School Room Peek!

Heather —  August 9, 2010

I use our great room for our schoolroom. This room has tons of windows and light–which is important to me.

I’m not sure why I mentioned I would show our schoolroom during the second week of the Not-Back-to-School Hop (NBTS Hop), because we start school August 24th here…and our schoolroom is NOT-READY.

I have yet to fit our workbox rack back in and drag out our computer tables…

I have barely stowed away all the junk from last year. All our closets seem to look like this!

Still, I am absolutely thrilled that the NBTS Hop has helped me get ready in many ways this year.

In preparation so far, I have all my curriculum lists completed, an –at least– somewhat clean school area…

So, while our schoolroom may not will not inspire you, at least I know where everything is. I hope.

And I enjoy my little desk spot and the kids like to snuggle on the couch and read. It is extra nice when the fireplace is going….we also try to move about the house and work outside as much as possible.

I also tend to tell my teenager he can work wherever he wants–as long as he’s working!

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9 responses to School Room Peek!

  1. Jennifer Maassen August 9, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Your great room/school room is beautiful. When my kids were younger, we did school in the main area of the house, mostly in the kitchen and den. Erik built the most wonderful shelves for the living room to hold all of our books, but before that, they were overflowing out of every nook and cranny. I liked schooling downstairs, but now the only thing that seems to get done outside of their rooms is Bible study or math tutoring sessions with Philip. They really prefer working in their rooms now.

    • Thanks Jennifer! I really started feeling bad this morning, seeing how many people have a room all set aside and decorated just for schooling–but I haven’t done that–and frankly, the kitchen is on the opposite side of this room, so I can be messing around in there…etc. I could do way more with the downstairs family room–but that is darker and chilly in the winter. Still, I think I’ll try to get a nice frame for a map or nice globe…do a little bit more. And, I wish my husband would make some built ins–he’s just not like that–but he will bring me coffee in bed and such…so it’s a trade off sometimes:)) I think Nick wants to be in his room more this year…I just have to come up with a good check in system….

  2. Love your great room! We are setting up in our living room this year, too. So we have to make it work for both. I don’t want to TOTALLY give up our living space, yet it is part of our lifestyle–so it’s going to be in view; and a separate room is out of the question, we don’t have one. Love the natural light to work in.
    .-= Jennifer Marcil´s last blog ..School Room Week =-.

  3. I love your great room–I totally agree with you about lighting. When we bought this house I had decided to school in the basement family room, but the poor fluorescent lighting was a huge drawback. The two basement windows don’t let in much light because of the back deck. We wound up doing a lot of schooling upstairs in the dining room by the windows as a result. I’m considering now that we have replaced two fluorescent tubes that we had not noticed had gone out, do we want to go back to the family room or remain in the dining room? Still considering our plans. I, also, am not quite ready to start school, and it is reassuring to see that I am not the only one.

  4. I like your room-very pretty…and well-I have the room sorta done, but haven’t ordered my new materials yet and we are suppose to start in a couple weeks-so don’t feel too bad! Have a great year ahead and thanks for sharing.
    .-= Sheri H´s last blog ..Not Back to School Blog Hop-My Classroom week 2 =-.

  5. It looks cozy and bright, and I’m envious of your fire place! We don’t have one in this house, and since we’re in TX we wouldn’t be able to use it a whole lot, but I do miss having one on cold days. Doing school in front of a roaring fire must be so cozy!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Love your schoolroom! Wish we had a large room with light like that. 🙂 I feel the same way – our room isn’t ready yet and now I’m out of the state for a few weeks. Yikes! I’m going to be busy when I return!

  7. Your great room is beautiful! Love the color on the walls. Everything is so cozy. We have to try to keep the blinds closed during these hot months, so all the sunlight flooding your room looks wonderful.

    I’m trying to get our schoolroom de-cluttered and reorganized. Since we school year around, it’s not always easy to set aside time to get it done. (Or, that may just be my excuse. lol!)
    .-= Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads´s last blog ..This- That- and a Smashed Finger =-.

  8. Hey!
    Thanks for stopping by Telln’ It! and I love your familyroom~it’s so bright and cheerful! I think we are not alone in doing school in the house…well, in rooms that don’t look like a schoolroom…have a beautiful day! LOVING tightwad tues!
    hugs
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..GiveAway- 7th Generation Back to School Pack! =-.