Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome to our classroom...

I thought I'd go ahead and post a few pictures of our dining room, where I'm planning on doing a lot of our schooling this year. (At least until it gets cool enough to start doing lessons outside again.) I'm keeping it real, with pictures of my dirty floor, and the curtains that I still haven't gotten around to hemming....

An overview of sorts. What you can't see is an easel in a corner, and a cork board with our calendar etc, on it, on an adjacent wall. ( I forgot to include the easel, and left out the cork board because it had our address and stuff on it.)
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This small bookshelf holds my workbooks/curriculum books, with room to add whatever story books we're using at any given time. The bins ( a buck a piece from dollar tree,) hold our most commonly used school supplies, games, and puzzles. The top bin holds file folder games and stuff like that. We got the nifty Leap Frog globe at Goodwill for $5 last week. Both kids love it.
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On this wall, we have our daily weather chart, which is sort of a joke this time of year, since it's sunny everyday. We also have a real globe, so I can show L important things like where Dora and Calliou live...
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For messy things that have millions of pieces, and some art supplies, we use plastic shoe boxes in the living room. The kids are only supposed to have one box open at a time, but there are four boxes missing in the picture, which is why the living room is messy right now....
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For uber messy art supplies like Sharpies, paint, pastels, and my prized knitting and crochet needles, I used mason jars on top of a 6 foot bookshelf.
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We still have books, and puzzles, and a million other things scattered all over the house, but at least these few areas are fairly organized.

3 comments:

  1. It looks great! I love your table.

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  2. I like the mason jar idea. Looks cute and useful.

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  3. That is really nice. It's starting to really look like a classroom.I like the look of jars with pens and all. Looks really cool! Thank you for sharing this. Good luck on your future plans.:)

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