Yay! Another week of blog hopping in celebration of NOT going back to school. This week we are sharing our classrooms. The environments in which we learn. I've been perusing a lot of the blogs that have already linked up this week over the past few days, gleaning ideas and just generally feeling somewhat green with a little bit of envy. But a few posts I read yesterday really spoke to me about contentment. About being content to learn wherever we are. I needed to hear that. We have an amazing home. One that I still feel so blessed to be living in a year after we moved in. It has it's quirks and we have no garage or outside storage at all but we have a roof over our heads and we have plenty of room to play and learn. I am content. I am content with learning in the playroom this year.
I am content with containing our art messes to the dining room table.
I am content with reading our stories on the loveseat in the living room.
I am going to be especially content once I have the laundry room clean and get our nature center set up (no more rocks from mars sitting on the computer desk!)
We learn just about everywhere in our home. We learn just about everywhere outside our home. It's what I love so much about homeschooling. Homeschooling is not creating a sterile classroom environment in your house. Homeschooling is creating a natural, loving environment where the natural curiosity of a child can be quenched. Where google sees it's share of random questions on a regular basis and not only are the children learning in the playroom, the living room, the dining room, the laundry room, and everywhere we go but *I* am learning so much too! I think that for the first time since I was really young I have a genuine excitement about school because of what I can learn! And our tables and chairs are really just tools we can use to help move that along nicely.
PS: my office is upstairs on our landing. It's where I keep what we're not currently using for school. It's a total disaster right now so I did not get pictures of it. I also did not snap pics of the boys' weekly file boxes. but they look like the one below and will hold their weeks worth of activities and work. I have not yet decided where I'm keeping our FIAR stuff organized.
If you've stopped by from the blog hop I'm so happy to have you! If not please head over to the blog hop here and check out all of the other terrific school room posts this week!