2020 Back To School Essentials


School will begin soon and it looks very different this year. For lots of us, areas of our homes will transform into learning environments where we normally eat breakfast or in bedrooms where kids normally sleep. This change can be a little easier when we are physically set up for success! We have polled moms to create this guide for back to school essentials to help establish the learning environment at home. Whatever you do, have fun, involve your kiddo, and remember this is a unique moment in time.

Also, if you have the means to help other children need right now, please do! Community and giving back is everything right now! Reach out to your local school, donate to your favorite organization, or purchase a Distance Learning Support Box from our friends at District Motherhued.

Back to School Essentials

Weekly Planner

Digital Timer

Touch Screen Monitor

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Rolling Cart


Math Manipulatives


Washable Flor Mat

Paper Organizer


Cordless Keyboard


Art Supplies

Dry Erase Pockets



Construction Paper

Art Tray

Dry Erase Board


Teach Your Child to Read

Pencil Sharpener



Colored Pencils




Walkie Talkie

Of course, don’t forget snacks during breaks too! We love the idea to get walkie talkies. Instead of a child yelling out to you, they can simply connect to you via walkie talkie, which is just more fun!

What other items would you add to your must-haves for school this year? Share in the comments!

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Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). Since then they have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back a little over two years ago. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), and Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but she is constantly challenged and stretched in ways she couldn't have imagined. She spends her days talking Star Wars, legos, playing dress-up, and chasing her toddler. We all know motherhood is challenging so she wanted to band together with other mothers to start this site to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.