Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Preschool / Playroom" Room

I know there are too many "room's" in that title. 

Here are some pics of the playroom/school time area!  I really enjoyed hanging a few things.  It reminded me of my teacher days, preparing the room for a new group of students each year.  I miss teaching, not all the other stuff that bogs you down, but the teaching.  Teaching children to read and to love it! That was my favorite.
Most of what we used, we already had, mostly from my old teaching days.  I picked up a few things from the Back to School Target $1 Spot! 
I know it will be a whole different ballgame teaching my own children....but we are going to give it a go.

We start each "preschool" session with prayer, and then a VERY brief calendar time.  We also color in one box for each day we do preschool time.  We haven't started tracking the weather, but we do talk about the season.  We also sing our Days of the Week song, and tell the month.  These are all combined on a half piece of poster board that I had laminated at The Schoolbox.
The easel was given to us by some friends.  M loves painting and drawing on it.  We also have a book basket.

Welcome to Clutter City.  This area makes me a little nuts, but there is nothing I can do about it.  The bookshelf houses all the games M can do independently, as well as books we will use during upcoming weeks.  There are also manipulatives and craft supplies...all lidded so L can't get his hands on them.  I know this table will become a catch-all but what do ya do???  I could have straightened up for you but this here is REAL life!!!  We already had the two cork boards up for all of M's art.  The marker/crayon caddy on the wall is my favorite.  We picked it up at IKEA way back and it comes in very handy.  Pocket chart...Target $1 spot!  I did buy a hanging file organizer with a lid and it makes me very happy :)
So there you have it.  More pics to come of our first letter theme...... Tt!!!!


Jessica said...

LOVE IT! You do such a great job organizing and using space wisely!

Mary said...

I agree, you are a phenomenal organizer...I am amazed at what you can do. CUTE CUTE!