As back-to-school season begins, most military parents already know the deal — we go to the store, supply list in-hand, and check off the boxes for tissues, glue sticks, and dry erase markers just in time to pack them into an overly stuffed backpack for our kid’s first day of school; However, this year might look a bit different as many military kids and parents are finding themselves tasked with creating virtual learning spaces.

Whether you need a quiet space for homework or a more permanent place to do all of their online assignments during hybrid or virtual learning, here are 5 adorable and functional ideas for designing small classrooms at home.


1. Dedicated At-Home Learning Space

San Diego SpouseLink Ambassador, Gisella, created this adorable virtual learning space in her California home, complete with a daily calendar, small desk, and movable caddy for school supplies.

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2. Virtual Learning in a Small Space

Organized Mom came up with this great idea for a DIY hideaway homework desk that’s perfect for small spaces. It even folds up onto the wall!

See how to create your own here.


3. Single Homework Zone for Several Kids

With a large desk and mounted shelves, you can create a single homework zone that does the job for several kids.


Parents Magazine shows how to set up an “A+ Schoolwork Spot” here.


4. Unique Virtual Classroom

Using inexpensive supplies found online, you can create a unique virtual classroom that allows your little ones to stay organized, inspired, and even show off their personality!

Teaching with Mel D. shares how here.


5. Homeschooling at the Kitchen Table

Let’s be honest — not all of us have the space to dedicate an entire room or section of a room into a classroom. But don’t worry! With a little organization, Drenched in the Desert found that their family actually prefers homeschooling from the kitchen table.

See how you can make your own kitchen table workstation here.


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