It stands to reason that you either have a homeschool room or you do not. Maybe you don’t have one because you don’t have the space, or maybe you have one because you do not want one. When we moved a couple of years into our homeschool journey, I specifically looked for a home that had the homeschool friendly layout I envisioned. Let me tell you why.
Reasons To Have a Homeschool Room
1. Plenty of Room to be Together – In our old home I had one child in one room at a desk and one at the kitchen table, while I had my little one still somewhere else. Having a designated homeschool room allows us to all be in the same place together without feeling cramped.
2. A Collected Space for Supplies – At our old house I had books and supplies all over the house. We would often miss out on an awesome resource because I forgot I had it or couldn’t find it. One of the first things I did was install shelving to accommodate all of our homeschool supplies in our new homeschool room.
3. A Place to Leave the Clutter – When you are homeschooling on your kitchen table it is hard to eat. Unless you clean up well from breakfast you will have food on your papers. Then to eat lunch you have to clear whatever you are doing. With a homeschool room we can just drop what we are doing and leave it to come back to later, without it interfering with our other activities.
Having a designated homeschool space changed homeschooling for me. It has allowed me to feel much more organized as well as made it easier for me to be present and available for all the kids at once. We can all work in the same space (even me) because we have the room to each have our own works pace in the same room without being on top of each other. While sometimes noises from the kids can get on each other’s nerves, for the most part being together and having all our resources together in one space revolutionized our homeschool day.