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How did all of you decide to set up your homeschool areas?

 
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goodgirlquin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: How did all of you decide to set up your homeschool areas? Reply with quote

We have already decided to homeschool next year.I am looking for ways to set aside a space for it.I have one child a seven year old.Not alot of extra space.
Also while your here what curriculum do you use or like?

Thanks so much.
Christina
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: You don't really need a special place to homeschool... Reply with quote

You don't really need a special place to homeschool, unless most of your house is too noisy to concentrate in Smile Probably the best thing to do is just keep all the materials for each child (textbooks, paper, pencils, assignments, homework, etc.) in a box, and stow the box near to where your child is most comfortable learning. It's very convenient if you can just reach over and pick up a book whenever you find yourself at loose ends, and it keeps things from getting lost.

If your child needs a hard surface for writing on, try getting a lap desk - something with a hard top and a soft bottom that can be placed on the lap. Sitting at the kitchen table often isn't convenient or comfortable.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: Thanks so much......... Reply with quote

I had not thought of a lap desk.....Good idea.

What about crafts and art supplies ect....Anyone???
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: HS area Reply with quote

I started this year with a special area and my boys, 6 and 8, hardly ever use it. they are eiither under the desk, under the table or lying on the floor. They each have a drawer in a desk I bought at an auction but that is just where they keep their things. I gave them clipboards for Christmas so they can do their work anywhere in the house, and I can put their papers on them at the begining of the day, leaving a coloring page or game at the bottom for when they are done with their work. They like being able to do their homework under the bed with a flashlight and it keeps them a little more independent.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject: You both are very right......... Reply with quote

now I feel like i don't really need a certain place.I am home schooling for the freedom.I should give him the freedom to do his work wherever he wants also.Thanks so much.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about not having a special place. I had a desk that was my "school desk". It helped me be in the mindset that I was studying. It's not extremely necessary of course, but probably wanted as the child gets older. My favorite was a small computer desk my mom bought at Walmart.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

i am really enjoying the input from everyone.thanks so much.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hated my little red desk! Although it was nice to have a place to keep my books, I am an adventurer, and I have always had trouble staying still. (I probably would have been diagnosed with something common if I had been taken to a doctor Laughing ) I think it held me back more then anything. I loved to do my school work on the floor or in the tree fort, but it wasn't allowed most of the time. Sad Some kids probably do a lot better with a desk then others, so keep this in mind. If the floor or table are not working, try something else. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was such a beautiful day at my house, the boys did their homework in the back of the truck with the tailgate down! they had a blast and took frequent fun breaks on there bikes. Why let the weather go by when you can enjoy it and do your work at the same time Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently homeschooling three girls. Each has a deisgnated milk crate in their favorite color for books and materials, and a binder that contains their lesson plans. We do most of our homeschooling around the kitchen table, so that I can help each when it is needed. I also made sure that each has an area or desk space they can go to if they need to concentrate more on certain items. I feel this provides a more relaxed setting than the blackboard, school desk routine
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