Today, after Steve put up the top shelf in our little room off the living room (an extra walk-in that has been many things already... the boys' playroom, a "Little People" room, Elise's playroom, a dumping ground when company comes!!) I finished making it into a little schoolroom for the kids. I just need a magnetic board for their letters and numbers (someone suggested getting an old cookie sheet from the thrift store). I thought about a chalk board, but that just screams dust and dirt, so I think we'll skip that addition!
By putting up 3 shelves (from Home Depot) I can put the "dangerous" stuff up top... like felt pens and play dough! (Steve put up all the shelves!! Thanks husband :)
Scott is starting kindergarten in September, and I bought him a k-1 Homework book, which he is just cruising through. And he LOVES this new schoolroom... we just pull in a chair when he wants to sit at the table.
A little clothesline to hang artwork on...
Around the corner in the room... it's not as claustrophobic in there as it looks from the doorway! And there's a window that gives great light, too. Of course there are still a few toys...but we're working to get them all settled in the basement!!
I did these Sesame Street character paintings for Todd's first birthday party decorations... 3 years ago.
Scott did this abstract painting when he was 20 months old. It's still one of my faves... I gave him a little canvas, and it is artist's quality paint, so it will last forever!!! Also, I have a TON of teaching stuff in boxes (teachers never stop collecting, I don't think!) so I pulled out a strip of classroom border with the alphabet in sign language on it, and stapled it to the wall. The boys have already been practicing their signing!