When we first looked at this house, I was so excited to see this perfect school room. The second time I looked at it I realized it wasn't as perfect as I remembered because the angles wouldn't allow me to put all of our bookshelves in it. So I had to adjust my plans a little giving up part of the room to toys and putting bookshelves in the room I had thought about using for toy storage. Now that we're in, I think I actually like having the bookshelves in a separate room.
I'm just now starting to work on the decorating part. We just moved here in April so up to now most of my time has been spent unpacking and organizing. I really want to get some more color in the room. I'd love to paint the walls, but that will have to wait until I get more time.
Here is the room as you come in the door.
This is on the right side as you enter the room. My hubby made us this table. We use the shelves under it for pencils, pens, markers, crayons, etc. Some of our craft supplies are under the sink.
These shelves next to the table are where we keep things we use most of the time. Each of us has our own shelf for our books. There are also shelves for science, history, unit study, and library books. There are 2 crates next to it. The bottom one has folders to keep lapbook pieces and worksheets once I've printed them. I'm going to put some fun stuff in the top box to keep Molly busy when she finishes her school work and has to wait on the other two.
We use the couch for read alouds. I rotate books on these rain gutter shelves so the kids have easier access to them than when they're on our regular shelves. I plan to let the kids hang their artwork on the link chain above the window. I'm planning to start a timeline on the wall above the fish tank.
Close up of the rain gutter shelves.
The area next to the couch is empty because I'm saving it for a desk and computer I plan to get for the kids soon. I'm gathering letters to make an alphabet wall on the other blank wall. The cork board has a schedule on it and will display things we're working on. The thing on the bottom is a chore chart that I'm still working on.
This is a small play area. We have more toys stored in a walk in closet right outside of this room. There is another place to display their artwork. The frames have postcards of famous paintings in them.
This is what the room looks like when standing at the couch.
If you noticed the double doors behind the easel, that is the room where we store the rest of our school supplies.
There is a shelf to store games and the other shelves are all divided into subjects.
This is the opposite side. The white drawers have math manipulatives, more craft stuff, science and history stuff, and puzzle books. The shelf to the right of them has all different types of paper and file folder games on top. The shelf in the corner holds puzzles.
We also have a loveseat in the loft area right outside of our school room to use when someone wants some quiet reading time alone.
I am so happy to have this space for our school!
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