Inspired by friends, (okay, by one friend in particular), I decided to show you our school room. No, you don't have to have a special room for school, and many of my friends don't... but it sure is nice :0) Especially if your husband works out of the home. Well, okay, the garage, but he's in and out a lot, which can be rather distracting. I love, love, love our school room! It's upstairs, which gives us a nice degree of separation, and right across from the boys' bedroom so if I'm working individually with one boy the others can hop across the hall and play, but still be close at hand.
Having a room dedicated as a school room means all three boys share a bedroom. Good thing it's big! And they don't mind, having never known any different. Actually, they're so used to it they don't like to be in a bedroom alone.
The school room is bright and sunny. I picked this room for that reason. And painted it butter yellow because the winter months can be dark and dreary. I wanted the school room to be warm and cheerful and it seems to be working. I'll often find the boys in there on their "own" time, drawing or reading or whatever. Got the table and chairs off craigslist for forty bucks, no kidding. The map came in a National Geographic, and I bought the white board.
The storage unit is mostly for our science materials, as well as some art stuff. Yes, I like color :0)
The bookshelf was another craigslist find, though most of our books are downstairs. When you have a 107-year-old house you think carefully about putting a lot of bookshelves upstairs. I'm just sayin'. Since we don't need to hang any clothes in that closet I put an old changing table in one side to use as shelves, and the other side is more art supplies in plastic tubs. Which I should really sort through... another project for another day.
On the closet doors I have the periodic table, because we're doing chemistry this year, a map showing Native Americans that went along with our history lesson, as well as a poster showing the Jamestown colony and the nearby Indian village. And (top right) is one of the prints from the Picturing America collection we were awarded. Really, really a cool deal.
And this is our Monday Pile. It looks daunting, but we'll be done by 2pm. Have to be. My Moms In Touch group is coming over :0) Actually, I tend to plan more work earlier in the week and then slack off a bit as the week progresses.
So there ya have it :0)