Do you remember my concern when I was about to start homeschooling my eldest daughter?Â 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.Â 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 newÂ 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.Â 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 beÂ 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.
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that’s a big difference in terms of the look and space. I thinkk I need this one for my net.
This is a nice workspace, very conducive to learning. 🙂 Your little girl looks really serious!
Her new study table looks so organized. I am happy that you are homeschooling your child. I have considered homeschooling din, kaya lang I am working. However, I found a nice gradeschool owned by my Trigonometry teacher in high school. I love their teaching concept and the children are thriving and really learning (My eldest daughter, who is now in college, was a pioneer of the school. I was glad I put her there, even when people here frowned on eclectic schools and preferred the old one.
It’s good that she has her own workspace. It’s a good motivation that it’s all her own.
I recently bought my eldest his own study table and ever since, he became more interested in working on his reading and drawings. I’m quite curious about homeschooling because I’ve been hearing a lot about it from other moms.
Wow! That is so cool. She has her own space for herself that could make her feel like she’s in her own desk at school..even better looking than the boring desk at school. haha! I haven’t really thought of home schooling my kids even with the fact that they are athletes or towards my toddlers. What are its advantages sis?
this is really a nice idea. you both look like you’re working in the office.. hehe
wow,. new study table! 🙂 nice!
It’s nice working table sis. She can practice how to organize her things.
great idea and i like her study table my 2 kids just uses our old tables to use for their study in their rooms
Nice, she can focus more and organized her things well.
Nice to see that your daugther has a new study area. I still get the kids to do their work at the dining table as it is the only table big enough to accomodate everyone.
I love the new work area. I am so amazed with hands-on moms like you!
Her new study area looks wonderful and I like that she has shelves to put things on and a sense of privacy so she wont get distracted by other things going on at home… Terrific idea.
PS I left you some comments/requests on the docs board.
I love her new desk, so organized! And being able to see her stars can definitely be motivating for a learner. Hope she enjoys learning more 🙂
Her face looks intense! Sure is better to have a “young lady’s” study table than the small one. I’m sure mas inspired sya ngayon 😀
The study table is indeed more comfortable than her old table. Are those “areas” you’ve mentioned needed in homeschooling? Hindi pala pwede in her study table na lang?
Aaahh, that’s the exact kind of desk I’ve been looking for! Would you mind telling me where you bought it, Mylene?
Good move. I would also like this new place, if I where your kiddo. Katabi pa si mommy!hihi…
I am sure she will be more motivated in her study with her own table.
That is a very nice study table! I think I want one too. 🙂
nice set-up. and it was a great decision to buy a table for her.
A work space is essential to especially for kids to establish discipline when they’re studying. Again, I comment you and your household for doing home schooling coz I know the hard work associated with it 🙂
And thank you for all the help that I’ve been receiving from you! 🙂
ang dami kong typos… you’re smart naman to understand my previous comment 🙂
way to go! that table is similar to what my daughter actually uses! 🙂
Having a well-organized work space, either for studying or doing work is very important. Seeing things neatly arranged somehow gives a sense of order and system, which I think makes that task at hand easier to tackle. I for one cannot work and think well when my office table is all cluttered. My brains are somehow also in shambles hehehe.
A comfortable study area is very important to learning. And I think one advantage of home schooling is that you can personally adjust your child’s study area according to her needs.
Yes, the kids really need their own workplace! I guess that is what I didn’t prepare for my son that well! And yes, I am also intrigued with home school…
her study table is more comfy now; same question here, is it accredited by DepEd? a friend of mine is thinking about homeschooling for her kid, can you please share how you get into it, any website or office?
her new workplace is indeed more conducive to learning… 🙂 mylene im just wondering how long do you plan to homeschool her? and is it accredited by DepEd? 🙂
Right now, the homeschooling arm of SOT is still seeking DepEd’s recognition. But in our Constitution we have the right to educate our children in the manner we see fit and the government will recognize it. Until when? Until God is leading us to do so 🙂