Today I will share our little schoolroom in progress. We've never had a devoted schoolroom area in this house. We basically had our books and materials and then we just worked on them wherever we found ourselves.
However, when reorganizing the house this spring I decided to try to carve out a space in our big upstairs loft. It actually is a very sunny place most days, which is why I settled on it for our schoolroom, but we were having a rainy spell, so these pictures are kind of dim.
Mostly I was trying to take a picture of the armoire. It is from my oldest boys' room, but they live up in Oregon now, so I brought it upstairs. In the foreground you can see the old round game table that I hope to use for seatwork. Both the table and the armoire are from the 30's or 40's, and built like castles. I bet they will last another 80 years easily. Kieron and Sean lugged the armoire upstairs for me.
I love having a place to keep this year's materials. I bought Kumon resources for Aidan and several Memoria Press books for Paddy. For Aidan, I want materials he can work on independently, since he loves being independent. For Paddy, I wanted some basic resources for Grammar, Latin, and Geography that are easy to just pick up and use.
In front is a decoupaged sandal box. After I made the customized notebooks I decided to try altering some boxes. I have Mod Podge now, so I wanted to see what happens when you put it on top as a covering. There are Mod Podge tutorials here but I didn't really use a tutorial since I was just playing. I used scrapbook paper for the covering.
I thought I would keep memory cards in there but there aren't any yet.
Here is the open out part of the armoire. I love it; it could almost be a small laptop desk. But for now I put Kieron's books for next year in there. I decided to use mostly Kolbe Academy's Year 12 for him.
I am not going to get anything more done in home organization this week, since it is all about the upcoming wedding, but I have lots of plans for this summer.