Thursday, September 30, 2010
Oh? You didn't know we had regular episodes here? Of anything? Well, um... You must be like, really new? Because I KNOW I've mentioned a regular posting schedule at least once or twice, and I KNOW I've tried to follow it. For a couple of days, at least.
I'm sort of overextended. And I'm afraid that's just a flaw of my personality, though I keep believing it'll change. Unrealistic optimism is a flaw of my personality, too.
Moving on to - what was it again? Right! Learning Spaces. Well, our schoolhouse isn't done yet. I've thought of naming it "Castle in Progress," you know - home of the little Princess in Progress? CIP for short - though that'll make me think of financial statements every time I see it. That building is sort of on hold for my husband's work to slow down, so I guess it's a good sign that it's not done yet...
But I won't leave you completely empty-handed today. As I've done for many weeks past.
Here's a very cool post over at Holy Experience called "Best Ways to Organize a Classroom." Look at the photos and drool...
I admit the first time I saw it, the green-eyed monster came out. I started asking questions like, "Where is the STUFF? You know - all the STUFF - the supplies and the papers and the STUFF you need for school? All the BOOKS that don't fit on the shelves in such a nice pretty way? It's just too pretty! Too clean! Too minimalist to be functional!"
And I know - our school will NEVER look like that. I will NEVER own a manual typewriter. Amongst other things. And I'm going for bright pinks and greens, not naturals.
Yet I LOVE the photos. They make me dream. Think of what our school can be. Realize that it will be an experience, not just a room, place, event.
So thanks, Ann Voskamp. We will never be you, but you've made me think about what I love about my own family - and the things I want to emphasize in our learning atmosphere.
That link again? Best Ways to Organize a Homeschool Classroom