Our Homeschool Room 2014-15

Our (Home)school Room 2014-15 - jenniferajanes.com

Our Homeschool Room 2014-15

Our homeschool room doesn’t look a lot different this year than it did last year or the year before. We still have a lot of books. Probably too many, if I’m honest. And we use them. We do read alouds, and the girls have curriculum resources they work from most days. But the more we homeschool, and the more I learn about how children (especially those with special needs) learn, the less our homeschool has become about being “school at home” and the more it has become a lifestyle of learning that we all enjoy together.

So, while a lot of our learning happens at home, it doesn’t all happen in our school room. Some of it happens in the den:

Working in the den - jenniferajanes.com

Some of the learning we do happens in a friend’s backyard:

In a friend's backyard - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes we learn during a field trip to the zoo,

Field trip at the zoo - jenniferajanes.com

Or a state park,

Field trip to a state park - school room - jenniferajanes.com

At a state park - making stick bread - jenniferajanes.com

Or a national park.

Field trip at a national park - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes our learning occurs through technology instead of books.

Using technology - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes it happens in waiting rooms.

In the waiting room - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes it happens while playing board games (or teaching a pumpkin to play a game).

Teaching a pumpkin to play checkers - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes it happens during therapy.

Therapy session - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes learning happens at museums (we especially like the ones with hands-on science activities!).

At a science museum - bed of nails - jenniferajanes.com

science museum - brine's building blocks - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes it happens at the kitchen table.

Spelling with gluten-free pretzels - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes learning happens while participating in charity events.

Race for the Cure 2013 - jenniferajanes.com

Princess Roo at charity event - jenniferajanes.com

Writing stories and signing books for charity - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes we learn during homeschool co-op classes.

At a homeschool co-op - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes we learn while making hats for a local homeless ministry.

Making hats for the homeless community - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes learning takes place on mission trips.

Leaving for a mission trip - jenniferajanes.com

Sometimes learning takes place on the road, traveling to and from homeschool conventions.

On our way to Teach Them Diligently 2013 - jenniferajanes.com

Some learning takes place at the fair on the educational day they host for kids every year.

With Ms Moo at the fair - jenniferajanes.com

Most days you’ll find us at home, our noses in the books, and quite possibly in our homeschool room. But if we’re not there, you can be assured we’re still learning . . . somewhere!

Other posts in the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop:

What does your homeschool room look like this year? Share it during school room week at iHomeschool Network’s Not Back-to-School Blog Hop!

Not Back-to-School Blog Hop 2014 Calendar

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13 Responses to Our Homeschool Room 2014-15

  1. Jennifer says:

    I really enjoy your blog! I have a daughter with possible autism / SPD and have found your posts to be so helpful. I imagine this will be especially true when it’s time for her to begin school.
    Would you mind telling me what stroller your daughter uses (pictured in Our Homeschool Room 2014-2015 post)? I currently use a sling, but my daughter has just turned four and I’m not sure how long that will last.
    Thanks so much!

    • Thank you so much for the words of encouragement, Jennifer! I’m blessed that you have found some help here! I certainly hope you will continue to visit as your daughter gets older and begins school. That can be such an exciting (and frightening) time.

      The stroller is a Convaid Cruiser. We were blessed to get it at a significant discount from a family whose child could no longer use it.

      I look forward to interacting with you more soon!

  2. So true! Learning happens everywhere. We’re learning while grocery shopping and while baking Christmas cookies together, even though we’re officially “off school” in December. It’s all learning.

  3. I really enjoyed this post! I believe that learning happens everywhere as well. My daughter just started studying a Pony Club Manual for her hippotherapy sessions. She wants to learn about when horses get sick, and much more. She has mild/moderate cerebral palsy, and this is our second year of homeschool.

  4. I really enjoyed all of your pictures. And you’re so right.. learning is happening everywhere, wherever we go (or don’t go)… creating that environment it key and you are doing that soooo well!

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  6. Nicolle says:

    Love all of your pics! We are homeschooling 3 children now, 2 on with autism, etc. Between therapeutic riding, speech, OT, PT, play therapy, music therapy, skills training and MD appointments we also spend a great deal of time each week having “school” in our van, waiting rooms and surrounding areas (when the weather cooperates).


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