Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 15th, School Room Update

School room update time!  We've been sitting on the floor for lessons, but it just wasn't working that well for some of the work.  The girls love their clipboards, but it is nice to have a table to work on. We are in the living room of all places.  I thought we'd be at the kitchen table or in the playroom, but we seem to be most comfortable in the living room.  There is now no room for a couch, but we do have two chairs...

 The table is a small kids sized card table that we got for free from a relative that was going to throw it away.  It was rusty brown with a torn cover.  We sanded it down and painted it white, I got some princess table cloth material from the fabric store, and covered the table top and the seat bottoms.  Then cut and glued an arc of the fabric on the top of the chair backs.  The girls LOVE this table and chairs.  We usually only get it out on birthdays for the present table, but now it has a permanent spot!  On the wall is a dry-erase poster (found on clearance from Walmart).  On the table is a small plastic box with the books about the topics we are currently studying.  Each of the girls has a color coded pencil box on the table.
 Abby's boxes and storage.
The top shelf of the stand and the top of the drawer organizer is for books.  They are separated out by topics, and the plastic one on the shelf facing out is the box of books that are at or close to Selena's level (so she can go grab a new book at her level).  Abby has her workboxes on the two bottom shelved, just 6 for now.  That is all her attention span can handle :).

 Selena's workboxes.  On this day there were 7, there is room for 9 on this little shelf (from Costco), and I think that is all we are going to need.  I double up what goes in them, i.e. group similar topics into one. 
Chalkboard/Map area.  The map is along the wall behind where the front door opens.  The chalkboard sits just out of the way of the swing of the door. 

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