While schools are closed, distance learning looks different for each teacher and student away from the classroom.
Teachers, as you adjust to teaching from home, you’ve probably gotten a better idea of what you need to build lessons and teach, and what resources your students have (and lack) at home.
We’re here to help! Our new Distance Learning Projects (coming in early May) will allow you to ship essential learning materials directly to your home or to a student’s home. Whether it’s the basics with a bundle full of pencils, crayons, and paper, or a box of pantry essentials and snacks, or educational games and kits, you’ll be able to get the resources you need, delivered where you need them.
Here are a few ideas to help you plan for your first Distance Learning Project. We reached out to some of our teachers who recently participated in our #KeepKidsLearning program, to see what they found most helpful for their students.
Ms. Philip, an art teacher in California, told us about all the supplies she sent home to her students to keep them busy and creative. See below for some more inspiration!
This is your starter kit to equip your students with the basics.
- Marbled Composition Notebook
- Texas Instruments Ti-84 plus Graphing calculator
- Ticonderoga Pencils
- Sticky Notes
Help your students stay energized and focused throughout the day
- Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
- Sunchips Multigrain Chips Variety Pack
- Tropicana Apple Juice, 10 oz., 24 Count
- Veggie and Apple Straws Variety Pack, 9 Count 1 Ounce Bags
Books, books, books!
Books never disappoint. This collection will entertain, educate, and expand your students’ imagination
- I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
- Creativity for Kids: 75 Fun Activities to Promote Creative Thinking and Self Expression
- My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set
See more book ideas for every grade level!
Art at Home
Help your students process their feelings, express their creativity, and keep busy.
- Crayola Crayons 24 ct
- Play-Doh Modeling Compound 50- Value Pack Case of Colors , Non-Toxic , Assorted Colors , 1-Ounce Cans
- Watercolor Set
- Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More.
The Explorer Kit
Help your students learn new skills and explore new talents to bring back to the classroom next fall.
What resources are you thinking about for your Distance Learning Project?
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