"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the TRUTH." 3 John: 4
this is the verse that is written on the doorframe to the school room. and truly it is my prayer.
you can read more about marking our house with scripture here
a schoolroom. as a homeschooling family this is a major deal for us. a separate room just for school!
now, i don't think this is a necessity because i know many homeschooling families that do school all over the house.
currently, we have a section in our basement designated for all of our school stuff.
when we were designing the new house we put a lot of thought into the schoolroom.
we came up with ideas such as:
1. schoolroom should be close to the kitchen
this gives easy access for drinks and snacks. also, i am often in the kitchen so that would keep me in close proximity to the kids while they're in the schoolroom.
2. schoolroom should have plenty of natural light.
currently, since our schoolroom is in the basement, we have no natural light. i wanted to be able to see the rain, the leaves and the sun.
3. storage for supplies and shelves for books
this is pretty basic for any homeschooler. i'm happy with our system now so we just needed
to incorporate something for the new room. there will also be two simple desks (you can see built
against the wall below) for independent seat work or tests.
4. an old school door
so excited that i actually did this! you can read about the great search here
the Bible verse is cased in now. pretty cool to know that the WORD is forever in that frame.
the door came with plenty of 'scribbles'. the 3 big kids are trying to wipe some of it off. :)
5. a checkered floor just because :)
edited to add this post to Met Monday over at BNOTP