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This question is mostly for those who use a curriculum and/or workbooks. I thought it would be fun to read about where other kids do their studies.<br><br>
We usually do school at the dining room table. Recently my oldest dd has started standing to do her work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sometimes I have her sit to do Handwriting tho b/c every now and then it's pretty sloppy when she's standing.<br><br>
Today we're doing school in the living room floor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I watch her and smile b/c I'm so happy she can learn and do her work in the way best for her! I can't imagine her being stuck in a desk all day long.
 

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dr table-- I'd love to get them their own little school desks. When my DD went to Hebrew school she was astonished and thrilled that she got her very own little desk!<br><br>
DS was using SOS so that work was done at the 'puter. Now he at the table.<br><br>
They do a lot of reading, and that is wherever. Floor, porch, table, sofa, bed. My only requirement is that they have a strong light source.
 

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My kids do some workbook work. They sometimes choose the dining room table, sometimes the living room floor, sometimes they lie in their beds, sometimes they do them in the car - wherever!<br><br>
Almost three months ago, we went on a two week vacation (to England!), and our (then) 4 month old kitten peed on our couches while we were gone! We had people coming over to play with, and feed the cats everyday, but he still left his little "message" all over our couches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
We've ordered a new couch - a big comfy sectional - but it won't be here for another 2 weeks. I can't believe how much I've missed our snugly reading times on the couch. Sure, we can snuggle in the bed, but it's just not the same. I've decided, after living without one, that a big comfy couch is one of my most precious homeschooling supplies! :LOL<br><br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We use the dining room for most of our structured work, but we also go anywhere in the house and outside too. We have a big porch with an art area and a science experiment area.<br><br>
When dd was in school (just a few months ago) her 2nd grade teacher had them sit silently at their desks literally all day except for the half hour of recess (IF they were done with their work) and the half hour of lunch (where they had to sit silently at a lunch table). It was horrible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. When I pulled her out and told the teacher that children need to be able to get up and have some freedom she looked at me like I was insane and said "oh no, no" (like "NOT in my classroom!"). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 

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We were doing the kitchen table but I hate packing up stuff before we were done to eat. So I got a table for my son's room to use as a desk.<br><br>
We have a computer desk.<br><br>
I went to a school closing sale. I bought 3 desk like you will see in a class room. My kid love this. They have their own space to work and draw. They don't have to pick it up.<br><br>
My girls were given a bed room set with desk.<br><br>
Then we have the coffee table, couch, and our family bed.<br><br>
My son will read in his bed.<br><br>
So pretty much every were but the kitchen table now. LOL
 

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Well, I guess we're odd-- my seven year old niece's favorite place to do work is my son's high chair. It's got a nice little tray, it's nice and high, and while she's at it she feels like she's got her own little work zone. :LOL
 

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Well, I have two tables in our dining area. One is supposed to be for eating and the other is supposed to be for work/crafts, but the truth is that there's usually stuff all over both of them and we just push it to the or stack it on the other table when it's time to eat. :LOL<br><br>
The boys do some work there and some on the couch. Usually, when they're on the couch they pull out TV trays. They both have desks in their rooms, which are also covered with assorted stuffs and almost never have room to do any sort of schoolwork on. Our family suffers from "horizontal surface syndrome."
 

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we don't do a cirrc. , but like others when writting, or when we are working together, it's mostly at the kitchen table, but can be on the floor, bed, couch. or desk. ds1 loves to read in bed and when it's a pretty day out, he'll go sit on one of the swings and read out there.
 

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the kitchen table or the card table<br>
We can no longer do the floor because of our big gooberhead of a perpetual pup<br>
Today because I have nothing to do anything with and am conserving it for making dinner it will be in my bed on a bed desk I bought.. this is the two younger ones..<br><br>
Dd does her work in her room as we recently got her one of those loft beds that has a pull out desk.<br>
ds has a computer desk in his room with a pull out tray..
 

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My oldest has a bright red painted old-fashioned metal schooldesk. We have another adjustable desk, a short preschool-sized table, and the couch. All in the living room.<br><br>
But it depends what we're doing. We sit together on the couch for lots of things, spread out projects on bed or floor, and paint in the kitchen, etc.
 

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Right now, we primarily use the kitchen table (our house only has one dining area--so sick of that!) but in the future I plan to expand, etc. I'm not opposed to them doing their work at the coffee table or on the floor, etc. We're moving again this summer and my biggest requirement is to have a separate dining room and a breakfast nook or some such place so that we can leave our stuff spread out and head to another room for lunch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We are very lucky to have a homeschool space. Our house has a loft that overlooks the living room. We have a card table up there, a white board, and tons of book shelves. There are maps and wildlife posters on the walls and a solar system hanging from the ceiling. I love having some place where we can leave a project out over night and still have a table to eat on! I also like to keep all the random things we are collecting, from math manipulatives to art supplies, in one part of the house. My kids learn all over though; right now they are watching Midsummer's Nights Dream on the TV in the basement <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We are also lucky to currently be renting a large house with room for a "school room". We HAD been using the kitchen table for 4 years, but this house has a room off the dining room which is like a sunporch with 3/4 windows on 2 walls, overlooking a gorgeous yard, forest, and a pond across the very busy main road. Last spring we even had a young moose walk by only a few yards from our window!! The other 2 walls are filled with bookshelves, a white board, and a big built in bench/storage seat with the TV we use to do our Latin videos. We got some free furniture from ?? so we have a table for the sewing machine/other projects, and our large work table, plus bench seats with more storage inside.<br><br>
Like I said, we are VERY lucky to have this space. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I feel so blessed sometimes (of course the rest of the house is crumbling, and the heat is over $2000/year)
 

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My son has done his everywhere imaginable.LOL...He does it at the kitchen table,on the floor,his bedroom desk,my computer desk but right now he is lying under the tree reading Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.. :LOL<br><br>
He is a great kid who loves to learn..I am so proud of him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:<br><br>
Love Mylie xx <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We do circle/work time and dd has been messing around with some workbooks recently. We've been all over the house, but our favorite is in dd's floor, with some incense and the circle time candle burning. It creates a neat, creative atmosphere.
 

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dining room table. they have desks. they have what issupposed to be thier own little school area but what a hassle to go down there. DD still needs me to sit right by her for the most oart while she does school work so the only practicle place to do that is at a table with lots of room. Also we do miquon math which kinda requires a lot of space.
 

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We use the kitchen table. It's a good reason to clean it -- other wise I'd leave the breakfast stuff on it all day.<br><br>
Dd likes to stand while she does her work, too. My kids seem to absorb more when they're up and moving around.<br><br>
There's an homeschool educational evaluator in our area who sends virtually EVERYONE to a particular eye doctor...and this eye doctor prescribes glasses (often bifocals) for EVERYONE (including 3yos). These 2 are also really big on saying the kids need to have a slanted surface (like a desktop) to work on because of the "vision problems". So many moms then jump through hoops to try to obtain desks and figure out how to set them up in their house. This whole scenario drives me nuts, and I've become anti-desk because of it.
 
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