I know I promised pictures of the porch. I am experiencing technical difficulties with those, but hope to get them posted soon. In the mean-time, how 'bout I wow you with pictures of our
dining room homeschool room?
|from back of kitchen looking into dining room.|
It's "School Room Week" at HOTM and I've been getting stuff ready.. But before we go there I just want to take a trip down memory lane. These pictures are of our dining room just last year. This is an improvement from where we started from:
|From living room, looking into dining room.|
|From basement floor, looking up into the dining room. No floor, no wall.|
This is the 18' cutaway. You are looking into the dining room from here. Crazy, eh?
And here it is now, from the living room, looking into the dining room. It's also where the majority of our school work takes place. Yes, we do school on the couch, the porch and outside (I know the tramp will be a new fav place!) but we start most days at the table and the notsolittles and I spend most mornings in this corner of our world.
Here's our new library cart, complete with wheels. The space above it is bare now but that's where whatever we use as a white-board will go. I'm considering using one of the old long windows that we replaced. That, or a piece of Plexiglas. The week's memory work will go there.
One of the built in bookshelves in the living room. Each kid will get their own, or a couple. DVD's we use go on one shelf (Latin, TC, etc) and bins to hold the VP and other flash cards.
The 2nd built in, complete with world map. I'll put the book upright once I get everything here and sorted by kid or subject.
The newly refurbished buffet now houses art supplies.
The art clips are on the back side of one of the built ins. I attached them with command strips and we'll put our VP history and Bible cards for the week on them. The basket houses the CD's that we'll be utilizing this year.
As this is, as my friend Shari puts it, "Command Central." The desk is loaded with paper and supplies and our links to the outside world.
Maybe by next year I'll have my dream homeschool area next to the stairs. It's pretty crowded right now 'cause our bed is still there, but this is still the plan. It's just taking a while to realize it...
Oh, and this little number. I'm in love. Haven't created it yet but it's on the project list. Got get a couple of other ideas to knock out first.