Our little girl starts first grade this week.
While we couldn’t be more proud of her, we have also been forced to admit she’s growing up. Her needs as a student are changing as well. Our sweet girl had homework in kindergarten, but completing that work at the dining room table wasn’t always the best solution.
We decided she needed her own desk and workspace in her own room, away from the noise and distractions of the rest of the house.
We found this beauty on Craigslist.
I promptly made her a French memo board for her photos and school papers.
I took my girl to Hobby Lobby to pick out some desk accessories. She chose this white crate and I chose some buckets for her utensils.
We also bought this chipboard E and painted it pink.
This cute little picture was all her choosing. I love the picture, and what it says.
This little statue was in my own room when I was a kid.
I DIYed these boxes to store flash cards and high lighters.
This DIY photo album holds various certificates and awards.
Her center drawer holds workbooks, a student calendar, and folders.
One drawer holds electronics and chargers.
One drawer houses notepads and journals.
One holds more electronics.
One holds flash cards and markers.
And her bottom drawer holds work books and art books.
Her space is set up for work and play. While the drawers could be more neatly organized, I did want to be cognizant that a six year old would use it. I wanted her to find her stuff and keep it separated but not be afraid to make the drawers messy.
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