Learning Room

Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  ~ Romans 12:2


Our learning room has changed with the new house. It’s a bit more simplified than last year’s version.

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This is how our learning room looks when not in session.  The learning wall is covered with the curtains and our nice red armoire (Potter Barn find on Craigslist for $150) is closed to hide our book and supply storage.

Our learning room took the place of our formal dining room.  It’s connected to the formal living holy room and is seen by all who enter.

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Here’s a complete look at the formal dinning room and living room.

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The learning window is open.  I used small suctions to hang my learning guides on the window.  The guides range for grades K-4th. 

I hung last year’s school garland, made from addition flashcards.  It will soon be replaced by clear fishing line to hang all of my children’s artwork.

The books in the red armoire are organized by subject topic, not grade.  They are stored in magazine files and library metal files (found at the thrift store for $0.25 ea.).  The boys have their wood puzzles and manipulatives store on the lower shelves behind the doors. 

Our table (another Craigslist find) currently sits with it’s leaf installed.  I find that it works better when it sits six vs. four.  It gives the littles room to spread out to avoid conflicts.

Rose has her office/craft room to work in for her final year of highschool.

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The learning wall consists of my learning window covered in teaching guides and a white board (that was purchased over ten years ago when we started to homeschool).  There is a second curtain rod behind the curtains.  This rod is used to hang additional teaching guides, posters, art work, or whatever we want on display. 

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The curtains rarely get closed on the learning wall but when they do, this is what it looks like.  I extended the curtain rod to cover the white board.  It keeps the room looking like a living room and gives the impression that there is one very large window. 

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The piano sits right next to the white board, in the holy room.  It’s a beautiful sight to see, children learning, making joyful music, and others in prayer.

O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! ~ Psalm 95:1-2


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Heavenly Father, you have given us the model of life in the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Bless our home and our learning rooms.

Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families, especially in their distressing disguise. 

Help us, O Loving Father, to grow joyfully in your ways with all the opportunities that you give and take.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, cause of our joy, pray for us. 
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Holy Guardian Angels, be always with us, guide and protect us.


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  1. Your learning and holy rooms are beautiful, Lena. Designed cozy for living, and condusive to learning too. great idea to extend the curtain rod. It looks as though it's all covering a larger window. and I like how you put the learning aids on the window and can cover them up if need be, with the window blinds. Love your statues on the piano!

  2. You have a chameleon learning room! :) I love how is looks just like a normal dining room, but remove the disguise and it reveals a cozy place to learn...so creative.

    The curtain thing is very clever. I love how the nook is recessed. You have a beautiful home.

    I am sure your daughter is very happy to have her own work room this year. That kind of private space if necessary for high schoolers. :) My daughter is in high school now so I am always looking for great high school posts and sites. I did find a good one the other day, Let's Home School High School. I have been busy reading about dual enrollment and transcripts. I think I am overwhelmed right now and in need of a yummy Star Bucks coffee. HA HA

    Best wishes to you and your family this year.




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