I am so excited to show you our room, because it's brand new!!! We just moved into this house in May, and one of the main reasons that we picked this house is because of the school room.
Actually, though, we call it the Library, because that's what is was called on the blueprint ;)
Let me give you a little background, first.
My oldest son, Tyler, is ten. He has Asperger's, and this will be our third year "schooling-at-home" using an online virtual public school.
The last house that we were in, the playroom was also the schoolroom, and since Tyler has two little brothers who are six and eight years younger than him, it didn't work real well. So, when we house-hunted, a place that would be specifically dedicated to school and the computer was essential.
So, we were so thrilled when we found this house.
The Library is just inside the front door, and it's very open, so we feel comfortable having our computers here.
|Open window cut out and open door cut out|
However, it's separate from the rest of the house, so Tyler will be able to do his schoolwork on the computer and the boys will be able to be occupied elsewhere. I can even put up a baby gate, if necessary.
|See, the rest of the house is down that hall|
So, how does all of that translate into our school room?
Well, after much deliberation, I decided to turn the Library into a school room for everyone, not just Tyler, not just the boys.
So, here it is:
My thought it that the boys can work at their desks during times when Tyler is not working on the computer, or when they can all practice working nicely together (which does occasionally happen.)
But, learning won't occur only here.
The boys and I, Tyler included, while be doing lots of our projects here at the kitchen table.
Our couch is where we do all of our reading together.
|Basket of library books easily accessible|
And here is where a lot of learning happens, too.
Finally, here is a picture of one of my many closets (did I mention that I love this house?) I have the little boys' toys down where they can reach them, along with their puzzles and games. The older kids' stuff is higher.
|You can see that I spend lots of money on organization supplies, lol.|
So, that's our school room. Thanks so much for stopping by. Feel free to come again some time. Next week, we're serving cookies!
This post is part of the "Not" Back-to-School Blog Hop, being hosted by iHomeschool Network. I looked at a bunch of schoolrooms from last year's hop and was so inspired, so I'm excited to be part of it this year. Hop on over and drool over all the great school rooms