you know the truth behind these photos.
I’ve spent a good chunk of the last three weeks cleaning and organizing our classroom.
It hasn’t been easy, and honestly I still have a HUGE pile of things to sort through in the garage.
But come Monday, we’ll be starting school in the cleanest classroom on the face of the earth.
Here’s a quick tour:
(gallery wall + discovery shelf)
There you have it, here’s where we will be the rest of the school year!
And just so you know, right after I snapped this photo
one of my little boys came along sat at the table and peed everywhere.
We’re talking all over the chair, the table, and the floor.
It was clean for a record twenty seconds this time.
It’s been FOUR years since this original post and I wanted to share some updated photos with you!
I am now homeschooling an 8th grader, 6th grader, 2nd grader and a Kindergartner.
As they’ve grown our classroom needs have grown as well. I thought it would be a good idea to show you the new classroom setup so you can see how we’ve updated and redesigned the area to work for us.
One thing we added was more computer areas….my older children both use the computer for roughly half of the school day so having two separate stations was something we were definitely needing to add:
Here are some more detailed photos of how I made that work. Basically, I have an L-shaped desk aligned with a standard desk. They aren’t perfectly matched up, but they fit very well in this space.
Between the desks is our new charging station. This is where we can easily charge up the tablets and phones. This charging station is amazing and I highly recommend getting one if the devices and cords are driving you insane. It will hold up to 10 devices and the cords stay wrapped up inside the unit.
Also, I don’t know if you can see it or not, but that slim black tower on the right is a light! It’s fantastic for space saving as well. It folds up into a tall tower when not in use. You can pull it out and adjust the angle settings as well as the brightness. Really awesome if you have a dark corner that needs a little illumination.
The right wall of the classroom still holds our display cases, as well as our discovery jars. It also serves as a place to keep all sorts of random classroom items we pick up off the floor. We also added in two oak bookshelves that are already overflowing…..that is a good thing right?
I keep my teaching manuals on top of these shelfs, right within reach as I’m sitting at the the main table teaching.
Finally, we added in a four-shelf lawyers bookcase that I love to pieces. This works wonderfully for my children as they each have their own homeschool shelf to contain all of their workbooks and assignments.
Using a lawyers bookcase means we can close up the glass covers during the summer or when company comes over….because this classroom really does double as our dining room as well.
Well, there you have it! Our Homeschool Classroom in the Dining Room!