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This week at Darcy’s Blog-Hop, we are all sharing about our school rooms (or places where we have school).
Our school room has just recently moved. Well, actually, this summer it has been all over the place. Let me tell you the story.
When we built our house, we finished what would have been the attic into an “in-law suite.” Not that it was very practical to have an in-law suite on a third floor, but that’s what we did anyway. The area is wonderful, but as Goldilocks would have said, “it was too big.”
While I did not move everything at this point, I was in search of another area in our house for our dedicated school room. You see, my husband hates clutter. He does not want to see all the “stuff” strewn about around the house. It’s a miracle that we are married and get along as well as we do, because I am most definitely the one to have stuff strewn about around the house. I definitely can leave a trail.
On our main level of our home is a guest bedroom. I thought this would be perfect to convert to our schoolroom. So, I started one day by tearing the room apart. I had stuff pulled out of that room before my husband got home from work. It was a huge mess I’ll tell ya. As he started helping me move furniture around, he asked me how I planned to lay out the room. Great question. As Goldilocks would have said, “this room is too small.”
Thankfully, we have a room across from Little Buddy’s bedroom that was set up originally as his study space when he was in regular school. So funny that I had not considered changing this room around just a little and making it our school room. Until now. Thanks to my oh so smart husband.
[I love my old farm table desk, white board, and bookshelf. The fun print in the curtain keeps the room cheery. My Mom gave us the old white school desk. Little Buddy likes to use it each day as well.]
[This is Little Buddy’s desk. It includes a hutch and great storage and he likes to keep his laptop on the pull-out keyboard drawer. It is a great set-up for him. Also, we love this dry erase calender we got from Staples. I write the major activities for the week, including chores, projects, and appointments. Also, he likes to keep his workbooks on his desk in a magazine holder.]
[This is our reading area. You can see it is on the other side of the window across from my desk. This room is very cool in that it overlooks our living room. We keep the doors to that opening opened most of the time, but if there is noise in the house, I close them. There is a bean bag in the floor in front of the reading area. Sometimes we snuggle up on the bean bag together and sometimes I read from the chair while Little Buddy is on the bean bag. And sometimes, Little Buddy is doing flips on the floor.]
Since we are just four days into our new school room, please excuse the progress. The other bookcases should be moved in soon and our artwork, globe and maps are ready to be moved from the original school room, too. I just have not gotten to that part yet.
Where else do we have school? Well, anywhere that we are! In the car, RV, at the lake, in the living room, outside, you name it. While I LOVE having a dedicated school room, the room really isn’t the big deal in homeschooling. It is great to have the dedicated space, do not get me wrong there. But I have quickly learned, at least for us, that learning is all about well, learning. Not the space. However, I do believe that Goldilocks would now say, “this room is just right.”
And I could not agree more.