The photo above is one wall in our loft, and holds the majority of our supplies. This is not all of our school stuff, I have a craft cabinet and a history nook I’ll show you tomorrow. My goal in our new home is to keep room to grow, so I’m trying to not fill any room completely. The other side:
Our workboxes fit nicely in these shelves. I plan to get divider racks (the kind you use in a kitchen cupboard) but for now, they are sitting on each other just fine.
Above is the whiteboard my clever husband made me. It’s a large piece of plexiglass. He painted the back of the plexiglass white, so the front surface is actually clear, and whiteboard markers work perfectly on it. The best part is, it’s removeable. Behind it…
The covered boxes hold teacher supplies, Dvd’s, Cd’s, Software, Workbox games, math blocks, etc.
Did you notice the hanging Mona Lisa in the top photo? Here is how I hung it:
I used a plastic page protector, so the print inside is easy to change as often as we change the subject of our picture study. The bulletin board strip is just sitting on the top of the shelf. I use a similar idea for hanging maps.
I like the look of books, but rows and rows of books feels too cluttered. By storing some of our unused books in the garage still, I am able to break up the shelves and leave some fairly open with just a couple supplies. It feels simpler to me, and clean.
If you look at the photo at the top of this post again, you can see in/out trays. I have one stack I use for sorting different kinds of notebook paper, and one for the kids to turn their work in when they need it graded. I am definitely not the only one in the house who likes her working space clear. My seven year old posted this sign in front of our turn-in paper tray one day when it got a little too messy for her to handle:
Tomorrow, I’ll be showing you our History Nook, showing how we use our desks in different ways, and answering some questions that were posted on my Facebook Page. If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll try to answer them!
Thursday, you’ll have the opportunity to link-up with a post about sprucing up some area of your home! The Link-Up will show on all of the participating blogs
Be sure to check out all of the great ideas for sprucing up around your house:
Sprucing Up the Laundry Room | Mama’s Laundry Talk
Sprucing Up the School Room | Homegrown Mom
Sprucing Up the Craft Room | Many Little Blessings
Sprucing Up the Bathroom | Feels Like Home
Sprucing Up the Playroom | …Life’s About a Dream
Sprucing Up the Garage/Storage Space | A Slob Comes Clean
Sprucing Up the Master Bedroom | Raising Arrows
Sprucing Up Your Homeschool | Jimmie’s Collage
Sprucing Up the Kitchen | So Happy Together
Sprucing Up the Garden | An Oregon Cottage
Sprucing Up the Backyard | Successful Homeschooling