Week two of the Not Back to School Blog Hop brings us to our school room, and I am so excited to be doing this post! Don't be fooled by the fact it is 4 days late. ;)
I am excited because.... we have a brand new school room! Some while back, Daddy Buffalo had the splendid idea to flip-flop our furniture arrangement, moving our "living room" into the dining nook and the dining and schooling stuff into the living room.
The result is unconventional, but perfect for us! We are in love with how roomy everything feels now.
The view from our front door (previously a couch, recliner, and rocking chair):
Looking back at the front door:
The smaller bookshelf in the top picture came from what was previously the dining nook. The taller one in the second picture was in our bedroom. I moved a second, smaller bookshelf to our bedroom for odds and ends. Having all of our homeschool and reference books in one room is certainly more convenient!
I also love Greg's idea of bringing my sewing machine into our new school/dining/multipurpose room. I was a bit skeptical at first, but now, instead of being in the back corner of the house with my back to everyone, I can work on a project while still keeping an eye on what's going on around here!
To the left of the front door:
Homeschool central! I discussed in last year's school room post how much we use this Hoosier. While some of the things inside may have changed over the last year, the frequency with which we use it hasn't. Actually, that's not true. With the new furniture arrangement we have much better access to the drawers and cabinets and I am using the Hoosier (and what's inside) even more! It is definitely a blessing to have one big piece of furniture for storing the majority of our supplies instead of having them stuck here and there.
To the right of the Hoosier is our filing cabinet, and on top of that, the library book basket. Out of the reach of toddler hands. Gotta love that! :)
And, for those of you curious about how our couch fits in a dining nook...
There it is! Our cozy corner. Where we snuggle, read, and watch the Rangers play. :) I love that I can sit here and see into the laundry room and kitchen in one direction, and the school room in the other. Barely visible in the bottom left corner of the picture is our chalk-board door. Fun for drawing, spelling, math, and demonstrations of all kinds.
Three weeks in to this arrangement and we all love it. Thinking outside the box of traditional has been a great success!