Friday, August 13, 2010

Not-Back-To-School Blog Hop: School Room Week

Not Back to School Blog Hop
This is "School Room" week Heart of The Matter's Not Back to School blog hop. This gave me a personal goal put our room back together from summer break in time to share it.

We have officially been in our new home here a little over a year. We downsized with last year's move which has been a blessing and adjustment. You will be amazed how simple life can be with less stuff.

The desk we got for TS last year is growing with him and he has added his own decorative boy flare. Next to his desk are the workboxes waiting for work, his telescope for stargazing and crayons for drawing.

Across from that are some of our books which I finally colored coded over the summer.

We learned from last year that some studies can only be completed with minimal or no distraction so we incorporated the Concentration Penthouse upstairs. It is a nice calming space with a lot of sunshine for inspiration or concentration. The art on the wall is all TS's from his art class.

I built myself storage shelf in the basement and organized it by discipline. As the "Back to School" signs went up in stores, I grabbed the family and went through all our supplies. It was great to go through all of the school stuff as a family. We were able to bless a lot of families with our excess and only spent $20 on school supplies.

Have a blessed year everyone.

We have been so incredibly blessed with this move and look forward to an exciting year of learning. If you get a chance check out some of the awesome learning spaces at Heart of The Matter's Not Back to School blog hop.


Courtney said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I LOVE the idea of a "Concentration Penthouse"... that is a fabulous idea!

I see that we have a lot in common... we also recently moved halfway across the country with our only son, who is seven. I can so relate to those posts you wrote about him being homesick, wondering if public school would be better for making friends, etc. I loved the comment about even the best thrill seeker wants to get off the ride eventually. I look forward to keeping up with as we experience similar rides. ;-)


Sarah said...

Looks great! Good idea to have a calm space to work.

rawbanana said...

Great space. You've done a great job with organizing, thanks for sharing!

Our Country Road said...

I love your organized space in the basement. I need to do something like that. It would make things so much easier! Thanks for your inspiration.