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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

reorganising our home school

I have been reorganising the children's work spaces for the coming year.
I thought you might like to see them while they are all neat, tidy and fresh,
 as I can guarantee they won't stay like it!

 What used to be B3 and B4's desks have now become B5's and The Girl's.
I felt they needed to have a real work space this year and 
We don't have a dedicated home school room so these are all in our living room.
B3 has moved out into the study with B2, as B1 is now finished his Home Education.
We bought the desks and shelf and chairs at IKEA two years ago.
It all fits this wall space perfectly.

 The EXPEDIT shelf houses B5 and The Girl's school books as well as resources that I will be using with them.

 I have colour co-ordinated the children to within an inch of their life this year.
The Girl of course is pink.
The pink clipboard will hold her check list each week.

Here is B5's desk, pretty much the same as The Girl's except his things are all green.
The dining room is on the other side of this wall and you can see a glimpse of our kitchen in the background.

This is B4's new desk all set up and as you can see matches his school colour of blue.
The desk is in the corner near our fireplace.

 This bookshelf was moved from the corner where B4's desk now sits.
It is on the other side of the opening into the dining room, the bathroom entry is on the right.
My picture books were here, but I needed somewhere to put this shelf.
I was going to move it into the little boy's bedroom and take their bookshelf but decided against that idea and ended up pulling down the book rails and putting the books onto this shelf along with some of the group toys they still use, like the wooden blocks, musical instruments, playdough, and dress ups etc.
I have labelled the shelves, what goes where, with my label maker.
The books are grouped in either genres or in the case of some with authors.
We have a collection of Pamela Allen, Mem Fox and Eric Carle books.
I put the globes on the top.
Two are vintage and two are modern.
I would love to get some more old globes but they are hard to come by at a reasonable price.

So now that I have their work areas organised I will have to make sure I get some work organised for them to actually do when we start back,
 which won't be until we come back from our beach holiday!
I will be back to share how I organise our school work later in the week.
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  1. Looks great Deanne! I love the globes too - and they are hard to come by around here too! I've been thinking about a work space for my two, though given they are 4 and nearly 2 it's a little way off. But I do like the idea of a colour for each of them.

  2. Love it! So fresh looking:) Now I'm feeling a little envious that I won't be at that pretty stage for some time yet.

    1. but when you do I'll be envious of all your space!

  3. what a cute little school you have there! love the shelves with all the colour.

  4. You must be a supermom, homeschooling your little ones! That's dedication!

  5. so stunning!
    Why don't we follow each other? ;)

    XOXO, Monika

  6. I take my hat off to you....not only is your level of organisation seriously (and visually!) impressive but you home school as well! Enjoy your beach holiday! Rx

  7. that looks fabulous! i love how neat and organized it is and love the desk nooks you have created.

  8. Such a cute lil home school you have going on, love green and pink together. Would totally have loved a School desk area like this as a child! Lucky munchkins x

  9. These work spaces look very neat, Deanne. You're so organised.

  10. Love the globes. I collect globes for my office too. I also love the Expedits. I am addicted to Ikea. The room looks fantastic. Who wouldn't want to learn things in that room. I am hosting a new link party. I would love it if you would link up.

  11. What a colorful and bright work space for the kiddys! Love it:) New follow. Follow back

  12. I had no idea that you home schooled Deanne!!!
    I am so impressed that people are able to accomplish all that that entails!
    And you made the work areas look so appealing - great job!

  13. Really fun work spaces! Love how it looks and I hope (for your sake) it does stay that way!
    Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  14. Hi Deanne. I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your room on my blog today. Thanks for linking up. I hope that you will link up again soon.


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