Pencils, pens, highlighters, paper, shirts: Normally at this time of year, parents and children stocked up on school supplies and rushed to get ready to return to class.
This year, however, is anything but normal.
In this pandemic year, schools and school districts across much of the country are starting the year with virtual education, a continuation (and hopefully an enhancement) of some of the distance learning capabilities deployed. immediately after the refuge. – place orders this spring.
Elsewhere, in states like Texas and Florida, schools are reopening with new rules and regulations – protocols that include social distancing while seriously transforming students’ day-to-day experiences.
To be clear, marked socio-economic differences across the country means that different families have very different needs for supplies – some children only need a headset to listen to virtual lessons on Zoom, while others need a Wi-Fi connection. base, pens and a quiet space in a crowded apartment to work. Yet the needs are real.
We surveyed parents, teachers, and administrators to find out what supplies would be most useful for the most children given the current reality of education in America’s age of pandemic. Here are some of their suggestions.