I did online research to find a good mouse, since I didn’t have one. Once I found the one I liked, I asked my dad to order it for me on Amazon.
As I was preparing for remote learning, I experimented with a few different desk chair options. The exercise ball I tried was too low for the computer camera. My teachers had to keep reminding me to sit higher so they could see me, so I eventually went back to my old desk chair.
That setup for learning at home got me through the rest of the school year. We used Google Drive at school, so I was able to store everything online. Because of that, I didn’t really need a lot of the supplies I normally used at school like pens, paper and markers. If I needed something in a pinch, like a ruler or stapler, I got it out of the kitchen or from my mom.
However, I realized that if I were to be learning at home again in 8th grade, I would need an upgrade to my home classroom. My older brother needed a desk for summer school, so he took mine which meant I had to start over. My other brother had just graduated from high school, so I was able to “borrow” his desk. The good news is that it’s even nicer than the one I gave away. It has 4 drawers where I store my personal possessions.