So, this room has changed about a jillion times in the last 3 years. I have moved furniture in and out of this room so many times… But, now… well, we’ll see. I think it will remain like this for the rest of the school year, at least.
Wall space is limited in this room, so instead of hanging an alphabet and map of the U.S. on the walls, I decided to get some rugs and put them on the floor.
The kids each need their own computer work station since we are using an online curriculum (k12, if you’re interested). So, the fabulous Mr. Darcy scrounged up a few extra computers and got them all set up and ready to go for me. The picture below is blurry… I don’t know why, but you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.
Anyway, this room is tricky because it has only one blank wall for desks, really. And that wall has a never-used door (not to be confused with a Never Nude) on it, and then there’s the bay window, and the other wall with another door and a fireplace, plus the built in bookshelves… It was hard to configure three work spaces here. So, our solution was to block the never-used door to free up some room for a third desk. I got these two desks at IKEA… they are great, very cheap and yet provide storage for books and materials.
There’s the door that I’m blocking. But, this old house has about a million doors that barely open, and this was one of them.
And I am such a goon for symmetry that it REALLY bothers me that the desks aren’t symmetrical with the trim on the wall, but if I slide them over to the left, the doors into the schoolroom are blocked, too. And we actually use those doors, so it’s no bueno.
And here’s the other side of the room, with the chalkboard/dry erase board I bought hoping to keep Kitty occupied. It totally does… for ten minutes a day. Then she gets tired of writing letters and starts whining to play games on the computers.
And my little Lydia has begun coloring everything in the house with the chalk and dry erase markers she finds in here… the desks, my fabric chairs, the floor, everything. It makes me weep. Anyone know how to get dry erase marker off a new Target slipper chair? Alas.
So, that’s where we spend about six hours a day. If we keep homeschooling beyond this year, I will have to make more changes… But, I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.