Sunday, August 8, 2010

Where We Do School

Not Back to School Blog Hop

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. IMG_0072In 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.

IMG_0067 Here you can see our book shelves, Alexa’s reading chair, our workbox system.

Along the ceiling of our room we have our homemade timeline and the alphabet, resources we use often.

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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.

IMG_0093 These are our book shelves. I love them. Sometimes I just sit and look at them cuz they make me smile :)

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.

IMG_0094_1 The middle shelf is our primary school shelf.

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.

3. Our Core Curriculum: My Father’s World, Kindergarten Lesson Plans, Supplemental Activities, Horizon’s Math, Handwriting, Binder’s for our finished work.

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.

20 comments:

Nicole said...

It's very cheerful, and I love the bookshelves!

~Robin~ said...

Very upbeat and colorful environment. Great place to educate your little ones. Hope you have a wonderful year filled with blessings!:)

angela @ kinder days said...

I saw your beautiful school room from teh blog hop this week! Great job!
blessings on your new season!

Angela

Monica said...

I knew your school room would be colorful... it just suits you! I have a lot of gray and brown in our room.. paneling... but it's clean! We start school today! Yea (I think).

Jennifer said...

So nice and organized looking!! Love the color of your walls.

Samantha said...

I like the wall color! :)

Daddy's Chick's said...

Book Shelves make me smile as well :). Thanks for sharing and have a blessed week.

Kari said...

So colorful. . .I love it!

Spesamor Academy said...

Pink is cool. :) How do you move your board on the wall?

Gwen Toliver said...

What a bright happy schoolroom. I love it! The best thing is giant (full!) bookshelves - ours are overflowing too. With each child, the number of books increases too....

Kim said...

It looks wonderful. I, too, love to sit and stare at our bookshelves!

Nichole said...

Those are great bookshelves!

Carrie said...

I like the pink! You've got such a colorful, happy schoolroom!

Thanks for sharing!!

Mrs. C said...

Cute! And pink works for a home-school room! :)

BrownGirl said...

Love the color and so coveting all those bookshelves. lol!

Kysha said...

Aw! Your schoolroom is adorable! Love the color and the shelves!

Missy said...

great room
love it!

Anonymous said...

How do your "work boxes" work?

Our Village is a Little Different said...

This is a great school room! As a mother of boys, I appreciate the pink!! I hope you have a happy and blessed school year. thanks for sharing your beautiful, and so nicely organized school room.

Little Mister's Mum said...

Love your school room set up :) So bright and cheery, just like any learning environment should be!