Monday, 16 August 2010

Our School Room

I spent all day Sunday tidying up our school room, which is also the dining room. I sorted, purged, organized and cleaned everything. I have come to the conclusion that I am a secret hoarder of educational books. My hubby did not think I purged enough. While I thought we just need another book case to store it all. But as my dear husband pointed out there is no more room. So after nearly 4 hours here is the result.

Our bookcase which is overflowing. In front of it is our white board which is currently being used for AAS (all about spelling) which we just started using this month.

This is what can't fit on my book shelf. In case you haven't noticed our school room is the conservatory. So it is freezing in the winter and hot in the summer.

My art supply corner.

The window sill holds completed art projects that I just can't seem to throw away as well as pencils, markers, scissors, tape and glue. Don't know if in your house this happens but kids scissors are a lot like socks in the dryer, they always go missing:( I must need to run out every month to buy another one.

Our history time line. I keep meaning to type it up but never seem to get around to it. Since we are living in England we are concentrating on studying European history. There are so many fieldtrips and places of interest just a stone throw from our home. We stopped at Georgian history in May and we will start up again very soon.

This is our Dining room table and we haven't seen the top of it is some time. I cover the table with a vinyl table cloth and if you look closely you can see paint splatter on it from the kids art projects.
After much discussion my husband agreed to another book case (Thank you honey!) Now I need to find a place in our school room to put it.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment! Your school room looks great! What a bright and cheery room, despite the cold/hot temp conditions! Thanks for sharing your photos. We are also starting All About Spelling this year and I have a white board for the magnetic letters to store on my board :)
    Have a good school year!

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  3. Thanks Tracy I will do that right now

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  5. What a great space! We have a lot of the same issues - books piled up, extreme temperatures, but we're in Texas and our space does not have so many lovely windows.
    I look forward to reading more!

  6. Our class room is a work in progress as we live in a rental while living overseas. When we get back to the states we will have a room devoted to school so right now we are making do. Thanks for stopping by