Homeschool Room Tour

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Homeschool Room Tour Melodye ReynoldsWelcome to our homeschool room! One of my favorite things that I love to do it is look at other people’s homeschool rooms so I thought that today I would give you a full tour of ours!

We live in 1,000 square foot home so space is limited to say the least. Our homeschool room is actually a multipurpose room. It is our dining room as well as my office. I run a business from home so this room is equipped for triple duty action.

My biggest tip for having a room that has to serve many purposes is to organize, organize, organize. You will see that in our homeschool room everything has a place and a purpose. It is also critical that things get put back in their places so that we don’t lose any function in the room. For example, when the school day is over we put away all of our school and business things so that we can use the table for dinner time.

Now, it’s true that you do not need a classroom in order to homeschool but, for our family we found that it is best to have one. It helps my daughter to get into school mode. We do, however, school throughout our entire house. We may do reading in the living room or math in one of the bedrooms but the school room is where we do most of our studies. Everything we need is in one space and it just sparks imagination and learning for us. Read More

Our Homeschool Schedule

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our homeschool schedule melodye reynoldsWe are now heading into our fifth official year of homeschool and we have learned a lot over these last few years as far as how much time school takes and what times during the day we can get the most done. I guess I could have called this post “our homeschool routine” because we don’t do things at the exact same time each and every day. We shoot for a time frame each day and do things in a certain order, but we also keep it flexible in case math takes longer than expected or that science experiment takes us down the path of researching longer. That is just one of the joys of homeschooling. Read More

Scented Play Dough

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Scented Playdough With Printable Recipe!

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Back to school time means fresh supplies for teachers and homeschoolers alike. One thing we started doing a few years ago, at the beginning of each homeschool year is making our own playdough. We like to make a fresh batch so that it is ready and available for creative play time. 

Once we discovered essential oils, we thought it might also be a fun idea to make our play dough scented! Not only would it be fun to squish, but it could also smell like heaven and stimulate new senses. Not to mention, the benefits of the oils themselves. 

So, I wanted to take a sec and share my tried and true scented playdough recipe. We are actually making some of this today!

Hope you enjoy! Happy schooling!

Take a moment and hop on over to our Facebook page and let us know if you make your own scented playdough! We love to share homeschool tips and tricks as well as encourage each other over there. Come say hi!




Scented Playdough
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  1. 1 c flour
  2. 1/2 c salt
  3. 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  4. 1 tsp olive oil
  5. 1 c water
  6. food coloring
  7. 10 drops essential oil
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients
  2. Add water
  3. Stir over medium heat
  4. Take out of pan and knead until doughy
  5. (add flour if needed)
  6. Add food coloring
  7. Add essential oils
  8. HAVE FUN!
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