Welcome to our schoolroom! We are very lucky to have a large, mostly finished room in our basement to use for school and playtime. This is the view as you first walk into the room from the stairs. Initially we planned to put down carpet, but the concrete floor is great for racing cars. I also don’t have to worry about paint or crayons getting everywhere. I would like to find a large rug to put in the open area so the boys have a place to play without sitting on the cold floor.
Our day starts after breakfast and morning chores in the calendar area. The boys sit on their bean bag chairs and we read our bible lesson and update the calendar. We just started this part of our routine in the last month, so I will slowly be adding activities to the cork board.
Magoo occasionally sits on his bean bag to listen to our bible story, but more often heads to his area to check out the shelves for the day.
I have the boy’s areas separated with low shelves and a large table. In the furthest corner from the door is Bebop’s desk. I will be getting two bookshelves from a friend soon and plan to setup a few Montessori shelves for Bebop somewhere in this corner. He uses his small desk for cutting and coloring projects. For our math and practical life activities that take up more room, Bebop will work at the table to the right. We also use the table when the boys to art projects together.
When we bought the house, we planned to remove the bar in the back corner, but it is functioning as a great prep and storage area for art supplies. I love having a sink in the basement. It makes our clean up so much faster.
My desk is in the corner opposite Bebop’s. I love having my own place to work, and the boys are slowly learning to leave it alone. Magoo LOVES to push the buttons on the printer, its really a problem. Bebop’s work tubs are currently on the black shelf and will probably move to his corner when I get additional bookshelves.
Behind the blue curtain is a storage area for extra toys and school supplies. It’s not very well organized at the moment, but hopefully I’ll be able to sort through everything in a week or two.