So after my husband, who is normally the source of my clutter problem, told me that he thought our homeschool ‘stuff’ was getting too cluttered, I decided I’d better do something drastic. So yesterday after school was done, I told everyone “grab your desks kids, we’re movin!”and I proceeded to move the entire school room into our office space. This was no easy task mind you and at one point my 2nd grader said “Mom, I think we better call Daddy”. (She clearly has no faith in me!)
If you don’t know me at all, please know this, I can walk into a room to put away a book and come out 2 hours later having re-arranged, organized, and purged it of any un-necessary clutter. Its just who I am, sorry honey, but you knew this long ago. So when you leave for work in the morning, its entirely possible that you’ll walk into a completely different house when you get home, like say…yesterday.
With all that being said, I’m VERY happy with the results! I managed to contain ALL (minus art supplies which are still in kitchen cupboards) my homeschool stuff into one room of the house, the office. And, here’s the kicker, it has nice double doors on it that can be closed! Praise God!
Here are our workboxes, I put all the desks along the window wall since they fit so nicely.
Here’s the bookshelf wall, it houses all of our games, manipulatives, calendar, word jail, and the famous animal poster! (I got it at Costco for about $8) Here’s a closeup of the calendar. I use this for learning to count, days of the week, months of the year, and if you look close, you’ll see a pattern we make each day using colorful plastic chain links.
I really like this new setup and so do the kids. Its like we have an actual classroom now. So all I really need is a little bell to ring to signify the beginning of our day!