Friday, April 11, 2008

Learning Room Make Over 2

The learning room is pretty much done. We still have quite a bit of Dick and Jane fabric left, but I think we're done decorating for now. I say "we" because this was a collaborative effort. In other words, don't go looking at the seams. The girls helped pick fabric combinations and guided the pieces through the machine -- with help. We've made four pillow cases, a book bag, and the valance.

As for the rest of the room, I like to keep it simple with not too much visual distraction. This suits me perfectly, so I'm glad our little students feel the same way. I remember Bobo's first experience in a "real" school room. She was in Daisy Scouts back in Fargo, and they met in the kindergarten room of the public school. The walls were covered with posters of this, that, and the other. There were plenty of toys and gadgets and a play structure in the middle of the room. Bobo got that glazed over, deer-in-the-headlights look, and exclaimed, "Do they learn in here?" Ah yes, a chip off the old block...

Suffice to say we've kept the walls basically free of "schoolish" stuff. We do have a map and globe that we use along with our history studies, and a home made time line we're adding to as we go through Story of the World.



9 comments:

RoseDrake said...

It's so refreshing to see a calm and peaceful room. I always wonder how kids focus when I see rooms packed with posters and activity centers everywhere. I love your room.

divina said...

Love it! I'm very partial to yellow.

kellycbr said...

I love your learning room! Where did you find your beautiful map?

Michelle Waters said...

Kellycbr,
Hubby found that map, I'll ask him when he gets home!

Eileen said...

I absolutely love your color choices! So cheerful and warm. And--perhaps most importantly of all--they coordinate well with your blog! :)

Warmly,
Eileen

Jennifer said...

This is so cute - I second what everyone else said - the map, the blog - it all works together nicely. Lovely learning room.

Michelle Waters said...

Kellycbr: The map was found at Office Depot. It's a Rand McNally class edition. Hope that helps!

Tracy said...

I dream of having more empty wall space than I do now with three very tall bookshelves side by side. I recently read that Waldorf schools typically leave walls spare. Makes sense and looks cleansing!

Jenny said...

Michelle-

I love the colors of your learning room! It is so cheery. Did you notice that the colors match your blog? :)

Blessings-
Jenny