Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Goodies I love in our school room

I have a few things I love about our school room.
The Room~
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.

My walls~
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.

My Timeline~
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 :)


Michelle said...

Thank you for posting this for our contest--for some reason the photos aren't showing for me. Is it my computer?

I can't wait to see them. I want to see your timeline and the storage containers :)
Michelle (at) apologia (dot) com

Traci said...

Thank you for alerting me to the issue. They were there when I posted but are now gone. I tried a new photo upload method and apparently it didn't work. I am trying to resolve the issue.

Amy said...

I love these! Your room is awesome!

Kelly said...

I do the same thing with crayons and math stuff in those jars. Aren't they great!

Kathie said...

Oooh, I love your school room pics. You have some great ideas. Now, I'm off to figure out where I can get some of those 'purdy' roller maps.