Do you want to utilize outdoor space for teaching, but do not have a designated outdoor classroom? Consider creating “Go Bags.” Each student has their own bag, eliminating the need for teachers to disinfect items between groups of students. Each tote bag or reusable grocery bag would contain the following items, many of which can be brought from home.
- Seat pad (stadium cushion, half a yoga mat, towel, carpet square, etc.)
- Sun hat
- Hand sanitizer
- Water bottle
When it’s time to head out, there’s no gathering materials, each student just grabs their Go Bag. You can ensure they set up six feet apart and they have created a defined space to maintain their spacing. When it’s time to come back inside, everything set out packs up and will be ready to go next time.