In our five years of homeschooling, we have worked in 3 different school rooms and this year we're moving to a fourth! When we first moved to this house, I thought the dance studio the previous owners added to the back of the house was going to be perfect for school. Unfortunately, the fact that that room is not tied in to the central heat and a/c got in the way. We tend to take more breaks when the weather is good and work ahead on school during times we'd be staying inside anyway. So last year, we found ourselves carting all the books inside to the dining room table on a regular basis so that we weren't freezing or burning up.
This year, we decided to make a small living area we mostly used for holidays and playing into a school room. Here's the finished result!
last year's set-up because she has fewer options at one time and they are all immediately visible. Secora is 3 years old, with a birthday coming up soon. That means with our local school cut-offs, she should be pre-K next year and Kindergarten the year after that. She happily works on these activities for two hours straight while we do school and keeps asking me to tell her letter sounds though, so I might end up starting pre-K with her this year, I haven't decided yet. The main difference about making it official would be getting All About Reading's pre-reading program for her, then we'd play it by ear to see if she's ready for kindergarten next year or not.
Under the schedule is a weekly board for each girl showing what she needs to accomplish each day.