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Aug 20, 2012

Our Classroom Interim

Well it looks as though my husband might embark on a home improvement project-finishing our walk-up attic but until then WE will be using my makeshift classroom. Also we do almost all art, science experiments and projects at the kitchen table.

All our curriculum books are in this bookshelf. The top two shelves are mom's supplies that are difficult to reach for a reason ;) The middle shelf holds all Junior's books including his level 1 and 2 reading books and My Little Engineers curriculum books. The bottom two shelves hold art, art and more art supplies and our Lapbook/Unit Study stuff.
Next, each boy has his own desk to work on along with their workboxes. At first I didn't like that the bottom drawers were deep but as it turns out those drawers work great for science, art and unit study stuff (which usually require a lot of supplies). Each wall has some poster pertaining to their main focus of study and bulletin boards to display their lovely art.

In another corner of the room is a supply closet that holds Juniors subject bins and my teacher manuals. Below that are bins filled with music, science supplies, math supplies and games, workbooks and coloring books, and bins of activities to keep the Tiny Queen Bee occupied. Nothing was more frustrating last year then not being able to find the right supplies required for activities, hopefully this will amend that problem this year. Best part is this closet closes.

Between the closet and bookshelf we have pocket sleeves that hold various worksheets to keep Junior busy should he complete a subject and I'm not available to help him move onto the next. He can simply grab one off the hook and work on them. I took apart about 8 workbooks of various topics and put them all together in a binder so I can just pull the worksheets out and throw them in the sleeves. 

I lucked out when I asked my father-in-law if he had any extra bulletin boards and he DID! As the year progresses the walls will be filled with art projects, and seasonal themed stuff. The boards hold our scripture memory verses, and morning routine stuff.

Lastly is my All About Spelling wall and United States of America map. The boys will be spending a lot of time staring at this wall ;)

So that's it, that's all. Its a cozy little room. I hope to add a few more shelves, and good comfy reading chair, and maybe some great memories, that is if we don't make a move up to the attic. 

To be continued...

Grace to You,


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