What's new in your school room? I'll let you know what's new in our school room this year.
Well, we are down to two since my son abandoned us. Just joking! We are down to just two kiddos though. I have the girls and myself.
Last year I rearranged the school room and changed the desks up a bit to make more room as our school room doubles as a play room / media room for the children. Since they are growing, one small sofa was not enough any longer for them to all sit. I brought in the sofa and love seat that were originally in this room and moved the desks to the back of the room lined up along the wall of windows.
I got rid of a small table and a book case. I also got rid of the work boxes, something that was really no longer working for the girls. It is strange how something worked so well for us lost its value! I purchased new drawer units for the girls desks and got rid of the old stands. They used the shelves to prop their feet up and most of the shelves were broken anyway. These drawer units essentially replace the work boxes, but the girls prefer to leave their binders and books in their school crates and work from there each day.
I am using my son's old desk and turned it so I am facing the girls. It is actually nice to have a desk again! I didn't have one last year and just moved from the children's desk with a chair whenever I was teaching something. I have the white board directly behind me and that is really nice as well. It was by my son last year and he would constantly be disturbed when I wanted to utilize it. I have a window on my left and get to look out whenever I want and that is nice too! I moved the one of the girls old table stand units behind me and another one in place of the small table I removed from this room. I put all my teacher's edition books on the shelf as well as all the markers, crayons, pencils and other school supplies. The other stand is used for our printer and extra paper. My FIL gave us an old typewriter and that sits on this stand as well.
It is so nice to have the girls on the same curriculum this year. Last year was a bit rough with three children at three different levels, all using different curriculum. I am able to teach a subject and one lesson, but the assignments are at different levels. The girls have different assignments based on their levels. But yeah for no more 6-8 hour days!! This past month has been lovely so far.
Let me know what is new in your classroom!