Give and ye shall receive?
I went through my schoolroom this past spring.
I gifted my whole set of Abeka (Kindergarten through 6th grade) set to a new homeschooler in the community. I don’t know them, I haven’t met them, but I did hear about their need. So I boxed up 3 large boxes and sent my husband on the “surprise” drop off.
Then I heard about someone really desiring Sonlight for their 2 young boys (7 & 9). I happened to have what they needed, so I boxed up 2 years worth of books and sent them on their way.
Next was someone who needed leggos; yep, we have an overabundance, so we shared!
These are things that a person really could have made money on, but my heart really was to “bless it forward”…
imagine my surprise when I became the recipient of a gift of BOOKS!
8 boxes of classic literature, history novels, nature books, and more!
I received (I do believe!) just about the whole entire set of
American Landmark series-
The Landmark Books are a series of non-fiction books published by Random House in the fifties and early sixties.
Simply put, the Landmark series is the best collection of children’s histories ever written. ~ Exodus books
My cousin and his wife have finished homeschooling their daughter and, like I mentioned above, wanted to “bless it forward”.
Thank you D.T. & Leola! I am SO excited!!
People have joked about me having my own library, however, I now believe I just about do! *smile*
Here’s our SCHOOLROOM:
All those cubbies on the right contain classic literature and history books.
-below is a small view of them.
Then we have readers.
These shelves are more for *free* reading interests.
Thus they fit nicely in our reading area.
We use the cork board for weekly themes for the week,
such as life cycle of a frog, spring trees, farm life, etc.
We actually put a daily craft on there to make a mural by the end of the week.
Schools out, so obviously it’s a little blank right now.
Next is our nature and science shelves!
…along with our nature observation window.
I also have a small bookshelf for early readers.
Here is the angle of the classroom from the reading area.
It gives a better view of all the history books too.
We add a small white board to the top of the bookshelf for Spanish/French lessons. Since we are officially on summer vacation, it is a great time to review and get the younger kids to learn more.
And to utilize space, I put the older kids workboxes by the wood stove.
It works for now.
Yes, technically, our schoolroom is really what is suppose to be a living room, but hey, I’m living the dream…
I’m homeschooling my kids,
I have my own library,
and we have nature in our backyard.
Life is good, and I feel blessed!
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~ Luke 6:38