As promised, here’s a tour of our humble homeschool room.
Here’s a closer look at each area:
This wall is where we start our mornings. A magnetic calendar – with only the current day’s date, month and year for him to put in place for now. I didn’t want to overwhelm him with so many magnets all at once because I suspect it will only distract him. The Lord’s Prayer and O’Canada lyrics are framed above it.
Our sensorial shelf. The magazine holder on the topmost shelf contains my student record-keeping sheets by area. The globe is mostly only for decoration for now. The 3-part cards weren’t supposed to be there. And finally the geometry cabinet which has to be placed high above and strategically to avoid any shelf sagging.
This is our Practical Life shelf. The two baskets on the topmost shelf are just books with some props which I’ve put aside as a backup to re-engage him in case he gets false fatigue or becomes bored.
This is our Language and Math shelf. On the topmost shelf — a simple DIY spindle box “bottles” with kebab sticks, sandpaper letters & numbers, and the little basket contains the Mystery Number game (numbers 1-10 on folded pieces of paper with a small container of objects). And yes, that is an empty pot waiting for an appropriate houseplant that I hope to not kill.
The small little wooden drawers are our writing station. I plan to rotate but leave out 2 different kinds of writing materials each week. Right now, he has colouring pencils and twisting crayons. The first drawer contains blank writing papers. He now knows how to take out a piece of paper whenever he wants to do some free writing. The other two drawers are empty for now until I figure out what to put in them.
The Bible story shelf has our Bible story of the week in the basket, and both our Bibles in the shelf below. I don’t yet know what to do with the rest of the shelf, but I’m thinking I will use it for Culture or Unit Study materials later on. If anything, there’s room for growth and we’re not bothered by the emptiness at all.
A bin with 2 rugs and a little table with his chair and my stool are on the other side of the room.
That’s it! It’s a cozy room that really only fits the two of us comfortably at any one time, yet so far it is serving its purpose well.
I would love to hear what you think, or any advice or suggestions you have! There’s always room for improvement!
God bless and pea(ce) to all,