Monday, August 27, 2012

Our School Room

I have recently been inspired by my friend, Tara and the pictures she posted on her blog about her school room. I've had an official school room for almost 2 years now, and have never gotten around to putting my maps on the wall. My mom got them for me years ago! I suppose that my days are so full that I never really had the energy to do any more than just get the books on the shelf and do school each day. So, thank you, Tara for lighting a fire of inspiration under me to get my stuff on the walls!

Last year, I had each of the children paint a picture for me so that I could frame them and hang them in the school room. These pictures have been sitting under the futon for almost a year! They are now on the wall above the futon and surrounding the map of the USA.
There are several things on this wall. The white board that we use on occasion, the calendar, and in the far left corner you can see the word ART. It's harder to see, but I also have hooks attached to the wall, and I will tie twine from hook to hook and then use clothes pins to hang all of the artwork that the children will create this year. The table below the white board is used for school work, listening (CD player and Ipod dock), and sometimes computer work.
I recently got a laminating machine and I have been putting it to much use! I laminated several math charts and language charts and I mounted them on the walls above and surrounding the closets. (Math is on the left and Language is on the right) We also use the TV on occasion for historical or scientific documentaries. The desk is used for school work, and the printer is used a ton for all sorts of needs that come up every day. (the index cards hanging on the left closet is the time line that Martin did last year ... I can't bear to take it down!)

I am thankful that we have the room that is completely devoted to our home school. I am thankful for good friends who inspire and cheer me on in this homeschool journey. 

6 comments:

  1. Yay, friend! It looks FABULOUS!!!! Love the colors, the borders, and how "finished" it looks now! So glad that you did this!!!!

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    1. It's about time, right? Thanks for inspiring me! :)

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  2. Great looking school room, Larissa! It looks "inviting" to me, and I"m sure it does to your children too. Good job!

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    1. Thanks so much. We are really enjoying it!

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  3. So happy you got "inspired" and let us take a peek into your school room! I'm sure the kids look forward to spending time in their special place of learning. That laminating machine would be every teacher's dream! Have a great school year!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It really does make for a happy learning place!

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