Our Homeschool Classroom for 2011/2012

I'm very excited about our homeschool classroom this year because we "remodeled" our classroom in May! Thanks to a great garage sale and some nifty shopping at IKEA, now our room looks like this:
For the first time since we started homeschooling, the kids will have work stations. For years we have all sat at an old dining table that was positioned in front of the window. It was a lot of fun to have the large table space for spreading out our projects. As the kids have gotten older, the work has gotten more difficult. Towards the end of last year, the "she's bothering me" complaints started. We struggled for months with attitude issues and "I can't concentrate" complaints. Finally, I had had it and the workstations were purchased. HOPEFULLY this will help!

This is our supply/Charlotte Mason corner. Notice the art work on the walls as well as the collection of rocks, bird nests and seashells. This corner also includes the decidedly un-Charlotte Mason collection of bottle caps!

The piano is in the front room however so much time is spent at the piano that I had to mention as part of the school room. You can also see a guitar, a small steel drum and a ukulele in this picture. What you can't see is a full drum set, a keyboard that is hooked to a computer and various other instruments around here like a clarinet and a violin.

It is very important to me that my kids have a heart for the world. On one wall of the school room we have this neat flag of flags.
Next to our flag of flags, we have a collection of gifts that former exchange students have given us. We have hosted students from Japan and from China and hope to host many more over the next few years.


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16 comments:

  1. What a great space and nice large window to sit near.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my site! I enjoyed the look at your classroom as well. You have it so neatly organized. :)

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  3. LOVE your space! And the flags! We're doing My Father's World "Exploring Countries & Cultures" this year & are hoping to collect flags from the different countries we study... :-)

    ~Sherri

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  4. Looks great! I love ikea :) returning the stop by, have a terrific school year!

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  5. Love your schooling room! I really love that you incorporated your piano - I wish we spent more time with ours. I need to work on that!

    Thanks for stopping by!!
    Blessings,
    Janelle

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  6. Love your blog! I wish I still had time to read! Like the workstations, we will probably be moving to something like that very soon!
    Megan

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  7. Your area looks great. Nice and neat and organized! I also love the flag of flags. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. What a totally unique classroom! Love the flags and Asian momentos! I'm hoping to get a piano this year (gave mine away years ago, so dumb). We do have a cello, violin, and adding a viola for my littlest this year. :)

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  9. I love your work stations!! I get tired of hearing the complaints, as well. Your room looks great! Have a great school year!

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  10. Wish we had an IKEA closer!! Love the workstation idea and the flags.

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  11. Hopping over from the NBTS Blog Hop. Great looking school room! I would love to have a spare room to make it into a room like that. We also have our piano in the front room. I forgot to add that to our school room.

    Happy Homeschooling!

    ~ http://gricefullyhomeschooling.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a comment! I wish you all the best in the coming school year!

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  13. Love the individual work spaces! I've considered trying to come up with something like this, but no space! LOL My oldest enjoys going outside in his treehouse or on the hammock or his bedroom now. Quieter without his boisterous siblings! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. @Our Side of the Mountain - WOW! A treehouse for studying? Cool! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Love the new work stations... have a great year!
    MOnica

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  16. That's great that they have their own workstations!

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