In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Our Classroom

Preschool and Kindergartener's will work at the picnic table.  You can see their book shelf and their blue "word wall".  The big shelf in the corner is our student shelf.  Each of the four oldest students have their own shelf.  Two of these students use a workbox system.

Each older student has their own "work station".  An "L" shaped work area which has a small computer desk and a traditional school desk.  Each of them also have a "class schedule" hanging above their desk, as "virtual schoolers' they are often responsible to attend classes with their teachers and this is how we keep track of all those times!  My 3rd grader's weekly spelling words will be put on his word wall which is the blue pocket chart.  The Kindergartener's will be in charge of our calendar, days of the week and weather charts.

Close up of student shelf

The blue pocket chart is where I post daily "announcements", such as times for Dr. appointments or different outings.  This helps the older students when there is going to be an expected change in our schedule.  The white drawers house supplies that we use more on a daily basis, such as paper clips, staples, paper, etc.  The brown shelf is home to our "unreachables" way up top :) and other things described down below. 

Our 8th grade work station

Our whiteboard and another shelf for student supplies.

Teacher's desk
The top shelf houses a supply box with misc. supplies such as tape, scissors, rulers, etc.  Also, our pencil box, dictionary and magazines.  The second shelf houses our Preschool Workboxes which are stocked daily with different activities which my preschooler can work on independently.  The bottom shelf houses our backpacks and our Traveler Crate (for our travelers project).

Since we have a number of young children in the house, we are forced to keep many supplies in the basement, out of reach.

The stacking crates house glue sticks, glue bottles and crayons/marker.  We have seperate storage bins for each subjects materials

The top shelf houses art/craft materials.  The second shelf is for paint/paintbrushes.  The third shelf has misc. books and a bin of "novels"

Science bin...we really need an additional bin :/

Preschool materials.  Puzzles, flashcards, whiteboard books, activity bags, much stuff on one little shelf

Top shelf houses all of our preschool/k workbooks.  Second shelf is overflowing science stuff and third shelf is all extra notebooks/folders