Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to rearrange and reorganize in the schoolroom. If you’re curious about how it used to be set up, you can see that here. A lot is still the same, but I made some changes too.
We’ve acquired quite a few books this year for the Well-Educated Heart monthly rotation and I wanted to figure out how to have all of our books in the same place instead of spread out all over the house.
So I pulled a couple of bookshelves that we already had from other areas of the house (and then had to rearrange that too) and put them in the schoolroom instead -one in the main part of the room, and one (along with the two smaller ones that were already in there) in the closet. I also pulled the piano out of the closet and miraculously, everything fit!
We’ve also acquired 2 more chairs (that I will eventually paint navy blue to match the others) from facebook marketplace since Roxanne is now wanting her own chair most of the time instead of sitting on my lap like she did for quite a while.
This room continues to be one of our favorite places to be. The kids spend a lot of time in here – even when it’s not “school” time. The table is usually covered with paper, colored pencils, and markers because they love to draw.
Staying organized and having a place for everything is pretty important to me, especially in the schoolroom. I want this space to be functional, but beautiful and inspiring at the same time.
If you’re interested in some of the organization items that we have been using, here are a few:
–Bins for each of the kids individual subjects and supplies (seen on the bottom shelf in the closet)
–File box for filing weekly learning logs, loose papers, etc.