Hi everyone! As most of you know, we’ve moved our school room to the basement, and so today I’m sharing our updated homeschool room tour with you!
I want to start off by saying that you by no means need to have a dedicated “classroom” in order to homeschool. You can literally homeschool anywhere you have space, or wherever you prefer. We often pack up and head to the library to do school, sometimes we end up in the living room, and other times we head outside. It really depends on the day and our mood!
That said, I do have a setup school area that we use the majority of the time. It works well for our family and we’re thankful to have this space! So I thought it would be fun to take a little tour and show you how we have it all set up now that we’ve moved!
Watch Our Updated Homeschool Tour 2016 here!
Click here for more details on our school desk setup. Ikea discontinued the table tops I purchased, but they replaced them with the Linnmon Table Tops, white. I think everything else is the same. Here are links to the desk pieces.
- 4 – Vika Alex Drawer units
- 2 – Vika Linnmon Table Tops (I purchased two 2.5′ x 5′ table tops and put them together for a 5×5 table)
- 2 x 4 Kallax shelf
- Micke Desk
- 4 Jules Jr. Swivel Chairs (Update: Swivel chairs are working well, they’ve gotten over the spinning, so it’s all good now.)
- Marius Stool
As promised, here are some links to the products mentioned in this video and a few other products we’ve used in our homeschool:
- Expandable Drawer Organizer
- Desktop Supply Carousel
- Mavalus Tape
- 8×8 Clear Project Cases
- Reading Bench Tutorial
- X-Acto Sharpener
- Pokémon Figures
- Food Erasers
- Reading Incentives Chart
- Geography Terms Poster
- Ikea School Desks
- 1-100 Number Chart
- Days of the Week
- Months of the Year
- Calendar Time
- Gingham Calendar Numbers
- USA Wall Poster (Sorry, I couldn’t find the exact one, but we like this one too.)
- World Wall Poster (Sorry, I couldn’t find the exact one)
- Manuscript Alphabet Bulletin Set
- Cursive Alphabet Bulletin Set
Click below to download:
For those of you wondering about our birdies, they’re still upstairs in the old location which has now become my sewing room! I was worried the basement might get cold, and so we kept them upstairs in the room their familiar with. So now I have tweety company while I sew
I’ve stumbled across your blog today looking for homeschool room ideas for our growing girls. We’ve had a working setup for the last few years, but we’re getting older and needing to revamp. I love your quad desk (we have four girls) but am dying to know: how old are your kids? I showed this to my husband and he was concerned about leg room. Do they get all up in each other’s business in this shared space?
No, they don’t really reach each other because of the drawer units. My desks were 5′ long, and so with the drawer units on both sides, you can really only fit the Ikea Jr. chair in the space. You could do a larger desk as well and have more room. But it worked fine for us 🙂
how did you attach the 2 table tops together? Did you put anything under the table tops before putting them on top of the drawers? Thanks!
Hi, I show how I put them together in this post: https://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2012/08/our-ikea-school-desks.html
I love your table set up. Currently we use the dining room table and I sit next to the child I’m working with. How do you do one on one work when you can’t sit with them? I want to change to your set up, I love that each child has a set of drawers, but I’m concerned how that one on one works.
I usually walk around the room and alternate helping people as needed.