilizing our DUPLOs. Both boys love them. I do, too, until I step on one. Moms of boys are familiar 🙂
Meet Fish. He’s our school mascot and he was deemed Fish by Mr. T to the checkout lady at Petsmart when she asked what he would call his new friend. The look he gave her was priceless. “Fish”. Like that should be the most obvious name in the world. Mr. T also picked out the firetruck. He kind of loves them. I love having a low maintenance pet and the noise of an aquarium in the school room. It’s very calming.
I have our Melissa & Doug instruments, train set and Montessori wooden toys and puzzles all on our little shelf. All the books are board books until we get a higher cubby set. Mr. F likes to eat books. Literally. Mr. T’s school tool box is there, and our stuffies and finger puppets are on the floor. Our Melissa & Doug Easel is awesome! We use it a lot for drawing and writing practice. Or climbing. It’s very sturdy!
Our cork board houses art work until our art shelves are built. (Poor Mr. J) Our weekly ABC Bible verse cards are there, too. They are free and I laminated them so they will last. I love our weather chart next to the big window. It’s from School Box, too.
From the door. Mr. T was not having the photo session. He wanted to be in “my woom”. So he sat down and worked on his Kumon Book Of Uppercase Letters . If you have another primer suggestion, I’d love it! He doesn’t repeat things well, I think he gets bored, and when he’s finished with this one I’ll need another practice book since he’s doing 3-6 pages at a time!
Where did/do you look for homeschool room inspiration?