Saturday, September 27, 2014

Our 2014 Schoolroom

You can see where we did school in our old home here. And this is where the boys and I do school now in this home.  I love the planets the boys made.  We store educational games under the coffee table for "free" time.

Below is a pic of one of our computer stations, and our reading couch.  One of the reasons we loved this home is that it has these nice glass doors which we can shut to block off noise from other parts of the house while we're doing school.

Music lessons and partial library, with a few science and art supplies.  (I need about 8 more bookcases for all our books!)  George and Peter play piano, and Pauline plays guitar.  Her guitar teacher comes to our home and they have practice in the adjoining room.  Again, the glass doors come in handy so we can be doing stuff in the other parts of the house without disrupting their lessons.

Below is my spot.  Everything I need is within arm's reach.  Even the bug collection on top of the shelf.  ;)

I love this bookcase with storage underneath that belonged to my grandfather.  Most of our formal curriculum for this year fits in here, with room for some supplies underneath.  We store the bulk of our arts and crafts supplies, science supplies, and big stuff on a shelf in the garage.

I need to hang up the U.S. map rolled up there.  We're studying the Middle Ages this year, so we've only been using the world map so far.

We store the boy's binders here -- they have a separate binder for each subject in which to store their finished work.

My view.

Another computer station and filing cabinet for medical, personal, and school documents.

A map on the table comes in very handy.  Whenever we're reading or talking about events, the boys always race to find it on the map.

Or the globe.

Our pencil and calendar station.

This is where we retire with our history and literature read-alouds near the end of our school day.  We have our best discussions in this room.  The boys like doing their Mark-It Maps on the floor in here when we do geography.

And that's our schoolroom set-up for this year.  :)