Our choices, good and bad, as well as recommendations, what's working, and what's not.
If it's something that I have discovered, it's how our classroom changes. Constantly. It seems that it, itself, is a living breathing thing (mostly because it is where we do our work), so that things get put up, taken down, moved, added to, or removed all together. I'm lucky in the fact that we keep it picked up so that the small space doesn't feel confined (unless you close the pocket door). I'm also lucky that this was a playroom before The Monk became school age, so I had already painted the walls with rolling hills and trees, which helps when we are inside, plus it adds a sense of whimsy to our day. We have a snuggle area for read-a-louds and there is a small closet that allows us to store all of our odds and ends that we need for various school supplies and art projects. Our workbox station remains out of the way (for those interested in workboxes, you should check out this site - she gives excellent advice about how to start that up!), and we were able to hang a small bullatin board that I'm able to change once a month (just because it's fun!).