“Zoom school” is in session in both our homes, although the programs and schedules are very different for our six school-aged kids, grades two through eleven. In this week’s episode we check in about how remote learning is going for our elementary, middle, and high schoolers, giving an honest assessment of the areas that are going better than expected (or worse…or just about the same). We also pool our experience to share some strategies for keeping kids motivated and engaged, and recommend some purchases to set up your home as a learning environment. Join us!
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Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 279:
- Our School Decisions for Fall 2020 series aired back in July – here’s Part 1 and Part 2
- Sarah did a blog post roundup of some of her recent home-learning must-have purchases
- Here are all the products we mentioned in the second half of the episode, in the order we talked about them:
- Meagan’s whiteboard
- Sarah’s laptop stand
- Meagan’s new printer
- Sarah’s desk pads
- Meagan’s WiFi extender (Sarah’s family uses this system)
- Sarah’s squishy toys for fidgeting
- Meagan’s Clever Fox planners
- Sarah’s chair cushions for comfy butts
- Meagan’s fun markers, pens and more pens
- Sarah’s kids have headphones like these
- Sarah’s pencil sharpener
- Want more ideas for school supply purchases to support home learning? Kelsey and Erica from The Girl Next Door podcast have you COVERED.