If you follow on Facebook, then you already know that this year we are homeschooling!
Originally I was planning to do school in the kitchen, but my husband surprised us by cleaning out his “man cave” and creating an area for our very own homeschool classroom.
Once I saw that card table and the old white board set up, it wasn’t long before I was pulling out posters from the years I taught middle school.
There were quite a few reading posters with characters the kids recognized.
The dollar store and Target helped fill some of the other concrete walls and supplied some great materials.
We were lucky to have some large carpet pieces left from when the house was built, and a family member was giving away a few large carpet pieces they had, so we have a multi-colored carpeted classroom floor. (Mama’s not picky!)
It won’t stay that clean long!
One of the items on that desk?
This simple OT at home activity jar idea from And Next Comes L.
I think this jar will be perfect to help both my students get wiggles out and increase concentration. (And it will help me remember that OT time for my youngest as well.)
I chose to write more physical activities on our red sticks (play catch, wheelbarrow walk, spinning on the sit and spin…) and some calmer sensory activities on the green sticks (play dough, colored rice…). This way I can have them pull the color stick that we need at the time, and each day we’ll have something different to try.
My favorite part of our classroom?
Our reading spot!
That book case we outgrew when I organized the kid books? Works perfectly in our classroom! And who can resist getting on a comfy couch with a good book?
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