Is a schoolroom necessary for a Homeschool family?

Do you have a schoolroom or do you homeschool all over the house? In this episode we discuss the seasons of life (and homeschool) and how they affect the need of a dedicated place to store and use (or not use curriculum). We also touch on some suggestions on what you can do in instead of a schoolroom, especially if space doesn’t allow for one. Also, we talk about the downsides to having a schoolroom, as well as the benefits. We find, as with most topics about homeschool that there isn’t one answer.

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Heard on This Episode

“When an experienced homeschooler tells you that you *need* this, and they’re willing to sell it to you from their supplies of things. They don’t necessarily mean that you *need* this. They just need you to buy it, so they don’t have to store it anymore.” ~ Alisha 3:51

“I really liked our school room until the baby was born. Now he is 2. The older he got, the worse our school room got. I just didn’t care if pulled whatever out while I was trying to teach my older one something.”  ~ Amanda 7:49

“It’s just easier at the kitchen table right now, so we brought everything down to the kitchen table. But, I imagine that we will bring it back up later. I dunno. We will see where things go.” ~ Amanda 9:29

“I think with, at least with the age of my kids,  I think it really helps to completely change up what you’re doing.” ~ Amanda 12:23

“That skill of looking in the back of a book in the index, looking up the word, making sure its spelled right and then finding the page that corresponds; I think is a skill that is being lost.” ~ Alisha 30:27

Resources we Mentioned in the Show

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Gears Gears Gears
Mad Matter
Imagine
Ikea Trofast
Ikea Expedient look alike 
Snap Circuits
Snap Circuit Rover
Spirograft
Rock Tumbler
Life of Fred
Courage & Conquest
The Writer’s Jungle
Brian Cleary – Monster Books
The Magic School Bus Kits
From Stem to Story
Melissa & Doug Circulatory System
Hooked on Phonics
Jot it Down
Ask Me Why books
Bedtime Math
Learning Resources Camp Set
Gracious Spaces
Teachers Pay Teachers

This episode was part of iHN back to school hop

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