It's week 2 at the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop, and this week we get to share where all that learning occurs. I wish this topic could have been saved for next week, because I'm still putting the finishing touches on a mini-makeover. But I still want to participate, so I'm just going to re-post what our school room looked like last year. Any new comments will be in this color.
Here's our school room -- my favorite room in the house. It is truly a multi-purpose room: guest room, office, school room, and craft room. The room is over our garage and separated from the rest of the house, and this arrangement has served us well. Last year (two years ago) we hosted an art class in our school room and I never had to worry if the rest of the house was clean!
This is your first view of our school room when you enter. Those of you with hyperactive kids know what the trampoline is for! I bought the table years ago for a craft table with intentions of painting it. Just one of the many projects waiting to happen. (Still waiting...)
The bed is where we do all our read-alouds, Bible memory work, and DVD/VHS watching. It can be a little too comfortable when the sun is shining through the window, but I've only fallen asleep a few times.
This TV with the tiny screen is across from the bed. So far the DVD player has not fallen off, but clearly we need a new setup here. Ignore the awful popcorn ceiling. (Yea! The little TV is gone -- all 5 of us pooled our Christmas and some birthday money and even fished around the house to find enough money to buy a larger TV. And then it took us 2 weeks to figure out how to get it set up properly -- the kids thought it was pretty funny to see MUS's Steve Demme all pink!)
When we first started homeschooling I thought this book case would be sufficient for our homeschool books. Is that laughing I hear? (This book case is now holding the TV and stereo, and all the stuff that goes with them. Where the book case used to be we have hung a 3x4' magnetic white board, stealing Darcy's idea. Handyman himself even gave us a few pointers.)
Here are two of my favorite things in our school room -- our view and sentence diagrams written in window marker. It's really scary that sentence diagramming gives me such pleasure.
The artist in action. Below Anna is the state quarter collection that is still missing Hawaii. Has anyone seen a Hawaiian quarter yet? (We did finally find Hawaii.)