Welcome to our school room! When we moved into this house I was a little worried about how I could get everything to fit in just the right place. The kitchen was large enough to eat in, but maybe not quite large enough for a family of 7. I stuffed our table in there anyway to make room for our playroom/school room in what I believe is technically the formal dining room.
While we don't do a ton of actual work in this room- the boys tend to spread out- this room is home to most of our supplies. I try and categorize the shelves a bit. The one pictured above holds most of our science and math type materials. The one below is our main 'school' shelf. It's got most of our supplies like paper, notebooks, art. It hold educational stuff like the moveable alphabet, Professor Noggin Games, Mad Libs, Handwriting Without Tears stuff, and toys on the bottom.
And any school room just wouldn't be ours if it didn't have something in common with a barn. Right now we have 2 brooder boxes with the hatchlings in them.
This shelf is home to some of the stuff for the younger set- puzzles, blocks, easy readers. The bins on the top belong to the boys. One for each, they put their current work, projects and papers in them. The cat also uses the top for a bed.
The book shelf. It holds a ton of books, mostly the kids' books- fiction and non- but also some of mine and Paul's. It also tends to hold unfinished projects and collections that have not yet found a home.
Tangible supplies are all in this room- but it's not the only learning space we have. Chores take place all over the house and land. Lots of learning goes on outside. In the garden. With the animals. Exploring, identifying, foraging.
We spend a lot of time in the kitchen too. So I count that as a learning space. My older two boys spend a lot of time pouring over recipes and the mixer bowl. And Annika is almost always up on her bench helping to stir something.
I am actually looking to do a room redo at some point. I would like to make the room a little bit more inviting. But that is way down on the to-do list. Maybe by next year's School Room Week I will have whole new room to share.