Do you remember my concern when I was about to start homeschooling my eldest daughter? It was my daughter’s “office” at home. Temporarily, she used her old table. I lean it on my table so I can easily supervise her work. But the table is too small to accommodate all her stuff. So I am definite that this kind of setup is not good for long-term use.
Finally, last week I was able to convince my DH that a new bigger “office” is a need and not just my caprices. We were able to buy a study table which was very similar to an ACE office design. After class hours and during weekends, the actual writing area can be folded to maximize the space. Add to that, her school stuff is remained inside her “office”.
Now, we are working side -by-side. It is easier for me to supervise her reading tasks and it also easier for me to call her attention if she is not doing anything.
I observe that daughter is more comfortable to work on her new table. She has more writing space and her stuff is not cluttered. She can always see her “stars” too which serve as her motivation. She also sees her schedule so she knows what the next subject she needs to work on.
Aside from her office, she also uses our very small dining table whenever she takes her PACE Test. It is required that PACE Tests should not be done in the student’s office. Instead there should be a Testing Area which in our case, our dining table.
For now, we don’t need yet a Scoring Area since I’m the one checking her work. But when she step up to Level 4, we need to setup a Scoring Area because she will be scoring her own work using the Score Keys.