welcome to our school room!
tomorrow is the big day. and we. are. excited!!
we have homeschooled our children from the very beginning.
so we're going on 5-6 years. if you want to count my over ambitious
preschool with our first child! :) :)
i have no greater joy
than to hear that my children are
walking in the TRUTH! 3 john: 4
these are the words we wrote on the doorpost of the schoolroom
during the building phase.
in our previous home our schoolroom was set up in the basement
with very little natural light. one of the top elements in this
schoolroom was to have LOTS of natural light.
the reading nook. boone is forever sneaking away to this
couch to read! the wall shelf just has some favorites in it right now,
but i will be rotating either seasonal or topical books.
awww...remember the pillow from so long ago :)
little dubs is happy as a clam
for about 10 minutes in his playpen.
this is his spot when i am reading aloud to all the kids.
typically Bible, history and/or a storybook.
the artwork display wire is from ikea. i think we typically
have 8 to 10 new pieces of artwork daily. they don't
all make it to display *smile*.
another fabulous ikea purchase. a large clock! great for teaching time
and great for checking what time it is on your own.
the sink with bowls for water when painting.
some schoolroom necessities (at least for us!). a copy machine/printer and a laminator.
on the other end of the counter i have a jar of sand with a bible verse and a water fountain.
i really like a lot of the montessori concepts, especially the setup of their schoolrooms.
so i included a live plant and this water fountain. unfortunately, this particular
fountain will not be here for long. i bought it at target for pretty cheap,
and well, it is cheap. i can't even hear the water over the motor. boo.
newer, nicer water fountain is on the list! :)
ahhhh....lamplighter books. they are so beautiful. inside and out!
the stories are purposeful and the covering is gorgeous.
each child has a crate where their particular books are kept.
this is deanie's :) she is starting fourth grade.
i'm looking forward to the journals. i don't proof these. they are for
expressing thoughts and learning to put them on paper.
here is one from deanie :)
this is her schedule. i fill one week out at a time for each child.
usually on sunday evenings.
our bible time basket. it is the first thing we do each day.
we spread out the sheet and i read a bible lesson aloud while
the children color or play with something quietly.
we pray and sing.
peek a boo. this door remains open a majority of the time and peeks right into the kitchen.
i ALWAYS know what is going on in the schoolroom! :)
and now...at this point little dubs has had it. all soft toys and books have successfully been
thrown out of his playpen.