Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our "Classroom"

Well, we call it our "classroom" but that's really a misnomer, because we aren't a "class." We're a family learning together!

I suppose we could call it our "learning space," except that we learn in lots of other places, too.

Anyway, welcome to our workspace/reading area/homeschooling project room!

We got the great tables from a local business that was remodeling. And I bought one of our bookshelves from a certain large bookstore chain that recently went out of business.

This is my planning area. Notice that there are three sources of light--I'm not getting any younger, OK? Sometimes the kids sit here if they are doing something on the computer or if their table is too covered in junk!

This is as neat as our supply shelves will ever be, so enjoy! :) You can see lots of projects from previous years on top.

And this is our cozy new reading area! I spent a lot of time organizing and de-cluttering this summer so we could have a nice space for independent reading. We're looking forward to using this space when school starts!

Can't wait to visit your link and take a "tour" of your classroom!

This post is linked to Heart of the Matter's Not Back to School Blog Hop!

29 comments:

Sara said...

I love your room! It looks like a great place to learn.

Homeschoolin' Momma said...

Looks FANTASTIC! Well done :) We have such a small space here I would love a dedicated room!

MissMOE said...

Great post. I love your green chairs!

Michelle said...

I still love those chairs!

Ok, I simply must know what is on the poster next to the map (in the top picture. I can make out birds on the other one, but that one has me stumped. :)

Sparklee said...

I think you're referring to a poster with different types of rocks.

Thanks for stopping by! It's fun to visit everyone's learning spaces!

Giggly Girls said...

Just beautiful!! I love the reading area. If I had the space we'd have bean bags in our school room. Thanks for sharing!!

Sharla said...

Great learning space! I especially like the way you've still got projects from past years up.

Kelly said...

Love those chairs!
Kelly

Abby said...

love the chairs...getting ideas to create more reading friendly spaces in my girl's rooms.

Our Free Minds said...

I love your learning-reading-etc room! Wow, I have yet to set up a space for us yet. I know I need to, but just not inspired yet. I really am not sure exactly what this year will look like for us, or the type of space we need. Also- I love your poster of The President! Where did you get that?
Angie

Liese4 said...

I put a link to your post on the HS board under the NBTS post. I loved those chairs so much that I tossed the hammock in the storage room and replaced the seating with 2 fuzzy chairs from Target. We like it!

fixedonHIM said...

Great space- awesome chairs! Enjoy the year!

Sparklee said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I had no idea those chairs would be such a hit! I hope you all have better luck--one of ours has already torn. But it might be because of a certain pug who has to scratch for five minutes before sitting down.

I'm still making the rounds at the blog hop, so if I haven't "visited" your school room yet, I will soon!

Gina said...

I love your room!!! Looks so inviting.. & all the books are amazing!

Samantha said...

I was going to comment on the awesome chairs too! My kids would abuse them right now but in another few years those would be nice to have. Love the room. I esp love the display of past projects. What a great thing. Thanks for stopping over at my blog and commenting!

Katie said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love your philosophy of a learning space, and the space looks wonderful as well!

Candace said...

Great room! I too love the chairs. Green is my favorite color. They look like an inviting place to read!
Blessings from the "hop"! :)
Candace@Growing with the Greniers

Julie Coney said...

your room is GREAT! thanks for stopping by my post and leaving a comment!

you are right it doesn't matter where learning happens, just that it happens.
I am also glad I am not the only one with the porcelain seated reading room!

Ashley said...

I love the reading space! So cozy and beautiful colors. :)

Kristenph said...

I love the chairs too! They look so comfortable to curl up in with a book.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

I'm so glad you stopped by and followed! This will be our very first year homeschooling, but I feel like my "philosophy" is the same as yours with the eclectic approach and unit studies. But look at how planned out you are already! I am super impressed :)

Wendi said...

The new reading area looks so cozy! I love the chairs...and all of the books :)

The Adventurer said...

Love your school room or learning room. We just use the dining room and it is always such a mess that I haven't posted about it:( When we get back to the states I plan on making sure the next house has a room dedicated for school:) Can your boys really sit next to each other and just read without poking/touching and generally annoying each other. Mine are still at that horrible stage so I have to sit them far apart from each other or no reading will ever get done:)

Jesse, said...

I love the reading chairs!! What a great idea! Have a great year!

Monica said...

Great room! So comfy looking.

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

Love it! I am trying hard to get more organized- I put everything away each day- but it desperately needs a re-haul! (we're too busy doing "stuff")

Karen said...

Love your planning space! I love having it in the same room as the kiddos 'learning' area. Those book cases are great! I would love have some of those. The chairs...like everyone else, I love the chairs! Yeah our Lab would chew those puppies up in about 5 minutes. :)

Sparklee said...

Thanks again, everyone! This may be the record for comments on this blog!

The reading area has already been in use, as the kids are starting to hang out in the classroom (even though we aren't "officially" doing school.) I think they just like having the space to relax. And drawing crazy pictures on the dry-erase board!

Mattie said...

I love the posters and those chairs, so wonderful!