Thursday, August 12, 2010

Not Back to School Blog Hop: School Room week!

This week, we're sharing a glimpse into our homeschool rooms at the:

Not Back to School Blog Hop

This is a hard one for me.  Although we have plenty of rooms for a school room, I don't like school being separate from life.  Life is learning and learning is life.  

Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.
(Charlotte Mason)

That said, this is our FAVORITE room of the house:  our sunroom!  During most of the year, we have a fabulous view of the outside.   During the winter, we snuggle up in front of warm cozy fire and read. 

If you pass through the door at the far end of the sunroom, this is the "room" you'll walk into 
(and NO, it's not always this neat):

 I don't know if it actually qualifies as a room.  It's about a double wide hallway at one end and single wide at the other.  We had these shelves built to hold our supplies from year to year.  I have been going through them and trying to get rid of things I know I'm not going to use (as in I have held on to them for years and still haven't used them!)  The more I get into Charlotte Mason, the less hold textbooks have over me and I'm able to prune the shelves.

We also LOVE being outside when the weather is bearable.  Sometimes we sit under the cabana to the left, butour favorite thing to do outside is to spread a blanket by the swingset (far right) and swing and read and listen to audio books.  This is also our view from the sunroom!

We are trying to sell our home and move to our BLR house.  We sometimes spend weeks there and so school comes with us.  This is our home school room there.  Sorry this picture was right after it was built, so it's lacking some character!

and our outside classroom at the river!

So where do you homeschool?


Chef Penny said...

I love it! That's exactly the way I envision homeschool too. Thanks for the peek.

MissMOE said...

Well said. School should happen everywhere. Reading in the grass next to the swing set sounds lovely. Thanks so much for sharing.

Duenes 5 said...

What a BEAUTIFUL place to learn! I love your home! I too am moving to a Charlotte Mason education and weaning out textbooks that we never used anyways! We move all around our little home too in our learning.

Have a blessed year!

rawbanana said...

Love your space-LOVE the shelves in the hallway! Thanks for sharing your space =)