We are starting the school year in a virtual setting. The entire district is 100% distance learning until at least Labor Day. I want to support my students and their families and give them the tools they need to be successful so we created a tool kit for the families.
Virtual Learning Tool Kit
To build the kid as cheaply as possible I gathered materials from my classroom. The only things I purchased were the pencil boxes, the containers for the glue sponges, and sponges. Everything else was already in our classroom. So, my advice is to start with what you have in the classroom. Also, I’ve seen several teachers use Donors Choose to get materials funded. You can also ask for donations or do an Amazon Wishlist!
I delivered (safely…in a mask and remaining 6 feet away) the tool kits to families as a way to meet the students and start building those relationships! Will the stuff come back? Maybe. Maybe not. I will figure that out when the time comes. Right now, we’re trying to make this as easy as possible on the families.
Here’s what we included in our toolkit:
We included a personalized lollipop for the kids! The lollipops are from Laura Kelly Designs! Check her site out for lollipops, cute masks for teaching, note cards, and more!
We also included a note to explain each piece and how we would use it! (These are just for inspiration and reference and aren’t available to download!)
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Mr Gregg I have been trying to subscribe to your newsletter and enter your giveaways since yesterday. I have yet to receive a confirmation email that I have been subscribed. Why isn’t this working?
Hi Marileee. We recently changed it to where you don’t receive a confirmation email. You should be all good to go!
Hi, Do you have the signs for the microphones you show the kids to talk and unmute for download or for sale?
YOu can download them here: https://bit.ly/VirtualClassroomSymbolsAndRulesFromTKS
I just downloaded the free visual icons and rules list. Thank you so very much! It will be so helpful!
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Where did you get the white boards from in your kit?
They are from Amazon
I found the wireless doorbell, but where did you get that cute unicorn cover for it?!
It’s a hand sanitizer cover from Bath & Body Works
Would share the names of your songs you sing with your class? I love sharing music with the kids and I a: always looking for wonderful songs to teach the class.
Beautiful Day by Jack Hartman and Alien Alphabet by IntelliTunes
How many little erasers do you put in the math tool kit??
I put one little bag, I think there were 60
Where can I find the soccer ball for coloring???
It’s in our Schedulin’ Sunday post from this year. The first one for the school year.
Wow! You have thought of everything (as always)…I have some questions…I see you did 10 of two different colors for the counting cubes 20 in total?, How many mini erasers did you include? Are the ten frame and 2-ten frames on half sheets of paper? And did you include two dice? We are being told on Monday if we going to be teaching in person or online so I’m trying to make sure I have all of my bases covered. Thank you so much for ALL that you do!!!
I gave them 1 pack…I think there were 60 in a pack. The ten frames are on regular 8X10 paper. I did include 2 dice.
Thank you for sharing you awesome ideas and tips! I would like to know what you use (app, google translate,etc.) if you translate, or if you have a bilingual specialist at your school to translate your letters to parents?
I have someone I know that translates letters for us when needed.