The kids are so proud of our newly re-organized schoolroom they just can't wait until August-
I caught them playing school after supper!
This will be our first year to use a bulletin board. I found some great historical maps of the U.S.- Measle is teaching her little brother about different Native American tribes. Mainly she's enjoying using the silly pointer that she insisted I buy.
My handsome boy here is sitting in front of our main homeschool storage unit. It's supposed to be for dishes, but when I first saw it I knew it'd be perfect for all our homeschool paraphernalia.
It was so exciting to receive our big box from Sonlight last week, but making room for all the new books has been another matter. For several days our floor and table were covered with books. I think I've finally gotten them organized. This is probably too much information, but the lower two shelves on the left hand side are our Sonlight core 3&4 books for next year. The middle left shelf has our read aloud books and my instructor's guide. The lower left shelf contains the readers. The lower two shelves on the right house American Boy's FIAR and other storybooks and Measle's American History books. And the top two shelves are filled with miscellaneous titles.
I was too embarassed to take before pictures of these cabinets. We started the year so organized last year, but by spring we were all just throwing books, pencils, scraps of paper and whatever else we found lying around quickly into the cabinets and slamming the doors to head off the ensuing avalanche caused by disturbing our mountain of mess! I'm storing all our core 6 World History part I books and supplemental materials in the left cabinet and math, science, and LA books that we either are not using this year or will use sparingly in the right cabinet.
Even our school drawer has turned over a new leaf. Now if we can only keep it this way!
How about you? Are you ready to begin again?