I found this picture on the Better Homes and Garden website and I love the idea of organizing or revamping a room in preparation for back to school. I like the personalized bins, the comfortable seating area, the convenient hooks placed around the room, and most of all the chalkboard paint that runs around the perimeter of the room where the kids can practice their best penmanship. What a clever idea! I also would make sure the kids had an appropriate art or work table.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!