School in our home for the first eight and a half years centered around the dining room table. Each day we gathered there to learn and grow in knowledge and life. The walls were covered in maps, charts and art. The edges of the room were lined with crates and a filing cabinet holding school work. It worked well for us.
In the middle of this past school year we were able to move our boys bedroom to a different location (still in the house in case you were wondering!). This freed up their old room for us to use as a school room. To say I was thrilled was an understatement! Why was I so happy when our previous arrangement was working out just fine? Well, after 8 years of homeschooling we were accumulating quite the library of school books and literature.
Now I can keep all of our school supplies, books and information in on location and not scattered throughout several spots in the house.
SO…Welcome to our School Room~ A Work In Progress
A place for reading Previous years school books This years books and all the extras
Our art wall Desks for working and art sessions A work station/my tutoring table
My newest addition to our school room is the art center. For the past 8 years I have had all this art stuff in boxes in our basement. I tried to bring it out once and a while to let my children do art, but most often I forgot about it. This year I decided, since I have a room dedicated solely to learning, that it was high time to get out the art supplies!
You should have seen the response! Each of my children were wanting to create before I even finished unpacking and arranging. The creative juices were flowing this weekend and many interesting and unique projects were made.
I still have plans for our school room. I would like to find a big old frame and use it to frame part of the wall painted with chalk board paint. I have a wooden end table I want to paint white and I need to finish painting the clothes pins on the art wall.
But, most importantly our school room is ready for our first day of school!
Let the Learning Begin!
*Just a side note….my three youngest children still gravitate to the dining room table to do their school work! Old habits die hard, I guess. Actually this fine, since it puts them all in a central location and I can work with each of them easily that way. Plus the school room is a bit small and for a couple of my boys that is REALLY distracting! :)
Do you have a room dedicated for your school and school supplies?
This post is linked up to Not Back-to-School Blog Hop at Heart of the Matter.