Setting up your home for virtual, homeschooling: Walmart’s top buys – AL.com

With many students’ classrooms moving into their homes – at least temporarily – parents are scrambling to find the best ways to equip their houses to serve as classrooms.

Experts advise setting up a dedicated and organized space whether you’re homeschooling permanently or doing virtual classes until schools reopen. Here are some of the items you may need and some of the best Walmart deals:

Computers

Some schools are issuing electronic devices, but you may want to purchase your own as well. Walmart has several options, including a selection of Chromebooks. Among the best choices are the ASUS C423 14 inch Celeron 4GB/64 GB Chromebook for $267 , Samsung Chromebook 15.6 inch with Intel Celeron Processing for $316.98 and the Lenovo 8IJW0001US Chromebook S330 14inch for $239.

A good office chair is also recommended for students who will be sitting behind a computer. Among Walmart’s offers are Smilemart Mid Back Adjustable Rolling Desk Chair for $47.99-$48.99.

Wireless mouse makes computing easier from various locations. You can get a Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX for $39.99.

Home organization

One key piece of advice is to make sure your child’s workspace is organized. Here are some handy tools:

Simply Genius Mesh Desk Organizer with Drawers Holder, Black – $9.99

Lap Gear Desk – $10.49

U.S. Art Supply 96 Hole Plastic Pencil & Brush Holder – Desk Stand Organizer Holder for Pens, Paint Brushes, Colored Pens – $8.96.

Safco-Onyx 2 Horizontal Desk Organizer – $37.45

Classroom Keepers Construction Paper Storage, White – $22.01

Gymax 3 Tier Rolling Cart W/Wheels Practical Handle&ABS Storage Basket Organizer White – $42.99.

Quartet Magnetic Dry-erase Board – $10.16

School supplies

You will still need the basic school supplies. Here are some options:

Crayola Classic Colored Pencils – 24 count, 1 pack, $2.97

Bic Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium point – Box of 60 – $4.97

PaperMate InkJoy Gel Pens, assorted colors, 14 count – $12.44

Sharpie Pocket Highlighters,  fluorescent colors, 12 count – $5.47.

Expo Dry Erase 6-piece starter marker set with eraser and cleaning spray – $6.88.

Avery Economy View Binger 1 inch round rings, 4 pack in white – $10.50-$11.44.

3 pack Med Wide Ruled Composition Notebook in Black – $6

Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue – $25.85.

Five Star 5 Subject College Ruled Wirebound Notebook, 11 inch x 8 ½ (color vary) – $4.97.

Home learning options

Walmart has free ideas, tips and projects for learning at home. You can check those out here.

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Author: HOCAdmin