Sunday, August 7, 2011
Not much has changed with how I organize our home to accommodate homeschooling since my post, Our School Home, Be sure to check it out to see how we utilize our whole home for school time.
I do have a few new things I would like to showcase.
The centerpiece of my teacher's nook is
my beloved desk genie (officially know as a desk apprentice). I love how it keeps everything I need for the day neat, organized, and handy.
This side's two pockets hold my folder with important school papers as well as my homeschool catalogs
The back side of my desk genie holds our memory work materials.
This side has my inbox/outbox pockets. All the papers I need to take look over and grade go into the bottom pocket. After I grade them I move them up to the top pocket so my children can file them or put them into the appropriate binder. Notice the alligator clips I keep along all my pockets. That way I have them when needed. I am also excited about this stapler I found at Staples (!). It is magnetical. Super handy.
This fourth set of pockets holds college stuff I need to keep on top of for my oldest.
Check out the four corner pockets. This first one holds our dry eraser markers.
Two more hold all of the office supplies a homeschool mom could want.
And this last pocket holds all the pen, pencils, and miscellaneous office supplies found on the floor and under the couch cushions until I have time to put them where they belong!
The inside of my desk genie holds all my teacher's manuals and the materials I am using to actively plan lessons.
And I must point out these beautiful book covers I bought for me.
( a homeschool mom needs pretty back-to-school supplies)
Another key component of our homeschool space is the dining room wall.
I hang art, science, history posters so what we study is a part of our day to day experiences.
I have a big blank spot just waiting for more posters.
Here is our mini gallery, a spot reserved for the art works my kids have picked out to study in depth.
My neatly organized shelves waiting for school to start!
Be sure to check out other school rooms at Heart of the Matter's Not Back to School Hop