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With the new school year quickly approaching, it will obviously look a lot different this year. Today I’m sharing how to put together Student Supply Boxes For Distance Learning.
These boxes can be used both distance-learning or inside the classroom. Ultimately you are creating a box of supplies for each student to use themselves. You can easily send them home to all of your students if you are distance learning or each student can have their own designated box in the classroom with all of the supplies they will need.
You can make a list and send it home for your parents to gather these items as their back to school list, or a lot of schools are giving their teachers a small distance learning budget and this may be a good option for you to spend the money to build these for the students. Another great option would be to set up a Donor’s Choose project. I’ve read that a lot of companies are matching distance learning projects. right now.
Supplies In The Box
- Pencil box
- Box of crayons
- Pair of id scissors
- 1 Glue stick
- 1 Expo marker
- 1 Pencil sharpener
- 2 1oz PlayDoh tubs
- 3 Pencils
- 10 Popsicle sticks
- 3 Paperclips
- 10 Clothespins
- 20 small manipulatives -we used foam stars we had leftover from crafts and 10 mini erasers.
This is a great time to grab these supplies since so many of them are on sale at Target and Walmart now for back to school.
Additional ideas that you can add
- A pair of dice
- A deck of playing cards
What do we do with the supplies?
I tried to think of all of the different things the students may need to use to practice different things throughout the school day. Here are some ideas of ways you can use the supplies for both reading and math.
You can use the clothespins for different clip card activities, It’s also great fine motor practice for them.
The popsicle sticks can be used to build letters. You can also use them to practice counting or practice tally marks. One can also be used as a guide while practicing reading to help follow along.
Use the paperclips and pencil together to create a spinner. Here are some fun activities we use with the spinner.
The Expo marker can be used on laminated sheets you may send home or have in the classroom that can be wiped down. You can also send home a small whiteboard for the students to use during an online virtual class meeting.
Everything that I listed above fits perfectly into the box for you to send home or store for student use in the classroom.
Can you think of anything else that I may have missed that you would add to the box? I hope this helps give you some ideas for the upcoming school year.
See you next time!