Ahhh…. another school year has started.
This year looks mighty different to many of us. If your child is attending traditional school, that’s awesome! Many kids (and parents) are working from home these days, so I thought that I would share a few purchases that certainly made our lives better during this transition.
Walmart and Target both have a lot of desk options. We opted for a desk with shelves instead of drawers because I know my kid and those drawers will simply get cluttered and full of junk by Christmas break. You can pick up in-store or have it shipped directly to you.
This black desk chair has been a huge hit. It has a great leaning feature but also locks in place. Quinn is in 4th grade, and it will grow with him. The lumbar support is also nice, and at less than $60, it was a solid purchase that should last several years.
Quinn uses his Chromebook for schoolwork, but uses his iPad for Zoom. This way, he can focus all of the Chromebook screen on his lessons and have the iPad for focusing on the classroom. We weren’t quite sure how this would work, but this has been a lifesaver! This really awesome iPad arm connects to any hard surface and is adjustable.
He keeps his door shut when he is on a Zoom call, however he uses this chalkboard sign for his door to let us know when he is testing.
Just like his mama, he hates overhead lights, so his room is full of lamps. We found a really cool paper lamp that gives off a soft glow which he loves. Check out this similar one one with USB ports.
We also found some great Sony noise canceling headphones which he uses when the dogs get too rowdy over here. These were a pricy pair, but the kid uses his headphones ALL THE TIME, so a nice pair was worth it. He prefers the ear covering kind versus the ear buds
School starts at 8 AM, so he is up at 7 AM. He isn’t a big breakfast eater, so he gets himself dressed, makes a drink for the day, and straightens up his room. He likes having the extra time in the morning to not be so rushed – and I do too! He is on and off Zoom classes, has a lunch and a break, and finishes up around 2 PM everyday. So far, everything is going great, and he is excelling.
I hope that our fave finds will help you and yours! Happy schooling, mamas!