We went from having a whole finished basement in Utah for school space to a little office in our new townhouse in Germany.
We’re about to get real.
This is not some Pottery Barn catalog. We don’t have the luxury of having the nicest furniture to last years and years and stay in one place forever. We don’t get to do fun DIY projects on Pinterest with reclaimed barn wood or pallets because all that would get destroyed in our many moves around the world.
We prefer to invest in travel and experiences than things.
But I need, love, want BOOKS.
One wall houses our bookcases.
Tori and Kate have their desks along another wall and on the opposite wall is Alex’s desk.
Alex loves his All About Reading board and the calendar.
One of the closets we are provided holds our sensory bins and some other school items in bins.
Our open shelf has other manipulatives.
The sensory table is in front. Yes, totally blocking the closet. That’s the plan to keep little fingers out.
In the upstairs landing, I put the art table and supplies. It’s a round dining table I got at a yard sale and it fits perfectly. I also recently scored a lovely Lane chest for $50 to store paper! You can see the round table in last year’s learning spaces post. I still want to paint the top.
Liz typically does her school work on the sofa…
Tori and Kate have a bookcase in their room with chapter books and historical fiction.
Alex has a bookcase in his room with picture books and early readers.
Liz has a bookcase in her room with sci-fi, historical fiction, and her Civil Air Patrol items.
Update: Still working for us after a year!
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