In case you would like to take a peek at our school room, here are a few pics. First off, our school room doubles as the kid’s playroom. Half of the room is dedicated to our school room and the other half has couches, a TV, the kid’s computer, and floor space. The photo below gives you a general idea of what the space looks like.
Here are some more pics to give you an idea of how I/we have things laid out. I just LOVE having the desks in the room. It makes me really feel like I have my very own class! I was able to find them for like $3 each at a surplus sale at our local university. You can also see how calendar board in this photo.
One of my other favorite finds was this great white board. I found it at a thrift store for $2.50. (I only wish it was magnetic…but for $2.50 I can’t complain!)
The bookshelf is yet another of our great finds, also from the surplus sale. We had to paint it, but for $10, if was just what we needed! I love that I can fit most of our large boxes/bins on it. Plus it is pretty deep, so I actually have more stuff stored behind the stuff that you can see.
Notice the little red, yellow, and blue storage set? I just got it (from a thrift store of course) a month or so ago. It is missing the top set of bins, but a few Dollar Store bins on top will have to do the trick! 🙂 I am hoping that I will be able to use it for my little boys. They do well with their trays, but I think something more like a basket or bin may work a bit better for now. So, I plan to give it a shot! 😉
Below is a closer photo of our “work” area. The shelving unit ($10…surplus sale) houses our book bin, recycle bin, easy readers, workboxes, the kid’s cubbies, and their calendar notebooks, among other things.
Finally, I have been asked by a few people to post a photo of our My Father’s World timeline. I just used push pins to secure a long piece of ribbon on the wall. Then I used mini clothespins to attach each timeline piece. For now, it is located high on the wall above the white board. However, I plan to move it so that it is more accessible…just not sure where I’m going move it to!