The start of our Homeschool Journey
It’s been a while since I updated my page. This year has been chaotic for everyone. Quarantine has been tough, especially keeping the kids and ourselves sane. COVID has led us to explore the path of homeschooling. Design Haven has been quieter than ever. I spent months finishing up projects and getting my oldest daughter ready for remote learning. After sharing some of our journey on social media, I opted to write about our journey of the homeschool classroom organization for littles and what has proven most effective for us.
When I enrolled my oldest, Paityn, for kindergarten, I anticipated the school district’s plan for virtual learning in the fall. Due to political complexities, schools remained closed until deemed “safe” to return. As anticipated, in-person learning was postponed until conditions were deemed “safe.” This led me to create a dedicated space at home to keep her focused throughout the school year. Recently, I shared a photo of Paityn’s first day, prompting many inquiries about her setup. Today, I’m unveiling her budget-friendly desk space, all under $300! A simple hack to keep the space organized and clean for online learning, homeschooling and/or hybrid learning.
Organization is Key!
The best method for staying organized and knowing where everything belongs is labeling. Each bin had a label indicating its contents: crafting supplies, markers, paints, etc. Additionally, some bins were color-coordinated for easy recognition, especially since she is learning to read. Storage cubes are my favorite way to keep everything together in one place!
Kids Need Their Own Homework Corner
Whether your child works at the dinner table or a desk, they need a quiet space for homework. As kids, my brother and I did homework at the dinner table with the TV off, ensuring a quiet environment for focus.
My aim was to create a focused space for Paityn with all her supplies easily accessible, making computer time enjoyable. Separating play from studies is crucial. A friend suggested placing her desk in the playroom, but I feared distractions. Paityn needed her dedicated corner to concentrate during quarantine and beyond. I share my experience with homeschooling along with more resources in another blog post that you can find here.
I reused some items from my office: the printer, lamp, “let all you do be done in love” sign, hole puncher, and chair. Most items were found online, creating this setup for under $300! Shop my latest finds below!