Not Back to School Blog Hop

 

When the prince is asked where he goes to school. He gets some strange expressions when he says, “upstairs.” It’s the truth! Well, it was the truth last year. This summer, we switched our entire upstairs with part of our downstairs. Now, our schoolroom is in the prince and princess’ old bedroom. I thought I’d give you a peek.  

 

The paint was still in good enough repair that I just decided to leave it and just move in. I strategically placed the furniture to cover the knick in the wall where a John Deere tractor lost it’s brakes and crashed. One spot on the border shows where a red marker developed a mind of its own and make a streak. Pay no attention to the bed sheet on the window. The blind was not in good repair! I did a quick-fix to keep the early morning sun (and heat!) out.

 

desk This is where most of the action happens! The desk is an antique that Prince Charming received from his aunt when he went to college. The prince loves it. The big door has cubbie holes that hold most of his books. His map is handy, as is a reading chart to remind him what sounds letters and groups of letters make. He has a lot of surface area to spread things out.

 

lildesk The small desk is for the princess to do school work. The prince had a slightly larger version of this last year. It really didn’t work for him. The desk area was just small enough to write and the slope was too much for pencils to stay put.

 

playarea The princess has a play area to keep her busy when she isn’t doing school work. So far, she has made me “fish head to eat” three four times today.

 

See the string across the top of the area? That’s our time line. There are many discussions on “How do you do your timeline?”

 

timeline Here is what we are trying this year. It is just a piece of cording. I think this piece is from a tent that you can make in the living room. Then, I bought some small clothespins from the craft store.  I stretched the cord and attached it to the wall with thumbtacks. The dates are stuck to the wall with poster tack. That way, when I see that we only have  one or two events in a time period, I can move them closer together to make more room for later events.

 

bookcase This bookshelf holds all the other items that we will need for the rest of the year and some toys for the princess. It’s a shelf that belonged to Prince Charming’s grandmother. I’m sure it has seen it’s better days, but with a coat of paint and an anchor to the wall, it serves a great purpose for us.

 

This area has really worked great for us. We’ve been back at school for three weeks and are loving our space and set-up.

 

Jump on over to Heart of the Matter Online to see what other homeschool rooms look like. I’m also linking to Feature Yourself Friday, Follow Me Friday, and I’m Lovin’ It.

 

The grass is green. It’s good to be

 

date Friday, August 13, 2010

6 comments to “Our Schoolroom”

  1. Berry Patch
    August 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    I love that timeline idea! We're in the process of building an addition. Once it's done I'll have a dedicated school room. I may have to try this when we move in. Love the John Deere tractors! ;-)

  1. Melinda
    August 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    What a fun school room! I love that were able to repurpose some pieces with memories - like the desk and bookshelf. Our own house is full of them! It's amazing what a coat of paint will do to freshen up a piece!

  1. Wendy
    August 13, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    I love your homeschool room! The timeline is really neat too. Thanks for sharing the pictures. :)

  1. Michelle Smith
    August 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    I love your school room. The John Deere tractor wallpaper border really looks nice, too. I hope an NLT Hands-On Bible will come in handy with your children this school year! Yes, congratulation, you are the winner of the NLT Hands-On Bible! :)

  1. Beverly
    August 17, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Thank you Michelle. I really look forward to using it.

  1. Monica
    August 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Hi
    Thanks for sharing. My timeline does look similar to yours. Your school room looks great!
    Your CREW mate,
    Monica

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