We live in a small house. When we bought our home, we did so knowing that we would eventually have to either extend or build a separate outdoor room for our homeschool room. At the beginning of this year, we started work on the homeschool studio (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the progress over this last year). The studio is pretty much a fancy shed; we fitted out the inside though so it looks like a room.
Six weeks back we got to move in. My husband (and me a little, but mostly him) worked so hard building it and the feeling of finally being able to work and play in that space has just been incredible.
I thought I might show you around a little bit, starting with our nature shelf.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. ~ Rachel Carson
Having a nature shelf is such a great way to nurture our children’s curiosity about their natural environment. Having a spot where they can display their collected treasures shows our kids that we value these items; that they are worth keeping, that they are interesting and that they are beautiful.
And when you are displaying those lovely treasures, transparent glasses and vases make those treasures seem that much more special.
In a thrifted vase, the naturally beautiful colours of collected sea glass take centre stage. In an acrylic desk caddy, each tuft of a feather, each shimmer of colour, can be seen and enjoyed.
A bird’s nest sits in a vintage jar. And an A6 acrylic pamphlet holder makes a beautiful display for a delicate dragonfly.
And sometimes, when the light is just right, the sun will catch the corner of a jar and bend just so, creating a beautiful rainbow around the room.
If you are nervous about using glass, there are a lot of really beautiful acrylic options. Our desk caddy and pamphlet holder are both from an office supplies store.
As our homeschool studio comes together, I’m looking forward to showing you around a bit more.
And if you have a nature shelf, I’d love to see it. You can share a photo on my Facebook page 🙂