I did this Ultimate Guide two weeks ago on Homeschool Rooms. Our homeschool room/area is far from being done.
Our book shelves are done.
Our portable homeschooling shelves are done.
We are not ready. I have been dealing with a family crisis (more to come later), getting ready for family vacation, and the beginning of school. I am ok that we don’t look all perfect, neat and ready. We will get there.
My 10-year-old saw my post. He saw this picture and said ” Mom, let’s make one.”
I said sure honey, let’s make something like that. We had chalk board paint. We bought a board at Home Depot. Robby painted the first coat. I did the rest. I had two shelves I thought would work, but they were not the right size. Yesterday by chance at Staples I found two that were 50% off! Dan and Robby put those together for me.
Ok, so it is not as pretty as the first one! But I like I the fact my son saw a picture, and we did something with it! So for now, we are going to call this our “Writing Center” I put the shelves sideways to help keep sticky hands off of them….I think I will put curtains over them later. (my two younger ones take everything out and apart. EVERYTHING! When we do foster care -may times those children will also take apart things I have worked on to keep together-so I am trying to think 5 steps ahead of them)
On top I will keep writing tools, plus the bins will have writing prompts in them. On the walls I will put up a magnet board to hang ideas and a pocket hangar to put other ideas in it. In the shelves below I will have lots of our writing activities and supplies on them-such as paper, letter tracing, ABC games and their writing journals. The dictionary, thesaurus, and other word books for younger children are on the shelves. As the year goes on I will add to it.
Robby has just started taking an interest in writing (going into 5th grade) and the two little ones are moving fast in the area! I want to spark that creativity and provide a fun place for them to write what ever is on their mind!
Stool or Chair?