Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom
Occasionally I hear those who live in small homes wishing for a bit more space.
“If only we had a bigger house, we could have our very own school room!”
Some homeschoolers arrange their basements with desks, a flag, and materials organized alphabetically on shelves. Others sprawl their learning throughout their entire home–with books, papers, and drawings here, there, and everywhere.
In our family, I’ve never really wanted a separate room for school. One of my main goals for homeschooling is for our kids to discover that learning is just a natural part of life, happening whenever and wherever we go. Setting aside one specific space for academics didn’t really match up with that goal in my mind.
Which is right for you? There’s no correct or incorrect answer, but it’s worth considering a few factors, like the size of your space and your educational philosophy.
Here are a few pros and cons of having your own school room at home: