The majority of our schooling happens right at the kitchen table. Not only am I excited about showing our 'school room' I am also happy to be giving you all a sneak peek at our newly re-done kitchen! (I'll be posting more of that later this week.)
So, anyway... school. At the far left is our chalkboard door, a new addition. So far we've been posting our daily schedule on it. Just around the corner from the chalk-door is our dry erase calendar. We love labeling and drawing our own symbols for special days, and marking off each day as it passes.
A view from the other direction, mainly to show our window to the backyard. It's nice to be able to look out and see the boys playing or, in the winter, the birds at our feeders. We currently have a hummingbird feeder out this window that.... um... needs to be filled. Can't seem to remember to get to that.
My Mom the Librarian helped me with one of my favorite organizational upgrades for this year. We have school books lined up on bookshelves all over the house, but this one in the kitchen is the main one. It holds most of the resource type books that the boys have free access to. While we have quite a few good books, the problem has been finding what we need (or, more accurately, remembering we have it) when we need it.
So, we categorized everything and color coded it. Don't you love color coding? Below is a picture of our science books, divided into 3 shades of green for earth science, animals, and plants. More or less. ;)
And finally, the It's-on-extended-loan-to-me Hoosier, loaded up with all our miscellaneous school gear. You can get the full story on this wonderful piece and how I came to have it in this post.
This is the picture I posted of it not long after it arrived last September. The contents have changed and rearranged considerably, just since then, but you can still get the general idea. I love using this to
hide organize all our stuff!
Thanks for visiting, and happy NOT back to school blog hopping! :)