Not Back to School Blog Hop - Classroom Week

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Not Back to School Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!  This is my absolute favorite Blog Hop Week!!  I enjoy getting a glimpse into others' classrooms.  They're so inspirational to me.  Don't forget to leave a comment and I'll be sure to check out your rooms, too.

We're in our second year of homeschooling.  I loved our little classroom last year, but it was very small and had no window.  I think Audrey (my now 2nd grader) felt a bit claustrophobic. She didn't want to do school in there at all the second semester, so we usually ended up upstairs in the dining room.  (Here is a link to last year's classroom.)  Couple that with the girls spending way more time playing in their rooms these days instead of the basement.  So, I thought the best thing to do for now was move the classroom into the large room in the basement.  Everything we need is now in here.  Yay!!  And, I only made one purchase.  :)  I still have some decorations to add here and there, but this gives you an idea.

This is a view of the whole room.  On the left (out of view) is a large white shelf full of games and puzzles.  The small table & chairs are there for the girls to use when they take something off that shelf. Next to the shelf is our workbox.  Then a long desk that holds her computer and also where she does most of her work.  On the back wall you see our main organization system with all of our school books, curricula, & readers.  The large white table is mostly for art project and games.  There are also 2 small leather chairs next to the small shelves for reading.  On the right is a small sofa for resting/reading.  

Our new Ikea shelf (Expedit) that now houses all our new Usborne books and curriculum with our older, smaller shelves flanking it.  The pink & white boxes on top hold our flash cards, cd's, and dvd's.  We have a box for art supplies, laminator, readers, blocks, puzzles, and a few games.  

Our wall of info - calendars, white board, clock, maps, etc.

Other side with desk & computer; corkboard, etc.

And, when we need to mix it up a bit - we have the hammocks!  Audrey LOVES to sit in them to read.  My husband made them.  He also added some hooks into the walls that the girls can easily put up and take down the hammocks themselves.


  1. My kids would LOVE to have some hammocks in their bedrooms. What a great idea to promote reading...and getting comfy!

  1. Mary said...:

    I love how spacious it is! I have the same Expedit 4x4 shelves- love them!

    Have a great school year!

  1. Jenny said...:

    Love the hammocks and school room!

  1. Sarah said...:

    I LOVE those hammocks! What a great idea! Your room is so cute and I'm sure your girls will love schooling there.

  1. Desiree said...:

    Oh wow, those hammocks are amazing. That's a first! What a neat idea. Looks like a fun place to learn!

  1. Laura said...:

    Wow! Hammocks! That is awesome! Have a great year of learning in your awesome room!

  1. Brandy said...:

    I'm with everyone else, those hammocks are neat! What a great big clean and organized space you have!

  1. Kim said...:

    Awww... thank you, guys!! We do love our hammocks! This mama may be known to take a little rest in them, too. ;) Hey, we can have nap time if we want, right?!

  1. Mariah said...:

    I LOVE those hammocks! How fun! You have a lovely space, and I agree, I don't know how I functioned before IKEA! : ) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  1. Hammocks are genius!!! p.s. I have a weight loss/weight maintenance post each Saturday. I lost 78 pounds a few years back!! It's called Stick With It Saturday. :)

  1. The hammocks are absolutely the best ever!

    Thanks for visiting Layers of Learning!

  1. Mary said...:

    What a great room! I love the colors and how you have just enough on the walls to be attractive and inviting, but not overwhelming.

    Great job!


  1. You know I love it! I have an idea for SH's birthday that involves a trip to Sweet and Sassy. I'll email you about it when I get some free time to think the details through.

  1. WHAT???!!!! Hammocks in the schoolroom?? I LOVE it!! What a perfect place to read. I wonder if I convice hubby to at least put one in my bedroom.

  1. I want hammocks! very lovely space

  1. Love the hammocks! I want one for myself!

  1. The Mrs. said...:

    The hammocks are great! So fun. you've got a great room.

  1. I love your space! Those shelves are so great for organizing! New follower of your blog :)

  1. Angela said...:

    I love your school room! It looks so welcoming and cozy.

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