Happy Monday everyone! With the start of the new school year, E and I have been starting our own "school" at home. Since he's only three, ours is on a much smaller scale but we both have been enjoying this time tremendously. It's nice to wake up to some sort of schedule instead of the usual, "What should we do today?" I also love seeing how excited E gets about "doing school." It makes my teacher-heart very happy. :)
Since our family spends most of our time in the living room, I wanted to keep our activities there. Some of you may remember this corkboard makeover from last year. Normally we've been using it to display E's many artworks. You recognize these right, moms? ;)
We're now using the corkboard to display our morning activities. I managed to keep most our supplies hidden so that it wouldn't completely take over our living room. Here they are in these three areas:
Area 1: This is where E and I (plus baby brother) gather after Dad leaves for work. We spend the first part of "school" enjoying the Lord together - calling on the Lord's name, praying for each other and our day and singing a song or two to the Lord. I would usually play my guitar and E would accompany me with his maraca. Then we'd read and pray over our Bible verse for the week before moving on to the other activities.
Area 2: This shelf is where we keep all of our books and resources.
Binder 1: My Resources
Binder 2: E's Binder (Will elaborate below)
Area 3: This fabric bin stores all of our other miscellaneous supplies (ie. math manipulatives, flash cards, dry-erase markers, etc.).
For E's binder, I put together our schedule and a few activities that I made for him to work on. They are all laminated so that we could write over them and re-use them as much as we needed to.
Here are a few examples:
How do you all organize your kids' learning spaces? :)