Online Teaching: Classroom Materials

Every morning when I teach, I set up and take down my “classroom”. We do not have a home office, so I use our guest room as my work space. Surprisingly, it works perfect for me. I am able to keep all of my materials together and out of sight. Over the past six months I have taught almost every unit in the levels I am certified in, so I have learned what props or visuals I actually need to help the students understand a concept. I also borrow toys ALL the time from my son, which makes things super convenient.

Teaching online does not require a lot of money upfront for materials. I have slowly gathered things as I have taught different units and only purchase things that are cheap or a good deal (story of my life). I thought I would share what I use to teach and how I keep it organized.

I keep everything I need in a dresser drawer. I have 1 basket of “props”, 1 basket of “rewards”, my “lesson plans”, whiteboard, and a basket with my headset/ethernet cord.

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My one basket of “props” (dollar tree) includes finger puppets, felt food, markers, number cards, alphabet cards (pictures included on back), and candles.


My second basket includes “rewards” which I also use as visuals when needed!


Every now and then I will grab some toys (or clothes) when they fit with a specific lesson or unit. I have found this is all I truly need and I honestly like to keep things as simple as I can. Lesson planning, bookings and “prep” time coming soon!



If you are curious or interested in possibly teaching online, please contact me. I would be happy to help in any way possible, or answer any questions you may have. You do not have to be a teacher or have teaching experience.


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