Monday, December 17, 2007
The other day A said to me that he wanted to go to school or an office. "Why?" I asked. "Because I want a desk to practice my writing and a place to put my things," he said. Well, we can make a desk right here, how does that sound --to which he said GREAT! He always wanted his own home office (!).
We took his wooden table, found a new cloth covering, and got a lamp from elsewhere in the house. We set it up at the bookshelf so that he would have shelf space at hand - where he placed his pencils, erasers, a sharpener, notebooks, and a few maze books. He then went through the house carefully collecting things. On his table he placed a photo, a winter "scene" using a few wood snowmen, and a coaster for his water glass.
He turned on the lamp, and then proceeded to write words in his notebook, look through many library books, and play with his trucks. We move the table when the boys have snack time but always put it back. Over the past few days his books have been rotated, he has some bowls now on a shelf filled with rocks, shells, and chestnuts, and he keeps a basket of cars. It is his own cozy corner.
He says he now has just what he needs to do his work!