an introduction to our simple homeschool room

Our simple homeschool room is butter yellow with a great big red industrial light smack dab in the middle of the room. There’s a desk on the side for moi and a slide-out drawer for the oft-used printer (love love love having the printer beside me).

Can we say…

  • Latin pop quizzes?
  • Online printables?
  • And stuff I print during morning studies cause I forgot yesterday?

Our simple homeschool room has has a gigantic doored closet with cupboards with science encyclopedias, microscope, history books, math manipulatives, crafting material, and language resources that I have collected in my eleven-year-old library.

I have many books, despite purging many at every move. There’s an electrical plug at the bottom of this cupboard where a pencil sharpener and CD player are ready to go. 


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This simple homeschool room has butter yellow isn’t just brightening the walls, because the morning to afternoon sun is beaming through the windows. In the splash of morning sunlight, I feel energized to get going. One of my girl’s friends says that yellow stimulates brainpower, so I’ll take it.

It’s a warm alternative to the rest of the house. It’s pretty clear on entering our home that I prefer the colour blue. Blue is the fluidity of water. Blue is calm, cool, ease. Blue is borrowed from the impressionist watercolour: Monet. That would be why I’ve named our home Giverny of the Mountains.

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One window faces northeast, providing morning sun and a view of the natural pond only a half dozen feet from the house.

My desk window faces southwest, framing the front verandah where Violet, the Great Pyrenes naps — at the end of the verandah, the walk down to the river, the neighbouring island. There’s a view of our fenced vegetable garden with busy birdfeeders –squirrels, flitting black-capped chickadees, and Northern flicker competing for sunflower seeds, while the hens peck at the base.

The south-facing windows open to the driveway, the towering coniferous Kootenay mountains, and most of the days’ sun.

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Our simple homeschool room has three wood bookshelves house our favourite storybooks:

But do you even need a homeschool room? I answer that question here.

Because here’s the truth about the homeschool room.


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It’s nine o’clock! Time to start studies…