Well, we have been attempting to get ready for baby #4 (due in March) by switching around the kiddos’ bedrooms just a bit upstairs. Now, the boys share a bedroom and absolutely love it. I was skeptical, but they’ve done very well…so far. 😉
With all the rearranging, we had an extra desk (that I got for free a few years ago) upstairs in ALuv’s old bedroom and…
it worked perfectly as NJoy’s new desk in the schoolroom! Yay! They may share a bedroom, but no longer a desk. 🙂 His desk is rather narrow, so we bought a bar stool and my crafty hubby built it so it wouldn’t swivel & cut down the legs a bit so it would fit under his new desk. The red bin is where I keep all of his work for that day (usually 3-4 activities).
And MBug has her own space, too. She LOVES having her own little desk (from Ikea) and she sits at it and taps it sometimes to tell me she’s ready to do some work!
She still has her reading space below the white dry erase board with her Ikea shelf and rotated out books, along with some pillows for her to sit on as she “reads”.
Rearranging definitely has a domino effect! Here are some shots of the updated and rearranged schoolroom. To see the “old” schoolroom, click here.
We moved the bookshelf beside ALuv’s desk and instead of storing a bunch of board books on it, I now store MBug’s activities/rotated toys for the week. Above this shelf, I hung more cork strips and this is where I display ALuv’s work. I really like having separate spaces for the boys to showcase their work. It was so cramped before. MBug’s creations are taped to the sliding glass door above her table for now.
The large bookshelf was moved down and I did some rearranging on it. The top shelves are where I keep math and literacy manipulatives and my teacher books/notebooks. The bottom two shelves I reserved for MBug. In the green bin to the left are larger random containers from around the house that she likes to use to dump and transfer things in (like Parmesan cheese containers, old coffee containers, etc.).
Here’s a shot from the entrance to the room now:
Moving the large bookshelf down opened up the space a bit more and I really like it.
And I moved all my plastic drawers for my teaching tray/mat stuff on top of the filing cabinet (this is officially in the “office” behind a wall my hubby built before we moved in). The colorful manipulatives were too much of a temptation for NJoy. I still have all my games and art supplies in the bookshelf covered with a hinged and screwed screen door to keep little hands out.
Oh, and last time I had posted, I didn’t have a window treatment for the schoolroom. My mom made one that is absolutely adorable. She was able to use fabric I had from when I taught public school AND she found some cute school buttons she’s had forever in her button container! Yay!
So, there’s an update on our schoolroom. It makes for a much more peaceful day when everyone has their own place to call home.
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