We began homeschooling in 2005, in San Antonio, Texas.
We didn’t have much of a clue what we were doing at that time and that ended up being the best thing!
We had no formal homeschooling space.
Liz used the kitchen table and a little plastic desk for a couple years to do workbooks and crafts.
We had an easel with a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other side.
We had a little aquarium on the other side of the half wall. Seamus the cat was always fascinated with it.
We had a little backyard garden.
We had lots of books. We spent most of our time on field trips, park days, playgrounds, libraries, running errands.
We cooked and cleaned and did chores. I sewed curtains and crafts with Liz.
I had two babies those two years in Texas, and Liz learned how to be a mama’s helpers with two new little sisters.
I love that we were actively living and learning the most during our first two years of homeschooling rather then the formality I explored for a few years. We went back to a more unschooling life as soon as a I knew better!