05 August 2010

Happy Elf Homeschool Room

Maybe I should file this under "keeping it real." This is our school room in actual use. Ok... it isn't even really a school room. It's our living room. We're up first thing this morning, plotting model electrons into their little orbitals. They're really the popcorn kernels you see on the table. (Easier than it sounds.) Elf's math gets done on the little laptop on the table and Emperor's is done on the computer at the desk. This way, they each have their own grades in the computer's grade book. Can you see all the curriculum stuff in the shelf at the far end of the room? The Clementine box behind the chair near the fake plant on the desk contains markers, a small American flag, post-it notes, my bills and a timer. Frequently, Emperor can be found lounging on the floor with his AlphaSmart during writing assignment time.  Edited to add:  I've included this post in the Not Back to School blog hop.  Check it out!

9 comments:

  1. Keeping it real. Amen.
    We school in the middle of our house-always have. Works just fine. :)
    Blessings

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  2. I just bought the Mc Guffey's Reader set. Can't wait to dive into it! We school on a few rooms here. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi Mrs. C I have not been by in a while. Just stopping by from the Not Back to School Hop! Looks like the learning is moving right along. Talk to ya soon!

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  4. If this is your Keeping It Real, then I'd be embarrassed to show my space on a bad day!!! ;)

    I think it still looks great ... and the plant makes a nice addition, too! I'll have to remember that!

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  5. Stopped in from the Blog Hop and so tickled to see someone else who simply uses their home AND has seeds/snack leftovers on their table while studying! :) Didn't think it could get any better until I saw your playlist. LOVE Tel Aviv, what a lovely trip in the way-back machine. Off to add it to my own playlist!

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  6. I'm all for keeping it real, girl friend. I only got some clean pics on a "good" day when the kids were away. LOL

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  7. "Real" or not, I think that table is awfully tidy for the shot being snapped when you are actively doing school. My table may be totally clean when we start the day, but by the time we're 5 minutes into it it is almost covered in stuff.

    Anyway, thanks for commenting on my blog and for sharing on the NOT Back-to-School blog hop.

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  8. Love how its a real picture. Exactly like my home. Your family is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This looks a lot like our "school". I like visiting your blog. It reminds me of our house. Aspie boys, school at the table, and my two are also happen to be in fifth grade this year. May your year be filled with love and blessings.

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