I decided last month that the School Room needs an overhaul. It’s too much of a multi-purpose room. Every school morning we have to go in and move stuff to the bed just to have space for school. It needs organization!
When I heard about the 29 day organizing challenge at orgjunkie.com I knew it was time to truly get going on this project. Nothing is holding me back except for myself.
So here we go, the awful before pictures. I didn’t pick up a single thing (okay, I did pick up a diaper that had been left out…). This is what our school room looks like right now – calendar board hanging off the wall and everything.
The table is already a clutter spot, even though it’s only been in the room for 2 weeks!
We still have projects from Halloween on the wall – and the budget board that should have been moved when we took the computer out of here!
The closet actually isn’t doing too bad, but it does need some help!
I’m excited about getting this room in order! I’ll be posting multiple times throughout the month with a progress update – mostly for accountability.
I’d love to see how others have organized their school rooms. If you have a link, please share in the comments!
We all love the Usbone “That’s Not My…” books. I think we have 5 or 6 and they are always on birthday/Christmas lists. We even have one in French – C’est Ne Pas Mon Chien!
After reading through our entire collection today I suggested that we make our own. We brainstormed the topic and decided on brother!
That’s not my brother…his necklace is too shiny!
That’s not my brother…his hair is too rough!
We ended up with 5 pages total.
That’s not my brother…his hair is too rough (sandpaper for hair)
That’s not my brother…his necklace is too shiny (aluminum foil for the necklace)
That’s not my brother…his ears are too bumpy (one side of cardboard)
That’s not my brother…his clothes are too fluffy (wool batting)
Those are my brothers!! They are so cuddly! (picture of the boys!)
And then they read the book together.
Download to make your own “Not My Brother/Not My Sister” Book Here!
We had a pretty laid back week! We’re doing a lot of interest-based learning and focusing less heavily on specific tasks. Baloo is loving it!
We’ve started working on addition in Math-U-See. We did a bit of extra practice with trains. I love that the trains have magnets so we start with them separate. I said 3 + 4 equals…?
And then Baloo pushed them together and answered “7”. I really think the fact that they are separate at first, but he can combine them helps him visualize addition.
Baloo learned to ride a bike without training wheels this week! He just picked up our neighbors (pink) bike and started riding it.
I’m sure riding the balance bike for so long really helped him!
We’ve been diligently working through All About Reading level 1. It isn’t Baloo’s favorite program, but he is picking up on it quickly. His favorite activity thus far was finding rhyming words for the monkeys.
And then feeding them to the monkeys!
Since getting my new camera, Baloo has been very interested in using it. I very rarely let him – but when he is calm and acting appropriately I will let him try. He’s really enjoying taking pictures (he does have his own camera which he uses all the time, but using a “fancy” camera is just more fun!)
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