Monday, August 11, 2014

The New Classroom

I have spent the summer remaking our home.  It’s been tedious and tiring, but very well worth the effort.   Our classroom has always been in the basement.   In the winter it gets really cold down there, and it just doesn’t have the atmosphere I want in our homeschooling.  So, I moved it to the sun porch.

This is the most used room in our home, so I wasn’t sure if I could make this work and still be attractive, but I think I managed to do ok.

The armoire in the photo below used to be on the other side of the room, to the right of the glass doorway.   It housed our TV and VCR (yes, we still watch video tapes).  I moved it closer to the table so it would be easily accessible.

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My husband added a shelf inside the armoire and that gave me enough space to store our school books, math manipulatives and art supplies.

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I moved the smallest of our bookshelves up from the basement.  This holds the books for the girls literature class, and a selection of classic literature as well as reference books.  The tins and wood box contain extra pencils & erasers, glue and other small supplies.  I also like that the little globe and scales adds a little pop of color to the room.

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Just to the side of the bookshelf is our seating area.  This is where we’ll do all of our read aloud time together.

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Here is a full length shot of the room.

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This it what it looks like if you’re standing by the glass doors.  See the little woodstove in the back of the room?  This is a God-send in the winter and we’ll be nice and toasty as we study this year!

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Moving to the sun porch has several benefits.  First, it’ll be WARM, 2nd we get to look out the windows and enjoy the sights, and third we’ll be right next to the kitchen, easily accessible to hot tea!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the tour of our class room.

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2 comments:

  1. Lovely learning space! Natural lighting is so nice :)

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  2. Spacious, warm and inviting. How lovely. A room which can be enjoyed year 'round.

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