where do you home educate?

I liked this blog by Nikki, who asked where do you home educate. As in, when you are at home, do you have a ‘space’ that you have the things you use, or snuggle to do it. She explicitly doesn’t want a list of all the places you go out and about, but the ‘home’ bit! [we home educators are quite keen on telling everyone we don't home educate 'at home' but everywhere you see!] I think this is quite a good idea, as September often sees quite a number of new home educators, who are a bit worried about the hows and wheres, so this is the home part of the where!

Anyway, we have some key areas we home educate – most of the downstairs and garden!

1. the ‘home ed’ area is where most of the books as well as toys and games are kept. I guess it is here that most of the book stuff goes on. as well as housing the computer. There are 2 ‘desk’ areas, but these aren’t often used for working at, but accumulating piles of things needing to be put away. :blush: The sofas are used for snuggling up on and ‘doing work’ either workbooks or fact books or me or chris reading to either or both.

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2. but in summer, partic if the weather good, we tend to try and move all this activity outside, to take advantage of the sun/warmth and to feel the seasons.

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3. and now our conservatory has been rebuilt, i am hoping to use it more in the winter as well to do things in. This pic is taken before it got unuseable.

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4. Our kitchen table is the prime scene for messy crafts and also science experiments.

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5. and the front room is sometimes used for music prac, has the TV for DVD watching, and a sofa for snuggling too…


I hope that gives a flavour of where we home educate when we are at home! Thankyou Nikki for the idea. SO, my home educating friends, care to join in showing the where-at-home?


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