Ah, I am breaking the “no-picture” rule on my blog today to show you my schoolroom. I do this to show you that I have a very small school room and to demonstrate that the goal truly is NOT to re-create a Waldorf School in your home! Sarah Baldwin over at Bella Luna Toys has a great post on that here: http://blog.bellalunatoys.com/2010/waldorf-homeschooling-letting-go-of-perfect.html
Your schoolroom is still part of your home! My schoolroom is in the room that is supposed to be a small dining room. I feel blessed because many homeschoolers do not have a dedicated homeschooling space, and I truly enjoy mine.
Facing the South:
Just a small view of outside with sheers and a suncatcher. Next to the window, also on the South wall:
Crucian glass and a plaque about “The Fruit of the Spirit.”
I don’t know why, but I have no picture of the East wall. It has a very large blackboard that you can see in the Old Testament block post, and a homeschooling cabinet. Cabinets are very important. I have a cabinet that was made for scrapbooking, so it has tons of pockets and places to stash all the art supplies associated with Waldorf. It was a gift for my 40th birthday, and I am grateful for it every day.
The North wall has a doorway and a large two sided-chalkboard slid next to the cabinet. Then we come to the West wall:
Bulletin boards are not especially Waldorf-y but I have to have one. It has all our prayers for the day, our white little prayer board, more Crucian glass. The silks are covering a bookcase. There are painting boards and lap-sized chalkboards slid behind the bookcase. Foreign language materials are in a little painted wooden holder next to the bookcase. Then there is a doorway to the kitchen and this little bookcase and Nature Table in the corner:
My Nature Table is very simple as you can see. I realize I did not take a picture of our kidney-shaped table and chairs. We also have a braided rug to warm the room.
One thing I would like to get is a mobile of some sort to hang from the ceiling. A school room is a wonderful thing, and its organization is often a work in progress. We also homeschool in the kitchen and garden a lot, and many times I will move the large two-sided chalkboard out into the dining room to work on it. Right now I have three chalkboards and would like to get one more for next year when I have a first and fourth grader together.
Thanks for looking!