Thursday, August 11, 2011

Welcome to the Woodward Family Homeschool

We recently moved from a tiny apartment to a small house. The new school year is just around the corner so getting our school area ready is high priority. We do not have a room just for "school" Most of our work will be done here in the dining room. Definitely need some sort of window treatment on the window. Someday.

Here's our school/dining room table with some of the artwork Holly has been working on this summer.Lighthouse paint by number and ballet slippers done freehand.

Bulletin boards that used to be in Gabriel and Hannah's rooms. If we would have stayed in the apartment they probably would have remained in their rooms. But since we had to take them down . . . Now they are waiting for for something shcoolish to go on them. Above the bulletin boards are Gabriel and Hannah's high school diplomas.

Room decor is a bit of Americana combined with my children's art work. Above are George and Abe - pastel drawings by Gabriel when he was 16.

Pictures by Gabriel, Hannah and Holly circa first and second grade.

This room is equipped with an ugly air conditioner unit. It's also useless and unnecessary since the house has central air. If we owned the house we would simply remove it. But we don't. Well, I was wanting a place to hang my maps. But we don't have a lot of wall space. So my ingenious husband came up with the idea of hanging them over the AC.

I can easily change from the world map to the US map.

And what's a homeschool room without an over abundance of books?! Dolls on the top are awaiting room on a shelf in Holly's room. Maybe we'll get that painted this weekend.

Well, that's our "school room". But of course our learning isn't limited to this one room. I could also add pictures of the kitchen where cooking and science experiments are likely to take place, the comfy couch where we'll read lots of books, the piano, the back yard . . . You get the idea!

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  1. That was a great idea - to hang your maps over the unused ac unit! AND I love those portraits of Washington and Lincoln.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! And yes, great idea to cover the AC unit. Hope you have a great school year!

  3. I love seeing how people work with what they've got & your idea of covering the a/c unit is a beautiful example. AND I love what you did with the maps, creating weight and letting them hang. Did you attach the wood yourselves? I'll have to do that!

  4. Your children are very talented artists! What a blessing to be able to decorate with such beautiful pictures! I really love your space, it's so calming.

  5. You have such a lovely learning area. [o= I have a learning room now but the funny thing is...we gravitate to the dinning room table. So now I call it the learning room the library/craft room. Praying blessings on your new school year!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  6. Brilliant covering up that AC. Also are your maps pull down? I need an easy way to change out my maps like that.

  7. I didn't know you moved to a house! That's great! Love your husband's map idea! And what a nice dining set! And yes, wonderful art work. So are you the artist in the family that they take after? I'm still working on organizing our school stuff, but our room always looks the same, so really, I could post pictures from every year and it would be the same. :)

  8. Hi Karen
    I don't know if you remember me or not (I used to have a blog at HSB - "At Home With Jesus")
    I recently re-found your blog, and I'm so happy to hear that it looks like you are all doing well!

    Blessings as you begin your school year!


    PS - I'm now blogging at