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.
Here is the armoir I’m using for storage, I have all my workbox idea stuff, curriculum books, puzzles, games, etc in this thing.
Our whiteboard area, with computer table and piano and alphabet tree.
And last but not least…the blessed doors that will serve to contain and hide all the craziness!
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!
Your room looks wonderful! Such a nice feeling to rearrange, isn't it?Great job:)
Just wondering where you got the animal/world poster? It's amazing! I'm just starting my school room and homeschooling this year so any advice on where you got this would be awesome!! Thanks a bunch!
NAOMI: Hi, I got the Animal World Poster at Costco, it was around $8
Hello. I saw that your calendar is mounted on a bulliten board. I was just wondering if you stapled it in or used thumbtacks?
Robin: I actually put push-pins at each corner because we hang colored chain links on them to make patterns. That holds it on LOL!
I am struggling with our homeschool area. I do not know where to put it. I really need help. We were smitten with our house when we bought it over a year ago. We were so starry eyed about the neighborhood, covenants, yard, and of course we adored the house. We were so excited because it’s our first house too! In all our excitement we didn’t think of the schoolroom, I know that may sound silly but it wasn’t till after we had an accepted offer that I realized “What about the school room?!” so now we are in the house we love, the neighborhood we love and the yard but without a “proper” schoolroom. Oh what to do, what to do. Where do you all have yours at? I could post pics on the FB page of places that would be an option in my house. Thanks!