My Big Project (pic heavy)

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My Big Project (pic heavy)

Finally have a minute to share my big project with you ladies, my new school! Literally have been building this thing with my own hands (DH, IL's, and kids as well) for the past 7 months which is why I haven't been around as much as I use to be. I can't find my before pictures right now but lets just say that it was super ugly and run down. Still loads of work to do but we got cleared to open and move in yesterday. Woo Hoo! I officially own my own preschool!

We have an infant program, otherwise Archer couldn't be on site ever, for 7 infants/toddlers. Here is what some of the infant area looks like. It used to be sponge painted navy blue and dark purple when we took over the building, ick.

We have to separate the sleeping area from play, hence the short wall thing.

Oh look, Archer! Had to add a pic of mystery baby you guys never see...lol

The heart of my school, the Preschool Area. We will have up to 22 students. I dedicate this space to Odin Smile

I have a big rug with dots on it that is missing from these pics. It goes by the chalk board. Also some play things are MIA since we haven't move everything over yet from my home.


My helper again...

Art Studio

Cubbies/coat room

After School program area, 8 kids total, I built for Ryland.

Playground/Garden, its winter and just post storm here so it needs some work as spring gets near.

We even look out over a meadow. Perfect as our name has the word meadow in it. Sheep graze there often.

And our water wise front. It needs something but that will come with time.

Can't believe I did it! So excited and happy to have made the perfect place for my children, and others, to grow and learn. I told Ryland that this year he and his brothers got a preschool for Christmas Smile

OMG, the pics are so big. I hate the new photobucket. Fixing it now.
ETA:Did some and its still lame and big. Ugh. I apologize if they are too large to view

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Wow it looks amazing, you have done an awesome job.

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wow, that's amazing

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not too big on the pictures!

Looks great! especially love the picture hanging system and art area in the preschool room! And such nice natural light in all the rooms - great find on the place!

and of course Archer is adorable! Smile

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You have been busy!!! How on earth did you find such a space! How many people will be helping you with this amazing effort? I can't imagine 22 students and 8 after school spaces! WOW!
By the way, the outdoor landscaping looks just fine in my opinion. Keeping it neat and simple is a fine way to go. But there is one idea from a favorite pre-school teacher that you might like: Teacher Tom: Just The Thing You've Been Missing

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Wow you've done so much great work there! It looks amazing. Definitely a great place to learn and play. CONGRATS!!!! :mrgreen:

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How amazing Joy! It looks awesome!!

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Congratulations, Joy, it looks AMAZING! Good job!

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it looks fabulous, congratulations!

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"gardenbug" wrote:

You have been busy!!! How on earth did you find such a space! How many people will be helping you with this amazing effort? I can't imagine 22 students and 8 after school spaces! WOW!
By the way, the outdoor landscaping looks just fine in my opinion. Keeping it neat and simple is a fine way to go. But there is one idea from a favorite pre-school teacher that you might like: Teacher Tom: Just The Thing You've Been Missing

I love Teacher Tom! The mailbox is a great idea. We have a big sand pit we can put it in.

Yes, lots an lots of help. I have some teachers and helpers now and will be hiring many more. Our county water district is leasing the building to us for an amazing price. A parent told us about the space, as it wasn't advertised, so were very lucky.

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Wow Joy, I love it! It looks so inviting, I know the kids will love it there!

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WOW, Joy! I could cry its so beautiful. You should be so proud of what you've put together. You're ALL getting an awesome preschool for Christmas!

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

WOW, Joy! I could cry its so beautiful. You should be so proud of what you've put together. You're ALL getting an awesome preschool for Christmas!

This! It is incredible!!! Wow...you have really built something to be proud of.

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Wow Joy, that is amazing!! What a wonderful space for your children and many more lucky little ones!

Archer is such a cutie!!

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Amazing!! It looks wonderful! Good for you!

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That looks completely amazing!! You have done a great job. Congratulations!!