Okay, here’s our multipurpose homeschool room tour (a.k.a. playroom, movie night/matinee room, etc). It’s ALWAYS a work-in-progress because I like to rearrange the furniture to keep things fresh or to accommodate all the stuff I find at thrift stores. I’ll post a YouTube video when I figure out how to get into my YouTube account…
This is the view when you first walk into the room. The back wall is kind of the electronics/music section. Our “Avatar” tree used to be the reading area several years ago. (This pic looks a little funny because I’m standing on a chair overlooking a room divider that I use as the “fourth wall”.
This is the rest of the back wall. I usually store our whiteboard against the tv when its not in use. The low bookcase stores board jigsaw puzzles, musical instruments, animals, insects, and some other manipulatives.
This is a close up of the “left wall”. You can see one of the book areas here. I also store our circle time poster board here.
This is still the left wall. I keep our curricula, manipulatives, posters, tools, etc here.
The inside of the cabinet holds more stuff. The drawers hold drawing/sketch/paint papers, games, craft supplies, and more manipulatives.
This is the top of the cabinet. It holds all our science tools like microscopes, slides, experiment materials, human body anatomy models, and some other stuff I don’t remember.
We use Sue Patrick’s Workbox System. I LOVE this system! It sits opposite the Ikea Expedit bookcase and next to my desk. I’ll probably change out the drawers because they are all bent up from Mochi pulling them out and stepping on them. Just waiting on a Michael’s or Joanns 50% off coupon.
This is the side of the workbox where I hang the direction cards that are in current use for the week.
This area is where my imaginary fourth wall would be. I store more manipulatives and hands-on stuff in these cubes that I bought from Target. They are actually quite sturdy, although they don’t look it.
Just another view. Sorry about the glare from the window.
This is where the boys do the bulk of their learning, drawing, and experiments. The adjustable white table is from Ikea (my girlfriend gave it to me) and the mahogany table is made by Pottery Barn but I nabbed it at a children’s resale shop for a few bucks. We also have a “Reference Section” book carousel that I got from Lakeshore in its clearance section. The cork board is empty because I want to re-purpose it for a project I saw another homeschooler do. I’ll post an update when I get that done.
Close up of book carousel.
This is my work area. It’s usually cluttered. The bookcase usually holds my books, binders for school records and planners, essential oils, overflow science materials, art work that needs to dry without being disturbed by little hands, and some random stuff.
Not pictured is a 2-drawer file cabinet that sits between my desk and the workbox drawers. I keep printables, stuff from Evan Moor, Teacher Filebox, Homeschool Creations, plus some other stuff I find online or grab from a meeting, conference, or whatever. I’m an information junkie.
I think that’s it. I’ll post some links to the products I mentioned soon.