Friday, August 20, 2010

Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop: School Room Week, a little late

Thank you to Heart of the Matter {online} for hosting Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop! Since I finally uploaded all my pics, I'm ready to post for the School Room Week, even though most are already done with that.

For those of you who could care less about school rooms...well, go read politics or something on my hubby's blog: Ramblings...

We live in a small three-bedroom house: no family room, no basement, no dining room. So we converted on of the bedrooms into a schoolroom/playroom/office/part-time nursery, and even though it's not a lot of space, we love having a semblance of a school room, at least. Here you see part school and part play. That shelving unit holds toys, mostly the non-educational kind! :)

We incorporated workboxes into our school this year. Since we will have many interruptions this year with Olivia going to preschool three mornings a week and Madeline in therapy here at home four times a week, we needed something that would give Carli some ownership and would keep her on track with what she can do. This is based loosely on Sue Patrick's system, but I've never read the book. I have however read lots of info from many great blogger's out there! I used the tags and grid from The Heart of Wisdom blog.

The shelf under the window holds a our pencils, markers, etc, and lots of our educational activities. Carli's desk under one of our maps (beloved by all....the maps, that is) and mini-office.

Mini-Office (I used some of the things from Teaching Heart, but I don't remember where each piece came from.) The mini-office includes ASL alphabet; ZB cursive and manuscript alphabets;

months and days (for spelling); fraction circles; greater than/less than chart; clock; number chart which includes number words, tickmarks, and ASL sign; US map; skip counting chart; 100 chart; coin value charts.

Mommy's corner

Our shelf for baby board books, level reading books, etc. The board has the kid's morning routine to keep them on track while I get Maddy ready for the day.

Yep, that's a changing table in the closet! :)
The other tall shelf holds a lot of our read-alouds, puzzles and blocks. Livy's desk below the other big map.
Stay tuned! Coming soon: First week of school using My Father's World curriculum.

1 comment:

Shore Girl said...

WOW! You have really been working hard. The room make-over looks great! Love how you tacked the mini office to the wall in front of the desk --- looks like a very organized school room! Can't wait to start 2cd grade with M. the end of the month!