It’s the “school room hop” over at iHomeschool Network this week. However, my post will have to be more of “homeschool spaces.” When my children were younger, we did quite a bit around our kitchen table, but as they’ve grown older, they’ve sort of spread out around the house.
Each morning after breakfast and chores are over, my kids read their Bibles first thing. The boys read at the table, but my daughter (who is a little further along spiritually) prefers the privacy of her own bedroom to have her morning time with the Lord.
After everyone has completed their Bible reading for the day, we gather in our living room for the Bible study/devotional we read and discuss together. Then we have our family read-aloud (currently, The Hobbit). Following the read-aloud, each one goes his or her separate way.
The boys go back to the kitchen table…
or even my husband’s study…
Though our house may be “snug,” there’s always a cozy place available to curl up and read a great book or space to spread out with an art project or an experiment.
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.