In one corner of the room is a closet that I have art supplies/manipulatives/resources stored in and an art area. I won the art table several years ago and we have enjoyed it alot!
Books, books, and more books! One of the many bookshelves in our home.
My two of many "Trash to Treasure" finds. I found the bookshelf that's in the background at a yard sale. I didn't have to think twice about buying it. This is the shelf where books that the children made are stored and our library books are stored here to help us not lose our books that need to be returned so that we don't have to pay library fines again! I got the small, blue and red table from my neighbor many years ago. She was going to throw it away because one of the legs was broken. So we just fixed the leg and painted it and it was good as new!
This is another bookshelf that holds all our religious books/resources. I hope to do a blog post soon on some of the great Catholic resources I use with my children!
Our magnetic dry-erase white board that is new for this year. The kids and I have really enjoyed this. I am able to store my All About Spelling magnetic letter tiles on the board (these are the blue and red tiles on the right side of the board.) Then on the left side I have my kid's lesson plans hanging up with magnets. They refer to these plans to see what is scheduled next for their workbaskets or workboxes. Then they are able to put a check mark in the designated box on their plans when a subject/activity is completed.
Workbaskets for my three older children. The green basket on the far right is where I store all my teacher manuals where I can quickly grab a manual to start a lesson. Last year I wasted lots of time searching for manuals that were thrown into baskets and on my bookshelf!
Workboxes for all my children
Chore chart for classroom chores (more details coming in a future post)
Close-up shot of classroom chore chart (more details coming in a future post)
Daily chore chart set-up just inside the classroom entrance (more details coming in a future post)
4 reasons to be thankful and to motivate me to keep going on this homeschool journey...
This photo was taken on the first day of school this year and they are working on their "Tee-rific t-shirts" for the "Tee-rific Summer" bulletin board.
And no, this is not what my school days look like ALL the time or even half the time. It is an exception in our homeschool day to see everyone on task at the same time doing the same thing for at least 1 minute so that I can take a picture!
Be sure to check out my post from yesterday where I am giving an "UN-birthday" gift to someone by having a hand-made jewelry giveaway and you can read all about it here.