It’s always a challenge to set up homeschooling space in a new house.
Our house on base was open, with few nooks to dedicate to homeschooling.
Tori was 2 and Katie was only a few months old. Liz was only 7.
I had plastic bins of toys in the girls’ closet.
When we began homeschooling in Texas in 2005, we just used the kitchen table for book work during the two years we lived there.
We had this HUGE storage closet and I started out using it as a homeschool room to keep things organized and out of the way. It had built-in big shelves along one wall. I wedged two bookcases and a desk in there.
It worked for a while to keep the toddler and baby out.
But Liz didn’t like being so isolated in a closet.
Who could blame her?
We bought new nicer bookcases and a matching desk.
I moved it into our open living-dining room combo and divided that space into a sofa area and the school office area.
Elizabeth liked doing her book work at the little table (which was mine when I was a child!) or desk while I did planning or blogging at my desk.
Sometimes, Victoria sat at the little table and colored or cut and pasted.
I loved having all my work items in this nice space! We eventually got a printer stand to keep little fingers and paws away.
I love looking back and realizing how little I needed to “do school” then with a baby, toddler, and early elementary.
We’ve gone back to basics, but each child has a desk now!
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