Friday, August 6, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ The School Room is Complete!

On Wednesday I got our school room put together. I feel incredibly blessed that we have a large playroom upstairs that has allowed me to set up an actual classroom. I know that it will benefit both Dawson and me.

This week I bought desk lamps, a large world map and school supplies.

We moved in the bookcase, and hung the dry erase board and bulletin board, and added a little personalization.

That's "Robby" hanging out on top of the shelves, to give Dawson some inspiration.

The pillow is for Dawson's best bud, Crusoe, to rest on while we're doing work.

The books and binders and baskets and supplies are on the shelves.

The next step will be to finish "setting up" the desks. Dawson needs a desktop supply organizer and I need, ever-so-badly, some cute coordinating desk accessories! I'll probably add that later after we get a feel for our new space.



All that's left to do is hang our "clotheslines" for artwork. They will go above the bulletin board and below the dry erase board.

I'm getting so excited! I think Dawson might even be a little impressed with his new work area.

We also have an office downstairs that my husband and I share. We each have our own desk with laptop computers. When Dawson and I are needing to do computer work, this will be a nice place to do it as well.

All of our supplies are stored in the closet in the downstairs office. You can go here to see that storage.

Update: We have added our artwork clotheslines and a globe I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents! More desktop organizational supplies have been added, as well.

I also linked up to the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop.


Not Back to School Blog Hop

41 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! Good luck this year!

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  2. Great job! I remember setting up our loft as a school room when we first moved in our house... now we just do our work all over the house. :) I'm sure you guys will do wonderful this year!

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  3. Looks great - I really like the way you spelled his name below the bulletin board.

    Samantha

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  4. Looks great! I bet it will look even better with Dawson's artwork & such to decorate it!

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  5. The room looks great! And a clothesline for artwork, I'm totally stealing that idea!

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  6. Looks great! Wish mine was ready.

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  7. What a great looking school room you have. Love you bulletin board idea with his name. I did the same thing in my girls bedroom with their bulletin boards. Even painted them in their room colors. Great minds think alike.(wink, wink) Have a blessed week and thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. I wish I had a seperate room like that. Good job!!

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  9. Love the name on the board. So cute!

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  10. You have a great room for schooling! I like the brown and black! It's very orderly, too! Great job!

    Blessings to you as you begin a new year!

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  11. Wonderful organized space. Have a great school year!

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  12. Great room. Wish I still had the space for a school "room"

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  13. How nice! I told my husband that the next house must have space for a school room/library :)

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  14. I love the beautiful furniture! The whole room looks great!

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  15. Wow, it all looks great, and what a deal on the globe! I hope you have a super first year of homeschooling. :)

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  16. Wow you are so organized! Blessings on a new school year!

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  17. What a great room! Have a wonderful year! :)

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  18. Oh, wow! That's really lovely. Have a great year!

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  19. How awesome that you have a room! So fun! Great deal on the globe, 50 cents!!

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  20. This looks like a great way to start - I love Dawson's personalized bulletin board! :)

    Have a great year!

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  21. Very nice! Blessings to you as you start your very first year of home education! I hope you can visit me (#40 on this week's list: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-back-to-school-blog-hop-school-room.html.

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  22. Lovely school room! I agree with all the other comments...neat personalization on the bulletin board.

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  23. This is so beautiful! I thought we'd do this with our boys' playroom one day, but alas, it seems they will never outgrow all these toys!

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  24. Great Space-thanks for sharing!

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  25. It looks great!!! It's fun to get the school room set up.

    We just redid ours a few months ago. I so love IKEA. LOL

    http://prncsstefy.blogspot.com/2010/05/weekly-wrap-up-story-of-school-room.html

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  26. Your room looks wonderful! Love how you labeled the cork board!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to have to do something similar to our boys cork boards!

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  27. Very nice school room. Have a great year!

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  28. I love how neat it looks in there:)

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  29. Great room! Looks like Dawson is going to have a great place to learn. Wishing you the best this school year!

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  30. Your room looks great! I like the way you labeled the corkboard also, defines his space. Enjoy your year!!

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  31. Great job! Love it! I am now following your blog & look forward to reading more.

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  32. Congrats on beginning your first year homeschooling! The space looks really nice and neat. Enjoy your year. :)

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  33. Very nice and neat! It'll be a pleasant place to work.

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  34. Sounds like you are off to a great start! Great space to work in--and those cute desk accesory are important!

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  35. It looks like you are ready to go! Great job!

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  36. Good luck on your new venture! Homeschooling is a lot of fun, and it looks like you have a great space and lots of good ideas!

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  37. Good job on getting your space ready...I love the classic look with lots of learning stuff thrown in. May your school year be all that you hope it to be. It has been interesting to me that many kids in the middle school grades have asked me to homeschool them even when they don't know me!?! Maybe many of them feel as lost as your child. (I also read your post on why you've chosen to homeschool.) Thankfully he has articulated to you what he wanted and you have the means to provide this for him. Good for you to take this courageous step for your child/young man.

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  38. Looks great! I need to hang a clothesline up as well. Thanks for reminding me.

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