We had an off week last week between Tim being off two days and me being sick we didn't accomplish a whole lot of school. I feel really cheated that there are no substitute teachers here at our little homeschool. We are back to work
We did accomplish one very exciting thing last week even though I was sick. We decided to transform our walk-in closet into a schoolroom. Well, at least sort of a schoolroom. Before I go any farther here and someone thinks I am making my kids sit in a closet all day let me explain that we aren't in there all day and it is a nice size closet with a window that allows for lots of sunshine. The boys are thrilled by the space as well.
I will be honest I have long since coveted a homeschool room. I look at all the pictures on the blogs and weep. Military housing is not very spacious but we are blessed by what we have and so we have always done our learning at the table or on the couch. In our last house we were able to divide the living room up so that we could have a separate space but this house isn't set up the same way so it has been more difficult.
Tyler really needs somewhere to do his independent work that he isn't distracted by what I am doing with Christian. Christian needs a small space that is quiet where he can work with me. He simply can't focus in a large space and just runs back and forth.
Fortunately when they remodeled this house they put in a nice walk-in closet off of our bedroom. Thankfully they also left the original closet in there as well. When we moved in I took the smaller closet over for all of our homeschool supplies. This last week we decided to do a switch and the small closet is now Tim's and I pushed my clothes to one side of the walk-in closet and made the rest into a homeschool area. It really isn't fancy and there is a lot crammed in there but it is working nicely so far. Tyler thinks it is his office. I have to remind him that we are all sharing the space. I did have to leave his workboxes out in the dining room because there isn't enough room in the closet but that is okay because he still does all his work with mom stuff out here. Christian is just thrilled with the space and is even sitting at the table in there without any prompting from me.
This our desk area and whiteboard.
It's amazing just how much we have fit in there!