Next week for the Aussie Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop we’ll be sharing pictures of our learning spaces. This is a sneak peek. Because I’m always fascinated at seeing how other people live. 🙂 This is the dinette area in our caravan. A small table and a couple of seats. The four kids can all fit here together and sometimes do for breakfast or to play a game. Behind the seat is the door to the van, open in the picture. When you come in the van the ensuite is on the right, you can just see the door handle in the picture. There’s a mirror (in need of cleaning) just to the right of the door. Below it is a couple of picture frames, the top one that can be seen in the picture contains a map of Tasmania at the moment, since that’s where we are.
Above the dinette table is a nice big window and a little bulletin board/whiteboard. The dinette can be converted into an extra bed, but we aren’t using it as a bed right now. When one of the kids is sick they like to sleep there, it’s easier for us to take care of them and they get to feel a bit pampered. Underneath those seats is storage. That’s where I keep math manipulatives, books, and other supplies. The first cupboard above, closest to the door, holds stationery supplies. The next cupboard is our pantry. See that paper sticking up behind the cushion? That’s a poster of a map of Australia. We’ve had it put away in a cupboard but it’s a bit hard to get to. We’re trying this spot out to see if it will work any better. It’s a struggle to keep this area clean. Because it’s so close to the door it can easily become a dumping ground. But when it’s clean, it’s a perfect place to do a little work! A more complete tour of our learning spaces coming next week!