Lil' Mother helped me with the sewing of curtains, thank you Beautiful, and The Elder Brothers helped me move around furniture and connect electronics, thank you strong young men. It is a real blessing to have capable older children to help with the little, time consuming things. My babies bless me :) and the rest did a great job of playing outside and helping watch the A Bomb while I worked all summer. I am thankful for their faithfulness.
Otherwise, I've entered our first 7-week session in my planner so I'm ready to go. I have a few finishing touches to complete this weekend, otherwise, it's onward and upward to a great 2010-2011 school year.
|up close of the floral curtain|
|Our new curtains that will remind me of all the seed planting and blooming we'll discover in the details this year!|
|Weekly book basket reading selections for science and history.|
|Piano basket with all music books.|
|Science discover basket with mini-microscopes, magnifying glasses, and stethoscopes.|
|Work station with math focus, especially for grammar school kiddos. The toys, extra clothes and bible videos are nicely stored under or to the side of the table :)|
|Up close of math helps. We're memorizing math words this year as part of our memory work.|
|These two boards will be used for spelling and math practice and any kinds of races we have. One is a white board, the other is the chalkboard below. They are separated by a small peek through sun window.|
|Blackboard and cubby bookshelf for The Little League, with curtain cover ala Lil' Mother. Notice my pretty baskets up top? Full of markers and magnetic letters for the wee ones. On the bottom of the bookshelf are family school supplies.|
|under the curtain :)|
|I removed a white board that was difficult to clean and put up some chalkboard paint. I hate the dust, but it is already an improvement form the tough to clean board. Notice the bookshelves below with curtains?|
|The Elder Brothers Desk. It is in a small space just off of the kitchen -- a bit quieter than the main room.|
|The Elder Brothers Cubby space, still a work in progress. Bard is adding his stuff right now. One or the other of the brothers is generally at work there.|