Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Classroom

I've decided that we are going to try and homeschool for the long haul. The original plan was to homeschool until the 4th grade and then send June to public school. However, she has shown signs that she's ready to start NOW and since she's only 2 1/2 years old, that posed a bit of a problem. I don't feel it's fair to make her wait until she's 5 years old to go to school.

Thanks to Confessions of a Homeschooler's "Letter of the Week" preschool curriculum and a trip to Hobby Lobby (and some orders from Amazon.com, of course), I managed to convert my formal dining room into a classroom:

 

I have baskets of art supplies on the table, two bulletin boards (one being a weather center and the other is a display for worksheets and artwork).


The alphabet is displayed around the top of the room. The empty wall will be shelving soon. June helped me make the school themed "mobile" on the chandelier.


I used the removable crib side of June's bed as a coloring book/ workbook holder. I also lined the closet door with Dry Erase contact paper.


The other door is a "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" tree I found on Amazon.com. With each letter we complete, we hang it from the tree.

It's bright and colorful and I add to my supplies with each trip to the store. I can ALWAYS find something on clearance that I can use at some point in her homeschool career.

I think it's amazing. When I was little, I wanted to be two things when I grew up: a chef and a teacher. Thanks to God and my husband, I'm able to be both. =)

3 comments:

Sadie from allnaturalme.com said...

Looks like a fun learning space - good for you mama!!

Michelle B said...

Way to go choosing your childs needs over how people say a room should be decorated. Oh how I would love to have a room to dedicate to decorating for homeschooling. I guess I should take my hubby up on the offer of half the office, even if it is the smallest room in the house and only a 1/2 of it something is better than nothing!

Amy said...

Have you been content with that curriculum for your preschooler?