One of the hardest things to do with homeschool is find a place to keep it all. This is where you get to be creative.  Depending on how many children and how many courses you have and how you are taking the courses will dictate your storage and technology needs.

You will want a space for each child to keep their school books. Assigning a shelf or plastic crate, backpack, or basket may be all you need. Some homeschoolers color code their children.  This would make it very easy to tell who has whose pencil and which binder is whose and which matching color cubby, crate, or bin it should go back into.  

Your teaching style will dictate a lot of what you do. Are you tech savvy and want to use an online method like google classroom or JupiterEd? Are you low tech and need a file cabinet to keep up with papers that have been turned in and what needs grading or what pages to hand out next? Putting thought into how to organize your space first will help you develop your child’s space next. Questions like will we use a physical library or a digital one? Will we buy books or check them out from the library? Will we buy curriculum or use an online teaching software? All of these types of questions should be taken into consideration to design a homeschool organization system that meets your needs.

Understanding your child’s learning style can also help you to design their learning space as well. If a child is an auditory learner, they may need peace and quiet to focus. A visual learner, doesn’t do well with people walking in and out or a window to look out of. Kinesthetic learners may need to be in a space that allows them to sit more comfortably or get up and move. All of those conditions should ideally be met for your child to get the most out their homeschool education. That being said, many of us, have what we have and we learn to be even more creative when it’s not perfect.

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