First off I feel blessed to have a space dedicated to the purpose of schooling my children. This room was originally designed to house a pool table but educating 5 kids seems a better purpose, my 8 year old disagrees. I don't have a current picture of it but will in the next week as I reveal all the changes I made this year to our setup.
I convinced my sweet husband that gluing cork to the top half of the school room walls was a brilliant idea. He went along with my plan and we corked the walls several years ago. Now my kids can stick what they want up there.
I stole this idea from a friend of mine. The timeline is from Knowledge Quest and I zipped it down to our local Mardels to laminate it for sturdiness. The figures are from Sonlight. Amy Pak also has them.
My storage containers~
I picked these gems up at Garden Ridge I think after seeing the idea in a pottery barn catalog. I spray painted the lids red and voila storage containers that hold crayons, markers, pattern blocks and whatever else I need them too..
My maps/window shades~
I picked these maps up at our local school district surplus store for about $20 I think. They fit perfectly over our windows and store up out of sight behind the cornice when not used. We live in Texas and our state is a little prideful so we have two huge maps of Texas on each one :)