When my oldest and I worked on preschool in our old home we did it at a tiny table next to a half chalkboard wall. Things have changed!! The once little baby is now a crazy 2 1/2 year old, we live in a house with a different set up and more space, and we’re about to start kindergarten.
Earlier this year we started school at the dining room table, but I wasn’t a fan of that and my husband didn’t care for it either. We’ve made some changed to our once chaotic playroom to try and incorporate a functional learning area.
This corner of the room has become our classroom! I’ve been incorporating posters from Mother Goose Time and Timber Doodle. It’s nice to have a space with a table that is just for school! It was so hectic when we were at the dining table! Breakfast, then clean up, school, clean up, lunch, clean up, dinner, more clean up. Too much transition!
Now we have a perfect little space! I can keep arts and crafts supplies available all the time and it’s wonderful.
I’m ready to start Kindergarten in the Fall! I made M a little area for his Kindergarten books (I’m trying to hold off until the 8th!)
We also have a wonderful chalkboard wall in our space. We sit over here on the rug for circle and some activities in the morning. I try my best to keep some manipulatives accessible at all times and keeping the tray really helps. I rotate books now, these are seasonal, go along with what we’re talking about, or are just the best 😋
We keep our calendar and chore chart by our books and Legos. I think Legos are both fun and educational, so they hang out over here.
Anddddd we have toys! We started toy rotation and its wonderful! The kids play more and make way less of a mess! We also moved two larger toys, trains, and the kitchen set. Since moving those toys out of here I’ve noticed that they are used way more.
That’s all for now! I’ve set up my September Mother Goose Time poster and I really hope to incorporate more of their classroom suggestions in the next few weeks! It’s almost time for school!