Organizing Your Home Classroom for Back-to-School

Bulletin Board Planners for All Ages

Virtual school parents, how ready are you for the new school year? Is your home classroom set up and ready for learning? If no, take a deep breath. There’s still time to get organized if your student’s workspace needs some love. We’re here to make it easy.

There are numerous organization ideas you can implement now to get your home classroom in tip-top shape. The checklist below can help you sort out what you have and what you need to shop for. Plus, our newest instructographic can help you build a home classroom bulletin board planner, which only takes a handful of materials, some craftiness, and the instructions below.

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Everything You Need for Ultimate Home Classroom Organization

Print this checklist and take it with you to the store to get your home classroom one step closer to being back-to-school ready.

For your bulletin board planner:

  • Corkboard
  • Thumbtacks or pushpins
  • Stapler and staples
  • Printer paper and construction paper
  • Folders
  • Markers, pens
  • Calendar templates
  • Post-it Notes
  • Block letters
  • Ribbon
  • Clipboards

For your virtual school student:

Connections Academy provides virtual school students with some supplies related to specific learning activities. For every enrolled student, we also supply a more comprehensive list of other things virtual students will need to purchase. It’s all organized for your convenience. Below is a general list of supplies for your home classroom to get you started.

Note: these items may vary depending on student age and course requirements, but for the most part, these are the basics.

  • Lined paper
  • Graph paper
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue, black, red)
  • Glue sticks
  • Expo dry-erase markers
  • Washable Crayola markers and crayons
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Paper clips
  • Plastic folders
  • Ruler
  • Index cards
  • Highlighters
  • 3-ring binders
  • Calculator
  • Protractor
  • Dictionary

For your virtual school home classroom:

Note: these items can vary, as well. Use your creativity and imagination to make your home classroom the organized, comfortable oasis you envision for your virtual school student.

  • Laminator
  • Manila file folders
  • Single hole punch
  • 3-ring hole punch
  • Baskets or bins for storage
  • Magazine bins for notebooks or books
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Tape
  • Workboxes
  • Whiteboard
  • Desktop carousel
  • Bookshelf
Where to Shop for 2016 Home Classroom Supply Sales

Now, where can you shop to get the above school supply items for an affordable price? Here is a list of some of the most popular 2016 school supply websites that may have what you need for the home classroom:

Parents, how is your home classroom coming along? What deals and tips have you used for organization and school supplies for your virtual school student? We’d love to hear. Share with us in the comments!

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