Like many homeschoolers, we’ve found that we don’t confine learning to just one room. When we first started homeschooling February 2009, I thought we’d just homeschool in one basement room. Gradually, we found ourselves spilling out into places that we felt more comfortable in. Now, if you walk into our home, it will inevitably scream “homeschool house”. Instead of fancy interior decorating, we have timelines, maps, and homemade drawings up on the walls. We prefer to show our priorities – creativity, learning, and bonding with family. Life has been so much more fun and exciting ever since. My husband and I planned on having several children (thus all the space), but now we are so grateful to have our healthy daughter. In the future we hope to adopt more children, so some of these rooms may turn into bedrooms one day. I suppose this section also demonstrates a part of my personality, if I am into something, I get really into it. And we are definitely into homeschooling! I’m such a geek naming the rooms all the silly names.


 

Reading Room

Reading Room

Reading Room

Comfortable reading spots and inviting face-out, rain gutter bookshelves for our picture books, this is where our whole family can snuggle in for read-alouds. More detail of the Reading Room…


 

craft kitchen

Kraft Kitchen

Kraft Kitchen

The Kraft Kitchen is a basement kitchen now getting some homeschooling use. Uninhibited, creative, messy, fun. More info, including our craft supplies…


 

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Learning Loft

Learning Loft

Where we do most of the sit-down (well we sprawl out on the carpet) learning! Reading, Handwriting, Math, Spelling… A very central room to the house, as this loft overlooks the main living spaces of our house. More photos/description…


 

Science Station

Science Station

Our science station is just a corner of our basement fitness room, but we can setup our experiments and activities in this area easily. Read more…


 

History Hangout

History Hangout

History Hangout

Adjacent to the Science Station, this is simply wall space dedicated to our wall History Timelines. As classical homeschoolers, we’ve certainly got the timelines covered, from Ancient to Medieval to the Renaissance to Modern times as well as a few specialty timelines. Read more…


 

Fitness Gym

Fitness Gym

While we have all the outdoors to run, hike and explore, this is the part of our basement where we can get some physical exercise any time of the year, rain or shine. Instead of investing in fitness memberships that go unused, we made it a priority to have a home gym. Read more…


 

Family Fun Room

Family Fun Room

Family Fun

Here’s where we can all hang out as a family, play games, read books, do puzzles, watch TV, play with our pets… I do try my hardest to not have this area look like a homeschool area though. Read more…


 

Creative Room

Creative Room

Creative Room

A place to draw, paint, write, observe nature… A place to find inspiration. Read more…