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Happy Sunday, everyone!
I woke up this morning to an email from our district Superintendent, letting us know of what we the Fall school year will be like and what we need to expect. Honestly, I am part relieved and part unhappy. Relieved because this pandemic is showing us that it’s not going to go away soon. Relieved that I can feel safe knowing that my daughter will be home with me and away from possible contamination. However, I am also sad that with it being a homeschool situation, my daughter will miss on socialization on her supposed to be new friends and new classmates. She will be missing out activities that can be done with her classmates and school friends. I also feel sad for the obvious – the parents that need to go to work and don’t have the means to work from home.
As a stay at home Mom, with part time work in the past, I am pretty much used to these kinds of situations. Am I ready? Of course, not. We all weren’t. But it’s here and we need to face it head on. When we transitioned to online learning last year, I wasn’t prepared for the supplies. I was spoiled by the fact that I just go through the supply list, buy them and let the teachers handle the rest. Then it hit me, I don’t have anything at home – except for pencil. But that’s it.
Having a complete set of supplies makes it better for learning. When my daughter asked for a ruler, I stood there like a deer caught in the headlights. I can’t go out due to the lockdown, so we improvised and used a paper. But that was not enough. I felt so bad that half of her classmates did not have ruler.
This time, I told myself it will be different. I will list down the supply, like I normally would and stock up here at home. My daughter will be armed and ready for homeschooling.
Another thing I need to be ready for this coming Fall SY, is becoming my kid’s teacher. As a parent, it will now be my job to help my daughter with school. I will now be her teacher. Teachers need supplies too to better help the student get the best learning they need.
Below are some supplies that will help both you and your students conquer Fall schooling.
- Washable Markers – for added shimmer in your kid’s notes.
- Colored Craft Sticks – these will be useful for art projects, crafts and even random things.
- Scissors – I can’t tell you enough how these things are used daily in my house. I have one in each room.
- Washable Crayons – my daughter loves these. These are also perfect if you have a younger student who loves to scribble on everything.
- EXPO Dry Erase Markers– label folders, for white boards, drawing, art project and crafts.
- Colored Construction Paper – these will come in handy for holiday projects.
- Ruler – a must have especially for Math.
- Pencil Case – keep all pencils in one place (and not on the carpet).
- Desktop Carousel – aside from the pencil case, I also have these on the table where she can easily grab markers, erasers and extra pencils. Bonus for the colorful bins.
- Rolling Cart – this is great for those who doesn’t have a designated workspace. Easy to roll around and great quality.
- Erasers– some pencils nowadays don’t come with erasers, so these are great to have around.
- Sharpener– useful for students AND teachers.
- Backpack – for some of the students who will be doing Hybrid schooling (half online and half in person). Jansport has always been our go – to for backpacks. They are great quality, durable and a TON of styles to choose from.
- Laminator– this is something that’s optional but I find useful, especially for long term use.
- Hole Punch – useful for putting artwork together or other school documents.
- Mavalus Tape– another great must-have. It helps stick our visual aids on the wall without ripping the paint off.
- Stapler and Staples – nothing too crazy, just a stapler!
- Organizers – store and organize different school paper work.
- Schedule Pocket Charts– for those of us who loves to schedule and organize our time.
These are pretty much some, if not all, the supplies I need for this Fall SY. Some of these are personal options that I added, that I think my daughter will love and help her learn.
Let me know which ones from the list will you be buying this year?