DISTANCE LEARNING: SETTING UP YOUR SPACE IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK
Never before has distance learning been such a priority in our households. We’re here hoping to do our part in helping you make your home spaces more functional and calming as we all face COVID-19 together. Setting up a conducive space for the kiddies to learn may seem daunting, but it really is easier than you think. Here are some tips from Oak Meadow we think are spot on:
Open Mind = Way Less Stress For You
No need to get all stressed about having your home school set-up look like a real classroom. Think about carving out a dedicated learning space in any number of places: bedroom, living room, the kitchen.
Surface-y and Shallow
Most of us have a tabletop or two in our home, right? The surface you use for your learning area should be large enough to leave work spread out to return to the next day. If that isn’t an option and you need to use a shared space (kitchen table, anyone?) just be sure to keep it as uncluttered as possible during non-learning hours. That way you can convert it back to a classroom in a flash.
Butts in Seats
Make it comfy. Nothing makes kids more fidgety than an uncomfortable chair. Remember your school days?
Supplies, Where Art Thou?
Set up supplies and learning materials nearby. Think about shelves, drawers, organizers, and other storage options. Not having to hunt for things is one perk; having your student focused on work rather than searching for supplies is another.
See? That wasn’t so bad, was it? Now, go get your teach on!