So much has happened since school went virtual for Los Angeles Unified School District students in March due to COVID-19. It started off really rocky, with complaints from parents and students alike. Now, almost a month into the Fall semester, my daughter and I have gotten into the groove and are not completely hating it.
What I like about distance-learning:
- No commute
- Waking up an hour later than regular school
- Encourages computer literacy at a young age
- Opportunities to expand curriculum
What I don’t like about distance-learning:
- No in-person instruction
- No real interaction between classmates
- Easy to zone out
- Access to sites and other ways to avoid being present
- Kid’s easy access to me to complain
What’s been helpful
Student Desk with wheels
We don’t have the desk pictured above, but we do have a desk that was given to us that is easy to move around. However, if I were to buy a desk for my daughter right now, I would get one with wheels, and is adjustable, and something that she can grow with. When the air quality is better and the weather is nice, I might set her outside for virtual school.
A rolling utility cart has been so helpful to store all of my daughter’s school items. The wheels allow her to easily roll everything she needs wherever she wants to work.
We have a handled caddy to store various school supplies such as: pencils, crayons, highlighters, erasers, markers, and other random things. The handle is for mobility and ease of use. That way, if I need to go somewhere and take her with me, my kid can easily grab it and go. If I wasn’t so obsessed with mobility, I would probably get something like this cute caddy.
During the course of the day, my kid gets a few breaks. The teacher suggested we get the kids an easy-to-use digital timer so they know what time come back to virtual class.
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