Once again, Happy NOT Back to School!This week at Heart of the Matter, they're hosting the second week of the blog hop, which focuses on us all showing off our schoolrooms (or lack thereof).
We're in a bit of a transition in regards to our schoolroom this year. Up until now we've been doing school at the kitchen table, using the pantry as our "homeschool closet." However, due to the increasing nature of our family, I've found myself needing said pantry to use as a...pantry. Meals were becoming a problem, as we couldn't just push aside a couple books to the middle of the table anymore. It was a big, cluttered mess.
I'm saving my pennies to purchase a cork board and a magnetic white board to go on the wall over the table. I want the corkboard for our "assignments" that need updating each month: lyrics for the month's Primary song, the scripture of the month, whatever poem(s) they're memorizing in First Language lessons, that sort of thing. I've lately found myself having to get out our little lap chalkboard a lot in order to teach Bluebird's math lessons, so now I want a whiteboard that I can just reach up and write upon easily.
Our piano is against the one wall you don't see in the pictures, and I'd like to move that upstairs so I can line that wall with bookshelves. (Homeschooler's Paradise!) I'd also like to purchase cabinets to hang along the ceiling line to store more stuff (it will pile up in the next few years!) and acquire a standing closet with doors so I can stash the more distracting supplies (paint, glitter, board games, etc.) from my pupil's direct vision.
The hardest thing about our schoolroom is that we have no sink. I thought that wouldn't be a hindrance, but it's quickly becoming apparent that the sink is an important tool in homeschooling. (And trooping up the stairs and using the kitchen sink is a noisy and nap-interrupting endeavor!) Perhaps, someday, when we finish the basement and put in that much-needed bathroom down there, our problem will be solved.
So there it is, where we spend a lot of waking hours during a school day. It's a nice little spot.