Our School Room

It was time for a change, our current school room layout wasn’t working for us and I couldn’t figure out a new way to arrange and then finally it hit me! Honestly the schoolroom layout (plus the heating cost, since it’s an uninsulated room), was bugging me so badly that we have been doing school upstairs for awhile now.

I am happy to say we are back down in the schoolroom and both P and I love the new layout. The biggest change was moving the table into the middle of the room and keeping nothing on it (permanently at least). Before the table held the computer, and a bunch of filed stuff and was up against the wall. It didn’t provide the space we needed to spread out. P also loves to do any type of art work and this allows him to just go in on his own and be creative!

And in case you’re wondering, this room was done very inexpensively, mostly through Ikea and Target!


  • Theresa ♥

    I love your learning room. We are moving this next month and will be able to have a learning room of our own. Currently we school in the dining room and while it works well and is a central location, my husband is tired of the dining room looking like an elementary school room.

    Could you share with us about your different school zones… what’s in all the 3 drawer carts? :-)

    Thanks,
    Theresa

  • Theresa ♥

    I love your learning room. We are moving this next month and will be able to have a learning room of our own. Currently we school in the dining room and while it works well and is a central location, my husband is tired of the dining room looking like an elementary school room.

    Could you share with us about your different school zones… what’s in all the 3 drawer carts? :-)

    Thanks,
    Theresa

  • Anonymous

    I love your schoolroom it is bright and FUN. A great space that encourages learning! I have a wall that I plan to get those inexpensive drawer carts to store crafts and supplies. Thanks for your good ideas! Seeing yours done that way lets me know it will look just fine.
    Have a great week!
    SchoolinRHome

  • Anonymous

    I love your schoolroom it is bright and FUN. A great space that encourages learning! I have a wall that I plan to get those inexpensive drawer carts to store crafts and supplies. Thanks for your good ideas! Seeing yours done that way lets me know it will look just fine.
    Have a great week!
    SchoolinRHome

  • Sheila

    Hi Carisa,
    I really love your school room!! It’s gorgous will you come and redo mine. LOL
    It’s awesome! Can you tell me what is on your green wall in the second picture down? That organizational item you used? That looks awesome what do you store in it exactly? I love that.
    I also love your walls and the way you have your maps.
    Is the blue wall painted blue and the green wall painted green that looks neat and you wouldn’t think but, it does. That is really cool.
    Our school room is our old dining room so we have 2 windows in our school room so less wall. But, yours wow! I love it. I think you have inspired me to change ours a little. Thanks!
    I also love your idea’s about tot school, I used to teach my younger children in their high chair alot with these little plastic shells from the dollar store back then. Or pudding writing their name or letters in, wide up walking toys they used to love those and we would sing a nursery rhyme. I used Before Five in A Row back then with them and had alot of fun. I like to think I am creative but, not as creative as some. :)

    Hugs and Hats off to you,
    Sheila

  • Sheila

    Hi Carisa,
    I really love your school room!! It’s gorgous will you come and redo mine. LOL
    It’s awesome! Can you tell me what is on your green wall in the second picture down? That organizational item you used? That looks awesome what do you store in it exactly? I love that.
    I also love your walls and the way you have your maps.
    Is the blue wall painted blue and the green wall painted green that looks neat and you wouldn’t think but, it does. That is really cool.
    Our school room is our old dining room so we have 2 windows in our school room so less wall. But, yours wow! I love it. I think you have inspired me to change ours a little. Thanks!
    I also love your idea’s about tot school, I used to teach my younger children in their high chair alot with these little plastic shells from the dollar store back then. Or pudding writing their name or letters in, wide up walking toys they used to love those and we would sing a nursery rhyme. I used Before Five in A Row back then with them and had alot of fun. I like to think I am creative but, not as creative as some. :)

    Hugs and Hats off to you,
    Sheila

  • Mama Teaching 2

    Wow! I have yet to tackle our new school room. We moved back at the end of August and I haven’t had the time to paint or look at how to make that room function! You have inspired me.

  • Mama Teaching 2

    Wow! I have yet to tackle our new school room. We moved back at the end of August and I haven’t had the time to paint or look at how to make that room function! You have inspired me.

  • One Little, Two Little

    Carisa, I absolutely admire your school room. I have to use our small third room (which should be my son’s room) that we use for our office/”classroom”. It’s not much compared to yours – WOW! I do alot of rotating of stuff – depends on what we’re learning at the time. Pax and Ky are very fortunate to have a mommy like you! You are awesome! Way to go on the school room. ~sako

  • One Little, Two Little

    Carisa, I absolutely admire your school room. I have to use our small third room (which should be my son’s room) that we use for our office/”classroom”. It’s not much compared to yours – WOW! I do alot of rotating of stuff – depends on what we’re learning at the time. Pax and Ky are very fortunate to have a mommy like you! You are awesome! Way to go on the school room. ~sako