This week Heart of the Matter’s Not Back to School Blog Hop’s them is School Rooms . I was so excited to participate after all our school room received it’s newest addition this past week when we got a new dining room table and moved our old table into the school room. This is a GREAT addition to our school room!!
First things first, you must excuse the bright pink walls, this was actually my daughter’s bedroom and will be again in a year or two, so instead of repainting it (twice) we’re living with the pink. In this picture you can see our workbox system on the far left, the computer table that Treyton uses in the corner, our table (the kids sit on either side, with me in the middle) and our daily board/white board to the far right. The board can easily moves directly over the table which is super useful and convenient.
Along the ceiling of our room we have our homemade timeline and the alphabet, resources we use often.
This is our workbox system. I implemented this system from Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations. Of course I tweaked it a little bit, so that it works well for us, but it’s very similar.
The shelf to the left is mostly just our children’s books, some extra binders and supplies and the bottom shelf are our library books.
The shelf to the right (from the top) is curriculum and resources that are too advanced for where we are yet but that we have either picked up for free or cheap, (the middle shelf) our art supplies (bottom shelves) puzzles, folders, more art supplies, Lexa’s cardboard books for her to read in her reading chair, and Lexa’s activity box activities.
1. Resources: dictionary, thesaurus, curriculum catalogs and our B4FIAR lesson plans and lapbook pieces
2. Extras: workbooks, unit studies (written), happy phonics, Handbook of Nature Study, notebooks, etc. These are resources and supplies that we use as supplements and extras when need be. They are at the appropriate levels for my kids but aren’t a part of our core curriculum.
4. Children’s Bibles and school supplies (pencils, pens, crayons, markers, etc.)
5. Finished Work Trays (orange), workbox pieces, teacher supplies, Treyton’s activity box (his hand’s on manipulative pieces).
So that’s it. That’s our school room. We’re just getting used to having a separate area to do school in, and it’s been great.