Wednesday, January 16, 2008

School Room/Toy Room

Hi, y'all! Karen asked me to guest post because I told her about how we changed our toy room into a school room/toy room and she wanted me to share the photos. This is a small room (7.5'x9'), and I was a little skeptical about having toys in the school room, but it has actually worked quite well. When my youngest daughter gets bored, she plays with the toys but hears her sisters' lessons and picks up on them anyway.

I don't have before pictures to show you, but maybe these after photos will inspire you and give you some ideas for creatively making use of the space you have. We added the shelves so we would have a place for our books and supplies and bought the storage container for the bulk of their toys. The stackable crates were given to us. The alphabet border, days of the week visuals, calendar, and other learning helps were either purchased at Dollar Tree or on sale at Staples, Wal-Mart, or other places like that. There are three desks in the room.

These photos are showing the room clockwise from the doorway. Oh, and my girls love being in pictures. *smile*

Front wall (starting with door and going to the right)

Right wall

Back Wall (not showing the patio doors)

Left wall


The Trier and Jen said...

what a lot of fun learning will go on here


Sheila said...

Great photos. Where did you get the desks? My boys would love them and I'm not even homeschooling (yet).

Revka said...

Yes, Jen, my girls are loving their school room and having school. They are excited whenever I tell them it's time for school. And I wouldn't doubt that the room helps. :)

Revka said...

Hey, Sheila, I'm glad you liked the photos.

My in-laws found the desks for sale in their town. Someone had several in their home that they were selling. You might check thrift stores and surplus stores. In our area, the public schools get rid of excess or older supplies at an auction.

I hope you find some for your boys. :)

Karen_thrifty said...

It looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing.

My mom got her desk at a church yard sale.

Revka said...

You're welcome, Karen. It took me long enough. :)

That's another good idea - yard sales.

tAnYeTTa said...

I love love love your homeschool! Wish we lived closer. I would LOVE to sign my son up ;)