10 Resources You Need in Your Back-to-Virtual-School Toolbox
As the new school year approaches, parents and Learning Coaches start back-to-school planning to ensure virtual school starts smoothly. If you’re not feeling confident about your preparations, don’t worry—getting ready is easier than you expect.
To help you at the start of the year and beyond, we created a Back-to-School Toolbox. It equips you with resources, tips, and reminders that can simplify the planning process. Take a look below to find the tools you need.
A Family Calendar
Calendars and schedules are crucial to school organization, whether you’re managing multiple students or assisting just one. Try posting a calendar in the classroom or using a family calendar app. If you need to create a learning schedule, try using this daily schedule and school planner template. In August, remember to check the start date on the school calendar.
Tips for Preparing Lessons
Home Classroom Organization Tips
To refresh your home classroom before school starts, it helps to have a list of classroom organization tips and other creative classroom ideas. You can also consider these suggestions for creating a positive home learning environment.
School Rules and Etiquette
Computer and Internet Safety
There are a variety of resources you can use to protect your child as well as your technology. Introduce your child to the Student’s Computer Maintenance Checklist so he or she can keep the computer efficient and malware-free. A list of Internet safety tips can help your child stay safe on social networks. There’s also digital eye strain to consider, so protect your child’s vision with these tips.
A Back-to-School Supplies List
Check to see if your school has a list of supplies your child needs. You can also find general lists at local stores, or you can create and maintain your own list. Get creative by pinning to prepare for virtual school or picking up some unconventional back-to-school supplies.
Ideas for Socializing
Socialization is an important part of a fulfilling school year. Keep a list of ways to socialize virtual school students and schedule a few social events each month.
You and your child need to maintain your motivation every day, so keep some inspirational quotes in your toolbox to give you an occasional boost. Remember to explore other motivational techniques, as well.
Healthy Meal Ideas
Fun Activities for Kids
Bookmark the Learning Activities Resource Section so you’re prepared with creative project ideas when your child takes a break. You can also try sensory integration activities during the school day, which will sharpen your child’s focus by stimulating all of his or her senses.
What else do you keep in your back-to-virtual-school toolbox? Let us know.