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I wasn’t going to participate this week. Why? Because we don’t have a school room. And, as I’ve been reading others’ posts, and seeing pictures, of their wonderful school rooms, I’m trying really hard not to be envious. We want a school room in the worst kind of way.
We do school in our dining room. The table is right in the center of a room that contains 1 doorway (to the kitchen), 1 double doorway (to the living room – french doors belong here but we took them off about a year ago when Ian kept slamming them into one of the computer chairs), and 3 large windows. The room is FULL. We’ve got my hutch, our piano, two computers on desks, an old school desk (that I keep my laptop on sometimes), and 2 bookshelves in here. Needless to say, there’s really not a spare inch of space in here!
I love having company, but find that we really only invite over the people that we know really well and feel comfortable with – probably because I feel a little awkward inviting “just anyone” into our classroom. LOL
On the flipside, though, I wonder if – if we ever do have a situation where we have a classroom – we would even use it – or if we’d all end up back together, around a table somewhere?! Isn’t that silly? But, I think once you get used to something the way it is, you’re resistant to change. And, we’re definitely used to things the way they are, since we’ve been doing school in the dining room since Ashley was 5 (and she’s almost 17 now – oh! that almost hurts to say!)
No fun pictures of my classroom this week. But I should mention that even the surface areas are covered with school stuff – for example, the top of the piano has our globe on it, and some stackable filing trays. The heater cover has the kids’ printer on it (and usually a bunch of “where can we put this?” items.