Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's on your wall?

I was checking my favorite daily blogs, and Christine has a homeschool one, I don't know if it is public, so I am not posting it! But she had some pics of her wall in her "class room" aka dining room!
We scrubbed the house in the afternoon today (weird for me, as cleaning was always my first thing in the morning chore). I rearranged the dining/class room area. I scrubbed everything and cleaned so it felt real fresh! The weather has finally cooperated with the fall season, so all the windows were opened and the light was beautiful in the room.

First is the south wall, that has the timeline for the revolution (Mr. E and G-man), and the great explorers. Above is the Lewis and Clark poster...a big study this year for the girls. The pic is my goofy and much loved children in a picture my hubby had made for me.
The stools are my desk, I pull them up to the table and transfer all the contents of that basket on the spinner on our table, and the stools are used to have piles of papers, books and more papers on all day. Notice the little solar system, a freebie from our ES(Educational Specialist), that is a little game of questions of the planets. The girls like it, I think it is cheesy. The sun lights up and that is all it does! ha ha
The west wall, my favorite (especially in California) and it goes into our back yard! I moved our monstrosity wall unit (the deal from store closing) in front, (but with a walkway to sliding glass door) to block a bit of light and the back has shelves also, is a bit easier to get too. You can see the kids cubby's kind of in this shot!
This one turned out blurry, but I wanted you to see the west wall, and Anna-bo wiping the table! The wall unit thingee is on wheels, so I can move it rather easily!
Color coded children, when you have a lotta kids, for me, they have the same if the blue toothbrush is left out, I know it's Abby's! Green is Gman, Yellow for Mr. E, Pink for Annabo, and Absolutely is blue. Surprisingly, Gman's is the most organized!Next is the south wall, with a bit of the west wall showing. I am happy how it feels with the wall unit there. The first white table is one of the desks the kids revolve using. Notice the tiny, tiny globe? This is a learning for me, check the dimensions before ordering. It is minuscule. The poster is the land of the USA during the time of the Revolutionary War, and Eric's hat hanging from it..little punk!
Okay, the scrapper in me comes out here, along with the intense organization that can cause people to begin to, this is my pride and joy! It is the scoring keys for 3 grades and 4 subjects and the record keeping for each also! I have a folder for all for their grammar and spelling and any English projects, then the spelling, grammar and math keys, the rest are by subject and grade (color coded by kids; girls are pink, G is green and E is yellow) Then their Math work is all recorded and kept in one folder. The last one is all the standards and curriculum for this year. It is my bible of home schooling, I can just go thru it to see where are gaps are in what subject! I like the colors! tee hee, it helps me relax having things all ordered!okay, the east wall, which goes down my hallway has the Maps! You can see the back of my fridge. The back is also magnetic, so awesome for my charts and calender! This room is supposed to be the living room, but there is no way all six of us could sit around a table in what is the "eat-in" dining room. Notice those beautiful cheery tomatoes in the bowl...every other morning one of our neighbors brings us a bag of these delightful creations! We pop them in our mouths like M&Ms..yummy!We are going from the 1600 to present between all the kids curriculums, so you can see the transitions thru the time periods. The large USA map goes with a very irratating but awesome cd of the capitals and states of the uSA, that I can almost name them all! Sacramento, California, Phoenix, Ariiiiiiiiizona...yeah, it's hokey, but it is working! ha ha
We also have curtesy of Voices of Martyrs, the persecuted church in the world...very eye opening! I have a thing for maps anyway...probably why I married Tony!

Here is looking into my "office" and computer for the kids for spanish/typing/multiplication games. That is what is supposed to be the dining room...uhm no, not for us! ha haThere is our little classroom, that transforms every evening into our dining room and is full of much laughter and stories of the day. I love home schooling, and believe me, I was prepared not too! Thanks for visiting!



Me said...

Anne, your walls, your cirriculum looks awesome! You're doing a wonderful job!!

Mariah said...

I LOVE your classroom! Your set up looks awesome! It makes me wish my kids were younger again so we could do it all over again! :-) Email me! (maybe I owe you an email...I've lost track!) I think about you often! Lotsa love to you! :-)

Z' Hodges said...

Thanks for sharing. I have a question. Do you keep all the school stuff on th walls when company comes?