The bookshelf pictured in the previous post is one I discovered in my neighbor's trash. While digging through the 6 x 8ft pile of trash I am so thankful for the cloak of darkness surrounding me! How unfortunate that the owner of said trash comes out of his house at just the right moment to find me dumpster-diving! Oh well, items on the sidewalk are open game, right, and hey, at this point in my life, their is really no room for pride! I snagged two little kids that were walking the neighborhood to help me load it the shelf into my car. At first I thought one was an adult, but after she came up and I saw the scared expression on her face, I realized my mistake. As she struggles to help me heave the shelf into my already overloaded trunk, I hypocritically think to myself, "her parents really need to teach her not to go up to stranger's cars!"
The bookshelf serves its purpose well and after a good scrub and a few nails, I found it to be in really great condition. The shelf holds Elon's alphabet, number, color and animal books, flashcards, manipulatives and puzzles. It also holds his children's bibles and memory verse cards and any bible story books we have. Each day, Elon and I go over a Bible story, memory verse, our colors, numbers and alphabet. At first I thought none of it was sticking, but when he busted out in song the other day, "abcdefg," I realized that it's working! He has also been talking about Jesus and God lately, something he had never before mentioned-- so it looks like this little bit of schooling is well worth the effort!
I'll try to post the other learning corner tomorrow.