“I don’t have space in my house for a classroom”
This is the latest “but” that I received from someone talking about homeschooling. I really don’t understand why people feel the need to give me their excuse as to why they don’t homeschool… but I’ve ranted about that before.
As for the classroom situation, we don’t either. Or we didn’t, or we still don’t… I am not quite sure yet.
You don’t need a special classroom setup for education, learning can take place anywhere at any time, that is part of the beauty of homeschooling, flexibility.
In our particular case, we have what would be considered the master bedroom of our house be our computer room, there are 3 desktop computers and a whole lot of extra space that just attracted messes of laundry and toys and would make the perfect classroom. Sadly I don’t have the budget to have a learning room out of an Ikea catalog and despite the availability of cheap items on Craigslist and thrift stores, we don’t have the trunk space in our car to transport a desk, bookshelf or anything larger than a chair. So I never envisioned having a classroom and I was OK with it.
I did have a couple of assorted furniture pieces that had the potential to at least be a nice reading nook and preschool learning corner so with about 30 minutes of time and some shuffling of things around the house we have a “classroom”. It looks very nice and the boys like it, I don’t see myself doing much schooling there, maybe we will, maybe we won’t. It is in the same room as the homeschooling computer so it may come in handy. I am also open to schooling on the dining table, on the couch, on the porch or park if the weather is nice.
Only time will tell what will ultimately work for us.